Beverage Dynamics Newsletter – 09/14/12



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  • Prosecco Makes Its Case
    The star of the latest bubbly act in America may just be Prosecco, with its unassuming nature, modest price and perfect flavor profile (fresh fruit from the Charmat fermentation method, uncomplicated and instantly likeable) that is appealing on its own and adds so much to mixed drinks.

    It can stand on its own, but is also used in a variety of mixed drinks.

BD Live Conference News

  • 2013: Are You Ready for the Resurgence in Sales?

    2013: Are You Ready for the Resurgence in Sales?

    It®’s time to brush off the dust from the Great Recession and look toward the future with renewed optimism. Consumers are spending again, and that can only mean good things for the off-premise beverage alcohol market. You have to know how to capitalize on the upward trend, though ®– how to make sure you command your share of the market.

    BD Live! can help. The nation®’s only event dedicated solely to the issues affecting executives of large independent organizations and chains selling beer, wine and spirits, BD Live! brings the best minds in the business together to share ideas and information freely. Find out what your peers are doing to maximize their sales and pick up ideas you can adapt to your own business.

    Join us at the Crowne Plaza Dallas Downtown February 13-14 for this exciting and enlightening event hosted by Beverage Dynamics magazine. Presenters and workshop leaders will open the floor to a variety of topics, such as:

    ®• Which consumer trends are most likely to influence your business in 2013?

    ®• What can you do to strengthen your team and corporate culture?

    ®• Are your systems and employees working as efficiently as possible?

    ®• What new tools are on the horizon to help your business excel?

    ®• How can you use social media to build a loyal following?

    Visit and watch for this weekly e-news update for the latest on speakers, sessions, networking events and more. Then register early to save your place at this amazing event at the Crowne Plaza Dallas Downtown February 13-14.

Beverage Product Watch

  • Jameson Black Barrel
    Black Barrel is the latest product available from Jameson Irish Whiskey. The Pernod Ricard brand’s premium whiskey is darker, more full-bodied and complex than the original Jameson, according to the company. It contains a higher proportion of Irish Pot Still whiskey, blended with a rare small batch grain whiskey and distilled on one day per year. The new Black Barrel is available for a suggested retail price of $34.99 for a 750-ml. bottle.

  • Rose Moscato
    Rose Moscato is the newest product available from Exclusiv Vodka. The sparkling red wine from Moldova is available for a suggested retail price of $9.99 for a 750-ml. bottle. The company recently announced the addition of Exclusiv Rose Vodka to its portfolio as well. Made using the Moscato Rose, the vodka is 64 proof and available for a suggested retail price of $9.99 for a 750-ml. bottle.

  • Divining Rod Wines
    Marc Mondavi has launched a new line of wines called Divining Rod. The Divining Rod 2010 Santa Lucia Highland Chardonnay is distinguished for its pineapple aromas, citrus flavors, freshness and roundness, according to Mondavi. The 2010 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon includes small amounts of malbec, cabernet franc and merlot, and is said to have an appealing taste of dark fruit, texture and tannic structure. Available nationwide, the two wines have a suggested retail price of $17 to $19.


  • Japanese Whiskeys Gaining Ground in the U.S.
    Japanese whiskey is still the new kid on the block, but its popularity is on the rise in the U.S.–especially on the high end of the market.

  • Oregon to Address Alcohol Crossing Border into Washington
    Enforcement of statutes regarding how much alcohol can legally be purchased and transported across state lines continues to be an issue, especially since privatization took hold in Washington earlier this year.

  • Greek Wines Grow Up
    Greece is looking to capture some of the global wine market by planting more international varietals and promoting its best wines overseas.

  • Gruppo Campari Buys Jamaican Rum Maker
    Italian drinks company Campari on Sept. 3 said it would buy a controlling stake in Jamaican rum maker Lascelles de Mercado & Co. for $414.7 million.

Industry Happenings – BD

  • Timbaland and Flo Rida Celebrate LeSutra Launch
    Producer/entertainer Timbaland (left) and singer Flo Rida celebrate Timbaland®’s new brand LeSutra sparkling liqueur at Gulf Liquors in Miami. LeSutra was officially launched over Labor Day weekend at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

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