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Craft Whiskey Distillers Work To Establish American Single Malt Category

Although still a small segment of the U.S. whiskey category, American single malts are gaining prominence, thanks in part to the market’s continued interest in both brown and craft spirits. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 27, 2016

Excelsior Wines Revamps Chile’s Frontera To Target Millennials

Excelsior Wines, a partnership between Concha y Toro and Banfi Vintners, has overhauled its Frontera wine brand in a bid to capture the attention of the 21-34-year-old demographic. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 27, 2016

News Briefs for July 27, 2016

•Solid growth for its core brands propelled Ste. Michelle to a 7.1% sales increase to $316 million in the first half of 2016, the Washington winemaker’s parent company—Altria Corp.—reported earlier today. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 27, 2016

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 27, 2016

•Comstock, Michigan-based Bell’s Brewery is bringing back its Octoberfest fall seasonal next month for the first time in five years. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 27, 2016

Empire Strikes Back, Extending Partnership With Moët Hennessy USA In New York

Moët Hennessy USA has extended its alliance with Empire Merchants via a long-term contract for the New York market, giving Empire a boost six months after the distributor was dealt a severe blow with the loss of the Bacardi business. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 26, 2016

V2’s Dan Leese On Chain Expansion And Opportunities In Imported Wine

While V2 Wine Group has a California-geared portfolio, president Dan Leese sees ample room for expansion in Oregon, Washington and the import segment. In the second part of this interview, Leese looks at those opportunities, as well as the changes wrought by the twin waves of wholesale and retail consolidation across the U.S. wine market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 26, 2016

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