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>

What Happened in Vegas… New Products Headline the 69th WSWA Annual Convention

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Las Vegas is the perfect setting for the annual Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Association convention. There, in the clockless, sin-friendly confines of America’s gaming capital, beverage alcohol is warmly embraced for what it is: real-world entertainment. In Vegas, fantasy is the order of the day (and night). But for our industry, the 24/7 din of ... read more>

Spirits Take Flight: Thematic Groupings of Small Pours Are Not Just For Wine Anymore

Monday, May 28th, 2012

The “flight” concept began with wine, where restaurants or bars offered small pours of wines under a unifying theme—variety, producer, specific region, etc. Given wine’s myriad offerings, the concept was a natural, delivering organized education and a touch of intrigue for wine enthusiasts of varied levels of experience. As the popularity of specialty spirits has ... read more>

Chile’s Cooler Side: Coastal Regions in Chile are Turning Out Some of the Country’s Best White Wines

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Reliably delicious, readily available and remarkably affordable are words that have become associated with Chilean wine. But cool-climate? Not so much. While we tend to think of the South American country as a hot, arid place ideally suited for heat-loving red varieties like Cabernet and Carménère, in reality Chile is heavily dominated by the cooling ... read more>

SABMiller: Big Challenges

Friday, May 25th, 2012

SABMiller is like someone who spends a year travelling around the world and is met by friends at the airport to a chorus of “I almost didn’t recognise you!” After a hyperactive year – buying Foster’s, taking a 24 per cent stake in Turkey’s Anadolu Efes, naming a new chief executive-designate – the global brewing ... read more>

Consumers Shift Restaurant Spending

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

After years of trading down to limited-service restaurants as a result of the recession, consumers appear to be ramping up their spending on casual dining, according to a new market research report. For its Restaurant Industry Tracking Survey, Dectiva asked diners where they were spending their money across the restaurant landscape, from limited service – ... read more>

Constellation Brands Signs Distribution and Broker Agreements in 14 States

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Builds on go-to-market initiative launched in 2009 to drive better efficiencies and effectiveness~ Constellation Brands, Inc., (NYSE: STZ), the world’s leading premium wine company, announced today that it is nearing completion of the second phase of its distribution transition with the signing of multi-year agreements with Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC), Young’s Market Company, Johnson ... read more>

Wine Consumption Stays Steady

Friday, May 18th, 2012

The Wine Market Council reports that wine consumption in the U.S. has held steady over the past three years, despite economic hardship. The U.S. economy has no doubt seen its fair share of peaks and valleys over the past three years, but one trend the turbulent economy hasn’t negatively affected is the nation’s collective wine ... read more>
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