News Briefs For July 15, 2019

?Diageo has appointed longtime Coca-Cola exec Julie Hamilton as chief commercial officer, effective August 5. She replaces former Diageo chief sales officer Tom Day, who recently became CEO of U.S. be


A Handful Of Rising Brands Gain Traction At Rum?s High End

While categories like Tequila and whisk(e)y have been premiumizing rapidly over the past few years, rum marketers have had a more difficult time trading consumers up. Still, there are encouraging pock


Domestic Sparkling Wines Tap Premiumization Trend

While domestic sparkling wines were roughly flat in the U.S. in 2018, the category has expanded by nearly 1.4 million cases over the past four years, and premiumization is taking root as consumers rea


Newly Combined Freixenet Mionetto Usa Eyes Further Growth In Sparkling Wine

Last year, Spanish Cava producer Freixenet sold a controlling stake to German sparkling wine giant Henkell and Co., which already owned Italy?s Mionetto, among many other brands. This past January, He


Exclusive: Constellation Unveils New Brand, To Kalon Vineyard Company

Constellation Brands is launching a new high-end Napa Valley wine label, To Kalon Vineyard Company. The new brand takes its name from the legendary To Kalon vineyard in Napa Valley?s Oakville AVA. Par


After Years Of Expansion, Winebow Looks To The Future

Winebow has undergone a sweeping transformation in recent years, assembling a bicoastal wholesale presence while continuing to build its portfolio of imported wines and spirits. The Virginia-based com


Whisky Advocate: Bushmills In Expansion Mode

Bushmills is set to double its whiskey output with a second distillery, slated to open by 2022.


News Briefs For May 17, 2019

?Brockman?s gin has expanded its distribution footprint, bringing seven more states into the fold. The brand is now available in Florida, Michigan, and Colorado through Republic National Distributing


Marketing Giant Michel Roux Passes Away At 78

Michel Roux, who built Absolut Vodka into an icon of the spirits business, has passed away at age 78. A native of France, Roux immigrated to the United States in 1964, and started his career in the ho


News Alert: Pernod Ricard Acquires Malfy Gin

Pernod Ricard has added to its gin range, agreeing to acquire the Malfy brand from Biggar and Leith for an undisclosed sum. Malfy, which has volume of around 100,000 cases globally, is produced in Ita

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