Beverage Dynamics Features
- Beer 2012: State-of-the-Industry Report
Though overall beer consumption is slightly down, the industry may be poised for a solid comeback, based on the excitement being created by the growing craft segment.
- Retailer Wine Selections
The Beverage Dynamics National Retailer Wine Panel recommends a lineup of top quality/value pinot noirs.
Beverage Product Watch
- Hiro Sake
Hiro Sake is a new premium sake recently introduced to the U.S. through a partnership with distributor Monsieur Touton Selection. Available in both Junmai (Hiro Red) and Junmai Ginjo (Hiro Blue), the sakes are available for a suggested retail price of $29.99 to $39.99 for a 750-ml. bottle.
Larceny is the newest Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey from Heaven Hill Distilleries. The super-premium, 92-proof bourbon continues the Old Fitzgerald tradition of using wheat instead of rye as the third grain in the whiskey’s recipe. A small-batch bourbon produced from 100 or fewer barrels from the fourth through six floors of Heaven Hill’s warehouses, Larceny is aged from six to 12 years and available at a suggested retail price of $24.99 for a 750-ml. bottle.
- Rose Moscato
RosÃ© 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 RosÃ© Vodka to its portfolio as well. Made using the Moscato RosÃ©, the vodka is 64 proof and available for a suggested retail price of $9.99 for a 750-ml. bottle.
- Portuguese Wines Come of Age, Steal Spain’s Thunder
Since Portugal joined the European Union in 1986, EU subsidies and investments have poured into Portugal for the regeneration of old and the building of new wineries. The industry has attracted a young generation of winemakers.
- Napa’s Neighbor Lake County Gains Respect
The past 10 years have been a time of resurgence and regrowth for California’s Lake County. Some believe the region has the potential to produce some good, and reasonably priced Cabernet.
- Heineken Unveils Latest James Bond Tie-In Programs
Heineken has announced the details of the next phase of retail and on-premise support around its partnership with the James Bond Franchise.
- Big Breweries Aim to Attract Craft Beer Set
Large brewers are introducing new styles to appeal to the increasing number of craft beer drinkers.
- Ireland’s C&C to Buy Vermont Hard Cider
To tap Americans’ growing thirst for fermented apples, Ireland’s C&C Group plans to acquire Vermont Hard Cider Co.
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