The History of the Antique Wine Company

 

Founded in 1982 by Stephen Williams, The Antique Wine Company is one of the largest companies working with extremely rare and vintage wines. Williams started the company after beginning his career as an insurance agent. However, he wanted a career that could also serve as a hobby as well as something he could be passionate about. While entertaining business clients during his time working for a bank, he developed a taste and interest in fine wines. After examining the market and finding his niche, he developed his own company that would sell and market these fine wines to individual consumers. Williams remains enthusiastic about wine and is often called the “Sherlock Holmes” of wine for his talent at tracking down sequestered, vintage bottles.

 

The Antique Wine Company currently boasts clients in over 63 countries as well as holding over 10,000 bottles of the world’s finest wines in it’s cellars. While AWC is first and foremost a wine merchant, they also market their company by branching out into other divisions of the wine business. Several years ago, they began crafting and unveiling luxury wine cabinets. This series of wine cabinets are a great way for new wine connoisseurs to begin their fine wine collection as they are all filled with some of the best vintage bottles money can buy. They are also a great way for established collectors to easily add bottles to their current collection. The Chateaux cabinets themselves are specially handcrafted by some of the most luxurious materials available including ripple sycamore and Bombay rosewood. These cabinets are currently being sold and auctioned for upwards of £1m. They also include vintage memorabilia accounting for part of the cost.

 

Stephen Williams has also branched the Antique Wine Company out in another interesting way, by establishing a wine academy sponsored by the company. The AWC Wine Academy exists to teach casual wine drinkers how to truly appreciate the drinks. They are outfitted with custom tasting tables to make an event a special, memorable experience! Williams created the academy to make wine tasting and enjoyment more accessible to everyday people. He also wanted to make wine tasting and education a less “stuffy” experience by marketing to young professionals. At AWC Wine Academy, students learn from some of the most established wine educators there are. These educators include Tim Atkin and Clive Barlow, both Masters of Wine.

The Antique Wine Company was born out of a love and passion for wine by Williams. As such, it remains very important for him to bring this interest to others who may not currently see the beauty in it.

 

Beneful by Nestle Purina Petcare

Beneful is among the many different forms of dog meal brands manufactured by Nestle Purina Petcare, which comprises of wet dog meal, dry food as well as snacks. By 2002, this brand was ranked the 4th most well known dog meal product, generating over $1.5 billion in yearly revenues. Based on the SWOT assessment by Marketline, Beneful is among the most remarkable line of products per revenue for Nestle Purina.

The Beneful product of dog meal was launched in the market back in 2001. It was advertised on a nutritional basis. As per the company’s spokesperson, the name “Beneful” refers to “full of goodness”. A $34 million Beneful TV marketing campaign, which aired that particular year, was the biggest in the history of Nestle Purina. A Beneful “Healthy Harvest” brand that is an option made purposely for vegetarians using soy rather than meat was included in the product fraternity in June 2005. The Beneful “Prepared Meals” line was launched in March 2006 in 8 flavors. It was put on the market in containers that furthermore work as food bowls for dogs. By 2006 Beneful was manufacturing amenities in St. Joseph, Missouri to match the level of production with that of demand. Modifications were done to a number of Beneful brands in 2010 that caused it to appear more like food for humans.

In the year 2011 Beneful television adverts began broadcasting in Austria, which featured sounds just dogs could be able to hear so as to bring out a reaction from pets. Beneful stated that it was actually the first moment advertising was created that aimed pets straightforwardly. In 2013, most dog owners claimed on ConsumerAffairs.com to own dogs that got sick after eating Beneful. Assessments by Food and Drug Administration discovered no single contaminant in the brand. Veterinarians stated that sorrowful pet owners frequently erroneously attribute hazy, non-specific signs to food. Claims of food poisoning from Beneful continued on social media websites. Beneful stated that the problem was led by “social media disinformation,” and that information is documented on Wikipedia.

Beneful hosted yearly contests for funded dog park restorations that drew 1,000 dog park plan submissions in 2013 for the $500,000 renovation.

Additionally, sources say that Nestle Purina has been looking for an agency to handle inventive tasks for its Beneful dog meal brand, and it has been discovered that they have narrowed down to 2 agency finalists.

The total expenses towards Beneful dog meal brand in the 3rd quarter of 2013 was $40.7 million, as per to Kantar media.

