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Our Clients in the News


  • The Dead Rabbit in New Yorker Magazine


  • Santa Teresa Rum in Esquire Magazine


  • GRACE and APT-13 on ForbesTravelGuide.com


  • PAMA and Pisco Control C on DuJour.com


  • APT-13 in Wall Street Journal


  • Louis Royer Cognac on CBS This Morning


  • The Dead Rabbit in Entrepreneur Magazine


  • PAMA on RedBook.com


  • GRACE on NyMag.com


  • The Dead Rabbit in The Wall Street Journal


  • Louis Royer Cognac on Maxim.com


  • Santa Teresa Rum on MensHealth.com


  • The Dead Rabbit in The New York Times


  • The Dead Rabbit in The Wall Street Journal


  • Campari, Atsby Vermouth and KGC on ABCNews.com


  • MONO+MONO on Zagat.com


  • The Dead Rabbit in The New York Post


  • Forcella Restaurant Group on BlackBookmag.com


  • MONO+MONO on MarketWatch


  • The Dead Rabbit on TastingTable.com


  • Departures.com includes Santa Teresa’s rum distillery among the world’s best distillery tours.


  • Louis Royer Force 53 VSOP Cognac earns praises from cocktail maven Dushan Zaric on Liquor.com.


  • New York Times’ Rosie Schaap updates the wine spritzer with an interesting twist.


  • New York Times T Magazine blog celebrates pre-bottled Americano cocktails as “Summer in a Bottle.”


  • Bon Appétit’s celebrity-studded recap of Chefs’ Night Out and Campari’s Red Lounge.


  • Esquire Magazine ’s “Easiest Mixed Cocktail” article includes Louis Royer Force 53 VSOP Cognac.


  • Askmen.com ’s 2012 trend forecast features pre-made bottled Negronis, Santa Teresa 1796 sipping rum and Louis Royer Force 53 VSOP high proof Cognac.


  • Papermag.com recounts Campari’s glamorous Red Lounge at Chefs’ Night Out.


  • Sipping rums are “in”! Santa Teresa 1796 on The Huffington Post.


  • Blackbook Magazine highlights Chefs’ Night Out and Campari’s Red Lounge.


  • Cooking Channel interviews bartender/baker Jane Danger of Jane’s Sweet Buns.


  • Imbibe Magazine on Cognacs inspiring new cocktails, including Louis Royer Force 53 VSOP Cognac.


  • Businessweek.com chronicles Campari’s success and the rise of mixology culture.


  • Esquire.com on PDT winning the James Beard’s first-ever “Outstanding Bar Program Award” sponsored by Campari.



  • About.com notes carbonated bottled Negronis at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala.


  • Bloomberg TV documents the Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala and highlights Campari’s business success.


  • The Wall Street Journal highlights the Manhattan Cocktail Classic and Campari’s Count Negroni Birthday Bash.


  • Michael’s New York gets love from JustLuxe.com for its seasonal cocktails and Korean-inspired Bar Bites.


  • The Wall Street Journal featured our Tango and Valentine's Day cocktails event at Michael's New York


  • Louis Royer Cognac and Michael's New York in Time Out New York Magazine


  • Japan Week's Kick-Off Gala event highlighted in The Wall Street Journal


  • Martha Stewart Living Magazine celebrated Campari and the aperitivo trend


  • Louis Royer Cognac Sazerac and Campari Negroni in "Mad Men" inspired cocktails on ABCNews.com


  • Campari featured in “How to Make Carbonated Cocktails at Home” on SeriousEats.com


  • The Huffington Post spotlighted Yamazaki 12 green tea cocktail from Japan Week's Kick-Off Gala event


  • Campari’s Negroni spotlighted in Edible Manhattan


  • Campari and the Manhattan Cocktail Classic on CBS "Sunday Morning" with Charles Osgood


