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Special Report: Top Vodka Brands Struggle While Flavors Lose Momentum

While the whiskey boom has been the talk of the U.S. spirits market, vodka continues to carve out solid growth. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 29, 2014

Craft Beer Production Up 18% In First Half Of 2014, Says Brewers Association

U.S. craft brewers increased production by 18% in the first six months of 2014, from 9 million barrels in the first half of 2013 to 10.6 million barrels through June, reports the Brewers Association trade group. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 29, 2014

Treasury Lifts Penfolds Sales With Vintec Promotion

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has boosted sales of its flagship Penfolds brand this month, thanks to a successful promotion with Vintec wine refrigerators in its home market of Australia. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 29, 2014

News Briefs for July 29, 2014

•New court documents filed in California have revealed that Pernod Ricard-owned Irish Distillers has sold roughly $1.5 billion worth of Jameson in the U.S. over the past 10 years. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 29, 2014

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 29, 2014

•Houston, Texas’ Saint Arnold Brewing Company has released Bishop’s Barrel No. 7, an 8.5%-abv Imperial Russian Stout aged in Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrels for 11 months. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 29, 2014

With China’s Woes Continuing, Diageo Reportedly To Write Down ShuiJingFang Stake

With global spirits producers confronting an increasingly challenging landscape in China, Diageo is reportedly set to write down its stake in upscale Chinese white spirits (baijiu) maker ShuiJingFang. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 28, 2014

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