Uncomfirmed Leaks Bode Bad News for Justice League Part I

What is the deal with all the less-than-helpful leaks coming out of Warner Bros. regarding D.C. Comics movies? Recently, major spoilers were leaked out regarding the upcoming Suicide Squad film. Now, word has it there are major issues with the Justice League movie screenplay. Namely, the tone of the script is too “insider” and geared towards the readers of D.C. Comics. Mainstream fans might be bewildered at the plot and find the film hard to follow.

Other complaints about the film is that the running time is way too long. This would infer the film is going to be convoluted.

Let’s infer something else here. All of these rumors are probably false. First and foremost, Justice League Part I is not going to be released until the summer of 2017. The film has not even entered pre-production yet. Batman v. Superman has not entered post-production yet. Sure, there is probably a script for the Justice League film written. There may even be several. The current script, as written, means nothing. Scripts get revised all the time. Sometimes, they are deemed a collaborative work in progress since the producer, director, studio, and even cast could demand changes.

We also have no idea whether or not the notion a leak has occurred really, well, occurred. No one seems to be able to prove the leak and, honestly, do you really think anyone who has access to this script would let details slip out this early?

Hopefully, all these “leaks” surrounding the D.C. films will not leave a dark cloud hanging over them. Fans like Haidar Barbouti will eventually know for sure if the films are any good once they come out.

Red Hood Coming to ‘Gotham’

 

Super heroes have had a pretty major impact on the movie screen in recent years, but one television show linked to a super hero, but not about him, is performing pretty well. “Gotham” has taken some fans by storm by offering an early look at the city before Batman came around. The series has introduced a number of familiar names, and it looks like one more is set to join the cast.

According to Screen Rant, Red Hood is coming to “Gotham” sometime this season. Of course, there are a few versions of the comic book character that could make an appearance, and there is nothing more than speculation on which version will make the trip. The series has proven time and again that it is not afraid to play a little loose with details, so it is unclear as far as what to expect for the remainder of the first season.

All things considered, “Gotham” has kept things on a relative low key. Since the series is about the pre-Batman era, a lot of the mythology is up for grabs. Some characters have been winners and some have been less than stellar, but the series has managed a nice interpretation of the city and the characters that dwell there. The series leaves D.C comics pros asking whether or not the series keeps true to the Batman mythos but fans like, Sergio Andrade Gutierrez, have been enjoying this departure from traditional Batman stories. While adding yet another villain to the mix might seem like the show is overloading, it really is offering a good mix of performances and personalities.

Vijay Eswaran And The Strength Of Inner Silence

According to PR Newswire, it has been ten amazing years since Vijay Eswaran put out his very interesting book called the “Sphere of Silence” out for public consumption. When he released this book, he was giving a great gift to the world. He had shown them that it is possible to get more in touch with yourself if you are just giving yourself a little bit of time to have some inner peace.

The book talks about the connection between spirituality and business. He makes a convincing case that taking some time to relax and listen to one’s self can be very helpful to one’s ability to do well in life.

The book talks about the number of distractions that there are in this world. He says that everyone is so transfixed on the distractions that we all have readily available that they are not listening to what their body and heart are telling them. If they would just listen to these things, then a lot of the problems in this world could be solved.

A lot of the thoughts that Eswaran has in his book are based on some Hindu principles that he had learned about ever since he was a young child. He says that these principles are the things that have propelled him to success in the world of business. He believes that by listening to what is going on within oneself that one can reach their full potential.

It is Eswaran’s assertion that the largest problems that we have in this world (such as overpopulation and global warming) can only be solved by listening to our inner personalities. It is incredibly difficult to imagine how we could continue to tackle some of the important problems that are a part of our world if we are not listening to what our hearts and minds have to say.

Amber Rose Says Her Family Doesn’t Like African Americans

Amber Rose isn’t letting a little heartbreak keep her down for long, it seems that not only does Amber refuse to be forgotten but she hasn’t let a day go by without keeping her body in tip top shape. While the photos and rumors keep coming it seems that Amber isn’t camera shy and also isn’t afraid to speak her truth. Just last month Amber was recorded at a club bumping and grinding with Chris Brown at The Supper Club, leading to rumors that the two were rebounding together and before anyone could forget Amber is back in the spotlight.

Wiz’ Khalifa’s ex wife has been breaking the internet all week, first with her ultra sex monokini Instagram photos that even Wiz took to Twitter to applaud, and now her most recent interview where she explains that Wiz Khalifa being African American is the reason that many of her family members did not attend their wedding.

Apparently Amber’s family is of Creole descent and their views about African Americans are not very flattering, disappointing to Marc Sparks. See Sparks’ Wikipedia page for more information.

“With my family, they feel like they’re more superior or better than African Americans because we’re Creole and we have a culture and that’s something I battle with most of my life. It’s more of the older people in my family.” Amber shared during her interview.

