ROK Stars’ Graffiti Wines Sponsor Scottish Entertainment and Hospitality Awards 2017

ROK Stars PLC, the consumer products and environmental technology development company co-founded by U.S. billionaire John Paul DeJoria and U.K. entrepreneur Jonathan Kendrick, has announced its Graffiti Wine will sponsor the prestigious Scottish Entertainment and Hospitality Awards to be held in Glasgow on Sunday 7th May. ROK Stars has sourced a portfolio of Graffiti Wines from off-the-beaten-path regions of the world such as Mumbai in India, Campania in Italy and the Quereteo Valley in Mexico, focusing on single varietal grapes such as Chenin Blanc, Falanghina, Sauvignon Blanc, Aglianico, Syrah and Cabernet. Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK Stars said “This event will be a fantastic showcase for Graffiti Wines, helping to create significant profile for our outstanding wine portfolio as part of our overall marketing push. The Scottish Entertainment and Hospitality Awards is a sell-out event attended by 800 eminent people, with the winners voted for by the general public.” More information at: www.rokstars.com www.thegraffitiwinecompany.com www.rokdrinks.com www.entertainmentawards.co.uk


ROK Stars Adds ABK Pilsner to Export Beer Roster

ROK Stars PLC, the consumer products and environmental technology development company co-founded by U.S. billionaire John Paul DeJoria and U.K. entrepreneur Jonathan Kendrick, has announced it has added Pilsner to its multi award-winning ABK Beer export portfolio. ABK’s Hell & Edel beers, from the historic 700 year old  brewery in Kaufbeuren, Bavaria, are two of the most decorated beers in the history of beer brewing, earning multiple medals from the World Beer Cup and The European Beer Star Awards. “As we continue to develop our export business, particularly in the US, China and the UK, we are responding to customer demands with the addition of Pilsner lager to our export roster of ABK Hell, Edel, Hefeweizen, Schwarz and Rose beers.” stated Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK Stars. “We look forward to the resulting increase in sales volumes which will follow.” More information at: www.rokstars.com www.rokdrinks.com


ROK Stars announce Graffiti Wine now on sale in the UK

ROK Stars PLC, the consumer products and environmental technology development company co-founded by U.S. billionaire John Paul DeJoria and U.K. entrepreneur Jonathan Kendrick, has announced its first batch of Graffiti Wines are now in sale in the UK. ROK has sourced a portfolio of Graffiti Wines from off-the-beaten-path regions of the world such as Mumbai in India, Campania in Italy and the Quereteo Valley in Mexico, focusing on single varietal grapes such as Chenin Blanc, Falanghina, Sauvignon Blanc, Aglianico, Syrah and Cabernet. “We know the design of the label is vital in the success of a new wine brand introduced to the market and, as such, we have created our wine range to be truly visually outstanding.” Said Jonathan Kendrick. “Our graffiti artwork on the bottles looks spectacular and the wine is superb, hence the immediate sales success in the UK.” More information at: www.rokstars.com www.rokdrinks.com http://www.thegraffitiwinecompany.com


ROK Stars announce ABK Beer now available on Draft in the UK for the first time

ROK Stars PLC, the consumer products and environmental technology development company co-founded by U.S. billionaire John Paul DeJoria and U.K. entrepreneur Jonathan Kendrick, has announced its multi award-winning ABK Beer is now available on draft for the first time in the UK. ABK’s Hell & Edel beers, from the 700 year old brewery in Kaufbeuren, Bavaria, are two of the most decorated beers in the history of beer brewing, earning multiple medals from the World Beer Cup and The European Beer Star Awards. “We are delighted to be able to offer ABK beer on draft to pubs and clubs across the UK” stated Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK Stars. “We look forward to the resulting increase in sales volumes which will follow.”


