Exclusive news and research on the wine, spirits and beer business

Monthly Archive: June 2012

News Briefs for June 25, 2012

•A coalition of Initiative-1183 supporters, including Costco, the Washington Restaurant Association (WRA) and the Northwest Grocery Association, are suing Washington State’s Liquor Control Board (LCB) over several privatization regulations. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 25, 2012

Focusing On Aged Rums, Appleton Estate Seeks To Expand Foothold In U.S. Market

Appleton Estate rum is rolling out a 50-year-old variant this year in an effort to raise its profile in the U.S. market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 22, 2012

Darden’s Fourth-Quarter Profit Rises, But Same-Unit Sales Falter

Darden Restaurants reported a net earnings increase of 10% for its fiscal fourth quarter ended May 27 to $151.2 million, up from $137.4 million in the year-earlier period. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 22, 2012

Wine Spectator: Is Crushpad Facing Insolvency?

Crushpad, the Sonoma-based winery that popularized the idea that anyone can make wine, may be facing insolvency, reports Wine Spectator. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 22, 2012

News Briefs for June 22, 2012

•Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods reportedly will open its second San Antonio store as early as next week Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 22, 2012

Portugal’s Esporão Wines Expanding Briskly In U.S. Market

In a small but growing Portuguese wine category, Esporão Wines saw its U.S. sales rise 11% to 50,000 cases in 2011, and the group says growth has accelerated markedly this year, with sales up 64% in the first quarter. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 21, 2012

← Older postsNewer posts →