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Good Morning, and Happy Wednesday. It's September 6, 2023.

Pressure Grows on Biden to End Retaliatory Tariffs on Whiskey and Spirits

You may have noticed that when President Biden goes on one of his "nonpolitical" campaign trips where he talks about "jobs, jobs, jobs," those rallies are never held in an American spirits or wine plant. Nor does he talk about jobs his policies have created in the wine and spirits

WSWA, NBWA, Others Celebrate Creation of Congressional 21st Amendment Caucus

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA), American Beverage Licensees (ABL), American Distilled Spirits Alliance (ADSA) and National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) celebrated the creation of the Congressional 21st Amendment Caucus.  Chaired by Reps. Stephanie Bice (R-Okla.)

NBWA Marks 90 Years Since Prohibition Ended

On the 90th anniversary of the national ratification of the 21st Amendment on Dec. 5, 1933, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) highlighted the important economic contributions of the nation’s beer industry. “Ninety years ago today, the United States ratified the 21st Amendment,

Demeine Estates Announces Import Partnership with Champagne Producer Philipponnat

Demeine Estates announced its exclusive import partnership with premier Champagne house Philipponnat, a celebrated legacy producer with more than 500 years of winegrowing history, owning and farming vineyards in Aÿ and Mareuil-sur-Aÿ for 15 generations. Demeine Estates is importing the

LVMH Downgraded for 1st Time in 6 Years

Saying he was concerned about weakening demand, Morgan Stanley securities analyst Edward Aubin downgraded the shares of the Moet Hennessey owner to equal weight. “We expect the shares to move sideways in the coming months given likely further industry-wide deterioration in overall demand in the fourth quarter, as well as

OneHope Wine Announces Bottles for Better

Purpose-driven OneHope winery developed the Bottles for Better program with the goal of funding a new school in partnership with Pencils for Promise by the end of the year, which will be the 6th school the organizations have partnered to create. Through New Years Eve, OneHope will donate an

Labatt Hosts Free 21+Skate Night in Downtown Detroit

The Michigan-based Labatt team will host a free skate night for beer fans dubbed "Labatt on Ice" on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. In partnership with Downtown Detroit, Labatt bought out The Rink at Campus Martius Park, and invites fans who are 21 years

Wolf Spirit Launches 3-Cask Bourbon/Irish Whiskey Blend

Oregon’s Wolf Spirit launches a new Three-Cask Bourbon/Irish Whiskey blend – Puncher’s Chance The Unified Belt.  Puncher’s Chance The Unified Belt is a four-year-old high-rye base Kentucky Straight Bourbon blended with a four-year-old Irish Whiskey aged in former Bourbon barrels in Ireland.

Maverick Distilling Unveils Samuel Maverick Straight Triticale Whiskey

Maverick Distilling launched Samuel Maverick Straight Triticale Whiskey Bottled-In-Bond. The extremely limited release from a single barrel marks the first ever Bottled-in-Bond whiskey from the distillery. Samuel Maverick Straight Triticale Whiskey Bottled-In-Bond is available exclusively at the

Cabrillo College Launches Wine Studies Degree

Cabrillo College, Apros, Calif., introduced its inaugural Wine Studies Associate in Science (A.S.) degree, officially approved in October. This milestone initiative underscores Cabrillo’s commitment to fostering educational pathways that are aligned with burgeoning industry demands. Complementing the

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