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Brewers Tap Into Growth With Flavored Beers

Like spirits marketers, brewers are pouring on the flavors these days. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 23, 2015

Australian Wine Exports Mark First Value Growth Since 2007

Australian wine exports grew by 1.9% in both volume and value in 2014, despite a decline in shipments to the U.S., according to the Australian Grape and Wine Authority. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 23, 2015

Small Producers Stymied By Pennsylvania’s Stalled Permit Process

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has placed a temporary halt on issuing permits for so-called “special liquor order” wine and spirits, according to a report in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 23, 2015

News Briefs for January 23, 2015

•Connecticut-based wine importing, marketing and distribution firm Votto Vines will release a new single-serve wine brand, Vinaago, in the Northeast and Southeast this winter ahead of an eventual national rollout. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 23, 2015

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 23, 2015

•St. Louis-based contract brewer Brew Hub has launched Keybilly Island Ale, the first entry in the company’s new Craft Collection series. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 23, 2015

Struggling Rémy Cointreau Improves In Third Quarter As Rémy Martin Rebounds In China

After enduring a sharp dropoff in its fiscal first half, Rémy Cointreau saw flagship Rémy Martin Cognac achieve third quarter shipments growth of 7.4%, with improvement in the key markets of China and the U.S. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 22, 2015

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