[BND] Your Breakfast Briefing --

Good Morning and happy Friday, July 14, 2023.

What Wine Execs Said Were Biggest Mistakes They Could Make This Year

Beverage analysts from Rabobank sat down with executives from multiple wineries of various sizes to discuss the industry's performance in 2022 and to speculate on what might happen this year.  The last question was always the same: What is the biggest mistake your leadership could make in the face of

Breakthru's Aspect Fine Wine Enters Missouri, Integrates Bacchus Importers

Breakthru Beverage Group said it will launch its Aspect Fine Wine unit in Missouri this month, adding associates and bolstering its portfolio in this newer market for the company. In the mid-Atlantic markets of Delaware, Maryland and Washington D.C., the company is enhancing its overall fine wine approach through

Gin 'Designed to Represent the Underrepresented'

Iconic artist Hebru Brantley and spirits veteran Peter Ibrahim have teamed up to create a product that proudly represents the minority community. The Old G, a premium, London Dry Gin crafted using traditional methods and without any artificial flavors or colors, announced its debut. Expertly distilled using only the finest

HouseofLove Canned Cocktails Enters New Jersey

Fedway Associates will distribute HouseofLove, a premium line of canned cocktails, in New Jersey. The brand previously launched in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Atlanta. HouseofLove offers premium spirit-based cocktails with 7%-12% ABV, as well as non-alcoholic mocktails, catering to the growing 0% ABV market. Fan favorites

Papa's Pilar Marks 10 Years, Debuts Ernest, Its Most Limited, Collectable Release

Papa's Pilar Rum, the worldly-sourced and Florida-finished rum brand inspired by legendary novelist Ernest Hemingway, announces the rarest offering in the brand's ten year history – Ernest. Launching on Friday, July 21, which is also the birthday of 'Papa' Hemingway, the limited edition rum exemplifies the brand's decade-long commitment to creating

Bud Light Launches Backyard Tour Concert Series

On the heels of Bud Light’s recently-announced “Easy to Summer” platform, part of the larger Easy to Drink, Easy to Enjoy campaign established at the Super Bowl, the brand is now making it easier than ever for 21+ fans to see their favorite rock and country artists live this

Accolade Launches Grant Burge Paso Ink, Its 1st U.S. Wine

Grant Burge is one of the most recognized wine brands from the Barossa region of Australia and dates back to the 1800s when the family planted its roots in the Barossa Valley. Accolade Wines' Grant Burge Paso Ink Cabernet Sauvignon (SRP $20) uses Paso Robles AVA fruit.  The California Central

Sebastopol Hills Seeks AVA Status

Led by the Sebastopol Hills Winegrowers Association (SHWA), a petition to establish the Sebastopol Hills in Sonoma County as an American Viticultural Area (“AVA”) has been submitted to the Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau (TTB). This new AVA would allow vintners and winegrowers in the area the added option of

Who & What --

Echolands Winery, Walla Walla, Wash., named Brian Rudin winemaker and general manager. He joins from Duckhorn Wine Co. KLG PR is now representing Dassai Sake.  It's the Southern Japan brand's first representation in the U.S.

Read on the Web

Wine country waste workers for Pelosi, Newsom Napa vineyards seek $300M over alleged toxic contamination Workers say they were exposed to toxic materials after the Glass Fire scorched parts of Napa Valley in 2020. (FoxBusiness) Bud Light: In a Hole and Still Digging This is a hole

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