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Tag Archives: Trade association

• Craft vs. Crafty: A Statement from the Brewers Association

Craft vs. Crafty: A Statement from the Brewers Association

The Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American craft brewers, issued the following statement regarding the increase in production and promotion of craft-like beers by large, non-craft breweries: An American craft brewer is defined as small and independent. Their annual production is 6 million barrels of beer or less and […]

• Scotch whiskey exports booming

Scotch whiskey exports booming

The Scotch Whiskey Association (SWA), the trade Association for the Scotch Whiskey industry, has revealed the Scotch whiskey export statistics, which show that the exports of Scotch whiskey are booming. The Scotland government cabinet secretary for rural affairs Richard Lochhead said the news that whiskey exports have rocketed by a quarter is absolutely phenomenal. “The […]

• Consumers Trading-Up to High-End Liquor

Consumers are starting to trade-up to pricier vodkas, whiskeys and other spirits, pushing up revenue for the liquor industry and possibly providing the industry with greater pricing power. In its annual briefing on industry trends, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States—or Discus—trade group said supplier volumes last year rose 2 percent to 190 […]

• U.S. spirits market recovers slightly in 2010

US spirits volume up 2 pct in ’10; revenue up 2.3 pct * Super-premium drinks up 10.9 pct from a weak 2009 U.S. consumers started drinking more higher-end spirits last year, leading the industry to see signs of a fragile recovery. Liquor companies sold 190.7 million nine-liter cases in the United States in 2010, according […]

• Brewers Association triples upper production limit of craft brewer definition

Brewers Association triples upper production limit of craft brewer definition

Boulder, CO • January 3, 2011-The board of directors of the Brewers Association (BA), the trade association representing the majority of U.S. brewing companies, has voted to change the BA’s designation of “small” in its definition of a “craft brewer.” The Association’s board of directors also has revised its bylaws to reflect the change. In […]

• Napa Valley Vintners Becomes Wine Education Supporter

Napa Valley Vintners Becomes Wine Education Supporter

The Institute of Masters of Wine is delighted to announce that the Napa Valley Vintners has entered into a formal supporter agreement to contribute to its worldwide wine education activities. The trade association responsible for promoting and protecting the Napa Valley wine region in California has generously contributed to Institute events in North America and […]

• Napa Valley Green Movement At Top Of Its Game

Napa Valley Green Movement At Top Of Its Game

According to the latest figures released by Laurel Marcus, Napa Green program administrator, the Napa Green Certified Land Program now has 45,000 acres appellation-wide enrolled in the program, with more than 19,000 acres certified. Largely based on the principles of Fish Friendly Farming, this farming and land-use program is the industry’s most comprehensive and most […]

• Alcohol Lobby Now Openly Spending Against CA's Legal Pot Initiative in Alliance with Police Industrial Complex

Big Alcohol’s decision to squash marijuana law reform to protect its bottom line is simply politics as usual. It is said that politics makes strange bedfellows, but there are arguably few stranger than the emerging alliance between two of California’s most powerful political players: the police-industrial complex and Big Alcohol. Campaign finance reports from the […]

• Into to making your own spirits? American Distilling Institute's Bill Owens' Distilling Tips

Into to making your own spirits? American Distilling Institute's Bill Owens' Distilling Tips

Tossing around hopes and dreams of opening a distillery, but no clue where to start? The Hayward-based American Distilling Institute (ADI) is the go-to trade organization for information on everything from copper stills to dealing with the industry’s infamous red tape.

• Beer group opens the tap on the Hill. See how lobbying works up close.

On April 15, a bill backed by the National Beer Wholesalers Association was introduced in the House aimed at limiting direct sales of beer, wine and other alcohol, which the trade group views as a mortal threat to its industry.