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HuffPo: New York City Alcohol Abuse: New Poll Suggests Mayor Bloomberg Eyeing Booze For Next Public Health Campaign

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Is Mayor Bloomberg quietly plotting to tackle the city’s alcohol consumption again? Despite a quick and angry backlash following the mayor’s last attempt to limit the sale of booze in the city, The Post has caught wind of a 50-question survey currently being conducted via telephone and focused primarily on alcohol intake. The city told ... read more>

Rémy Cointreau and Bruichladdich Reach Agreement

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Rémy Cointreau UK Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Rémy Cointreau Group has agreed to acquire Bruichladdich Distillery Company Limited (“Bruichladdich”), the Islay single malt Scotch whisky distiller. The transaction marks the group’s first move into the premium single malt Scotch whisky market, a category experiencing strong growth all over the world, especially in ... read more>

Pasternak Wine Imports Appointed Sole U.S. Agent And Importer For The Mud House Wine Group (New Zealand)

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Pasternak Wine Imports is pleased to announce the appointment as Sole U.S. Agent and Importer of The Mud House Wine Group from New Zealand, effective July 1, ... read more>

Talkin Tech: Google Drops Alcohol from Product Listings

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Last month, without much notice, Google dropped all wine, beer and liquor from their product listing service. This move was in connection with a change to their free Google Product Search service which is becoming a paid advertising service called Google Shopping. Google Products represented between 10-15% of eCommerce revenue irrespective of the size of ... read more>

UBS Global I/O®: Global Spirits – “US Spirits Wholesaler June Survey”

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Input: 11th UBS proprietary wholesaler survey Given that the US is the biggest profit pool for international spirits companies (36% of EBIT) but has low visibility due to the Three Tier System, we publish our 11th US spirits wholesaler survey to provide an independent industry health check. Output: new survey highs on consumers trading up ... read more>

Bar Talk: In Creole Country

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Abigail Gullo, SoBou, New Orleans, LA Before she started slinging drinks in New York City bars (most recently at Fort Defiance in Brooklyn) Abigail Gullo was a teacher, unwinding from the grind of school by writing a blog devoted to rye. These days she calls New Orleans home, at SoBou, the new spirits-centric restaurant in ... read more>

Tasting Corner: In the Zin Zone

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Rosy or Red, Zinfandel Remains a Wine to be Reckoned With. Zinfandel enjoys a colorful if complicated identity. It’s red (though deep purple might be more precise). It’s white (though actually pink when labeled “white”). It also red-white-and-blue, as in America’s grape (though Califonians might argue the credit is really all theirs). And there’s gold ... read more>

Season’s Menu: July 2012 Edition

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

SKINNYGIRL CITRUS SPRITZER 1½ parts Skinnygirl Tangerine Vodka3-4 parts diet lemon-lime soda Mix together and garnish with a lime. THE TITO’S TEXAS SIPPER 1½ oz. Tito’s Handmade Vodka¼ oz. elderflower liqueur2 oz. fresh grapefruit juice1 oz. grapefruit soda Shake Tito’s Handmade Vodka, elderflower liqueur and grapefruit juice over ice. Strain into rocks glass filled with ... read more>

Wine Buzz: July 2012 Edition

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

TERRA ANDINA MAKES A SPLASH Palm Bay International has been appointed to import and market the South American Terra Andina line in the U.S., and the brand is being relaunched, literally, with style. Each wine is vividly labeled with a descriptor that captures its stylistic essence and aims to share the South American vibe: Sauvignon ... read more>

GS Research – Beverages: A broader view of Beverages from Nielsen’s new AOC database

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

What is AOC? This morning, Nielsen released its new AOC (All Outlets Combined) database, which replaces the former FDMx data. AOC covers the same channels as FDMx, but now also includes Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, other club stores, dollar stores, and military stores. The most current dataset for AOC is through 6/9/12, the same latest period ... read more>
 
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