Beverage Dynamics Top Stories
The hard cider category may trail behind wine and beer in sales, but it’s quickly making up ground. Leading cider brands grew 57.8% between 2013 and 2014, according to information collected by the Beverage Information and Insights Group. Sales across the overall category expanded by 63.1% during that same time period. This is hardly an anomaly. Annual gains in the cider market have risen for some time now. “The cider segment is the fastest...
In 2011, acclaimed sommelier Rajat Parr, partner and proprietor of Domaine de la Côte and Sandhi in Santa Barbara’s Sta. Rita Hills, co-founded In Pursuit of Balance, a non-profit organization that puts the spotlight on California-made Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The response has been strong. With 33 well-regarded wineries joining In Pursuit of Balance (such as Au Bon Climat, Flowers and Twomey), and 2015 events spanning New York, San Francisco, Houston, Osaka and Tokyo,...
There’s a mystique and romance surrounding tequila that few products enjoy. The import has captivated the imagination of the American drinking public, making it the fastest growing category of spirits in the country. As aficionados grow more discerning, distillers are responding by releasing the best and brightest their craft can produce – innovative offerings such as ultra-premium blancos, vintage-dated and single-estate bottlings and increasingly rarer and older añejos. “I’m confident that in the foreseeable...
Originally much of vodka’s stellar rise was sparked by marketing that spotlighted status appeal and indefinable allure. Then came an influx of flavors to entice new consumers into the category. Today, that is changing: customers’ palates are more educated and the focus is on the quality in the bottle. Consumers are interested in the provenance of spirits, what they are made from and how they are produced. And they are trading up for that...
Beer is America’s most popular beverage year-round, and when the mercury rises, it really comes into its own. Beer owns the summer. A brewer’s challenge in the warm months is not so much to persuade consumers to drink more beer—that is pretty much of a given. It’s to use promotions and, increasingly, new summer styles to claim market share. Brewers eye the summertime sales surge, eager to slake the thirst of beach goers, baseball...
FIVE STARS (97) Champagne Henriot, Brut Rosé (France). A stunning example of a world class rosé Champagne. From the brilliant salmon pink color, to the fine and delicate mousse, you can see its pedigree. Delicate strawberry and cherry on the nose are followed by a palate of complexity and elegance. A long, balanced finish confirms the wine’s pedigree and class. Outstanding. ($70) (95) 2014 Chateau Grande Cassagne Rosé (France). 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah....
Martin Wine Cellar gives new meaning to the term “family business.” Although the company was founded almost 70 years ago by the Martin family, which still runs the business today, it also boasts an extended family of more than 200 loyal employees, many who have been with the company for more than 30 years. Launching with humble beginnings and eventually expanding across multiple locations, Martin Wine Cellar faced an enormous setback during the wrath...
For the first time, Beverage Dynamics has added a new category to the Growth Brand Awards, honoring brands that have shown sustained growth. The Hall of Fame was created to recognize brands that have won at least 15 Growth Brand Awards over the years (since the program’s inception in 1997). This year, seven spirit brands and one wine brand qualified for that honor. The Hall of Fame Awards were presented during this year’s Growth...
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Beverage Stock Index
|Diageo plc Common Stock||DEO||110.96||(-1.82)|
|Ambev S.A. American Depositary||ABEV||5.75||(-0.08)|
|Molson Coors Brewing Company Cl||TAP||73.38||(-1.16)|
|Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The)||SAM||263.78||(-0.07)|
|Castle Brands, Inc. Castle Bran||ROX||1.50||(+0)|
|Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA Sponsor||BUD||120.56||(-1.82)|
|Craft Brew Alliance, Inc.||BREW||10.76||(-0.02)|
|Brown Forman Inc Class B Common||BFB||94.27||(-0.58)|
|Data was last updated 1:10 AM, 05/30/2015|