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Taking Aim At Brown Spirits Trend, Rum Marketers Make New Premiumization Push

While premiumization has long been elusive for the rum category, some of the market’s key players are renewing efforts to upscale their portfolios, taking a page out of whisk(e)y’s playbook. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 13, 2017

Interview: Bruce Hunter, Managing Director, Shaw-Ross International Importers

Florida-based Shaw-Ross International has caught fire in recent years as the importer of Chateau d’Esclans, whose Whispering Angel brand has spearheaded the Provence rosé boom in the U.S. market. But Shaw-Ross’s recent gains haven’t been limited to rosé. In fact, the company has a number of wine and spirits brands carving out solid growth, including Spanish wines Marques de Riscal (+22% to 172,000 cases last year) and Real Sangria (+4% to 611,000 cases), rums Ron Barcelo (+5% to 61,000 cases) and Pusser’s (+10% to 32,000 cases), and single malt Scotch Glengoyne (+13% to 9,000 cases). SND managing editor Daniel Marsteller recently spoke with Shaw-Ross managing director Bruce Hunter to get an update.

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Posted in News on May 25, 2017

Provence Rosé Tops 1 Million Cases In U.S., And Keeps Climbing

Imports of Provence rosé increased tenfold between 2010 and 2016, rising from 123,000 nine-liter cases to nearly 1.3 million cases, according to Impact Databank, as consumers have flocked to the category, especially in the on-premise. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 3, 2017

News Briefs for March 10, 2017

•Moët Hennessy-owned Napa winery Newton is launching three new single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 10, 2017

News Briefs for January 18, 2017

•Johnson Brothers, one of the country’s largest spirits and wine distributors, has entered the West Virginia market through a partnership with Mountain State Beverage. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 18, 2017

News Briefs for December 28, 2016

•Friulian wine pioneer Livio Felluga has passed away at the age of 102, according to multiple reports out of Italy. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 28, 2016

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