Mixed Bubbles — Sparkling Wine Trends in 2020

Sparkling wine sales are up overall, but preferences vary by style. Consumers still love the bubbly. Champagne and sparkling wine volume consumption rose about 4% in 2019, according to...

Sutter Home Rolls Out 3-L Wine Boxes

In the era of consumers reaching more for large-format products, Sutter Home Family Vineyards today announced a new line of 3-L boxed wine offerings. This series includes Sutter Home...

Quintessential Acquires U.S. Brands From Accolade Wines

The wine importer Quintessential has become the custodian of all U.S.-produced wines in the Accolade Wines portfolio. This acquisition, effective Aug. 1, includes production, global sales and marketing...

The Trick to Understanding Sparkling Wine Labels

Bubbly wines are made differently than still wines, of course. There are three main styles, which are based on the European wine they emulate during the method of production:

Mary J. Blige Launches an Italian Wine Line

Singer, songwriter, actress, producer and philanthropist Mary J. Blige has unveiled Sun Goddess Wines, in collaboration with Fantinel Winery. Made on the vineyards of the Fantinel family farm in...

Our Wine Panel’s Favorite American Wines of 2020

For this latest round of Beverage Dynamics wine reviews, we tasked our panel of independent experts to taste and rate American wines. The write-ups below represent a wide range of styles and...

Winner Revealed for 2020 Beaujolais Nouveau Artist Label Competition

Georges Duboeuf’s annual competition to find original artwork for its Beaujolais Nouveau label received 1,000 entries from emerging artists. From these hopefuls emerged the winner, Maeve Croghan, a Virginia native who lives...

Why Grape Ripeness Trumps Variety

Newcomers often latch onto grape varieties as though wine were like ice cream: the name of the flavor sums up how the product will taste. This is understandable. Grapes...

How Ruffino and Grand Marnier Became Hall of Fame Brands

Our 2020 Growth Brands Awards recognize the fastest-growing wine and spirits in America. In our last issue we highlighted the many winners across multiple categories. Now, we zero in on a select...

Palm Bay Launches Accademia Prosecco Rainbow Wine Collection

U.S. wine & spirits importer Palm Bay International and Bottega SpA — a family-owned, Italian producer of fine wines and spirits — have together introduced Accademia Prosecco Rainbow Collection.