21 Beverage Licensees Honored at ABL National Convention

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

On June 12, twenty-one retail beverage licensees were recognized as Brown-Forman Retailers of the Year at the American Beverage Licensees’ 10th Annual Convention in Las Vegas. Presented by Ralph Aguera, Vice President, Trade Relations for Brown-Forman, the awards symbolize these business owners’ contributions to the beverage alcohol industry. This is the tenth consecutive year that ... read more>

What America Spends On Booze

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Out of every $100 American consumers spend, about $1 goes to alcohol. That hasn’t changed much over the past 30 years. But where we spend our money on alcohol has changed quite a bit. We spend a bigger chunk of our booze money in bars and restaurants. We spend less money buying alcohol at the ... read more>

Slim Spirit Announces Distribution Partnership with M.S. walker of Massachusetts

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Continuing a program of rapid expansion, San Francisco’s homegrown Slim Spirit LLC announces a new distribution partnership with M. S. Walker of Massachusetts.  Adding Slim Vodka, Tequila, Rum, and Gin to its highly regarded portfolio, M. S. Walker ensures a position at the very forefront of the vibrant diet adult beverage market.The Slims remain the ... read more>

Ultimate Cocktail Challenge 2012 Announces Winners for Classic & Signature Cocktail Challenges

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Ultimate Beverage Challenge® (UBC), is proud to announce the results of the annual Ultimate Cocktail Challenge® (UCC) held at Astor Center in New York City, June 4 – 8, 2012. Ultimate Cocktail Challenge encompasses two distinct competitions – Classic Cocktail Challenge and Signature Cocktail Challenge. Hundreds of cocktails were tasted and rated over the course ... read more>

Rémy Cointreau Results Boosted by Cognac Sales

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

French alcoholic drinks company Rémy Cointreau SA RCO.FR +0.09% Tuesday said it is confident of continued steady growth as it posted a sharp rise in full-year net profit, bouncing back after being hit by a one-off write-down a year earlier. Chief Executive Jean-Marie Laborde said business is continuing to “grow strongly,” echoing the optimism of ... read more>

Fewer Grapes, More Drinkers

Monday, June 11th, 2012

After a Decade of Cutting Acreage, California Growers Can’t Meet Wine Demand Prices for grapes and bulk wine from California are surging this year as supplies are failing to keep pace with ever-expanding consumption. Mike Esterl explains why on The News Hub. California’s wine industry is getting squeezed by a shortage of grapes. For a ... read more>

Diageo Acquires Cabin Fever Maple Flavored Whisky

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Maple Flavored Whisky Set for National Roll Out in Fall 2012 Diageo, the world’s leading premium beer, wine and spirits company, announced today that it has acquired Cabin Fever Maple Flavored Whisky. The acquisition will provide Diageo with a new brand that delivers on two emerging growth trends within the US spirits market: flavored whisky ... read more>

Wine Buzz: June 2012 Edition

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

VOLÉRE: HOW YOU SAY ‘GAME-CHANGER’ IN ITALIAN There are a lot of premium varietal wines coming to the U.S. from Italy, but only one comes in its own “pocketbook.” Volére, from Cantina di Soave, has three tasty wines—Pinot Grigio, Merlot-Pinot Noir and Rosé—clearly aimed to catch the eyes of women shoppers. No wonder it was ... read more>

Bar Talk: The Artist

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Perez Klebahn of Rain’s Fun House in Baltimore, MD Visitors don’t flock to the American Visionary Art Museum just to scope out wacky exhibitions like All Things Round: Galaxies, Eyeballs & Karma. They are also compelled to dine at the equally playful Mr. Rain’s Fun House, where Perez Klebahn serves offbeat wines and makes dynamic ... read more>

Napa Valley Wine Auction Tops $8 Million

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Thanks to its own vintners’ open wallets, Napa Valley’s annual wine auction proved that giving begins at home. But those seeking signs that the world is parched for top-dollar Cabernet weren’t finding many under the big tent Saturday. The auction tally edged just past $8 million. While that topped last year’s $7.3 million total, it ... read more>
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