  • Michael’s New York’s Latin Lava on CBSNewYork.com


  • Edible Manhattan's coverage of Japan Week's Kick-Off Gala event


  • Valentine’s Day cocktails featuring Santa Teresa Rum and Louis Royer Cognac on Bloomberg Businessweek


  • Healthy Green tea cocktails from Japan Week's Kick-Off Gala event on VitalJuice.com


  • Michael’s New York’s Valentine’s Day Cocktails on FoxNews.com


  • NYC’s best “over-proof” cocktails featuring Louis Royer Cognac on CBSNewYork.com


  • TastingTable.com profiled Michael’s New York’s seasonal cocktail program


  • Campari’s TV coverage on CBS “Sunday Morning” profiled in PR Week’s Critical Hits


  • Santa Teresa Rum featured as a Valentine’s Day gift suggestion on DailyFinance.com


  • CBSNewYork.com highlights the 6 best Negroni inspired cocktails featuring Campari


  • Louis Royer Cognacs and Campari sparkling cocktails on ABCNews.com


  • RachaelRay.com featured Campari brunch cocktail recipes


  • Louis Royer Cognacs featured on the Dr. Oz Show’s Low Calorie Holiday Cocktails.   Click here to watch the video.


  • WallStreetJournal.com featured Campari in their holiday gift guide


  • VH1's "Big Morning Buzz" Holiday Sparkling Cocktails Segment:
    Hanna Lee Communications featured clients include Marie Brizard Liqueurs, Louis Royer Cognacs, Santa Teresa Rum and Campari.  Click here to watch the video.


  • Original Sin's Cherry Tree Cider on Esquire.com


  • Campari’s Negroni on iVillage.com

  • “Santa Teresa 1796” Rum featured in the Wall Street Journal


  • Original Sin's Newtown Pippin Cider in the New York Times


  • Campari on Shape.com


  • Michael's New York Restaurant in Beverage Media Magazine for their Mixology Wednesdays and Bar Bites program.


  • Louis Royer Cognacs and “Santa Teresa 1796” Rum featured on Liquor.com


  • Campari’s Negroni on eHow.com with Joe Campanale of L’Artusi, Anfora and dell’anima


  • FOX's "The Wendy Williams Show" Holiday Cocktails with a Twist Segment:
    Hanna Lee Communications featured clients include Louis Royer Cognacs, Santa Teresa Rum, Campari and Marie Brizard Liqueurs.  Click here to watch the video.


  • Santa Teresa Rum in Latina Magazine (Dec 2011/Jan 2012)


  • Access Hollywood Live featured Campari’s Sbagliato on the Fun Festive Cocktails Segment.   Click here to watch the video.


  • ABCNews.com's Cheerful Christmas Cocktails:
    Hanna Lee Communications featured clients include Louis Royer Cognacs, Santa Teresa Rum and Campari


  • VH1's "Big Morning Buzz" Hot Cocktail Segment:
    Hanna Lee Communications featured clients include Santa Teresa Rum, Louis Royer Cognacs, Campari and Marie Brizard Liqueurs.  Click here to watch the video.


  • ABCNews.com's Halloween Cocktails
    Hanna Lee Communications' featured clients include Marie Brizard Liqueurs, Louis Royer Cognacs, Santa Teresa Rum and Original Sin's Newtown Pippin Cider


  • Louis Royer Cognacs highlighted in Beverage Media's high proof spirits article


  • Santa Teresa Rum and Louis Royer Cognacs on Liquor.com for Holiday Cocktails


  • Campari on FOX News FNCIMag.com's feature on Holiday Cocktails


  • Campari’s Classic Negroni and Negroni Variations on FoodRepublic.com


  • Campari’s Classic Negroni featured in Food Arts Magazine


  • Michael’s Mixology Wednesdays on Huffington Post


  • ABCNews.com's "Dancing with the Stars"-Themed Cocktails
    Hanna Lee Communications' featured clients include Campari, Louis Royer Cognacs, Santa Teresa Rum and Marie Brizard Liqueurs


  • Campari on FOX Providence


  • Original Sin's Newtown Pippin and Cherry Tree Ciders on TastingTable.com


  • Ology.com’s Cocktails to Celebrate the New Fall Television Shows
    Hanna Lee Communications' clients Marie Brizard Liqueurs, Louis Royer Cognacs, Santa Teresa Rum and Campari


  • Campari and the Negroni spotlighted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Bloomberg Radio's Hays Advantage.


