[BND] Your Breakfast Briefing

Good Morning, and Happy Wednesday. It's October 18, 2023.

Cabernet Sauvignon Top Selling Varietal on Drizly, Double Pinot Noir

Cabernet Sauvignon is the top-selling red grape variety on Drizly and across the U.S. as a whole, accounting for 45% of all red varietals om the platforwith double the share of the next-closest competitor, Pinot Noir. And share consistently peaks in cooler months, particularly December, Drizly said. And Cab

Phenomenal Spirits Expands to Europe

Phenomenal Spirits highly successful RY3 Whiskey and Ron Izalco Rum portfolios to four new European markets, with an eye towards continued expansion to the Asia-Pacific region. Beginning in October, RY3 whiskey and Ron Izalco Rum will be available in Denmark, through H.J. Hansen Vin A/S, Germany through Haromex

 Opici Completes Acquisition of Pacific Highway, Names New Leadership Team

Opici Wines & Spirits completed the acquisition of Pacific Highway Wines and introduced an expanded leadership team composed of executives from both Opici and Pacific Highway. Don Opici will be CEO. He joined the family business in 2005 after graduating from Columbia Business School. Mark Giordano moves to the role of

Yakima Chief Hops Raises Pink Boots Scholarship Funds for Women, Nonbinary Individuals in Bev/Al

Yakima Chief Hops (YCH), a 100% farmer-owned global hop supplier, is pleased to announce the pre-order opening of their 7th Annual Pink Boots Blend in partnership with Pink Boots Society (PBS). Yakima Chief Hops creates the blend each year with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Pink Boots Society, the

Harpoon Giveaway Marks 30th Anniversary

Harpoon Brewery launches the “Spread Holiday Cheer Giveaway” to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its flagship beer, Harpoon IPA, just in time for the holiday season. All one need to do is find a golden can--if one can! "This year marks the 30th anniversary of our flagship beer, Harpoon IPA,

Texas Wine Pioneer Ed Auler Dies

Ed Auler, who is widely credited with bringing legitimacy to Texas wines, has died. The founder of Fall Creek Vineyards in Tow, Texas, was 78. A grqaduate of the University of Texas Law School, Auler was looking at ways to use the family ranch, and was considering importing French cattle

Who & What --

Melissa Nguyen – formerly Manager, Premier Accounts for MarkeTeam, Inc. with specific responsibility for MGM Resorts International – has joined Bosscal Mezcal as Director, Strategic Accounts.

Dunn Vineyards hires Lily Mirabelle Freeman as general manager. She joins from Colgin Cellars, which she directed private client sales, managed global pricing, and spearheaded a

Thanks for reading. Have a wonderful, successful day. See you tomorrow. – Joel

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