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Daily Archive: November 11, 2014

Top Imported Sparkler Freixenet Leads Way As Cava Looks To Leverage Prosecco Surge

While the performance of the cava category has been upstaged in the U.S. market of late by fast-rising rival Prosecco, it too is enjoying a lift owing to U.S. consumers’ increasing taste for sparkling wines. Continue reading →

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PLCB Sees Luxury Wines Drive Retail Growth

In its annual report for its fiscal year through this past June, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) said robust premium wine sales drove a 3.2% revenue increase to a record $2.24 billion. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for November 11, 2014

•Private label winemaker Truett-Hurst has reported a net sales rise of 20% to $6.5 million for its first quarter of fiscal 2015, ended September 30. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for November 11, 2014

•Green Flash Brewing Co. has acquired fellow San Diego-based craft brewer Alpine Beer Co. for an undisclosed sum. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 11, 2014