  • Dutch Kills' Richie Boccato featured on Forbes.com after participating in Louis Royer Cognacs' cocktail event at Daniel..


  • Campari and Bravo TV's "Top Chef" Host Padma Lakshmi in the Wall Street Journal, OK! Magazine, Us Weekly, Esquire.com and ABCNews.com.


  • Manhattan Cocktail Classic in the New York Times,' Diner's Journal blog, Portfolio.com, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, CBSNewYork.com, Bloomberg.com, Gothamist.com and MetromixNewYork.com.


  • Campari's "Year of the Negroni" and Its Cocktails in Men's Journal, ChicagoTribune.com, CBSNewYork.com, FoxNews.com, CookingChannel.com, TheHuffingtonPost.com, Esquire.com, Examiner.com and NBC's "Today Show" Bites.com.


  • Bloomberg TV's "Surveillance Midday" featured Conway Family Wines and Terra Andina Chilean Wines during their Valentine's Day segment.

  • Leblon cocktail featured on NBC's "Access Hollywood Live."

  • Leblon Winter Cocktail by Cooking Channel's Darryl Robinson in The New York Post.

  • Leblon Caipirinha Ambassador on Maxim.com

  • Manhattan Cocktail Classic in the Wall Street Journal


  • Manhattan Cocktail Classic on CBSNews.com


  • Manhattan Cocktail Classic on NBC New York


  • Leblon cocktail in Maxim Magazine


  • Leblon Sunset Margarita cocktail in Brides Magazine


  • Chef Aarón Sánchez, culinary ambassador of the Gourmet Latino Festival, on “The Rachael Ray Show”


  • Leblon’s Smoky Sour and Cocktail de Praia da Carne on Time.com


  • Junior Merino celebrated Cinco de Mayo and the Gourmet Latino Festival on Martha Stewart Living Radio


  • The 2010 Manhattan Cocktail Classic’s main event on the New York Times’ “Diner’s Journal”


  • The Manhattan Cocktail Classic Fall Preview in Bloomberg Markets Magazine


  • Goats do Roam on NBC’s “Today Show” with Leslie Sbrocco


  • Leblon Cachaça and the “Best Caipirinha Attitude” on NewYorkInsider.TV


  • Kyochon, Korea’s favorite fried chicken, in Saveur Magazine


  • Leblon Cachaça on CNBC.com


  • Manhattan Cocktail Classic Celebrated by The New York Times
    The Manhattan Cocktail Classic, New York City’s first ever multi-day celebration of all things cocktail-related, kicked off with a fabulous Fall Preview October 3-4, 2009. The New York Times Diner’s Journal covered the weekend’s events for its audience of over 1 million daily readers. Click here to read.

  • Bar Celona Featured in DailyCandy.com and NBC New York Internet TV
    Bar Celona, a swanky new Spanish tapas and cocktail lounge, was featured as a “New Dining Hot Spot” by DailyCandy.com and NBC New York Internet TV. These important websites reach 275,000 and 600,000 monthly visitors respectively. Click here to read DailyCandy.com and click here to watch NBC New York Internet TV.

  • Terra Andina Wine Featured in Good Housekeeping, Saveur and Cooking Light
    Top national lifestyle and food magazines Good Housekeeping, Saveur and Cooking Light highlighted Terra Andina wines in their Fall issues. They recommended Terra Andina's Carmenere to accompany Thanksgiving roast turkey with all the fixings and the Reserva Sauvignon Blanc to pair with bulgur-pepper patties. These trusted publications together reach more than 6 million readers each month. Read the articles here: Good Housekeeping, Saveur and Cooking Light

  • Lowell European-Style Yogurts Enchanted Fashionistas on Glamour.com
    Glamour.com, which reaches over 900,000 fashion-forward women, praised the Lowell European-Style Multi Grain Yogurts as “thick, creamy and loaded with intense fruit flavor,” while extolling their health benefits. Click here to read.

