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  • February 10, 2015

    Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot on the Rise in U.S.

    Chardonnay is still king of the U.S. wine market, but its sales were flat in 2014 for the first time in years, according to Nielsen.

    Meanwhile, New Zealand continued a long trend of growth in the U.S. wine market and Portugal joined the party, while wines from Australia and Germany p...
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  • February 4, 2015

    DISCUS - Robust trend in US spirits

    2014 - US spirits industry growth still robust
    DISCUS spirits data showed a continued robust trend, with US industry revenues +4.0% (vs 2013 +4.4%, 2012 +4.5%). Industry volume growth accelerated in 2014 (+2.2%) vs 2013 (+1.9%), with some moderation in price/mix +1.8% (vs 2.5% in 2013). With...
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  • January 29, 2015

    Australian Wine Bounces Back in the U.S.

    Australian producers are celebrating the fact that their country "is no longer a dirty word in the United States" as wine exports pick up after years of falling sales.  

    Australia is second only to Italy for exports to the U.S., with sales of 16.6 million cases. Ov...
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  • January 24, 2015

    The state of wine drinking in America today

    What beverage has grown continuously in consumption for the past 20 years in America? Wine. According to the Wine Institute, in 1993 Americans only drank 1.74 gallons of wine per capita. In 2013 that figure had risen to 2.82 gallons. This makes the U.S. the largest wine consuming nation in the world...
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  • December 2, 2014

    Snapshot of the American Wine Consumer in 2014

    Who is the American wine consumer today? What types of wine do they prefer and where do they purchase their wine? How much do they spend on a bottle of wine in a restaurant? These and other questions are addressed in a new annual survey that researchers at Sonoma State University Wine Business Insti...
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  • November 14, 2014

    Restaurant sales continue to rise in October

    Restaurant sales hit a record high in October, as consumers' pocketbooks continue to get relief from falling gas prices.  The underlying fundamentals of lower gas prices, steady job growth and rising consumer confidence point toward an improving business environment for restaurants in the month...
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  • November 14, 2014

    Massachusetts: ABCC examining brewers, others for law violations

    Massachusetts regulators have launched an investigation into whether beer distributors, brewers, and retailers are violating state law by agreeing to promote certain beers at bars and liquor stores in exchange for payments that freeze out competitors.  

    Investigators for th...
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