NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC)—the entity promoting, protecting and developing the Cognac Geographical Indication and culture—is thrilled to share the results of the Cognac Connection Challenge bartender competition, co-sponsored by Speed Rack and VinePair, that received over 120 entries.
The Cognac Connection Challenge was created in partnership with our agency Teuwen Communications to support US bartenders during the pandemic and give them the opportunity to share their passion for mixing with cognac. Ten winning bartenders will receive a $1,000 cash stipend and virtual trip to Cognac, France.
After a difficult task of narrowing the field from the many tantalizing recipes, the expert judge panel— Lynnette Marrero and Ivy Mix of Speed Rack, Cognac Educator Kellie Thorn (Beverage Director of Hugh Acheson Restaurants) and VinePair spirits writer Tim McKirdy—selected 20 semifinalist cocktails to re-create and blind taste. Ten bartenders best showcased why cognac works well in cocktails and were selected as winners:
Meghann Allred, Left Bank Bar & Restaurant — York, PA
Mara Bethel (no bar affiliation) — Atlanta, GA
Lance Bowman, Maya Hospitality Group — Charlotte, NC
Jesse Cyr, Foreign National — Seattle, WA
Chelsea DeMark, Quill at the Jefferson Hotel — Washington, DC
Jena Ellenwood, Dear Irving — New York, NY
Anna Giordano, Longway Tavern — New Orleans, LA
Britt Ingalls, Silver Lyan — Washington, DC
Lauren Paylor, Silver Lyan — Washington, DC
Jessica Pomerantz, Black Rooster — West Columbia, SC
Speed Rack co-founders and spirit luminaries Ivy Mix and Lynnette Marrero commented, "We were honored and excited to partner with the BNIC for the Cognac Connection campaign and share the joys of cognac while supporting our bartender community. The creativity of our community inspired us during the education and the competition. We were thrilled to get so many wonderful entries."
Bartenders entered the challenge by submitting an original cognac-based cocktail recipe, sharing their inspiration for the cocktail and what they'd learned about the spirit through the process. Recipes were judged on originality, creativity, technique, taste and appearance. Entrants also earned points by attending a virtual educational seminar, watching Instagram Lives, and sharing their cocktails on social media.
"As a Cognac educator, it's rewarding to see that so many bartenders around the country have embraced cognac as a cocktail base," shared Kellie Thorn, who also led the bartender webinar. She continued, "It wasn't easy selecting the final 10, but what a delicious process!"
A digital recipe book with the ten top cocktails will be available this fall on VinePair.com and the official Cognac Connection website. Winning bartenders will also be profiled on @CognacUSA social channels.
Visit CognacConnection.com for further updates and information about all things cognac.
ABOUT THE BUREAU NATIONAL INTERPROFESSIONNEL DU COGNAC: The BNIC (Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac) represents, fosters and protects the Cognac Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée in France and abroad. In the 150 countries where Cognac is sold, this AOC assures consumers a product of exceptional quality. With a membership that equally represents the agricultural and commercial interests of Cognac, the BNIC is the consultative and decision- making body for the 4,280 winegrowers, 120 distillers and 280 merchants of the Cognac appellation.
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Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, Oct. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Covid-19 pandemic has almost turned the world upside down. Everything remained close because of it. But life needs to move. We have to survive and keep our life going. In this time, when we are facing such a terrible situation, our only saviors are face masks. They are used as a protective sheet to keep ourselves safe. The face mask is the new normal. Most of us are facing difficulty in adapting to this new lifestyle. Moreover, people are not used to wearing face masks for long hours. During this hard time, Dony face masks appear in the market as a saver for all.
Dony face masks are the best face mask covering in the B2B market because of the following reasons:
In addition to affecting the lifestyle, the pandemic has left a drastic impact on the economic conditions of the masses. They cannot afford new masks every time they go out. This thing was kept in mind while designing the Dony face masks. These masks are washable. It means that they can be reused thus saving large amounts of money. This thing attracts the business owners too as they always look for products which are reasonable in price and the customers can afford them.
Good for Skin!
It is often seen that people with sensitive and acne-prone skin get pimples and infections from applying face masks for long hours. The Dony face masks are made of cloth which is soft and suitable for all skin types. Most of the companies prefer buying the masks which ensure the safety of their employees but do not harm their skin. This search brings them to the DONY masks.
The material of this face mask is up to 99.9% anti-bacterial. It means that it will not allow any bacteria to reach you. In this way, it reduces the chance of infection which is the actual purpose of wearing a face mask. These masks do not lose their anti-bacterial properties even after 60 washes, making them the best face masks out there.
In this time of COVID-19, the businesses need to run. The employees have to work in an environment where it is difficult to maintain a distance of six feet. In such a challenging environment, the safety of the employees is the priority of all the businesses. The anti-bacterial property of DONY face masks is the reason that business owners trust this mask.
