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Daily Archive: June 24, 2011

Mionetto’s Sparkling Success Boosts Category, But Competition Heating Up With Lunetta’s Rise

Prosecco has been one of the U.S. wine market’s hottest categories over the past few years, and no marketer has played a larger role in its success than Brooklyn, New York-based Mionetto USA. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 24, 2011

Spirits Growth Slips To 1.8 Percent, Wine Up 4.8 Percent In Latest Scan Data

Wine and spirits volume growth in food and drug stores held roughly steady over the past month, according to SymphonyIRI group, with spirits showing 1.8% growth in the 52 weeks through June 12 (down from 2.1% a month earlier), and wine coming in up 4.8% in 2011 year-to-date through June 12 (against 4.7% growth a month earlier). Continue reading →

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News Briefs for June 24, 2011

• Washington’s Hogue Cellars is moving to screwcap closures across 100% of its wine production. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 24, 2011