  • Lowell European-Style Yogurts Praised by Phil Lempert on ABC News Now
    Phil Lempert, New Product Correspondent for ABC News Now and Editor-in-Chief of supermarketguru.com, proclaimed Lowell European-Style Yogurts a “HIT!” and applauded “This is so much better than so many of the yogurts on the shelves today”. Click here to watch the segment.

  • Terra Andina Chilean Wine Featured on NBC “Today Show”
    NBC “Today Show,” the most-watched morning show in the U.S. with 6 million daily viewers, featured Terra Andina’s 2007 Carmenère Reserva in their Best Bargain Wines for Spring segment with wine expert Leslie Sbrocco. Terra Andina was the only Chilean wine included in the piece and it’s the first time the brand has been spotlighted on U.S. network television. Click here to watch the segment and click here to read the press release.

  • Macondo, a Latin Tapería, Lauded by Wall Street Journal
    The Wall Street Journal featured Macondo in an article that also highlighted The Four Seasons, an iconic New York restaurant. In the article, the writer praised Chef Máximo Tejada’s Estilo Libre Latino (freestyle Latino) cuisine and noted that Macondo offers “affordable, small plates of attractive original food, in clublike settings with drinks from blenders.” Click here to read the full article.

  • Sobieski Vodka's “Truth in Vodka” PR Success Featured on CNBC.Com
    CNBC.com, the web's preeminent financial news source, ran a Sobieski Vodka success story titled, "How a New Vodka Brand Set a Sales Milestone.” The article highlights Sobieski Vodka's 255,000-case sales milestone, the "Truth in Vodka" campaign and quotes the company's CEO extensively. It points out that Sobieski Vodka's positioning is ideal for these tough economic times, as consumers seek out affordable spirits that make no compromises on quality. Click here to read more.

  • Terra Andina Chilean Wine Featured in Food & Wine Magazine
    Terra Andina 2007 Chardonnay Reserva was featured in Food & Wine magazine as one of Coastal Chile’s best value wines. The wine is described as a “spicy, balanced white,” and Chile’s Pacific Coast was noted as one of the world’s best sources for crisp, zesty whites. Click here to read the article.

  • Sobieski Vodka Cocktails on WPIX-TV (CW 11), New York
    Master Mixologist Tad Carducci stirred up interest in Sobieski Vodka on WPIX-TV (CW 11) by demonstrating crowd-pleasing cocktails that are also budget-friendly and perfect for home entertaining. The five-minute segment highlighted Sobieski Vodka tipples such as Sobieski Summer Cup, Savage Chic and Skyrockets In Flight. This morning show has more than 45,000 viewers in the Greater New York Metropolitan area. Click here to watch the segment.

  • Terra Andina Chilean Wine Celebrates the 2009 New York Emmy® Awards
    The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences New York chose Terra Andina’s Carmenère Reserva, made from Chile’s signature varietal grape, as the exclusive wine for their VIP swag bag at the 52nd Annual Emmy® Awards held in New York City. Celebrities, including award presenters, nominees and winners, toasted the glamorous night in style! Click here to read the press release.

  • Sobieski Vodka on COSMO Sirius Radio
    The Sirius Satellite Radio Network and its show, “Get in Bed With Cosmo Radio,” devoted one hour to Sobieski Vodka cocktails and cocktail guru Tad Carducci, who mixed up some exciting Sobieski Vodka drinks incorporating aphrodisiac ingredients. Tad explained Sobieski Vodka’s “Truth in Vodka” messages while he debunked the myths and hyped-up marketing ploys of overpriced vodka brands, all while shaking up cocktails. The show has 19 million subscribers across the U.S. Click here to listen to the segment.