ROK Stars Announce Distribution Agreement for ABK Beer with Standard and Partners in Australia

ROK Stars PLC, the consumer products and environmental technology development company co-founded by U.S. billionaire John Paul DeJoria and U.K. entrepreneur Jonathan Kendrick, has announced an agreement with Standard and Partners as their new Australian distributor for ABK Bavarian Beer. ABK’s Hell & Edel beers, from the 700 year old  brewery in Kaufbeuren, Bavaria, are two of the most decorated beers in the history of beer brewing, earning multiple medals from the World Beer Cup and The European Beer Star Awards. Standard and Partners have a clear vision to create a fully-fledged commodities trading house that works closely with its suppliers to ensure only the finest of products are delivered to their clients. “We are pleased to be partnering with Standard and Partners as they share our enthusiasm for developing the ABK brand in the valuable Australian market” stated Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK Stars. “We look forward to supporting our new distributor in their efforts to increase selection, volume, and exposure for the growing ROK Drinks portfolio.” More information at: www.rokstars.com www.rokdrinks.com www.standardandpartnersltd.com


ROK Stars Showcase ABK Beer at the China Food & Drinks Fair in Chengdu

ROK Stars, the consumer products and environmental technologies development company founded by John Paul DeJoria and Jonathan Kendrick, has announced its Chinese distribution partner will be showcasing ABK Beer at the China Food & Drinks Fair in Chengdu which begins today, 23rd March 2017, as part of the company’s strategy to further increase the distribution and sales of ABK Beer across China. ABK Beer, brewed in the historic 700 year old brewery in Kaufbeuren, Germany, are amongst the most decorated beers in the history of brewing, earning multiple gold medals from the World Beer Cup and The European Beer Star Awards. “We recognise China as an important market for ABK Beer and have already shipped many containers there with more on the seas right now.  Exhibiting at leading industry fairs such as Chengdu is key to build upon our success and further increase the distribution of our beers.” Stated Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK Stars. More information can be found at http://10times.com/china-food-drinks-fair


ROK Stars Announce ACE Distributing As New East Coast Distributor for ABK Beer and Bogart Spirits

ROK Stars, the consumer products and environmental technologies development company founded by John Paul DeJoria and Jonathan Kendrick, have announced its ROK Drinks division has signed an agreement with ACE Distributing to distribute Bogart Spirits and ABK Beer. Ace Distributing is a wholesaler of liquor, wine and specialty drinks servicing licensed retailers, restaurants, and clubs in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. As the distribution of ABK and Bogart’s expands throughout the US, new beer styles and packaging have been added to the ABK portfolio, including Schwarz Black Lager and Edel, Hell and Pilsner on draft in recyclable kegs. These new offerings have joined the ABK flagship beer styles of Hell, Edel & Rose in bottled four packs and six packs. ABK Beer, brewed in the historic 700 year old brewery in Kaufbeuren, Germany, are amongst the most decorated beers in the history of brewing, earning multiple gold medals from the World Beer Cup and The European Beer Star Awards. Bogart Spirits are produced at the ROK Distillery in California, which has recently been upgraded to meet consumer demand. In addition to Gin and Vodka, ROK Drinks will be adding Rum and Whiskey to the Bogart Spirits portfolio. “We are thrilled to be working with ACE Distributing as they share our enthusiasm for developing both the ABK and Bogart brands in the Eastern US market.” Stated Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK Stars. “Aligning with ACE Distributing enables retail customers and consumers to have access to ABK’s 700 years of Bavarian Brewing Tradition, as well as the Hollywood legacy of Humphrey Bogart through our spirits portfolio.”


ROK Stars Expands Distillery Operations and Investment Program for Bogart Spirits

ROK Stars PLC, the consumer products and environmental technologies company, has announced it is expanding the operations of its California-based distillery to meet the growing demand for its Bogart’s Spirits portfolio. Home of Bogart’s Gin and Bogart’s Vodka, the ROK Distillery is expanding the floor space to allow for larger volume as well as fitting two new copper stills, boilers and botanical baskets, together with an upgraded filtration system. Commenting, Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK Stars said “This is a considerable investment which will give us the capacity to increase production tenfold and is a requirement to meet our forecast sales globally. The distillery will remain open and working throughout the upgrades.” With a growing drinks portfolio which includes ABK Bavarian Beer, Bogart’s Gin, Bogart’s Vodka, Bandero Tequila and Graffiti Wine, ROK Drinks was co-founded by John Paul DeJoria, known as ‘America’s favourite entrepreneur,’ and British businessman Jonathan Kendrick with a mandate to ‘Build the Mega-Brands of Tomorrow, Today’. More information at: www.rokstars.com and www.rokdrinks.com