The interview that is getting all the attention is a part of a conversation she was taking part in about race for the OWN TV special, Light Girls.

Are The X-Files Returning?

Yup, you read that headline correctly. There is a rumor floating around that the X-Files may just be coming back to life. Based on this article on CNN.com we may not have seen the last of FBI Special Agents Mulder and Scully.

The show, starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, was a hit from 1993-2002, running for 9 seasons. The series focused on the Special Agents and their paranormal investigations. According to the article, Fox Television Group’s Co-Chairmen have said that the rumors are true and the network is interested in reviving the series.

When the original X-Files series ran it was a huge hit. Television had never seen anything like it before. I wonder if reviving the series can keep the same magic they had originally? X-Files fan Gianfrancesco Genoso (Jusbrasil), wonders if  Duchovny and Anderson would be reprising their own roles instead of a completely new cast of characters. I guess we’ll just have to stay tuned and see if the truth is out there.

The Internet Donates to Stiffed Pizza Guy

We have all had those days when work just doesn’t go well. So people understood how Jarrid felt when Jarrid, pizza delivery guy for Palace Pizza near Westport, Massachusetts, delivers to a used car lot and gets a horrendous treatment that left him without a tip. Not only did they stiff him the tip, but they originally gave him one. Then called the Palace Pizza and demanded it returned. Followed by threatening to try to get him fired.

Jarrid was just doing his job like everyone else does.

The people of the internet like Gianfrancesco Genoso understood. Someone even posted a video of how Jarrid was treated at the car lot. Then someone created Jarrid a GoFundMe campaign to gather donations for a tip and extra for having to deal with those horrible customers.

The campaign has raised over $28,000 in only 2 days! People are really stepping forward, donating to Jarrid, because of what he went through. People understand what it is like to deal with hard customers. And this case looks positive to have a much sweeter ending than most.

Ozzy Osbourne Will Open The Gates Of Hell in Las Vegas

Even after 40 years in the industry, there is still a lot of interest in Ozzy Osbourne. When you actually take time out and think of the massive numbers of rock stars who faded into oblivion after only a few years in the spotlight, you really do have to give the Oz-Man a lot of credit.

You probably also should check out the new project he has lined up. Forbes presents Ozzy is coming to Las Vegas in October of 2015 thanks to Bruce Levenson. No, he is not going to play his greatest hits in stage. Ozzy is not going to end his career in a manner John Lennon once considered the most deplorable way an entertainer could go out.

Ozzy is, instead, putting on a major Halloween themed show called Hell Gate. Yes, Ozzy is going to follow down the path Alice Cooper once trail-blazed. Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne have been compared to one another quite a bit due to their shocking nature, but both entertainers have followed their own path. You could never say they attempted to rip each other off.

Ozzy is taking a page from Cooper’s book of tricks with Hell Gate. The live show will be horror themed since, after all, its a Halloween production. The event is surely going to be adult-oriented so do not think Ozzy is going to tone himself down.

And most definitely, this should be a very fun, interesting, and entertaining event.

Tom Rothman Teams Up With Edgar Wright in Baby Driver

Edgar Wright has rapidly become the talk of Hollywood. A combination of inventive writing, fantastic casting, and a well honed comedic sensibility has ensured one hit movie after another. In an industry heavily focused on adaptations and sequels, he’s especially well known for bringing a unique voice to film. Which is one reason why Tom Rothman’s TriStar Productions is happy to team up with him for Baby Driver.

Rothman mentioned that TriStar is heavily focused on backing original voices within the entertainment industry, which is why they’re especially thrilled to be working with Wright. As one would expect from Edgar Wright, the idea for Baby Driver is based on one of his original ideas.

The movie itself is sure to offer up surprises for any audience to enjoy. However, what little is known about the plot of Baby Driver is sure to excite. The movie is set to focus on the adventures of a getaway driver. That in itself is somewhat unusual for a film. But the big twist is that the driver uses a variety of musical scores to help him achieve peak performance. As he’s forced to work for a crime boss, the audience will find out if it’s time for him to finally face the music.

In addition to this information, Hollywood Reporter also mentions that the film is being financed 50/50 between TriStar and MRC. Tom Rothman is reportedly eager to make what he calls the ultimate rock and roll heist film. While casting is still ongoing, it’s hinted that Ansel Elgort may have the lead role. Elgort recently turned heads with his performance in Fault in Our Stars. He’s also a DJ on the side, and this combination may well lead him to be the perfect man for the job.

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