  • Bulgarian Tcherga Wines Featured in the New York Post
    Bulgarian Tcherga Wines were featured in the ‘Proof Positive’ column in the New York Post. This article highlighted Tcherga’s high quality and affordable price, and offered Bulgaria as the new up-and-coming winemaking region. Click here to read the article.

  • Macondo’s Hot Chocolate Featured in Page Six Magazine
    Chef Maximo Tejada’s creative take on hot chocolate at Macondo was featured in Page Six magazine. The article featured the best five places to go in New York City for hot chocolate. This creative drink was described as a classic winter drink with a “bold kick.” Click here to read the article.

  • Bulgarian Tcherga Wine Featured in Every Day with Rachael Ray Magazine
    Every Day with Rachael Ray featured Tcherga Bulgarian wines in their Wine Pairing section by Mark Oldman. The article, titled the “Match Game” paired Tcherga 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon and Mavrud with dishes such as scalloped corn beef and cabbage, and Greek wedding soup. Every Day With Rachael Ray has over 1,700,000 readers monthly. Click here to read the article.

  • “Sobieski Stiletto” Cocktail in W Magazine
    W Magazine’s W Personal Shopper section included Sobieski Vodka’s stylish signature cocktail, the “Sobieski Stiletto” and Master Mixologist Tad Carducci. The sinfully delicious cocktail recipe is also featured on wdesires.com/personalshopper. W Magazine has over 400,000 readers monthly. Click here to read the article.

  • Macondo, a Latin Tapería, and Kevin Spacey Featured in Page Six Magazine
    New York Post’s Page Six magazine featured Macondo’s morcilla (blood sausage) dish, upon which Kevin Spacey recently feasted, in their ‘trends’ section. Page Six Magazine has over 300,000 readers weekly. Click here to read the article.

  • Sobieski Vodka Cocktails Featured on MarieClaire.com
    MarieClaire.com featured three of Sobieski Vodka’s fashionable cocktails including the "Yuletide Punch," "Winter Wonderland," and "Blue Rain," in their Holiday Party Planning Guide. All three cocktails were developed by master mixologists such as Tad Carducci, Junior Merino and Francesco LaFranconi. MarieClaire.com attracts more than 780,000 visitors monthly. Click here to read the article.

  • Rayuela and Macondo Featured in the New York Times
    The New York Times’ Travel section featured Rayuela restaurant and Macondo, a Latin tapería, as top brunch destinations in Manhattan in their "36 Hours" column. Chef Máximo Tejada was also featured in their “36 Hours in New York” video on www.newyorktimes.com.The New York Times has more than 1,400,000 readers daily. Click here to read the article.

  • Hector Sanz, Co-Owner of Rayuela and Macondo, on MSNBC.com
    MSNBC.com interviewed Hector Sanz, co-owner of two Latin restaurants on the Lower East Side, for the article “NYC Restaurants Slammed by Financial Crisis.” MSNBC.com has over 37,600,000 visitors daily. Click here to read the article.

  • Sobieski Vodka Featured in WHERE Magazines Nationwide
    WHERE Magazines nationwide featured Sobieski Vodka, Poland’s #1 premium vodka. The article highlighted Sobieski Vodka’s exceptional quality at a reasonable price. WHERE Magazines nationwide have a combined circulation of more than several million readers. Click here to read the article.

  • Macondo's Signature Cocktail in the New York Times
    Macondo, Hanna Lee Communications, Inc.'s new Latin tapería client, was featured in the "Styles" section of the Sunday New York Times in Jonathan Miles "Shaken and Stirred" column. The column focused on the Macondo's innovative Aguacate+Mezcal cocktail developed by Master Mixologist Junior Merino and quoted Héctor Sanz, the restaurateur behind Macondo as well as Rayuela. Click here to read the article.


