News Briefs For March 4, 2020

?Biondi-Santi has launched a special edition of Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2012, dedicated to the late Franco Biondi-Santi, who led the winery for decades. The new release is the last vintage prod


Impact Databank: Luxury Tequilas Continue To Soar

U.S. consumers continue to gravitate to Tequila, with the category?s higher pricing tiers showing the fastest growth. After dodging the threat of higher tariffs last year with the signing of the new N

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Aperol Drives Campari To 5.3% U.s. Growth In 2019

Campari Group saw sales increase 5.9% to ?1.8 billion ($1.9b) on an organic basis in its full fiscal year through December, as adjusted EBIT rose 6.7% organically to ?408 million ($440m). The company?


Interview: Ilegal Mezcal Founder John Rexer

Bacardi took a minority stake in Ilegal mezcal in 2017, adding the brand to its portfolio just as the category began to pick up steam in the U.S. market. Mezcal has continued to grow rapidly from its

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Treasury Sees “challenging U.s. Market Conditions” In Fiscal First Half

In a surprise move, Treasury Wine Estates has released results for its fiscal first half ended in December two weeks ahead of schedule. While the Australia-based wine giant saw net sales rise 2% to A$


News Briefs For January 14, 2020

?Beverage alcohol delivery provider Drizly has partnered with Texas-based retailer Spec?s to significantly expand its coverage in the Lone Star State. Effective immediately, 55 Spec?s stores across Da


News Briefs For January 8, 2020

?Tequila Partida, part of the Edrington portfolio, has announced a national release for its Single Barrel Reserve Reposado. The 40% abv Tequila is made from 100% blue agave and will come in three vari


Aperol, Campari Benefit As Consumer Palates Continue To Evolve

As U.S. consumers continue to widen their repertoires and explore increasingly diverse taste profiles, Campari America has been capitalizing with its array of liqueurs and bitters, led by the Aperol a

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Cognac Extends Its U.s. Gains As New Consumers Enter Category

Cognac continues to be a key growth driver in the U.S. spirits market, with volume projected to top 6.4 million cases on a 5.5% increase this year, according to Impact Databank. In value terms, Cognac


Brown-forman?s U.s. Sales Up 6% In Fiscal First Half

Upscale whiskies and Tequilas continue to drive gains for Brown-Forman in the U.S., with the company?s net sales up 6% in its largest market for the six months through October. Overall, Brown-Forman p

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