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The Wine Group’s Chloe Poised To Crest 300,000 Cases At Premium Tier

The Wine Group, the third-largest wine marketer in the U.S. at 44 million cases, is best known for big-volume brands like Franzia and Cupcake, but the company is now carving out impressive growth at more premium price points with its celebratory-themed Chloe Wine Collection. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 22, 2017

TTB Again Targets Pay-to-Play, This Time In Illinois

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is continuing its crackdown on so-called “pay-to-play” schemes, this time targeting the Illinois market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 22, 2017

Bacardi Pledges $3 Million To Disaster Relief After Hurricane Maria Devastates Puerto Rico

Bacardi Ltd will donate $3 million to disaster relief efforts related to Hurricanes Irma and Maria—which devastated parts of the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico, seat of Bacardi’s rum distillery—as well as the recent Mexico City earthquake. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 22, 2017

News Briefs for September 22, 2017

•Buffalo Trace Distillery has unveiled the lineup for its 2017 Antique Collection. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 22, 2017

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for September 22, 2017

•Alberta, Canada’s Eau Claire Distillery has introduced two of its spirits in the United States: Parlour Gin ($48), a London-dry style expression, and Prickly Pear Equine Ox ($48), a barley-based, prickly pear cactus–infused spirit. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 22, 2017

RumChata Offshoot FrappaChata Enjoys Fast Start

Launched this summer, Agave Loco LLC’s ready-to-drink alcoholic iced coffee brand FrappaChata is quickly gaining traction. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 21, 2017

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