    Photo courtesy of the New York Times

  • Sobieski Vodka in Bon Appétit Magazine
    Sobieski Vodka was among six vodkas singled out as "favorites" by Bon Appétit Magazine in their June 2008 issue. Click here to read the article.

  • Executive Chef Máximo Tejada of Rayuela in Wine Enthusiast Magazine
    In the May 2008 issue, Executive Chef Máximo Tejada of Rayuela and his Estilo Libre Latino (Freestyle Latino) cuisine concept were featured in the article, “Nuevo Latino Comes of Age.” He was included alongside two other prominent Latino chefs and his recipe for Scallop con Passion Ceviche was mentioned. Click here to read the article.

  • Sobieski Vodka on WCBS-880 AM
    On March 5, 2008, Bob Lape, radio show host of "Dining Diary" on WCBS-880 AM, announced to listeners that Sobieski Vodka, Poland's #1 premium vodka, broke American sales records for a newly-introduced vodka by selling 70,000 cases in only six months. Click the link for the radio show or the press release.

  • "how sweet it is" on DailyCandy.com
    In February 2008, "how sweet it is" was awarded DailyCandy.com’s 2007 Sweetest Things “Smell” Award. "how sweet it is" is an artisanal bakery and custom cake company located on the Lower East Side. It was nominated in December 2007 and DailyCandy.com readers chose the winners. To read the initial opening article on "how sweet it is" that ran on DailyCandy.com on October 26, 2007, click here.

  • Chef Máximo Tejada of Rayuela on NYC-TV’s “Eat Out NY”
    In January 2008, Chef Máximo Tejada of Rayuela appeared on NYC-TV’s “Eat Out NY” with NY Emmy Award-nominated Kelly Choi. He explained his Estilo Libre Latino (Freestyle Latino) cuisine concept and showcased his signature dishes including ceviches. Click here to watch the segment.

  • "how sweet it is" in OK! Magazine
    In the March 24, 2008 issue of OK! Magazine, the cupcakes at "how sweet it is" artisanal bakery were featured as one of the 5 things to check out that week in their "OK! Rocks" section. OK! Magazine is a popular celebrity weekly reaching almost 1 million readers per week. The cast of the new "Sex & The City" movie snacked on their cupcakes during their filming last winter. To read the article, click here.

  • New Client: Italy-America Chamber of Commerce
    In February, 2008, the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce hired Hanna Lee Communications, Inc. to promote and host their “Piedmont: Food and Design Made In Italy” event at Cipriani 23rd Street on April 16, 2008. www.italchamber.org

  • Executive Chef Máximo Tejada of Rayuela on CW-11 Morning News
    On January 21, 2008, Executive Chef Máximo Tejada of Rayuela Restaurant appeared on the CW-11 Morning News to teach viewers how to make ceviche. Chef Tejada demonstrated to show host Sukanya Krishnan how easy it is to assemble the Camarones con Salsa Verde recipe, which contains shrimp and a cilantro and tomatillo citrus sauce. To watch the segment, click here.

    (From right to left): Hanna Lee Communications' client, Rayuela restaurant's Chef Maximo Tejada poses with CW-11 Morning Show hosts Sukanya Krishnan and John Muller and Rayuela's co-owner Hector Sanz in the TV studio on January 23, 2008

  • Rayuela Restaurant Nominated for 2008 Travel & Leisure Design Award
    Rayuela (Spanish for “hopscotch”) was nominated for a 2008 Travel & Leisure Magazine Design Award. Designed by Jun Aizaki of Crème Design, Inc., Rayuela features a live olive tree that grows towards a skylight in the center of the restaurant and a hopscotch theme found throughout. For the design press release, click here.

  • Rayuela on Univision Channel 41
    In May 2008, Univision featured Rayuela on a Mother’s Day dining segment. Columnist Seth Kugel of New York Times was the guest host and picked Rayuela as one of the top 3 Latino restaurants in New York City. To watch the segment, click here.