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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 Faust, Chief Sales Officer, Heineken USA Incorporated and Debbie Rittenberg...

  • Wilbur’s: Dedicated to Family-Friendly Service

    When you visit Wilbur’s Total Beverage for the very first time, you’ll be struck by two things: how clean it is, and how it really doesn’t feel like a typical liquor store. Shelving displays are sparkling and elegant and plants dangle from the ceiling, creating a warm and inviting...

  • Brandy & Cognac: Steady As They Grow

    While much of talk lately in the spirit business has been about the surge of whiskey sales in the US, the other brown spirit — brandy and Cognac — has managed to rebound quite nicely from the economic turmoil of a few years ago and even build on a...

  • Deck the Aisles With Seasonal Beers

    Historically, brewing naturally follows the changing of the seasons. And consumers follow the changing parade of seasonal beers. Arguably, winter seasonals are the most important of the year — robust and hearty, often-spicy brews that warm up the cold dark days and are perfect for holiday toasts and gift-giving....

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  • Wilbur’s: Dedicated to Family-Friendly Service

    When you visit Wilbur’s Total Beverage for the very first time, you’ll be struck by two things: how clean it is, and how it really doesn’t feel like a typical liquor store. Shelving displays are sparkling and elegant and...
  • Retail Education: Holiday Books to Keep the Whole Year

    New reference books can increase your knowledge and helpfulness to your customers. With these on your shelf, you will be ready to answer questions regarding important wine countries in both the northern and southern hemispheres.   Wines of South...
  • Painless Point of Sale

    One thing all retailers can count on regarding point-of-sale (POS) systems is that there is no shortage of options from available. More vendors continue to introduce new POS products to the marketplace, ranging from small cloud-based systems to sophisticated...

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  • Top Ten Takeaways from AB Media Day

    I just returned from St. Louis, where I attended the annual Anheuser-Busch trade media open house. I had the opportunity to hear about the company’s latest initiatives, sample some...
  • Exploring Port Wine for the First Time

    I recently had dinner with Fernando Seixas, export sales manager at The Fladgate Partnership, a Port Wine company. I regret that until I met with Fernando I’d never tried...
  • Is Age No Longer Relevant?

    The conversation about whether age statements should be removed in liquor categories from rum to Scotch to Bourbon has been growing recently. Aside from increasing press coverage from industry...
  • Fine Line Between Craft and Mass-Market

    I had lunch yesterday with Han Shan, the brand ambassador for Hudson Whiskey. We spent some time sampling the company’s portfolio of spirits (including their new Maple Cask Rye,...

Spirits Category Updates More Stories

  • New Logo for Heaven Hill’s 80th Anniversary

    The sixth-largest distilled spirits supplier’s new name is Heaven Hill Brands, and with the new name comes a new logo.   From the press release:   BARDSTOWN, KY. –...
  • Brown-Forman Announces Distributors of the Year

    The 2015 awards were announced during the company’s annual Distributor Growth Conference at the Woodford Reserve Distillery in Kentucky. From the press release:   (Louisville, KY, December 10, 2014) ...
  • Moonshine University Announces 2015 Schedule

    The company is offering workshops and distiller courses for aspiring craft spirits makers. From the press release:   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 9, 2014) — Educational distillery Moonshine University at...

Industry Calendar

Feb
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all-day Clearwater Beach Uncorked @ Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach
Clearwater Beach Uncorked @ Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach
Feb 7 – Feb 8 all-day
Enjoy the pre-Valentine’s Day buzz on February 7th and 8th for two deliciously decadent days, as Clearwater Beach is transformed into an epicurean oasis for food, wine, [...]
Feb
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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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2
Mon
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 [...]

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Beverage Stock Index

BrandSymbolPriceChange
Diageo plc CommonDEO114.51(-0.56)
BEAMBEAM0.00(+0)
Ambev S.A. AmericABEV6.01(+0.01)
Molson Coors BrewTAP75.91(-0.74)
Boston Beer CompaSAM289.33(-8.45)
Castle Brands, InROX1.40(-0.04)
Anheuser-Busch InBUD114.27(-0.37)
Craft Brew AllianBREW14.00(-0.41)
Brown Forman IncBF-B88.12(-0.66)
Data was last updated 8:47 PM, 12/20/2014

Beer Category Updates More Stories

  • Deck the Aisles With Seasonal Beers

    Historically, brewing naturally follows the changing of the seasons. And consumers follow the changing parade of seasonal beers. Arguably, winter seasonals are the most important of the year —...

Wine Category Updates More Stories

  • Gallo Releases Data On Consumer Wine Drinking

    E & J Gallo Winery’s Consumer Wine Trends Survey asked where, when and how Americans are enjoying wine. From the press release:   MODESTO, Calif., Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/...
  • 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...
  • Drinks of Tomorrow

    The unique range of international exhibitors at ProWein 2015, International Trade Fair Wines and Spirits, will be supported by several special shows, making ProWein a must-see platform for trends,...

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  • 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...
  • More on Brandy and Cognac

    We couldn’t fit everything into the November/December issue’s Brandy and Cognac feature, so here’s some additional insight on the category.   Cognac Rules All Cognacs are brandy but not all brandies are Cognacs, goes the old saying, useful in...

Growth Brand Awards

  • 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...