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Interview: K&L’s Spirits Buyer David Driscoll Talks Scotch Whisky Trends

California retailer K&L Wine Merchants operates three stores in the Golden State, located in Redwood City, San Francisco and Hollywood. Traditionally known as a wine powerhouse, over the past decade K&L has seen its spirits sales grow from 3% of its revenue to the current 12% share. For the nine years, head spirits buyer David Driscoll has developed direct relationships with Scotch whisky distillers, bringing products from small-lot players into K&L’s stores and cultivating a loyal customer base. SND recently spoke with Driscoll about current Scotch whisky trends. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 22, 2016

Connecticut Retailers Agree To Obey Minimum Pricing Law

Total Wine & More and BevMax have agreed to conform to Connecticut’s minimum pricing rules for wine and spirits, just days after announcing they would openly defy the law, which they say artificially forces higher prices on to consumers. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 1, 2016

Total Wine Under Investigation For Flouting Connecticut’s Minimum Pricing Rules

Last week, Total Wine & More filed a federal lawsuit aimed at overturning Connecticut’s minimum pricing rules for wine and spirits. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 29, 2016

New Illinois Law Toughens Stance Against Direct Shipping

Under a new Illinois law, retailers shipping wine into the state could face felony charges. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 29, 2016

Total Wine Sues Connecticut Over Minimum Pricing

Asserting “price-fixing by wholesalers and retailers,” Total Wine & More is challenging Connecticut’s mandatory minimum pricing rules on wine and spirits on the grounds that the state’s regulations constitute “a restraint of trade and a violation of the federal Sherman anti-trust act.” Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 24, 2016

Premier Cru Owner Pleads Guilty, Detailing Ponzi Scheme

John Fox, once a leading wine merchant, was escorted into an Oakland, California, courtroom by federal marshals last week, shackled hand and foot. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 16, 2016

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