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Special Report: Top Vodka Brands Struggle While Flavors Lose Momentum

While the whiskey boom has been the talk of the U.S. spirits market, vodka continues to carve out solid growth. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 29, 2014

Exclusive: Rapidly Rising Ty Ku Forms New Company To Handle An Expanded Portfolio

Ty Ku Sake & Spirits has launched Davos Brands, a new wine and spirits importing and marketing group to handle its recently expanded portfolio. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 23, 2014

Interview, Part 1: Chris Fehrnstrom, CMO, Constellation Wine & Spirits

Constellation Brands is one of the spirits and wine industry’s true giants. Constellation ranks second in U.S. wine sales, behind only E.&J. Gallo, and is also one of the U.S. spirits market’s leading players, with a portfolio featuring brands like Svedka (the market’s third-biggest vodka brand), Black Velvet (the number-two Canadian whisky brand) and Paul Masson brandy. SND managing editor Peter Zwiebach recently met with Chris Fehrnstrom, chief marketing officer of Constellation’s spirits and wine division, at the company’s San Francisco offices to see what Constellation has been up to in 2014 and take a look ahead. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 17, 2014

Taking Control Of Avión, Pernod Will Look To Bolster Its Already-Torrid Growth

With last night’s announcement that it has acquired a significant majority stake in super-premium Tequila brand Avión, Pernod Ricard USA is now the latest major spirits player to fortify its presence in the upscale Tequila segment, following a series of industry deals in the category this year. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 11, 2014

Moët Hennessy Launches Ultra-Luxury Glenmorangie Pride 1978

Moët Hennessy is debuting Glenmorangie Pride 1978, which the company hails as Glenmorangie’s rarest whisky to date. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 11, 2014

Skinnygirl Wines On The Rise, But Cocktails And Vodkas Show Sharp Declines

Beam Suntory’s low-calorie Skinnygirl drinks line, acquired from brand founder Bethenny Frankel in 2011, has been among the more high-profile drinks franchises in recent years. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 9, 2014

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