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Chopin Sees Solid Growth At Vodka’s Competitive Super-Premium Tier

While the high-end vodka segment remains brutally competitive, Chopin vodka has been showing steady growth. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 31, 2015

SPI Group Acquires Spain’s Arinzano Winery And Forms New HEW Holding Wine Division

SPI Group, owner of Stolichnaya vodka, has formed a new luxury wine division after acquiring Spain’s Arinzano Winery. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 31, 2015

Boston Beer Sales Up 9%, But Koch Warns Of “Developing Weakness” For Sam Adams

Boston Beer Co. enjoyed 7% depletions growth in the first half of its fiscal year, ended in June, leading to a 9% revenue rise to $452 million. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 31, 2015

Palm Bay Expands Spirits Range With Innovative Darnley’s View Spiced Gin

While spiced rum is a household term in the U.S. market, the launch of Darnley’s View Original London Dry Spiced Gin by Palm Bay International is likely to raise eyebrows. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 31, 2015

News Briefs for July 31, 2015

•Sebastopol, California-based Paul Hobbs Wines has named Rick Bonitati as chief operating officer. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 31, 2015

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 31, 2015

•Oregon’s Rogue Ales & Spirits has unveiled Rogue Chipotle Whiskey, a new small-batch offering. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 31, 2015

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