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Good Morning and Happy Friday. It's December 8, 2023.

Global Wine Supply, Demand Fell in Last 20 Years: OIV

Global wine production in 2021 was 25% lower that in 2004, according to a new report just issued by the International Organization of Vine & Wine (OIV). Red wines At the beginning of the century, red wines accounted on average for 48% of the total wine production, while in the last

Washington State Winery Challenges Calif. B2B Law

The suit against the California ABC challenges the constitutionality of California law that allows licensed wineries in the state to sell wine products directly California retailers without the burden and expense of going through a wholesaler while requiring out-of-state wineries to use a California wholesaler. It's the

What's Behind Cognac's U.S. Decline – IWSR

Following years of strong, steady growth, and a massive spike due to Covid-19, Cognac has seen sharp declines in the US – a market that accounts for over 40% of global sales. Cognac volumes in the U.S. grew by 12% CAGR, 2014 to 2019, followed by further growth during the

Flaviar Purchases Wine-Searcher

Flaviar, a New York company spedcializing in spirits subscription clubs, has purchased Wine-Searcher for an undisclosed sum. Earlier, Flaviar cnapped up in spirits subscription clubs, has purchased Wine-Searcher for an undisclosed sum. ‘This is a classic case where the sum is greater than the parts,’ said

Barrell Craft Expands SGWS Distribution

Effective immediately, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the broker of record for Barrell Craft Spirits, the original independent blender known for its unique aged cask strength whiskey since 2013 and its Barrell Craft Spirits and Stellum Spirits portfolios. “This agreement with Southern Glazer’s allows us to

Bearface Launches Matusake 01

Matsutake 01 – the first expression from the Wilderness Series. Elementally Aged for a bolder, smoother flavor and infused with wild Matsutake mushrooms for a unique umami finish, this BEARFACE Wilderness Series edition is a one-of-a-kind whisky blend. nspired by the elements, flavors, and

Skrewball Releases Limited-Edition Holiday Shotcuterie Board

Skrewball Whiskey, the original peanut butter whiskey, announced today the launch of its limited-edition Skrewball shotcuterie board as showcased in partnership with comedian Hannah Berner and her beloved Nana, Vera DiLeo. Spreading holiday cheer and raising the bar on gatherings throughout the

Oregon to Require Permits, Training to Deliver Alcohol

Starting Jan. 1, 2024, companies that deliver beer, wine, cider, and pre-made cocktails to Oregonians will be required to obtain a Third-Party Delivery Facilitator permit from the Oregon Liquor & Cannabis Commission (OLCC) and to train their delivery drivers to keep alcohol out of the hands of minors and

OIV Director General Pau Roca, 65, Dies

Pau Roca, the head of the International Organization of Vine & Wine since 2018, died in Dijon after a long illness. He was 65. Since 1992, he hab been a Spanish delegate to the OIV and was chairman of the "Consumer Law and Information" (DROCON) expert group between 2010 and 2016,

Thanks for reading. I'll be back later with the weekly roundup, What's We're Reading, and a Beverage Barons interview. – Joel

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