People also complain that they face breathing issues because of wearing a mask for too long. The Dony masks are made of the breathable material. It makes breathing in a congested environment easy and is beneficial for the businesses.
Stretchable & Adjustable
These masks are adjustable too. The strap can be extended up to 270 percent of the original length. This reduces the discomfort for employees when they have to wear it for long hours.
Dony face masks do not suffocate the users because of their adjustable and breathable quality. That is why they are ideal for people who are associated with some kind of business.
Resistant to bacteria
Dony face masks have three layers.
The outer layer is aqua-resistant. This prevents any kind of bacteria, viruses, or dust particles to adhere to the mask and clog it. This thing limits the chance of viral infection.
The middle layer works as a filter. It filters dust particles, bacteria, or viruses.
The inner layer is the most anti-bacterial and it has a breathable design.
All these layers of this mask give a surety of protection against COVID-19 to large businesses, which is the main concern these days.
These masks catch up with the latest trend. They are available in various colors which is in trend these days. The straps of these masks are soft and do not feel harsh on the ears.
Dony face masks have a 3D tailoring design, Non-Valve, and have V-shaped nose support. All these things make them so attractive and fashionable in this COVID-19 pandemic.
They are available in various colors for bulk orders.
Dony face masks have all the necessary features in them but there is a doubt that comes to the mind of all the businesses who order these masks. How will the masks reach us without catching any germs? Will they reach us in the exact quality as mentioned? These masks are shipped in medical packaging. They meet the most rigid standards exported worldwide.
EO Gas technology
They are sterilized by EO gas technology which is used for medical supplies. There is an indication strip on the packaging which shows that it is properly sterilized by using EO gas. The strip turns pink when sterilized by Ethylene Oxide Gas.
Ethylene Oxide gas has the ability to penetrate in the pathways of the fabric and clean any dust and bacterial particles if present. This makes the face masks even more protective. Because of EO gas sterilization, the mask is ready to use as soon as it reaches the customer.
Plastic is a big harm to the environment because it is non-degradable. All the companies consider it a plus point if the product they are ordering is harmless to the environment. Face masks in addition to becoming a necessity, are harmful to the environment if they are made of plastic.
The Dony face masks are eco-friendly as they are made of cloth and are reusable, another reason making them the best face masks.
Before the Covid-19 situation, everyone used to buy consumer products and medical supplies, etc. from China. But due to this pandemic situation, consumers started avoiding China products. Most of the buyers started looking for Non-china markets for cloth-based face masks.
This search brought them to the Vietnam market. The best face masks of the world with all the essential features can be brought from this market. Dony face masks often produce quarter a million face masks a day which is larger production than any market in China. So, there is no concern about the quantity of the product.
FDA – CE – TUV Certified
When you will do a little research on Dony masks, you will come to know that they are certified in this field and have got the following certificates which show their authenticity and commitment to their work. This is also a reason that business owners prefer DONY masks.
FDA certificate for permission to export to the US market.
CE certificate for exporting to the European market
Dony Garment has CE certified which means that they are allowed and eligible to sell products to the European market. This is a feature which business owners usually look for in any company they work with. This is actually a marking that indicates that the product is safe, healthy, and environment-friendly to be sold in the European market.
TUV Reach certificate for toxic chemical-free, containing cancer-free, allergy-free components, perfectly safe for long-time use.
Aseptic Inspection Certificate: guarantee for being biologically safe and germ-free
Certification for breathing resistance which makes it suitable for sports enthusiasts, jogging.
“There are many masks manufacturers in Vietnam but not all the factories following the international standard. The reason why we chose a Dony mask is that they fulfill Japan’s market needs and their manufacturing system is achieved by our standard target.
Our company is putting our priorities on Vietnamese factories for sourcing not only for the garment but the materials as well and believe it will be extended more and more in the future.” – Nicolas Jo – Founder and CEO – JJFT, a fashion, and textile group.
In the donate USA event, various businesses have presented their face masks. Out of all those businesses, Dony face masks were the only masks that passed all the tests and survived all the quality checks. After a lot of testing and examination, these masks were accepted for use in the US. At that ceremony, Dony company presented 100.000 anti-bacterial reusable cloth face masks worth 10.5 billion VND.
It was an honor for Dony Garment Company that the U.S Ambassador of Vietnam has confirmed that the safety items of Dony Company will be distributed among needed people in California, New York, etc.
Dony provides distribution for B2B purposes and even exclusive partnerships. The company can provide free samples, trial orders, wholesale orders, bulk orders, and custom orders with branding opportunities for logos and labels. Businesses can either use the branding opportunities for use from their employees or create merchandise for their customers or fans to buy
A single piece is packed separately after sterilization and then each carton is packed with 500 pieces each. The packaging of the product is done delicately and efficiently and if by any chance someone receives a faulty piece, they immediately replace it through their amazing return policy.
