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Campari’s Bitters Lineup On The Rise As U.S. Consumers’ Tastes Evolve

The U.S. market’s growing interest in classic cocktails and bold flavor profiles has opened up new growth avenues for the formerly challenged bitters category, and leading player Campari America is taking full advantage. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 20, 2017

Diageo Report Details Key Trends Shaping 2017 Drinks Market

In a new “trend report” released this week, Diageo offers a look at a number of cultural and social movements that it believes will significantly impact the drinks industry in the coming year. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 20, 2017

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 20, 2017

•Boston Beer’s Samuel Adams has reformulated its Rebel IPA, adding several hops to the year-round brew’s recipe. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 20, 2017

Johnson Brothers Enters New York Market

Johnson Brothers is entering the New York market, shaking up a distribution tier that’s been dominated by two players—Empire Merchants and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits—for the past decade. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 19, 2017

Wine Spectator: 2016 Wine Auctions Hint At Strong Times To Come

At first glance, the global wine-auction market’s 2% decrease in sales during the past 12 months, from $345.9 million in 2015 to $338.7 million in 2016, appears disappointing. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 19, 2017

Irish Distillers Pouring $11M Into Midleton Expansion

Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distillers unit is investing €10.5 million ($11m) in its Midleton Distillery in Co. Cork, Ireland, intending to grow the facility’s single pot still capacity by more than 30%. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 19, 2017

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