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  • Bulgarian Rhapsody

    France and Italy have held the European wine spotlight for ages, along with Germany, Spain and Portugal. But several countries in the eastern part of the continent now aim to become major players on the world wine stage, including Bulgaria. What do Bulgarians know about wine? The country has...

  • Blends Hold Their Own

    While the popularity of Napa Valley grapes such as Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon will never wane, California’s beloved wine region has also become quite well known for its blends, primarily crafted from the area’s star red grape. According to Nielsen, red table wine blends saw a growth of 11%...

  • Canada on the Cusp

    Canadian whisky may not get as much respect as its Irish, Scottish and American counterparts these days, but if whisky-buying was “American Idol,” Canadian would definitely be competing in the finals. After all, the entire category moved more than 13 million cases in the U.S. last year, second only...

  • A Two-Way Partnership in the Three-Tier System

    Some of the most important business relationships a beverage retailer can cultivate are those that exist with distributors. Unfortunately, not all retailers take advantage of the plethora of data and advice distributors can provide. In addition to giving retailers detailed information about new products, distributors often have access to...

  • Dissecting Imported Beer

    Imported beer has enjoyed cachet in America since our earliest days. Bass Ale reached America from England in 1779. George Washington was especially fond of porter, the English style that grew to great popularity in 18th century London, only dropping his English sources out of loyalty to the new...

  • Cask Conditioned

    Irish whiskey is still high-proof strong after so many years of double-digit growth. More than riding on the coattails of American’s infatuation with whiskey, Irish is enlarging the demographic, bringing new consumers into the fold with its easy drinkability and mixability and now intriguing geeks with more nuanced and...

  • Crossing the Pacific

    What do consumers know, or think they know, about imported Japanese products? According to a number of sake and Japanese whisky experts, misconceptions about the category are plentiful and confusion is rampant. Since retailers are the gatekeepers who often introduce consumers to sakes and Japanese whiskies for the first...

  • Retailer Wine Selections: Malbec

    The Beverage Dynamics National Retailer Wine Panelists recommend Malbecs from Argentina, Chile, France and California.   We asked members of the panel to review some of their favorite Malbecs. As always, these selections include brief tasting notes, a rating and the wine’s retail price (which varies from store to...

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  • Are Your Qualities Set in Stone?

    “Mommy and I don’t think you should go.” He listened, turned 50 shades of bright red and started crying. Then he went to his room and cried some more. We tried to comfort ourselves by saying, “Sometimes we have...
  • Are Silly Rules Sabotaging Your Business?

    “If your kids want chicken, they should order the chicken fingers…” That’s what the manager told me when I tried to order the seemingly simple to prepare – lightly seasoned grilled chicken breast. That’s what my boys like. Well,...
  • BevMo! kicks off craft program

    BevMo! is broadening its commitment to craft-beverage drinkers. Starting today, Feb. 4, the alcoholic beverage superstore has kicked off its first ever BevMo! Craft Event. This program will include price reductions, in-store events and YouTube videos about industry pioneers....

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  • A Blog about Glogg

    It’s been very cold in New England for weeks now, so last night seemed like the perfect time to open up a bottle of Glogg (a Scandavian mulled wine) I bought a few months ago. My wife and I heated it up on the stove for a few minutes...
  • Craft and Tourism at Privateer

    The tourism aspect of craft is booming. To that end, I recently visited Privateer, a premium rum-maker in Ipswich, Massachusetts. The company plans to expand from 7,500 square feet to 20,000, including increased room for hospitality and merchandise sales. “I think it’s an educational component,” says Chris DeStefano, Privateer Director...
  • Chatting About Apples

    Earlier this week I sat down with Martin Thatcher, the Managing Director of his family’s company, Thatchers Cider. He stopped in New York on his way from his home in U.K. to Chicago, where he was scheduled to give a keynote at CiderCon. His company, which has been making...
  • Rating the Beer Commercials

    During this year’s Super Bowl broadcast, Anhsuer-Busch aired three new commercials promoting Budweiser and Bud Light. Two of those three have been getting a lot of press following the game, but for entirely different reasons. Most pundits agree that the company’s “Lost Dog” ad won the night, especially because...

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  • Bols Genever

    Lucas Bols announced its latest release, a single-barrel genever aged six years, now available through a limited number of outlets in New York. The limited edition barrels of aged Bols Genever have...
  • Deep Eddy Lemon

    Deep Eddy vodka has announced a new flavor: lemon. Made with real lemons from California, not a flavoring agent. Deep Eddy Lemon joins four other vodkas this year, including Deep Eddy...