Their commitment to their work is clear from the above-mentioned facts but in addition to that they commit:
Providing 100% sterilized masks and they are open for a return if the customer finds any germs on the product.
On-time delivery with high-quality products.
They claim to give a 100% refund within 24 hours if they do not follow their commitment.
Dony Garment is the top suppliers of reusable COVID face masks for the markets of the USA, France, Australia, Belgium, Singapore, Germany, Canada, Hong Kong, Macao Malaysia, South Africa, Finland, Greece, Denmark, Japan, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, Poland, Sweden, Austria, Norway, Romania, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, Qatar, Morocco, Kuwait, Oman, Jordan, Bahrain, etc.
“The time is right for a better kind of face mask, and Viet Nam is the right country to provide it.
In the past, the world turned to China when it needed massive quantities of consumer products, The COVID-19 pandemic changed that a bit. The ongoing trade war between China and the US has inhibited the Chinese production of PPE even more.
Other countries have been catching up to China’s manufacturing capacity: we can now produce nearly a quarter-million DONY Masks a day when needed. We do it with a degree of precision and quality control that larger Chinese manufacturers can’t match, and with the same low overhead, government support, and access to global shipping channels that China is known for.” – Henry Pham – CEO Dony Garment.
About Dony Garment Company:
Established in 2009, the Dony Garment Company, a subsidiary of Dony International Corporation – based manufacturer of workwear and casual clothing. One of the largest manufacturers in Vietnam for making uniforms and suppliers for clothing stores & companies across the world. In 2020, DONY responded to the Covid-19 crisis by pivoting its activity to the manufacture of PPE and exported around the world including America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.
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(RTTNews) - The Malaysia stock market bounced higher again on Tuesday, one session after it halted the two-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 40 points or 2.7 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just above the 1,525-point plateau although it figures to head south again on Wednesday.
The global forecast for the Asian markets is soft on profit taking and on concerns for a COVID-19 vaccine. The European and U.S. markets were down and the Asian bourses figure to follow suit.
The KLCI finished modestly higher on Tuesday following gains from the financials, plantations and glove makers.
For the day, the index rose 6.77 points or 0.45 percent to finish at 1,525.20 after trading between 1,512.46 and 1,527.04. Volume was 5.963 billion shares worth 3.887 billion ringgit. There were 477 gainers and 460 decliners.
Among the actives, Petronas Dagangan surged 2.56 percent, while Malaysia Airports Holdings plummeted 2.53 percent, Petronas Chemicals soared 2.50 percent, MISC plunged 2.00 percent, IOI Corporation spiked 1.82 percent, Maxis accelerated 1.79 percent, Genting tanked 1.58 percent, Genting Malaysia tumbled 1.46 percent, IHH Healthcare rallied 1.40 percent, AMMB Holdings and RHB Capital both skidded 1.34 percent, Top Glove jumped 1.34 percent, Kuala Lumpur Kepong climbed 1.08 percent, Axiata retreated 1.01 percent, Public Bank collected 0.88 percent, Sime Darby declined 0.82 percent, Dialog Group gathered 0.80 percent, Press Metal surrendered 0.58 percent, Hartalega Holdings perked 0.46 percent, CIMB Group advanced 0.32 percent, PPB Group added 0.31 percent, Digi.com sank 0.24 percent, Tenaga Nasional fell 0.20 percent and Sime Darby Plantations, Maybank and Hong Leong Bank were unchanged.
The lead from Wall Street is negative as stocks opened lower and largely remained that way, finishing in the red after three straight sessions of gains.
The Dow sank 157.71 points or 0.55 percent to finish at 28,679.81, while the NASDAQ slid 12.36 points or 0.10 percent to end at 11,863.90 and the S&P 500 fell 22.29 points or 0.63 percent to close at 3,511.93.
The pullback on Wall Street may partly have reflected profit taking after the major averages climbed to their best closing levels in over a month on Monday.
Negative sentiment was also generated in reaction to news that Johnson & Johnson has paused a late-stage trial of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate due to an unexplained illness in a study participant.
Uncertainty about a new stimulus bill also weighed on Wall Street, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continued her attacks on the White House's latest offer.
In economic news, the Labor Department reported a modest increase in consumer prices last month, with the uptick in prices matching estimates.
Crude oil prices rose sharply on Tuesday, lifted by a jump in Chinese crude oil imports last month. But the upside was capped by a surge in crude output in the Gulf of Mexico region as work in oil facilities resumed after Hurricane Delta. West Texas Intermediate Crude futures for November ended up $0.77 or 2 percent at $40.20 a barrel.