Yellow Tail Is First Wine Advertiser In The Super Bowl In Nearly 40 Years

There are plenty of beer commercials during the Super Bowl, by why not wine? Australia's Yellow Tail will correct that this year by becoming the first wine brand to advertise during the big game in nearly four...

Why January Is The Best Time To Buy Wine

Having travelled to Napa or Sonoma Valleys about 100 times, I can firmly state that the best time of year to purchase from wineries is actually in January. I use this golden opportunity to...

Mexican Beer Faces Uncertainty Under Proposed Trump Tax

At a time when Mexican beer sales were surging in America, the category suddenly faces a rather large roadblock. President Donald Trump in his first days in office seems determined to follow up his election-season promise...

How To Expose Novice U.S. Drinkers To Bordeaux

Wine-lovers need no introduction to Bordeaux. But what about average Americans? What do they think about this historic, world-class region? Especially Millennials. Is Bordeaux on their radar? Or does this generation much prefer the hipness of New...

Beam Suntory, Southern Glazer’s Enter Distribution Agreement

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (Southern Glazer’s) will be working with Beam Suntory well into the future. Southern Glazer’s, among the largest North American wine and spirits distribution companies, today announced a new 37-state distribution agreement with Beam...

Diageo Sales Surge Behind U.S. Spirits Growth

Global drinks giant Diageo reported a higher-than-anticipated half-year profit yesterday, thanks to surging sales in spirits. The maker of Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Captain Morgan, Crown Royal and Tanqueray reported a profit of $1.9 billion for the six...

Agenda Available For 2017 Beverage Alcohol Retailers Conference

Thinking of attending the 2017 Beverage Alcohol Retailers Conference? This annual event brings together alcohol retailers while offering in-person education and networking opportunities. Attendees can gain information about new products, in-store innovations and best practices, while also sharing information with fellow...

Are Craft Beer Bombers Going Extinct?

What's happened to craft beer bombers? Why are large-format beers collecting dust on shelves? Just a few years back they were the primary means of packaging premium brews. Craft fans hanging out would all bring bombers to share. Or...

Report: 4% Of U.S. Wines Sales In 2016 Were Direct To Consumer

In our digital age, consumers expect immediacy and ease-of-purchase. And that increasingly means getting the products they want delivered to their home — including wine. According to a report by ShipCompliant and Wines Vines Analytics, given recently...

6 Flavor Trends In 2017

Savvy retailers know to keep an eye on current trends coming out of bars and restaurants, as they will soon affect off-premise sales. Customers experience what's hot on-premise and then come to stores looking to replicate what...