[BND] Your Breakfast Briefing --

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday, November 28, 2023.

Thanksgiving Eve Draft Volumes Eased 2.5%

On the biggest party night of the year, Thanksgiving Eve (Nov 22), draft volumes saw a second consecutive dip of -2.5% compared to the same night in 2022, BeerBoard said. In 2022, on-premise draft volumes were down a sizable -17.1%. However, BeerBoard added, the usual on-premise "bump" did

EU Wine Labeling Rule Threatens 'Hundreds of Millions' of Labels

If U.S. producers think our government operates on a whim, ought to take a look at what's happening in Europe. Two years ago, the European Commission adopted a new regulation requiring wines and aromatised wine products to feature

 A-B Marks $13 Million Investment in Cartersville Brewery

Anheuser-Busch said it has invested $13 million in its Cartersville, Ga., brewery. The $13 million projects strengthening the brewery's beyond beer and craft production capabilities, as well as upgrades to its facility infrastructure and equipment that improve efficiencies to help sustain the longevity of the brewery. The $13 million invested

Latest Jack Daniel's Finished in Oloroso Sherry Cass

Jack Daniel Distillery introduces Distillery Series Selection #12, a Straight Tennessee Whiskey Finished in Oloroso Sherry Casks. The latest in the distillery’s line of experimental and innovative whiskeys features Jack Daniel’s classic Tennessee Whiskey with an additional layer of complexity perfect for the season. Jack Daniel’s Distillery

Weight Loss and Alcohol

Tom Wark, in his excellent blog, Fermentation, says he expects drugs like Ozempic and Mounjaro, originally developed to treat diabetes and now also being used for weight loss, will result in lower wine sales. He notes that Morgan Stanley's AlphaWise research unit found "people taking these drugs consumed 62% less

 Thanks for reading. See you tomorrow. – Joel