Wine & Spirits

Beam Suntory to add Suntory whiskey brands in US, Germany

Distribution for whiskeys and liqueur to begin July 1
June 23, 2014

Beam Suntory Inc., Deerfield, Ill., announced that it will begin distribution of the Suntory Japanese and Scotch whiskies as well as Midori liqueur in the United States and Germany beginning July 1.


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Nipozzano Vecchie Viti

June 23, 2014

Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi launched a new wine into the U.S. market: Nipozzano Vecchie Viti.


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Ole Smoky rolls out Sweet Tea Moonshine

Limited-edition flavor available nationwide this summer
June 17, 2014

Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, Gatlinburg, Tenn., is rolling out a limited-time flavor for the summer. Ole Smoky Sweet Tea Moonshine celebrates America’s traditional summer refreshment in a 40-proof moonshine, the company says.


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Smirnoff White

June 16, 2014

Diageo released its new super-premium Smirnoff White vodka exclusively at duty-free stores across the globe.


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Kendall-Jackson Avant

June 10, 2014

Kendall-Jackson expanded its Avant wine collection to include a 2013 Sauvignon Blanc and a 2012 Red Blend.


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Evan Williams Kentucky Slush

June 5, 2014

Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc. launched Evan Williams Kentucky Slush bourbon-based premixed cocktails in select test markets for the summer months.


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Terlato Wines, Heartland Distillers partner to create craft spirits portfolio

Wine and spirits companies plan to launch gin later this year
June 4, 2014

Lake Bluff, Ill.-based Terlato Wines International, a U.S. marketer of premium wines and spirits, announced a partnership with Heartland Distillers, Indianapolis, to jointly produce and market a collection of premium American craft spirits. This represents the newest addition to the Terlato artisan spirits portfolio.


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Brown spirits dominate growth of US spirits market

Growth slowing in flavored vodkas, overall spirits category, Rabobank reports
June 3, 2014

Brown spirits are leading much of the growth in the U.S. spirits market, with the segment growing 3 percent in the first four months of 2014, according to New York-based Rabobank’s latest global spirits report. More specifically, sales of Tennessee whiskey and bourbon expanded their already large shares, while flavored whiskey, rye, small-batch whiskey, and Irish whiskey and single-malt Scotch whisky maintained their impressive growth rates, it reports.


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Rocca Sveva Castelcerino Soave Superiore DOCG

May 30, 2014

MW Imports, a division of Mionetto USA, imported the 2012 vintage Rocca Sveva Castelcerino Soave Superiore DOCG into the U.S. market.


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Imported spirits change marketing message to appeal to U.S. consumers

Beverage brands reach out to bartenders, mixologists to educate them about international spirits
May 16, 2014

 Every good marketer knows it: you have to localize to succeed in international waters. Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co.’s secret recipe for Coca-Cola can vary by location.  


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