BEER TODAY

You can bet that when the clock struck midnight on January 1 this year some of the celebratory bottles uncorked contained beer as well as more traditional champagne....

Brandy’s Dandy

Think brandy or cognac, and you may envision holding a snifter by the fire or a glass of eggnog at a holiday party. Just the...

Beer in America

At the close of 2002, leaders in the beer world and industry analysts looked for an optimistic spin to put on a lackluster year. Several used the...

WINE WITH REAL FOOD

Wine WITH REAL Food PICKING THE RIGHT WINES TO ACCOMPANY THE FOODS AMERICANS REALLY EAT. BY DAN BERGER Pairing wine with food is not rocket science, but there...

CATCH THE IRISH SPIRIT

BY MICHAEL SHERER What's hotter than the Yankees in August? Well, in case you haven't been paying attention lately, all things Irish. In the past several years...

Sales Are Up for Wines from Down Under

Australian wines have had notable success recently in the U.S. market and more are on the way. View of vineyards in the Hunter Valley, New South...

Deck The Aisles

With retailers looking for every edge they can get to make this a prosperous holiday season, merchandising materials provided by major suppliers is one way to brighten up...

WARMING UP SUMMER SALES

SUPPLIERS OF WINE, BEER AND SPIRITS ARE DIVING INTO THE SUMMER MONTHS WITH A HOST OF WARM-WEATHER PROMOTIONS. THE FOLLOWING IS A SAMPLING OF POINT-OF-SALE MATERIALS AVAILABLE TO...

The Wide World of Imported Wine

In one sense, change in wine comes slowly -- new vineyards take years to yield usable fruit; vintages come but once a year, and the time from crush...

Building Better Beer Sales

Here's a back-to-basics program for improving sales of beer BY MICHAEL SHERER Beer is still big business. Just ask...