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Miller Lite Sees First Quarterly Volume Advance Since 2007

SABMiller posted a 1% decline in revenue across its North American business for the three months through December, its fiscal third quarter. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 22, 2015

News Briefs for January 22, 2015

•Sogrape Vinhos will unveil a Sandeman single cask aged tawny Port, Sandeman Cask 33 Limited Edition, in the U.S. this March to coincide with the brand’s 225th anniversary. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 22, 2015

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 22, 2015

•Evansville, Indiana-based Tin Man Brewing Company has moved four of its craft beers into 16-ounce recyclable Rexam cans. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 22, 2015

Interview: On-Premise Specialist The Mark Wine Group Projects 25% Growth

Austin, Texas-based wine sales and marketing firm The Mark Wine Group has carved out a niche as a specialist for the on-premise arena, connecting family-owned and independent wineries with national restaurant and hotel chains. Launched in 2007 with a single partner producer—Napa’s Boisset Collection—The Mark Wine Group’s portfolio has since grown to include Mionetto USA, Vintage Point, Hahn Family Wines, Bogle Vineyards and O’Neill Vintners & Distillers, among others. This year, it’s projecting growth of 25%-30% and sales of roughly 230,000 cases. The Mark Wine Group founder and president Mark Gmur recently spoke with Shanken News Daily associate editor Christina Jelski to discuss the outlook for both the company and the on-premise market as a whole. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 21, 2015

Brown-Forman Extends Woodford Reserve Into Rye

Thriving Bourbon brand Woodford Reserve is set to add a new rye offering to its portfolio next month. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 21, 2015

News Briefs for January 21, 2015

•Italian wine importer Vias Imports has added Northern Italy’s Pacherhof Winery to its U.S. portfolio. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 21, 2015

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