Manufacturers urge Congress to pass legislation to grow industry, jobs
August 7, 2013
Congressmen Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., and Chris Collins, R-N.Y., introduced the bipartisan Cider Industry Deserves Equal Regulation (CIDER) Act. The act would amend the section of the tax code that deals with wine and related beverages to allow hard cider-makers increased flexibility in their final products without potentially facing increased tax liability.
Jamba Inc., Emeryville, Calif., reported unaudited financial results for the second fiscal quarter that ended July 2. The company recorded a quarterly comparable store sales increase of 2.2 percent for company-owned stores, driven by increases in store traffic and average check.
Serving Anheuser-Busch beers and small bites daily plus exclusive daily tastings
August 6, 2013
St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, a division of Anheuser-Busch InBev, opened The Biergarten at its Brewery and Tour Center in St. Louis. The outdoor establishment offers guests a place to gather and relax while enjoying a beer experience, including exploring lager beers and trying ales and other specialty beers, the company says.
Completion of 6,000-square-foot facility expected during 2014 harvest
July 30, 2013
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Napa, Calif., unveiled the design for its state-of-the-art visitor center. Earlier this month, the winery broke ground on the new visitor center which will overlook its estate vineyards: FAY and S.L.V.
Proceeds from event benefit nonprofit children’s camp
July 30, 2013
Seattle-based TalkingRain, the maker of Sparkling Ice, announced its sponsorship of Party Camp, a one-day event that aims to bring the joy of summer camp to grown-ups while helping the underprivileged.