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Good Morning, and Happy Friday.  It's September 8, 2023.

Royal Wine Acquires Sonoma-Loeb Winery

Royal Wine Corp. acquired Northern California’s legacy winery Sonoma-Loeb, founded in 1981 by Ambassador to Denmark and American business magnate John L. Loeb, Jr. Terms weren't disclosed. Under the guidance of Chappellet Winery owners Don and Molly Chappellet and winemaker Philip Corralo-Titus, Sonoma-Loeb has risen to become one of

U.S. Beer Shipments Drop Another 8.4%

Beer Institute estimated U.S. brewers tax paid removals in July were 12.8 million barrels, down 8.4% from the year earlier 13,968,083. Year-to-date estimates also are down, to 89.6 million barrels, about 6.8% compared to January through July in 2022. As dismal as the

Miller Wine Intros Butternut Sparkling Wine

Miller Family Wine Co. released Butternut Wines' inaugural Sparkling wine. Crafted using the traditional method, it complements Butternut's collection of premium still wines. Owned by the Miller Family, Butternut is a brand born from the belief that great wine doesn't need to come with a high price tag. Rooted in

Kickstand Cocktails Partners with Cincy Bengals

Kickstand Cocktails said it partnered with the Cincinnati Bengals. The multi-year partnership kicks off with the 2023-2024 season and includes pouring rights throughout the stadium, including a dedicated Kickstand Cocktails bar along the east concourse featuring signage and a variety of special events. The only ready-to-drink cocktail dedicated to spice

Angel's Envy Toast the Trees Initiative Now Includes Urban Tree Canopy Restoration

Angel's Envy expanded its 10th annual Toast the Trees initiative to include urban tree canopy restoration in U.S. cities. Launched in 2014 and celebrated annually each September in honor of U.S. National Bourbon Heritage Month, Toast the Trees is Angel's Envy's  initiative to demonstrate the importance of sustainability

Smirnoff's NFL Campaign: 'We Do Game Days'

Smirnoff's new national campaign, "We Do Game Days," pairs football fans and delicious Smirnoff cocktails, starring Emmy-nominated actor, comedian and producer Anthony Anderson. Starting this week, the new TV spots will air nationwide and include custom spots for each of the brand's seven partner teams, created to celebrate the unique

DISCUS Opens New Office

Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. has moved to 101 Constitution Ave. on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the commercial office space closest to the U.S. Capitol. The new headquarters pays homage to the rich history of the spirits industry and takes guests on a journey into

Harney Lane's Brand Refresh

Harney Lane Vineyards, a premier winery in the Lodi AVA, announces a comprehensive brand refresh that "underscores its values, unique craftsmanship, and deep-rooted connection to the Lodi region." Co-proprietor Jorja Lerner said the rebranding signifies not only the Lerner family's "commitment to honoring our heritage, but also our excitement to

WSWA Opens Registration for Access LIVE 2024

Registration is now open for the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America's (WSWA's) Access LIVE 2024. Access LIVE brings together wholesalers, suppliers, on- and off-premise retailers, service providers, importers and exporters all under one roof. The event will be held Jan. 29 to Feb. 1, 2024, at Caesars Forum in Las

Who & What --

O'Neill Vintners & Distillers promotes Amanda Gorter to Director of Winemaking - Central Coast. Previously, she was Lead Winemaker for Robert Hall Winery in Paso Robles. Viña Concha y Toro USA promotes Sarah Maurantonio to California Region Manager. IWSR Drinks Market Analysis hires Julie Harris as its new CEO, following former

What We're Reading --

Nonalcoholic Wines: Emerging Innovators and Big Guns Enter the Growing $56 Million+ Category While nonalcoholic wines have been around for years, new techniques that can retain aromas, and textures are moving forward, with German research and producers at the forefront, creating higher quality N.A. wines. According to 2022 Nielsen

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