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Recreational Sales On The Horizon For Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.’s City Council held a marathon, 9-hour meeting Friday to discuss the future of cannabis sales in the U.S. capital, during which more than 100 interested speakers offered input, according to council chair Phil Mendelson. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 23, 2021

News Briefs for April 10, 2012

Diageo has expanded its Smirnoff flavored malt beverage portfolio with the launch of Smirnoff Ice Black. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 10, 2012

Interview: D.C. Retailer Calvert Woodley Sees Sales Hitting $20 Million This Year

Washington, D.C.-based retailer Calvert Woodley is renowned for its Bordeaux selection and has been selling Bordeaux futures since 1966. With a mere 5,000 square feet of floor space, the store’s revenues are projected to top $20 million this year—ranking it among the country’s highest-grossing beverage alcohol retailers per square foot. The business was launched in 1982 when Calvert Liquors merged with Woodley Wine & Liquor, and it’s still owned and operated by original owners Aaron Bernstein and Ed Sands. Sales have increased modestly in recent years, with wine comprising 55% of revenues, spirits 35%, beer 5% and cheese and deli 5%. Shanken News Daily recently spoke to Ed Sands about the outstanding 2009 and 2010 Bordeaux vintages and trends in his market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 2, 2011

Del Frisco’s Looks To Expand Its New Casual Concept

Texas-based Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group has its sights set on expansion of its small, casual Del Frisco’s Grille brand following its August debut in New York and a recent launch in Dallas. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 29, 2011

News Briefs for November 10, 2011

•Diageo North America has released a new flavor extension to its ultra-premium Cîroc vodka brand across the U.S.—Cîroc Peach. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 10, 2011