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• Poor Yao Ming Uses Crowdfunder to Raise $$$ For Napa Winery

Poor Yao Ming Uses Crowdfunder to Raise $$$ For Napa Winery

As China’s luxury wine market cools, Yao Ming, the former National Basketball Association all-star, is inviting U.S. wine and basketball enthusiasts to own a piece of his Napa Valley winery, for as little as $5,000 per person. Yao Family Wines plans to raise $3 million via Crowdfunder, a website for entrepreneurs to get funding from […]

• The 5 Hottest Alcohol Trends of 2015

The 5 Hottest Alcohol Trends of 2015

Last year saw a plethora of acquisitions, led by Suntory’s acquisition of Beam, which was only exceeded in the surprise stakes by Emperador’s acquisition of Whyte & Mackay. Less surprising was Diageo’s strengthening of its position in tequila with a series of acquisitions, including giving up its Bushmills Irish whiskey brand and gaining a majority […]

• This Is A Shock. French Vodka Exports Overtake Cognac

This Is A Shock. French Vodka Exports Overtake Cognac

Vodka has overtaken Cognac as the most exported French spirit by volume, as the sector continues to struggle against China’s on-going campaign of austerity. According to recent figures released by the Federation of Wine and Spirits Exporters (FEVS), exports of French spirits dropped once again in 2014 as brands battled a “difficult” economic environment and “intensified” […]