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  • 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...

Beverage Retailing Updates More Stories

  • 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...
  • If You Haven’t Heard About Furmint, You Will Soon

    Furmint is the grape that makes the famed Tokaji Aszu. While delicious, it is also rare and expensive, and not as widely known to consumers as it should be. When Samuel Tinon, a sweet-wine maker in Bordeaux, decided to...
  • 2015 Retailer of the Year: Trig’s Cellar 70

    In the Northwoods region of Wisconsin, a vacation destination known for its open spaces and winter sports, our 2015 Retailer of the Year operates a successful chain of beer, wine and spirit shops. Despite the small size of the...

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  • Classifying Asian Spirits and Sake

    When I was writing the Japanese Imports feature story for our Jan/Feb issue, one of the questions that came up consistently was “Where should sake be placed on the...
  • If You Can’t Compete on Price…

    Last week I was on a Caribbean cruise, visiting Belize, Honduras and Mexico (a great chance to get away from zero degree temperatures in New England). On the ship...
  • Farewell to 2014

    As 2015 approaches, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on 2014, which has been a year of change for me and for Beverage Dynamics. When 2014 began,...
  • Sipping Blue Nectar

    I spent some time yesterday with Nikhil Bahadur, co-founder of Blue Nectar Spirits company, which makes Blue Nectar Tequila. I had the opportunity to learn a little more about...

Spirits Category Updates More Stories

  • 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...

Industry Calendar

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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 [...]
Feb
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Tue
all-day North American Whiskies & Spirits Conference @ Chelsea Piers
North American Whiskies & Spirit… @ Chelsea Piers
Feb 24 all-day
The Whiskies & Spirits Conference is a trade only event. It is aimed at the senior management (regional directors to Chairmen and Board members, both executive [...]

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Beverage Stock Index

BrandSymbolPriceChange
Diageo plc CommonDEO117.89(+0)
BEAMBEAM0.00(+0)
Ambev S.A. AmericABEV6.57(+0)
Molson Coors BrewTAP77.21(+0)
Boston Beer CompaSAM311.76(+0)
Castle Brands, InROX1.62(+0)
Anheuser-Busch InBUD120.35(+0)
Craft Brew AllianBREW12.09(+0)
Brown Forman IncBF-B90.18(+0)
Data was last updated 9:18 AM, 01/29/2015

Beer Category Updates More Stories

  • Newcastle Unveils Crowdfunded Super Bowl Ad

    Everybody knows Super Bowl ads are extremely expensive. Newcastle and 37 other companies have come up with a novel idea to afford the hefty cost: crowdfunding. The Newcastle “Band...
  • Anheuser-Busch purchases Elysian Brewing Company

    Anheuser-Busch is expanding into the craft beer market. The company today announced the purchase of Seattle-based craft brewery Elysian Brewing Company. According to a press-release posted online, Elysian sold 50,000 barrels of...

Wine Category Updates More Stories

  • 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,...
  • 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....

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...