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Premium-Plus Imported Wines Continue Fast Rise, Led By Italy, New Zealand

Though the U.S. market’s total imported wine segment was roughly flat at 67 million 9-liter case depletions last year, according to Impact Databank, the category is seeing significant gains at the premium level. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 21, 2018

News Briefs for May 21, 2018

•St. Helena, California-based Hall & Walt Wines is launching a new Zinfandel-focused brand, Baca Wines. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 21, 2018

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for May 21, 2018

•Kentucky-based Rabbit Hole Distilling has opened a new 55,000-square-foot distillery in downtown Louisville. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 21, 2018

News Alert: Macallan’s Million-Dollar Bottle!

With a bid of HK$8,636,250 ($1.1m), Macallan has retaken the title of the world’s most expensive standard-sized bottle of whisky at auction. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 18, 2018

Winesellers Ltd. Targets 1-Million-Case Mark

Illinois-based importer and marketer Winesellers Ltd. has seen growth across much of its 700,000-case portfolio lately, spurred on by labels falling within the $10-$15 tier. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 18, 2018

Wine Spectator: Small Wineries Facing Tax Hikes Win Reprieve From The Feds

Wine Spectator has learned that the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has extended a temporary procedure for small wineries trying to collect excise-tax credits, relieving many vintners who would have faced massive tax hikes come July 1. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 18, 2018

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