[BND] Your Breakfast Briefing --

Good Morning, and Happy Friday! It's August 18, 2023.

St. Supery Buys 48-Acre Vineyard for $14.8 Million

St. Supery Estate Vineyards & Winery purchased a 48-acre vineyard in Napa Valley's Rutherford appellation. The seller was LMR Wine Estates, and the transaction was estimated to be valued at $14.8 million. The purchase brings St. Supery's Napa Valley holdings to more than 1,600 acres, include 575 vineyard acres.

Head High Wines Pledges 100% of Online Sales to Maui Relief Efforts

In the wake of the devastating wildfires that swept through multiple communities on Maui, Head High Wines has taken immediate action towards aiding recovery efforts. The Sonoma based winery has announced that it will be donating 100% of its online wine sales for the month of August to the Hawai’

Who Is Bill Price of Head High Wines?

A vintner and entrepreneur, Bill is the proprietor of Price Family Vineyards & Estates, whose Head High Wines pledged 100% of online sales to Maui relief effort. Price Family Vineyards & Estates includes the ownership and management of iconic Sonoma Coast vineyards including Durell, Gap’s Crown, Walala, Alana, One Sky, and

Drop-Shippers Need Virginia License for Each Shipping Location

Drop shipping just took a body blow in Virginia.  Drop shipping is a practice where a business sells a product it does not carry in stock but rather  contracts with another firm to actually box and ship the order to customers. In a case involving California-based VinoShipper, the court agreed

Samuel Adams Tops $100 Million in Small Business Funding

Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream has surpassed $100 million of funding small food and beverage  businesses across the U.S. Brewing the American Dream, Samuel Adams's priority philanthropy program, is marking its 15th anniversary. Established in 2008, Brewing the American Dream was born out of the same passion that

Billy Busch and the Art of Self-Promotion

The headlines are pretty clear: Billy Busch Sr., one of the heirs to the Anheuser-Busch fortune volunteers to buy back company from current owners" (FoxNews), "wants to buy back Bud Light brand" (NewsNation), "Anheuser-Busch heire Billy Busch to buy back Bud Light after Dylon Mulvaney campaign causes $27 billion loss"

How Breakthru Identifies Potential in Emerging Brands

According to Oppe, there are three umbrella elements that make a brand stand out and indicate they are ready to partner with Breakthru: product, purpose and people, says Jenna Oppe, National Director, Emerging Brands at Breakthru Beverage Group. According to Deloitte's 2022 Global Marketing Trends report, consumers want to support

Australia Has 859 Olympic Swimming Pools of Wine in Storage: Rabobank

That's more than 2 billion lieters of wine or more than 2.8 billion bottles. Improving trade relations between the two countries and the recent removal of Chinese tariffs on Australian barley has led to optimism that five-year tariffs placed on Australian wine in March 2021 may be removed early.

Aperol Partners with US Open

Aperol, the iconic Italian Aperitivo, has signed on as an official partner of the US Open, beginning with the 2023 event, the U.S. Tennis Association said. Aperol will bring a slice of Italian culture to the US Open grounds in 2023. A branded, indoor-outdoor patio bar located off the

Rosa Mondavi's Great-Granddaughters Intro Aviana, a New Wine Line

Aviana is a new line of wines from majority woman-owned C. Mondavi & Family. Created by the five great-granddaughters of the company’s matriarch, Rosa Mondavi, Aviana is a celebration of strength, adventure and ingenuity. “This new collection is about so much more than the wine itself – we wanted to inspire

Sagamore Spirit Partners with Baltimore Ravens

Sagamore Spirit, the Maryland-based distillery known for its award-winning rye whiskey, is making its first foray into sports as a proud partner of the Baltimore Ravens.  Visitors will be able to enjoy the brand’s rye whiskies and premium canned cocktails at a new Sagamore Spirit Bar at M&T

Jefferson's Newest Launch Looks to Singapore's Heat

Compared to the usual Washington summer  (90 degree high, 69% humidity), Singapore sounds positively delightful with a yearly high of around 82.4 degrees in May and humidity ranging between 75% in June to 82% in December. Jefferson's Bourbon is debuting Jefferson's Tropics Aged in Humidity

Thanks for Reading.  Have a wonderful weekend.  I'll be back with more on how DISCUS changed the public image of the distilled industry and with Kane's Beverage Week, our wrapup of the week's news.   –  Joel