[BND] Your Breakfast Briefing --

Good Morning, and Happy Tuesday.  It's August 15, 2023.

Willamette Valley Posts Loss Despite 23.3% Sales Gain

Willamette Valley Vineyards reports sales of $10.73 million up  23% from the like year-earlier period.  The sales increase was attributed to an increase in sales through distributors of $337,579 and an increase in direct sales of $1,687,803 in the current year three-month period over the prior year.

Eastside Distilling Loss Narrows a Bit; Sales Nearly Cut in Half

Eastside Distilling Inc. reports sales of $2.6  million in the second quarter, down from $5.1 million a year earlier. The company's net loss in this year's second quarter was $1.64 n=million, down from $1.79 million.

Dunkin' Launches Spiked Iced Coffees, Teas

Dunkin' said it launched Dunkin' Spiked Iced Coffee and Iced Tea.  The new launches, which will be available in 12 states in late August, join Dunkin’s existing line of ready-to-drink beverages to offer eight different flavors available year-round and ready to drink day or night. Dunkin’ Spiked Iced Tea

76% of Consumers Say They Love Things Reminding Them of the Past

A new survey find 76% of consumers ages 22 to 55 say they love things that remind them of the past, according  to Rose Bleakley, associate marketing manager for Vizzy.  Vizzy has had a sales boost, contributing to the franchise's 64% dollar sales growth in the 13 weeks ended July

14 Hands Wine to Be Produced at Prosser Winery

Not only has Chateau Ste. Michelle Wine Estates cancelled contracts fpr 40% of its grape purchases, it is moving production of 14  Hands wine from its Prosser winery.  Instead, 14  Hands will be produced at Columbia Crests; winery.   A spokeswoman said the move is to "make best use of our

Washington Wine Auction Raises $4 Million

Proceeds from the Auction of Washington Wines helps fund Seattle Childen's Hospital,Washington State University viticulture and enology research, and Vital, wh ich dedicated to ensuring vineyard and winery worked have access to healthcare and other resources. For the 36th year, the event was hosed by Chateau Ste. Michelle.  

Thanks for Reading. We'll see you tomorrow. – Joel

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