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September 1, 2016


YES, IT’S TRUE. It’s the year of wine in a can. According to data from Nielson, canned wine sales are up 125% over the past year, reaching $16.4 million annually. Although they still account for just 1% of the overall wine market in the US. Despite the novelty, there’s are...
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WHEN OUT at a bar and enjoying drinks it’s never a bad idea to know what your BAC is. Recent studies have demonstrated that sweat can be a highly reliable real-time indicator of blood alcohol content. Researchers Joseph Wang, Patrick Mercier and colleagues from the University of California, San Diego...
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AMERICANS HAVE a thirst for top-shelf tequilas and it isn’t slowing down. The ultra-premium tequila market continues its emphatic US growth, with sales up 15.5% year-on-year, according to figures from analyst Nielsen. While the ultra-premium end of the market is growing “significantly faster” than tequila in total, the entire category...
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GENERALLY SPEAKING, alcohol and cars do not mix at all, particularly when it comes to consumption. But when it comes to manufacturing, well that could be about to change. Ford is teaming up with Jose Cuervo and investigating whether the agave plant, used to make tequila, can also be used...
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The drinks company has restructured its field commercial team to better align with its US distribution partners. The new structure consolidates seven business units into three regions, each led by a Vice-President/General Manager. MICHAEL FUCHS will lead the Eastern Region, GREG McCAULEY will lead the Western Region and JEFFREY COLBERT...
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MARGIE HEALY, Vice President at F. Korbel and Bros. in Guerneville, Sonoma County, has been elected Wine Institute Board Chairman for the 2O16-17 fiscal year. Other board officers elected were STEVE LOHR of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines in San Jose, First Vice Chairman; CHRIS INDELICATO of Delicato Family Vineyards...
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JON PAGELER has been promoted from Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations to Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations. He is replacing GUY SMITH who is retiring after 17 years with Diageo.


DAVID KING has been appointed International Sales Director. In this position he will work to build sales of Gordon & MacPhail whiskies internationally with a particular focus on Benromach Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky. He has over 2O years’ experience in the drinks business, most recently was with Anchor Distilling...
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Pocket Wine Book 2O17

Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book 2O17 Hugh Johnson hardcover NOW IN ITS 4Oth year of publication, the annual guide provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. Johnson reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which...
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1O1 Cocktails To Try Before You Die

1O1 Cocktails To Try Before You Die Francois Monti hardcover BROUGHT TOGETHER in one guide are the author’s take on the top 1O1 cocktails to try while you’re still alive. These range from the classics such as the Old Fashioned, Manhattan and Vesper, to the less-well-known Scofflaw, Irish Mermaid and...
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