10 Alcohol Trends to Watch in 2017-18

Consumer taste continues to evolve. Recent industry-defining beverage alcohol categories like bourbon, IPA and rosé have begun to splinter off into subcategories. Different takes on these styles have emerged, including regional focuses or reimagined...
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New Diageo VR Experience Explores Dangers of Binge Drinking

Diageo today announced plans for a new virtual reality (VR) experience that will place LDA consumers in a first-person, multi-perspective story about the dangers of binge drinking. This initiative represents the company’s latest effort –...
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Drizly Names Former Walmart U.S. CEO to Board

The alcohol ordering/delivery app Drizly announced this week that Bill Simon, former president and CEO of Walmart U.S., will join its leadership team. Simon joins Drizly as the first independent director named to the company’s Board of...

Sales of Flavored Malt Beverages are Hit or Miss

Flavored Malt Beverages (FMBs) slowed in growth in 2016 as major brands captured or lost consumer interest. After the category experienced growth years of +7.5%, +8.2% and +21% the last three years, respectively, it cooled...

Constellation Brands Buys Stakes in Copper & Kings, The Real McCoy

Constellation Brands has been a multi-year buying spree of spirits brands. This has continued with the announcement this week that the drinks company acquired minority stakes in both Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. of...

Fourth Generation of Mondavi Family Takes Greater Role in Company

C. Mondavi & Family has announced that the next generation of the Mondavi family is now officially more involved in the family’s business — including the CK Mondavi and Family brand. As part of the...

Beer Institute Reports on 2017 Packaging Trends

The Beer Institute — based in Washington, D.C. while representing the $350-billion beer industry — recently released their 2017 State Packaging Report. This study looks, state-by-state, into the trends of how brews were delivered to...

Belposto Wines Launch in U.S.

Belposto Wines have launched in the U.S. market. The premium-level line of Italian wines is imported by Prestige Beverage Group. Belposto's Candoni De Zan family has over 150 years of wine-making history, the company says, and has...

Barton 1792 Distillery Warehouse Collapses Completely

A week after one half of a massive, 1940s-era rickhouse collapsed at Barton 1792 Distillery, the rest of the structure has fallen down. Nobody was injured, the company says in a press release. No one was...

Why Have Scotch Sales Fallen Flat?

It's boom time for most brown spirits — but not Scotch. The category is the rare whiskey/whisky that's not rapidly rising in America. Overall, Scotch's sales volume was down 1.5% in 2017 to 9.29 million...