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Cognac Shipments Decelerate In 2018, But Still Reach New Record

Global Cognac shipments reached record highs in both volume and value in 2018, according to the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC). Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 17, 2019

News Briefs for January 17, 2019

•Glen Moray has introduced a new Speyside Scotch whisky to the U.S. market. The 40%-abv whisky is first matured in ex-Bourbon barrels before finishing for a number of months in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 17, 2019

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 17, 2019

•Constellation-owned Ballast Point Brewing Co. is opening a brewpub in the Downtown Disney district of Anaheim, California’s Disneyland, a first for the park. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 17, 2019

Government Shutdown Snarls New Product Approval Process

As part of the partial government shutdown that began on December 22, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has suspended the approval process for bringing new alcoholic beverages to market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 16, 2019

News Briefs for January 16, 2019

•Wine Spectator has learned that former Apple executives Jim Bean and Christine O’Sullivan have purchased Napa Valley’s Brand winery, as well as its vineyards, cellars, and inventory. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 16, 2019

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