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Stoli Group USA Embarks On Ambitious Bartender Education Program

As the newly formed Stoli Group USA seeks to refocus its core Stolichnaya vodka brand in an effort to return it to growth, the company has unveiled a far-reaching program designed to reconnect with bartenders and reassert Stoli’s status as a classic vodka. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 21, 2014

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for April 21, 2014

•Colorado craft brewer New Belgium will officially break ground on its East Coast brewing site in Asheville, North Carolina on May 1. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 21, 2014

Bourbon and Scotch Dinners Are Now Widespread In Fine Dining Venues

With whiskey sales in the U.S. rising fast, Bourbon and Scotch dinners are suddenly in vogue. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 18, 2014

Wine Spectator Auction Index Shows Healthy Increase In First Quarter Of 2014

The Wine Spectator Auction Index, which tracks sales of commercial wine auctions in the United States, rose 6.7% in the first quarter of 2014, to 339.94 points. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 18, 2014

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for April 18, 2014

•Healdsburg, California’s Sonoma Cider, launched last November, has signed eight new distribution agreements over the past month, markedly expanding its territory. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 18, 2014

Wine Spectator: LVMH Moves Into Burgundy, Buying Domaine des Lambrays

French luxury group Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) has made its first move in Burgundy, buying Domaine des Lambrays from Ruth Freund for an undisclosed sum. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 17, 2014

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