[BND] Your Breakfast Briefing

Good Morning, and Happy Wednesday.  It's September 13, 2023.

NA Spirits Post Highest Sales Increase on Drizly in August

Wine proved popular on Drizly in August, driven by an uptick in summer red wine purchasing, as did coconut water, a rising accompaniment to beverage alcohol consumption. Last month, non-alcoholic spirits experienced the highest year-over-year sales increase within the spirits category, underscoring the fact that consumers are seeking out NA

Beer, Wine Problems May Be Deeper Than Just Attracting Young Consumers

Have you noticed?  Not only is beer consumption in the U.S. down, but so is wine consumption.  And for wine, it's just not in the U.S. but globally.  Some experts are talking about an "ocean of unsold wine" even before the 2023 harvest are in. The problem: The

Glen Grant Intros Oldest Release from the Distillery

Glen Grant Single Malt Scotch Whisky introduces Glen Grant Devotion,  an exquisite 70-year-old single malt whisky, the oldest release ever from the distillery, presented as a handcrafted sculptural masterpiece, many years in the making. Inspired by the remarkable reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, this release is a tribute

Kentucky Coffee Debuts New Line of RtD Hard Cold Brews with a Whiskey Kick

Kentucky Coffee, known for its signature coffee-flavored whiskey, expands into the ready-to-drink category with Hard Cold Brews, a mixed cocktail made with premium whiskey and cold brew. Hitting shelves nationwide this Fall, Kentucky Coffee will offer their line of Hard Cold Brews in 12oz cans at 5.9% ABV in

Flor de Caña named Best Sustainable Rum Distillery

Flor de Caña, the world's first spirit to be both Carbon Neutral and Fair Trade certified, was recently named "Best Sustainable Rum Distillery" by The Ultimate Awards, a competition that seeks to recognize companies leading the industry in terms of sustainable practices and committed to a greener future. Flor de

Disneyland Reveals Bev/Al It Will Carry

Among the alcoholic beverages River Belle Terrace, Carnation Café and Café Orleans at Disneyland, Anaheim, Calif., will carry are Nielson Wines Chardonnay, Meiomi Wines Pinot Noir, Modelo Especial Mexican Lager, Smog City Brewing’s Sabre-Toothed Squirrel Hoppy American Amber Ale, McBride Sisters Chardonnay, Mirassou Wines Pinor Noir, Karl Strauss Brewing


Avaline Pinot Noir's price is $30, not $26.

Who & What --

Rodney Strong Wine Estates promotes Rachel Shelton-O’Brien to assistant winemaker. She had been enologist. The Walls and Pášxa wineries have hired Sally Johnson Blum as executive winemaker. Viña Concha y Toro USA, the US subsidiary of the world's largest B Corp winery and pioneer of South American fine wine.

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