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Monthly Archive: December 2013

RumChata Revs Up Cream Liqueur Category In Peak Holiday Season

With the holidays upon us, it’s now the peak selling season for cream liqueurs. That spirits subcategory was one of the biggest growers in the U.S. market last year, rising by 10% to 3.14 million cases, according to Impact Databank. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 27, 2013

Duckhorn, Trinchero Tussle Over Duck Commander Wines

Napa-based Duckhorn Wine Company is suing Trinchero Family Estates over the latter’s recently introduced Duck Commander brand of wines, alleging that Duck Commander’s name and motif infringe on the Duckhorn trademark. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 27, 2013

Control State Spirits Sales Slide In November

Distilled spirits volume declined in control states in the month of November, falling by an aggregate 2.8% in the 18 control jurisdictions. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 27, 2013

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for December 27, 2013

•Athens, Georgia brewer Terrapin Beer Company is set to add a new entry to its Side Project Series, Pineapple Express. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 27, 2013

Interview, Part Two: Campari America Chairman Gerry Ruvo

In this second part of our interview with Gerry Ruvo, the Campari America chairman and CEO talks new products in whiskey and Tequila and touches on the solid growth occurring across Campari’s liqueurs stable as well as the opportunities for two new brands in the portfolio: Aperol aperitif and Bulldog gin. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 26, 2013

News Briefs for December 26, 2013

•Anheuser-Busch has decided to extend availability of its popular Bud Light Lime Cran-Brrr-Rita through January following strong sales of the limited-edition seasonal offering. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 26, 2013

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