[BND] Your Breakfast Briefing

Beer Wholesalers Urged to 'Help Support Beer'

“The entire industry needs to step up and help support beer, show its value to our retail and on-premise partners, and help make beer a more appealing and the first option for young, legal drinking age customers,” said NBWA Chairman of the Board Gordan Green. “But let’s be clear

Molson Coors to Launch Spiked Refresher Thursday

Molson Coors Beverage Co. is set to jump on the trend, introducing a spiked refresher, Happy Thursday, expected to launch nationally in March 2024. “We believe Happy Thursday is everything these consumers are looking for in a spiked refresher: they’re smooth, bubble-free, flavorful and, of course, refreshing,” says Amanda

SGWS Opens Location in Midtown Manhattan

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits of New York has opened a 4485-square-foot Direct Warehouse Sales operation in New York,  a Fine Wine Room and a state-of-the art Mixology Lounge. The new DWS holds close to 800 spirits and wine SKUs and allows any retailer with a valid NYS Liquor License to

Red Rooster Winery Closes

Red Rooster Winery said it was closing, a victim of an unprecedented winter storm that damaged Red Rooster's Okanagan vineyards. Westbank First Nation Chief Robert Louie attributed the loss to a deep freeze in December 2022.  "“I have heard of grape growers who have lost 100 per cent of their

Yellowstone Launches Special Finishes Collection

Yellowstone Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Toasted Staves – the first release within the brand’s Special Finishes Collection and the latest inspiration from Limestone Branch Distillery Master Distiller Stephen Beam – is set to hit retail shelves in October. Aged four years and bottled at 100 proof (50% ABV), Yellowstone

Catocin Creek Offers Free Bottling Workshop

Catocin Creek Distillery is offering friends the opportunity to volunteer and learn how to bottle, cap, seal and label Roundstone Rye. Participants will have the opportunity to work the "whisky cow" or operate "Ninette," the distillery's fancy French labeling machine.

Who & What --

Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey hires Justin Aden as its first Head Blender.  He has nearly 14 years of experience in the whiskey industry, including his tenure as Distillery Operator and Research Scientist at Michigan State University's world-renowned Artisan Distilling Program. Taylor Butterfield is named the head white winemaker at Chateau Ste.

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