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During the 52 weeks ending Nov. 10, 2012, the sparkling wine category increased 4.6 percent in dollar sales, said Danny Brager, vice president of beverage and alcohol for Chicago-based market research firm Nielsen, in a Dec. 31 blog post.
Pernod Ricard USA merged its Absolut vodka with a Sauvignon Blanc sparkling wine from New Zealand to create Absolut Tune.
A popular ready-to-serve cocktail in Italy, Mionetto USA’s ‘IL’ Spr!z made its debut in the United States.
Mionetto USA will launch an ultra-premium sparkling rosé, Mionetto Cuvée Rosé 1887, in early 2012.
Premium Vintage Cellars, a subsidiary of ES/EX Corp., launched its blue-colored 2009 Blanc de Bleu brut sparkling wine in the United States.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, J Vineyards & Winery introduced a non-vintage Brut Rosé sparkling wine in a label-less bottle that simply shows a black letter “J” in a brushstroke font, showcasing the product inside.
Niche Import Co. added a new sparkling wine to its portfolio. Kupferberg Gold red sparkling wine is made from a blend of red grapes from Germany.
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