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Indiana Retailer Cap n’ Cork Waging Legal Battle To Gain Access To Neighboring States

Cap n’ Cork, the Fort Wayne, Indiana-based retail chain with 15 stores and annual sales of $28 million, is in the midst of a legal battle to roll back shipping restrictions in its home state. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 26, 2019

Sicilian Wines Build U.S. Following With On-Premise Focus

Sicilian wine producers have shifted gears over the past five or six years, and they’re now emphasizing more upscale labels and making inroads in the U.S. market—primarily at the super-premium and luxury tiers. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 12, 2019

Seattle Retailer Downtown Spirits Carves Out A Niche In Competitive Market

In the wake of the privatization of retail spirits sales in Washington State seven years ago, the vast majority of independent operators have shut down as sales increasingly move to chain stores. But Seattle retailer Downtown Spirits has flourished via a varied retail experience, the city’s explosive growth, and the popularity of its online sales. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 9, 2019

Costco’s Beverage Alcohol Sales Top $4 Billion

With more than $4 billion in beverage alcohol sales last fiscal year, Costco has seen steady annual growth in wine, spirits, and beer, even from a huge base. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 11, 2019

Rye Whiskies Accelerate In The U.S., As Distillers Boost Capacity

With rye whiskey enjoying a renaissance in the U.S. market, distillers have been investing to meet increasing demand. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 8, 2019

Craft Spirits Update: Market Leaders Begin To Emerge

While the craft spirits business in the U.S. has endured some growing pains lately—among them an increasing number of distillery closures—its total volume keeps climbing. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 26, 2019

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