Daily Archive: January 11, 2016
Bacardi has made it official. Today the company has announced that it’s realigning its U.S. distributor network, naming Southern Wine & Spirits of America and Glazer’s, which have signed a definitive agreement to form Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits LLC, to handle its portfolio in more than 40 markets across the United States and Canada.
The Southern-Glazer’s Alliance: A Game Changer For U.S. Wine And Spirits Distribution. More Changes Expected
Today, Southern Wine & Spirits and Glazer’s Inc. are announcing an accord to join forces and create a distribution powerhouse covering 41 U.S. states, as well as Washington, D.C., Canada and the Caribbean. Based on Impact Newsletter’s wholesaler numbers for 2015, this deal combines Southern’s $11.8 billion in sales revenue with Glazer’s $3.7 billion—forming a juggernaut with over $15 billion in annual sales, not including an expected $1 billion in annual revenue from a new national supplier agreement with Bacardi.Posted in News on January 11, 2016
New York-based importer Biagio Cru & Estate Wines, known for its Lolailo Sangria label—which rose by double-digits and hit 580,000 cases in 2015—has forayed into Australian wine, agreeing to import the super-premium Five O’Clock Somewhere portfolio. Continue reading →Posted in News on January 11, 2016
•Two of California’s most prominent wine regions experienced a surge in the vine-killing illness Pierce’s disease in 2015, possibly the result of recent warmer winter conditions. Continue reading →Posted in News on January 11, 2016
•Oskar Blues Brewery is re-releasing a former core entry, Deviant Dale’s IPA (8% abv), as a seasonal offering this month. Continue reading →Posted in News on January 11, 2016