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Monthly Archive: February 2014

Maker’s Mark Details $67 Million Plan To Boost Production Capacity By 50%

Beam Inc.’s Maker’s Mark has revealed details on a new $67 million distillery expansion plan. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 28, 2014

A-B-Owned Craft Brewer Goose Island Plans Major Expansion, New National Ad Campaign

In the wake of a 70% jump in sales last year, Goose Island Beer Co. is laying plans for significant expansion. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 28, 2014

News Briefs for February 28, 2014

•Wine and spirits delivery service Thirstie has launched in New York City. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 28, 2014

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for February 28, 2014

•Austin, Texas’ Belgian-style brewery Adelbert’s is releasing The Traveler, its latest IPA offering, coinciding with the company’s entry into the California market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 28, 2014

Florida Retail Leader Charles Bailes Responds To The Walmart Challenge

After the recent introduction of two new bills in the Florida legislature that would allow spirits to be sold alongside wine and beer in supermarkets and retail stores, Florida’s independent retailers are seeing the move as a call to arms. The two new proposals, in the Senate (SB804) and the House of Representatives (HB877), are being supported by Walmart and opposed by the Florida Independent Spirits Association, as Shanken News Daily reported on January 21. Committee chairmen in both chambers will soon decide whether these bills will receive hearings.

Charles Bailes, Chairman and CEO of the 142-unit ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Florida’s largest independent beverage alcohol retailer, views these bills not only as threatening to small independent retailers in Florida, but also to the control of underage drinking. He recently spoke to Shanken News Daily about this issue. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 27, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Terlato To Import Wines Of Burgundy’s Domaine Ramonet

Terlato Wines has agreed to import the wines of iconic Burgundy producer Domaine Ramonet into the U.S. market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 27, 2014

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