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Monthly Archive: September 2011

Palm Bay’s Fast-Growing Lunetta Rides Prosecco Trend, Approaching 150,000 Cases

Palm Bay International’s Lunetta Prosecco brand posted a 41.1% volume leap last year to 103,000 cases, earning Impact “Hot Prospect” honors. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 30, 2011

Wine Volume Jumps 7.3 Percent In Control States In August, Spirits Up 6.4 Percent

U.S. control states saw wine volume rise by 7.3% in August, up sharply from a 2% growth rate in July, according to NABCA. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 30, 2011

News Briefs for September 30, 2011

William Grant & Sons Ltd reported a rise in operating profit to £132.4 million ($207m) for 2010, compared to £103.6 million ($162m) the previous year. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 30, 2011

Interview: Vintage Point’s David Biggar Sees Nearly 40% Growth For Layer Cake

In 2006, former Beringer Blass executives David Biggar and Tom Peterson launched a Sonoma-based wine venture called Vintage Point. The two partners signed winemaker Jayson Woodbridge and his Napa and Barossa label Hundred Acre as their first brand. In August of that year, Vintage Point released Layer Cake, an internationally sourced brand retailing at $15, initially with a South Australian Shiraz. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 29, 2011

News Briefs for September 29, 2011

Brown-Forman is launching a luxury-end Finlandia line extension, Finlandia Platinum, in global travel retail this month. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 29, 2011

Marketers Look To Move Upscale In Effort To Revitalize Blended Scotch Segment

Single malts have been growing sharply, but it’s been a different story for blended Scotch in the U.S. market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 28, 2011

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