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Monthly Archive: August 2020

California’s Super-Premium Sparkling Wines Rack Up Retail Gains

The U.S. sparkling wine market continues to see solid growth, adding nearly a half-million cases to its total last year, according to Impact Databank. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 31, 2020

Tequila, Cognac, Irish Whiskey Drive Off-Premise Spirits Growth

Off-premise spirits sales continue to perform robustly, rising 24% by value and 21% by volume in IRI channels for the 4-week period ending August 9. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 31, 2020

News Briefs for August 31, 2020

•Four Roses 2020 Limited Edition, Blanton’s Straight From the Barrel, and newcomers from Ardbeg and GlenDronach are among the offerings featured in Whisky Advocate’s latest weekly roundup. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 31, 2020

U.S. Becomes Top Market for New Zealand Wines

New Zealand wine exports to the United States reached another all-time high in the 12-month period ended in June, as shipments increased 8.3% to 9.2 million 9-liter cases, according to Statistics New Zealand. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 28, 2020

Wine Spectator: Straight Talk With André Hueston Mack

André Mack has traveled a circuitous path throughout the wine world, from wine drinker to sommelier to vintner and now restaurateur. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 28, 2020

News Briefs for August 28, 2020

•The Japanese whisky auction record just got higher—a lot higher—and it’s all down to an audacious whisky flipper. Just weeks after its release, a bottle of Yamazaki 55 year old demolished the existing record at the Bonhams sale in Hong Kong on Aug. 21, 2020. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 28, 2020

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