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Champagne In High Demand, Pressuring Supply Of Key Brands

Champagne has rebounded strongly in 2021, and as the holiday selling season gets underway, the biggest problem facing the category may be shortages of preferred brands. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 29, 2021

Rémy Cointreau Ups Guidance After Buoyant First Half

Rémy Cointreau says it’s now expecting strong organic sales growth and “very strong” organic operating profit growth for its fiscal year ending next March, after posting a 52% sales increase and 105% operating profit increase to €645 million ($727m) and €213 million ($240m) respectively, for the six months through September.

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Posted in News on November 29, 2021

News Briefs for November 29, 2021

•Tel Aviv, Israel’s M&H Distillery has announced the U.S. launch of Apex Dead Sea, the eighth release from the single malt producer. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 29, 2021

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for November 29, 2021

•San Luis Obispo, California-based Rod & Hammer’s SLO Stills is launching a new line of canned cocktails. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 29, 2021

Interview, Part 1: Blake Leonard Of Stew Leonard’s Wines & Spirits

Blake Leonard, recently named a Market Watch Leader, is vice president and spokesperson for her family’s eight independently owned and operated retail stores located across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, seven of which trade under the Stew Leonard’s Wines & Spirits banner, along with Ryann’s Wines in East Meadow, New York.  Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 24, 2021

News Briefs for November 24, 2021

•On Monday, St. Louis, Missouri-based distributor Major Brands scored a victory in federal court against Mast-Jägermeister, in a case dating back to 2018 concerning distribution rights and Missouri’s franchise law.

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Posted in News on November 24, 2021

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