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New Zealand Wine’s Hot Streak Continues In 2016 With Double-Digit Volume, Value Growth

Following an eight-year run during which its sales essentially tripled, New Zealand wine continues its rapid rise in the U.S. market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 31, 2016

Brown-Forman’s U.S. Sales Rise 5%, Despite Cooling Of Tennessee Fire

Brown-Forman’s Bourbon and Tennessee whiskey portfolios drove a 5% underlying net sales increase in the U.S. for the company in its fiscal first quarter ended in July. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 31, 2016

News Briefs for August 31, 2016

On Monday, Napa’s Duckhorn Wine Company announced it was being sold by owner GI Partners to fellow private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners for an undisclosed sum. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 31, 2016

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for August 31, 2016

•Colorado’s Boulder Beer Co. is adding new brew Pulp Fusion Blood Orange IPA to its year-round lineup. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 31, 2016

Top Spirits Brands Enjoy Strong First Half As Tito’s Surge Continues

The U.S. spirits market’s top 50 brands enjoyed a strong first half of this year, with aggregate growth of 4.4% in control states, according to NABCA, and a 3.9% gain in IRI channels. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 30, 2016

BevMax Joins Total Wine In Disregarding Connecticut’s Minimum Pricing Law

In recent days, tensions over Connecticut’s minimum pricing regime for wine and spirits have boiled over, with Total Wine & More challenging the law in federal court and openly advertising products below the state-mandated minimum. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 30, 2016

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