ROK Stars Announce its ‘Exceptional’ ABK Bavarian Beers win 2 more Gold Medals

ROK Stars PLC, the consumer products and environmental technologies company, has announced its ABK Bavarian Beers have been awarded two Gold Medals by the Beverage Testing Institute in the United States. Citing ABK’s Hell and Edel beers as ‘exceptional’ these latest awards follow the Gold Medals gifted to ABK by the Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft (German Agricultural Society) along with the highly prestigious European Beer Star Gold Awards recently awarded to ABK. http://www.tastings.com/Beer-Review/ABK-Hell-Germany-10-02-2016.aspx http://www.tastings.com/Beer-Review/ABK-Edel-Germany-10-02-2016.aspx ‘Tastings’ is an independent product rating and review company that provides beverage buying guides and education for consumers and the trade and are a certified member of the American Society of Testing and Materials. ROK Stars acquired the majority interest in the historic 700 year old Aktien Brauerei in Kaufbeuren, Bavaria in May 2013 and has since re-designed and re-packaged a range of beers for international export under the brand ‘ABK Beer – Since 1308’. Commenting, Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK Stars said “We are enormously proud that our beers continue to be recognised and rewarded internationally for their exceptional quality and taste. Winning such awards is key to the global deployment of our ABK brand and our beers which, for the first time since the brewery was founded in 1308, are now being exported in volume outside Germany.” With a growing drinks portfolio which, in addition to ABK Beer, includes Bogart’s Gin, Bogart’s Vodka, Bandero Tequila and Graffiti Wine, ROK Drinks was co-founded by John Paul DeJoria, known as ‘America’s favourite entrepreneur,’ and British businessman Jonathan Kendrick with a mandate to ‘Build the Mega-Brands of Tomorrow, Today’. More information at: www.rokstars.com and www.rokdrinks.com and www.abkbeer.com


ROK Solid Finance

ROK Stars Announce the launch of ‘ROK Solid Finance’ offering Collaborative Financial Support to the On Trade Industry

ROK Stars PLC, the consumer products and environmental technology company, co-founded by U.S. billionaire John Paul DeJoria and U.K. entrepreneur Jonathan Kendrick, has announced its ROK Drinks division has launched ROK Solid Finance with the intention of it becoming a premium financial lender and product supplier to the licensed trade in the UK. With a combination of specialist knowledge, competitive interest rates and no up-front fees, ROK Solid Finance will offer both secured and unsecured loans to the licensed trade, designed to fill the funding vacuum left by traditional lenders. “Financial support for the On Trade is an area in which I have great experience, having worked in this field for several major breweries in the past, so ROK Solid Finance is a truly collaborative partnership between us and the licensed trade wherein we will focus on the skills of the operator and their recent credit history rather than historic accounts, something which often prevents those with the talent and desire the opportunity to succeed.” Said Graham Higgins, COO of ROK Drinks. The ROK drinks portfolio includes ABK Beer from ROK’s 700 year old Bavarian brewery, globally-sourced Graffiti Wine, Bogart’s Spirits from California and Bandero Tequila from Mexico. The news of the launch of ROK Solid Finance follows ROK Drinks recent appointment of three experienced and senior drinks industry veterans, Graham Higgins, Lucy Grimmett and Lee Barber, to head-up the global sales push for the ROK Drinks portfolio. Commenting, Jonathan Kendrick said “Our ROK Solid Finance initiative is designed to facilitate the On Trade to invest in their businesses while having access to our fast-growing and award-winning portfolio of drinks and it presents tremendous opportunities for all involved.” More information at www.rokstars.com and www.roksolidfinance.com