J Vineyards & Winery Kicks Off 2012 Sparkling Wine Harvest

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

J Vineyards & Winery harvested its first grapes of the 2012 season early this ... read more>

Brand Profile: Wines for a New Generation

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Fresh Trio from Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines Targets a Younger ... read more>

News From TTB: Proposed Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

U.S. Customs seeks comments on proposed in-bond regulation's regulatory flexibility ... read more>

Talkin Tech: Google Drops Alcohol Product Listings

Friday, August 10th, 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 Products 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 a ... read more>

Tasting Corner: The Other Blanc

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Chenin's secret: it holds onto its acidity whether picked early or ... read more>

Spirits – Latest Nielsen Data

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Source: Danny Brager, VP Group Client Director, Beverage Alcohol Team August 6th According to the very latest Nielsen Spirits report, total U.S. Distilled Spirits sales continued to advance, up +4.3% on value and +3.6% on volume for the 4-week period ending 7/21/2012 within Nielsen’s Expanded All Outlet channels along with its Liquor and Convenience channels.  ... read more>

Wine Buzz: August 2012 Edition

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

AC/DC WINES SET TO ROCK AMERICA Get your heavy-metal corkscrews ready: AC/DC The Wine is hitting the U.S. market with a selection of four wines, named after four of the classic rock band’s biggest hits: Back in Black Shiraz, Highway to  Hell Cabernet Sauvignon, Thunderstruck Chardonnay and Hells Bells Sauvignon Blanc. The wines were sourced ... read more>

The Wide World of Rum

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Rum has a dark, often tempestuous history. Before there was a United States there was rum. Rum was used as a currency in the means of international trade. The distillation of rum and the transportation of its base raw materials fueled countries’ coffers and their revolutions. The dark side of rum was the slave trade; ... read more>

Is Cork Still The Top Topper? Amid Image, Function and Environmental Concerns, Debate over Wine Closures Continues

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

To uncork, or to unscrew? That is a question that continues to stir up waves in the wine industry. As cork taint prompted many winemakers to explore alternative closures in the 1990s, screwcaps and synthetic corks have became more widespread. The impact was certainly felt: Between 2000 and 2005, the global demand for wine corks ... read more>

Cordially Yours: The Original Spirits Hustle to Keep Pace

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Overall, the broad category of cordials and liqueurs rose 2.6% in volume in 2011 to 21.5 million 9-liter cases. Domestics grew 4.5%, while imports just ticked up slightly by 1%, according to Chicago-based Technomic’s Adult Beverage Resource ... read more>
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