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Daily Archive: March 18, 2014

Accessibly Priced Entries From California, Italy Dominate Impact’s Wine “Hot Brands”

Accessibly priced premium entries from California have once again dominated Impact’s “Hot Brands” wines list, but a handful of premium-plus newcomers (retailing at $15 and higher) also made the cut, displacing several major players within the market’s competitive $8-$12 segment. Continue reading →

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New Bills On Tennessee Whiskey Pit Diageo, Brown-Forman Against Each Other

One of the sponsors of a bill that would loosen some of the requirements regulating the designation “Tennessee whiskey” says his aim isn’t to help spirits giant Diageo with the new legislation, but to aid small distillers who are being hampered by the current law. Continue reading →

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Gallo Targets 3-Liter Box Segment With Fast-Rising Naked Grape

E&J Gallo is moving into the 3-liter boxed wine category with one of its fastest-growing brands, The Naked Grape. Continue reading →

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U.S. Craft Brewers Report Volume, Value Rise For 2013

American craft beer volumes were up 18% to 15.6 million barrels in 2013, according to the Brewers Association craft beer trade group. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for March 18, 2014

•Gruppo Campari is extending its Glen Grant single malt Scotch brand with a rare 50-year-old edition, with just 150 bottles released globally. Continue reading →

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