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Daily Archive: June 7, 2016

Interview: Moët Hennessy’s Rodney Williams Talks Champagne

Champagne, often considered a leading indicator of the health of the overall wine market, has shown strong growth in the U.S. lately, with volume up 5% to 1.38 million cases and per-case value leaping 20% to $334 last year, according to Impact Databank. Moët Hennessy USA’s Veuve Clicquot and Moët & Chandon combine for 835,000 cases annually, accounting for more than 60% of the total U.S. Champagne category, and both brands showed solid progress in 2015, as Veuve Clicquot climbed 9% and Moët & Chandon grew 4%. SND senior editor Daniel Marsteller recently caught up with Moët Hennessy USA CMO and EVP, brands, Rodney Williams to get an update on conditions in the bubbly segment. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for June 7, 2016

•William Grant & Sons’ Sailor Jerry rum is marking the Fourth of July holiday with a new limited edition bottle. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for June 7, 2016

•Bloomington, Indiana-based Upland Brewing Co. is expanding its sour ales program with a new facility expressly devoted to the sour ale style. Continue reading →

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