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Good Morning, and Happy Wednesday.  It's September 6, 2023.

Distillery Tourism Adds $3.45 Billion to Tennessee Economy: Study

Distilleries are one of the most significant drivers of tourism and economic growth in Tennessee, according to a recent study by Tourism Economics. The study, commissioned by the Tennessee Whiskey Trail, revealed that distilleries were one of the top-visited tourism attractions in Tennessee and brought in 8 million non-local visits

Drizly Sees Lagers, Italian Reds, Reposado Tequilas Leading the Fall

This year’s seasonal shift is putting a new category in the spotlight: Italian wines. In 2023 to date, Italian wine accounts for 7.4% share of the red wine category compared to 6.7% share during the same time period in 2022. Similarly, Italian grape varieties including Sangiovese, Montepulciano,

Winebow Unites Wholesale Sales Teams

Arjun Dewan, executive vp-sales, Winebow Imports, will be in charge of all Winebow's sales divisions including broad market, chain retail and national accounts. Erle Martin, executive vp-business development, will focus on growth initiatives including ecommerce and digital platforms.   As part of the realignment, Kristi Delovitch, a 14-year Winebow veteran, is

VSPT Wine Group Launches New Ö-61 Wines, Unveils U.S. Sweeps

Chilean Viña San Pedro Tarapacá (VSPT) Wine Group has announced the launch of Ö-61, new bold and intense red wines sold exclusively in the United States. As a wine for adventurous explorers, Ö-61 is a tribute to Ötzi, an iceman who lived over 5,000 years ago and was discovered

Barrell Craft Launches Gift Box of 100 ml Samplers

The gift box contains 100ml samples of core Barrell Craft products – Dovetail, Seagrass, Vantage and its newest batch release, Barrell Bourbon Batch 035. “Many consumers appreciate the opportunity tosample an ultra-premium whiskey before purchasing a 750ml bottle,” said BCS Founder Joe Beatrice.  “Our sample gift box is the perfect way

Martignetti to Rep Barrell Craft in Mass., New Hampshire

Barrell Craft Spirits said it signed Martignetti Cos. to distribute BCS and Stellum Spirits portfolios, both in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. “Martignetti has long been the gold standard for distribution across New England,” said BCS Founder Joe Beatrice. “We're thrilled to partner with such a revered wholesaler that understands the

Lucas Bols Partners with U. of Central Florida Athletics

Lucas Bols USA said its Ready to Enjoy Cocktails are now available at University of Central Florida home football games. As a UCF partner, Bols Cocktails will be sold at FBC Mortgage Stadium and Addition Financial Arena. With this newly launched partnership with UCF Athletics, Lucas Bols capitalized on an

What We're Reading --

  • Cult Wines lays off sales team in Singapore Fine wine investment company Cult Wines has laid off its entire sales team in Singapore. (The Drinks Business) \
  • How the McBride Sisters Are Building a New Legacy in California Wine Country How two wandering winemaking sisters finally found their

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