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Daily Archive: June 12, 2020

Retailers See Rapid Expansion For RTD Cocktail Category

Spirits-based pre-mixed cocktails—not including wine, cider, or other bases—grew 7.5% to $351 million in the U.S. last year, according to the DISCUS, and the category has received a further boost this year from the on-premise shutdown and resulting surge in off-premise sales. Continue reading →

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Diageo Forms $20 Million Social Justice Fund To Help Black Communities Recover From Covid-19

Diageo has announced a new $20 million effort aimed at supporting Black communities disproportionately affected by Covid-19. Continue reading →

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Caymus Dismisses Lawsuit Over California’s Tasting Room Reopening Rules

Caymus Vineyards has ended its lawsuit against California Governor Gavin Newsom, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California late last month. Continue reading →

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Whisky Advocate: How Do You Top The Whisky Of The Year? Go Even Bigger

When something gets ranked as the best of the best, only the foolhardy—or a genius—would attempt to top it. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for June 12, 2020

•As the on-premise slowly reopens across the country, many consumers remain wary about returning to dining out, according a Nielsen CGA survey of 1,600 consumers across California, Texas, New York, and Florida conducted June 5-7. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for June 12, 2020

•Ninkasi Brewing is releasing new flavors for its Pacific Sparkling seltzer brand. Continue reading →

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