Florida-based Shaw-Ross International has caught fire in recent years as the importer of Chateau d’Esclans, whose Whispering Angel brand has spearheaded the Provence rosé boom in the U.S. market. But Shaw-Ross’s recent gains haven’t been limited to rosé. In fact, the company has a number of wine and spirits brands carving out solid growth, including Spanish wines Marques de Riscal (+22% to 172,000 cases last year) and Real Sangria (+4% to 611,000 cases), rums Ron Barcelo (+5% to 61,000 cases) and Pusser’s (+10% to 32,000 cases), and single malt Scotch Glengoyne (+13% to 9,000 cases). SND managing editor Daniel Marsteller recently spoke with Shaw-Ross managing director Bruce Hunter to get an update.
Following Tuesday’s news that Constellation has lodged an offer to acquire Brown-Forman, the Kentucky-based whiskey giant—controlled by fifth-generation majority shareholders the Brown family—insists that it has no interest in giving up its independence. Continue reading →Posted in News on May 25, 2017
Florida Governor Rick Scott has vetoed the state legislature’s so-called “Whiskey and Wheaties” bill, citing concerns over the effects on small businesses. Continue reading →Posted in News on May 25, 2017
•Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is extending its partnership with Delegat, which owns the Oyster Bay and Barossa Valley Estate wine brands, becoming Delegat’s exclusive distributor across 32 states. Continue reading →Posted in News on May 25, 2017
•Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider is entering the New York market via distributor S.K.I. Beer. Continue reading →Posted in News on May 25, 2017
Yesterday, news broke that Constellation may be lining up its next acquisition target, Louisville, Kentucky-based Brown-Forman. Continue reading →Posted in News on May 24, 2017