Blessed with soil similar to France’s Champagne region, vineyards in England nevertheless produced decades of low-grade goop that caused nary a Frenchman to tremble. But a Great British fizz boom is underway, with winemakers crediting climate change for the warmer weather that has seemed to improve their bubbly. Increasingly hospitable temperatures have helped transplanted champagne [...]
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In many countries, beer mix drinks represent a major category for breweries. Growth is mainly driven by new products that provide novel interpretations and interesting taste experiences. WILD has developed some creative concept innovations for this sector – for clear and for cloudy beer mixes – in reaction to a move from the long-term popularity [...]
Wine sales in the United States, including California vintages, reached a record high last year, jumping 2% compared with 2011. Sales totaled 360.1 million cases with an estimated retail value of $34.6 billion, according to the Wine Institute, a San Francisco trade group….
The craft-beer industry is coming on strong in North Carolina, and the state’s wineries are taking notice. “North Carolina has one of the most exciting and dynamic beer cultures in the country,” said Erik Lars Myers in his 2012 book, “North Carolina Craft Beer & Breweries.” His guide listed 45 breweries and brewpubs operating in [...]
A major new malt whisky distillery is being planned for Easter Ross. Diageo, the biggest distiller of Scotch, has chosen a greenfield site near Alness, next to the existing Teaninich distillery. With 16 copper stills, it would have the capacity to distil enough for 13 million litres of spirit each year, equating to 45 million [...]
Craft brewers in the US are lobbying the Federal Government for a tax break but so are the larger brewers. The “Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act” of “Small BREW Act” seeks to reduce the tax paid on the first 60,000 barrels from US$7 to $3.50 and on the all following 31 gallon barrels [...]
Research shows that spirits such as Irish whiskey have become more popular on the traditionally beer-driven holiday. While beer may seem like the go-to alcoholic beverage for the American celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, spirits account for a greater percentage of sales during the holiday. When comparing overall alcohol sales in the first quarter of [...]
A 4% drop in pint orders and higher prices may signal worse luck ahead for brewers, which rely on March to start a seasonal upswing. The day after Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities was one of the few times that America woke up from a hangover and discovered it drank less than it remembered. In [...]
Considering just how many great rock ’n’ roll songs were written in the company of an empty bottle, it’s kind of surprising that it took the folks at Jack Daniel’s Distillery this long to capitalize on the relationship between booze and music. Well, someone finally sobered up. In what can only be described as an [...]
Americans aren’t the only ones with a growing taste for American-made craft beer. The Brewers Association reports this morning that exports surged by 72 percent last year, for a total value approaching $50 million. Canadians continued to be the largest importer of U.S. crafts, buying just north of 68,000 barrels. These numbers are small compared [...]
Proximo Spirits is to take over the US distribution of Jose Cuervo Tequila when Diageo’s contract ends on 30 June. In a statement released this weekend, Juan-Domingo Beckmann, CEO of Casa Cuervo, said the move from Diageo to sister company Proximo Spirits signalled the “next chapter” for the world’s largest Tequila brand. “Diageo has been [...]
A US class action alleges that Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) labels showing the alcohol content of brands such as Budweiser are ‘false in every instance’, with consumers deliberately overcharged for watered-down beer, claims the brewer fiercely denies.
Diageo has announced plans for a national roll out of Parrot Bay “freeze and squeeze” cocktails, following a successful trial in 2012. The cocktails will be available nationwide from April and the range comprises single serve, ready-to-drink cocktails in three flavours: Berry Daiquiri, Citrus Daiquiri and Pina Colada. The cocktails are frozen before consumption and [...]
Tennis star and Bacardi ambassador Rafael Nadal is heading the company’s latest responsible drinking campaign in Mexico. Ahead of the Mexican Open (which begins today, 25 February), Nadal has been promoting Bacardi’s “Champions’ Party” campaign, which is part of the group’s long-running responsible drinking initiative (“Champions Drink Responsibly), and the new “Rafa’s Champion Mix” mocktail. [...]