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Good Morning and Happy Thursday. It's November 11, 2023.

OIV: World Wine Output to be Smallest in Last 60 Year

Production volume in the European Union is expected to low, the OIV said. Italy and Spain record a significant decrease with respect to 2022 due to unfavorable weather conditions that led to downy mildew and droughts. France becomes the largest world producer in 2023, with a volume slightly

WHO Frets Anti-Alcohol Message May Sink EU Cancer Plan

The World Health Organization expressed concern to members of the European parliament that the EU's "Beating Cancer Plan" is threatened due to "scientifically inaccurate and worrisome" wording on alcohol use. In Europe, non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, chronic

Shaun Belongie Named CEO of New Belgium Brewing

Shaun Belongie, Chief Marketing Officer of New Belgium Brewing for the last five years 5 years, was named its next Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Steve Fechheimer as permanent CEO.

House Keeps Funding for Passive Technology to Prevent Drunk Driving

The House voted to reject an amendment to the FY2024 House Transportation appropriations bill that sought to block funding for a Transportation Department rulemaking to require passive technology in new vehicles to prevent impaired driving. The amendment had been sponsored by

Napa Wineries Seek Civil Rights Probes Into Napa Government

Hoopes Vineyard, Smith-Madrone Vineyards & Winery and Summit Lake Vineyards said Napa County has engaged in “a pattern and practice of discriminating against certain classes of small businesses." The center of the dispute is Napa County's Wine Definition Ordinance, passed in 1990. It includes

Beer Imports Fall 13.6%, Led by Mexican Declines

Imported beer volume for September 2023 in the amount of 3,155,973 barrels, down 13.6% compared to September 2022 imported volume. Canada (+23.6%) and Ireland (+5.1%) were two of the few countries experience growth compared to September of last year. Mexican imports declined by 12.8%

Broken Barrel Intros Black Hjerte Rye Whiskey

Black Hjerte is a limited-edition blended rye whiskey finished using two types of coffee liqueur barrel staves. The new expression is the company's second collaboration – this time with Laurel Canyon Spirits, which produces Black Hjerte French-pressed coffee liqueur. The blend features both Kentucky Straight Rye and Kentucky-distilled Light Whiskey,

Creador Intros 2nd Release, Expands Market with Genisus Liquids

Creador Agave Spirits, renowned for its unparalleled agave distillates, is introducing its second release of destilado de 100% agave. Each of the six new expressions is milled by hand, clay pot fermented and distilled by maestro palenquero José Alberto Pablo in San Bernardo Mixtepec, Oaxaca. Creador is

Willamette Valley Vineyards Launches Secondary Offering

Willamette Valley Vineyards launched a new stock offering after overselling an offering that ended on September 30. The original offering raised $3.53 million to support the winery’s expansion with a new tasting room in Bend, Oregon, and new

Jack Daniel's Launches New Creative

Jack Daniel’s launched “In The Moment,”  the latest creative work created in partnership with advertising agency Energy BBDO. Tapping into Jack Daniel’s long and historic connection with the world of music, we see and feel the power of losing yourself in iconic moments; an emotional journey that is

Captain Morgan, Victor Cruz to Host 'One of a Kind' House Party Sweeps

The event, on Friday, November 17 in New York City is continuation of the brand’s season-long Follow the Captain campaign. The party will feature the foods he loves, the music he can’t live without, and of course his favorite rum cocktails. Not to mention an epic lineup of

Louis XIII Cognac Debuts a Pop-Up Boutique at Wynn Las Vegas

From Nov. 8 thro ugh Nov. 28 visitors to the Wynn Las Vegas will be able to immerse themselves in the captivating world of Louis XIII.  The retail pop-up experience will showcase an extensive selection of LOUIS XIII's most coveted offerings, including The Iconic Collection, The Drop Collection, Rare Cask

Zacapa Rum Partners with Latin American Fashion Summit

Ron Zacapa announced its partnership with the prestigious Latin American Fashion Summit (LAFS). Expanding its continued support for the creatives honored, Zacapa will double the prize value for the three winners of the coveted Designer of the Year award categories. Additionally, Zacapa announced Raul Lopez of Luarthe as the first-of-its-kind

Bulleit Reimagines What a Bar Can Be

Bulleit Frontier Whiskey opened up a new chapter of the Bulleit Pioneer Project last night with the Bulleit Limitless Lounge; a multisensory immersive bar experience in Downtown LA. The Pioneer Project is Bulleit's multi-year commitment to championing and amplifying those breaking new ground in

Athletic Brewing Partners with Viral Internet Granny to Help Hosts Hack the Holidays

Athletic Brewing Co., the largest non-alcoholic brewery in America, is kicking off its 2023 holiday campaign by teaming up with the internet's favorite grandma, Barbara "Babs" Costello from Brunch with Babs, to bring fans her top tips for holiday hosting. Costello, a 74-year-old social media sensation with

Who & What --

Tonnellerie Cadus / AnA Selection hires Gretchen Brakesman as new North American sales director. She joins from from Barrel Associates where she was regional sales manager. Ghost Tequila hires Chris Peddy as chief marketing officer. He joins from Mast-Jägermeister.

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