Wine Category Updates More Stories

  • Washington Wines Put On a Show in New York

    The phrase “West Coast wine” typically conjures up images of Napa Valley, and other vineyards up and down California. But winemakers from Washington State want to change that. Despite...
  • Two Lands

    Jacob’s Creek, is announcing the release of Two Lands, a new range of wines produced as a collaborative project between the winery’s Chief Winemaker Bernard Hickin and  Napa winemaker,...
  • Pinot Noir, Spicy Lime Margarita

    Skinnygirl has introduced two new products: Spicy Lime Margarita and Pinot Noir. The Spicy Lime Margarita is a combination of heat meets sweet, offering a balance of cool lime, spicy chili and...

Industry Calendar

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all-day New York City Beer Week
New York City Beer Week
Feb 20 – Mar 1 all-day
The mission of the New York City Brewers Guild is to advocate for and promote awareness of its local brewing members; to increase the [...]
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all-day Découvertes en Vallée du Rhône
Découvertes en Vallée du Rhône
Mar 2 – Mar 5 all-day
Created in March 2001 by Inter Rhône,  “Découvertes en Vallée du Rhône 2015″ is the 8th edition of this trade and original wine fair, created in [...]
all-day Rhone Valley
Rhone Valley
Mar 2 – Mar 5 all-day
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all-day Extreme Beer Fest (Boston) @ Seaport World Trade Center
Extreme Beer Fest (Boston) @ Seaport World Trade Center
Mar 20 – Mar 21 all-day
Presented by BeerAdvocate and Harpoon Brewery, American Craft Beer Fest (ACBF) is the east coast’s largest celebration of American craft beer, featuring 640+ craft beers from 140+ American [...]

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Beverage Stock Index

BrandSymbolPriceChange
Diageo plc CommonDEO118.85(+0.14)
BEAMBEAM0.00(+0)
Ambev S.A. AmericABEV6.45(+0.08)
Molson Coors BrewTAP75.89(-1.35)
Boston Beer CompaSAM267.60(-11.18)
Castle Brands, InROX1.51(-0.02)
Anheuser-Busch InBUD126.66(-0.83)
Craft Brew AllianBREW12.50(-0.2)
Brown Forman IncBF-B91.69(-0.73)
Data was last updated 11:58 PM, 03/ 1/2015

Beer Category Updates More Stories

  • Lemon-Ade-Rita

    The successful Bud Light Lime-A-Rita franchise continues its expansion by introducing Lemon-Ade-Rita, a new summer seasonal flavor. Bud Light Lime Lemon-Ade-Rita is a lemonade margarita-flavored malt alcohol beverage with a...
  • Beers of Mexico Variety Pack

    Heineken USA announces the return of the Beers of Mexico variety pack with limited edition offering, Dos Equis Azul – a blend of golden wheat lager and blue agave. Dos Equis...
  • Warsteiner redesign

    Warsteiner is refreshing its brand. Starting February 2015, U.S. fans will begin to see the new look. The new branding includes: Refreshed Logos: The Warsteiner name features a larger, simpler font in...

Online Exclusives & More More Stories

  • Trendspotting Wine Video

    In the January/February issue, the Trendspotting column spotlighted a wine retailer who grew his business using P2P loan funding. Below you’ll find a video, where Cris Zukowski shares more details of his story:      
  • Serralles Trip Photo Report

    There were so many photos from my trip to Puerto Rico that I couldn’t include in the November/December issue of Beverage Dynamics. Take a look at what I saw during my visit to San Juan and Ponce that we...
  • Expanded 2014 Top Wines

    NOTE: This story includes additional wine reviews that were not included in the November/December issue of Beverage Dynamics.   Throughout the year, we asked our retailer wine panel to review zinfandels, chardonnays, pinot noirs, summer white wines and cabernet...

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  • Beer Growth Brand Winners at NBWA

      Above: Jake Leinenkugel, President, The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, Tom Cardella, President of Tenth and Blake, Amy Collins and David Kroll, Vice President of Innovation, MillerCoors                   Amy Collins, Raymond...
  • Growth Brands: Beer (and cider) Here!

    To view a full PDF of the story complete with charts, please click here: BD-beer-growth-brands.     Beer is the adult beverage of choice in the U.S., according to a recent Gallup poll. The study found that 41% of...