It's Not Your Grandmother's Pumpkin Pie: Fall Harvest Spirits and Craft Beers Take Their Inspiration from Pumpkins
Fall not only marks a change in the seasons and signals the upcoming holidays, it also is a time when numerous food and beverage companies introduce fall-themed products and promotions. Fall also is a time when food retailers create fall harvest themed promotions in their stores using many of these products introduced by their suppliers. We've found a few new fall-themed adult beverage products we believe deserve highlighting, which we do below for our readers.
Pumpkin Beer is all the rage this fall season. Breweries of all sizes are crafting pumpkin beers as the popularity of the specialty brews has been growing for the past few years.
The Kansas City Star reports that "pumpkin beer was a fad that became a consumer trend that became a full-blown seasonal right of passage, one glass of liquid pumpkin pie at a time."
A store employee builds a display of Fortnum and Mason brand tea in the London store's food hall. F&M brand tea, the retailer's own, is sold throughout the world and considered one of the best quality premium teas on the market.
The fresh foods section at Harrod's food hall in it's London flagship department store.
The food hall in the Paris, France Galeries Layfayette department store features a white table cloth restaurant, along with a number of more casual restuarants in-store.
Fall 2008 would be a good time for Fortum and Mason to open its New York City department store food hall--just in time to feature in the U.S. the fall harvest bounty of international foods and beverages that the food halls throughout Europe feature so well.