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Bourbon and Scotch Dinners Are Now Widespread In Fine Dining Venues

With whiskey sales in the U.S. rising fast, Bourbon and Scotch dinners are suddenly in vogue. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 18, 2014

Wine Spectator Auction Index Shows Healthy Increase In First Quarter Of 2014

The Wine Spectator Auction Index, which tracks sales of commercial wine auctions in the United States, rose 6.7% in the first quarter of 2014, to 339.94 points. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 18, 2014

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for April 18, 2014

•Healdsburg, California’s Sonoma Cider, launched last November, has signed eight new distribution agreements over the past month, markedly expanding its territory. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 18, 2014

Wine Spectator: LVMH Moves Into Burgundy, Buying Domaine des Lambrays

French luxury group Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) has made its first move in Burgundy, buying Domaine des Lambrays from Ruth Freund for an undisclosed sum. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 17, 2014

Diageo’s Sales Slip 1.3% On Emerging Market Woes, But North America Still Shows Growth

Diageo posted a global sales decline of 1.3% for the three months through March, as economic weakness across emerging markets was only partially offset by continuing progress in North America and Europe Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 17, 2014

Rémy Cointreau’s Full-Year Sales Fall 11%, Even As U.S. Premiumization Continues

Rémy Cointreau has reported an organic sales decline of 10.7% to €1.03 billion ($1.43b) for the financial year ended March 31. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 17, 2014

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