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The Find: June 2012 Edition

Friday, June 1st, 2012

The Find is our monthly round-up of hot brand initiatives, product extensions and all-around industry cool ... read more>

How Sweet It Is

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Just a couple of years ago, sweet red wine inhabited the same place in the wine world that it had always inhabited—on the retailer’s bottom shelf, in the same purgatory with the big jugs and five-liter ... read more>

Tasting Corner: Greek Wines Go Mainstream

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Led by restaurants on both coasts, Greek wines are earning attention. Bucking the trend in the broader economy, but in step with America’s blossoming wine culture, wines from Greece are experiencing a dramatic upswing in the U.S. The New York trade office reports that Greek wine imports were up 5.6% in 2011, reaching value of ... read more>

Brand Profile: House Jam, It’s All About Fun, Inside and Out

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Brands aren’t created overnight—even if they spring from sudden inspiration. The genesis of WineWave’s House Jam line came back in 2007, out of owner Jack Cacciato’s desire to be bold and ... read more>

Brand Profile: Avión Reaches New Heights

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Wider Distribution and Television Campaign Play Key Roles in Brand Development “When it rains, it pours,” says Jenna Fagnan, referring—in this case—to all the good things that have been happening in avalanche succession for Tequila Avión, the brand that has turned many heads since it launched in July 2010. It started in Tucson, AZ, last ... read more>

Wine and Beer: Nielsen Data Analysis: Easter Sales Shift Drives Mixed Dollar Sales Trends; Wine -0.1% YoY, Beer +0.3% YoY

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Mixed Sales Trends for Beer and Wine Due to Easter Sales Shift – In the four-week period ended May 12, 2012, dollar sales in the wine category were down 0.1% YoY and volume sales were down 2.6% YoY, the result of an unfavorable comp as year-ago period included Easter sales, while the current period did ... read more>

Brand Profile: Folie Takes Sonoma

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Napa Valley's successful Folie à Deux brand moves to the appellation next ... read more>

New Products & Promotions: June 2012 Edition

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Our monthly round-up of hot new products and brand ... read more>

Liquor Giants Plug Into Social Media

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Europe’s liquor giants are increasingly plowing cash into social media to promote their brands and gather valuable data on drinkers. Thirst for whisky, rum and vodka in Latin America, Africa and Asia has accelerated as adult populations have expanded and incomes have risen, and companies see the improved online access in developing markets through laptops, ... read more>

Good Pour Choices: On-Premise Has a Host of Solutions for Serving Popular Wines by the Glass

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

On-premise has a host of solutions for serving popular wines ... read more>
 
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