[BND] Your Breakfast Briefing --

 Good Morning, and Happy Wednesday. It's October 11, 2022.

August Beer Imports Sink 6%; YTD Down 0.3% Total, Up 2.6% for Mexican Imports

Total imported shipments for August 2023 are 3.5 million barrels, down 5.9% compared to August 2022, the Beer Institute said. But Danelle Kosmal, chief economist, notes that "2023 has been a year of regular fluctuations in imported shipments, with strong declines one month and significant increases

U.S. Beer Shipments Fall 5.1% in August; YTD Slips 5.1%

Separately, Beer Institute estimated domestic shipments for August at14.2 billion barrels, down 5.1% compared to the 14.9 million barrels reported by TTB for August 2022. This brings year-to-date estimates totaling an estimated 104 million barrels, down 6.2% (and approximately 6.9 million barrels) from the same

A-B to Sell Virtue Cider Back to Founder

Anheuser-Busch InBev plans to sell Virtue Cider, Fennville, Mich., to Greg Hall. Hall, the former brewmaster for Goose Island Beer Co., and 30 other investors founder Virtue Cider in 2011. After the ABI transaction is completed, Hall will be to sole owner of the cidery, according to filings with Michigan

Demeine Estates to Import Boscarelli Wines

Fine wine importer Demeine Estates said it was named exclusive U.S. importer for Poderi Boscarelli, the premier producer of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Located in the Tuscan historic appellation, the winery was founded by Egidio Corradi in 1962 and today is led by Egidio's daughter Paola De Ferrari Corradi,

Wine Victoria Sets $2.2M U.S. Campaign

Tim McDonald of Wine & Spirits Spoken Here and Robert Larsen, owner of The Larsen Project, will work to build trade and media awareness of Victorian wines in the U.S. as part of Wine Victoria's $2.2 million US market development strategy in 2022. Appointment of McDonald and Larson follows

ROXX Vodka Partners with Scottsdale Bachelorette Services

ROXX Vodka, a Scottsdale craft vodka brand, said it is partnering with Scottsdale Bachelorette and Girl About Town, Scottsdale's premier bachelorette party planning services and event planners.

NBWA Elects Fabiano as Chairman

Jim Fabiano II, CEO of Fabiano Brothers in Michigan was named chairman of the National Beer Wholesalers Association. On the concluding day of its annual convention, NBWA also presented Luke Dahlheimer of Dahlheimer Beverage in Minnesota this year’s Kenny Kerr PAC Award. The award is named after NBWA's first

Who & What --

Cakebread Cellars' Mullan Road Cellars hires Sally Johnson Blum as winemaker. A Napa Valley veteran, she succeeds Aryn Morell. Reserve Bar promotes Derek Correia to CEO. He previously was president of the e-commerce company.

What We're Reading --

Washington wine grape growers downsizing Washington’s wine industry will need to shed about 15 percent of its grape acreage to adjust to Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’ decision to scale back production. The change will be painful. (Good Fruit)

Thanks for reading. No issue Thursday or Friday. I'll be back Monday. Have a wonderful weekend. – Joel



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