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News Archive 2012


1/31/12 Chardonnay marks 100th birthday of growth in U.S.
1/30/12 US Spirits Volume Climbed 2.7% In 2011, Trade Group Says
1/29/12 December, 2011, Control State Results
1/19/12 Bulk-wine inventory hits 12-year low
1/17/12 High-Priced Wines Hottest in December
1/16/12 Global wine consumption set to increase by 2 billion bottles
1/11/12 Skyy Spirits Changes Name to Campari America
1/11/12 Off-Premise Wine Sales Increase 1.1 Percent in December
1/11/12 US tops global wine consumption chart
1/11/12 Using Social Media to Promote Wine Tourism
1/2/12 Barefoot wines see big rise in sales


2/24/12 Italian wine imports rising
2/23/12 Johnnie Walker takes 1st place in Brands by Value list
2/23/12 Supply shortages for Spanish bulk wine
2/22/12 January, 2012, Control State Results
2/21/12 Mondavi heads Class of 2012 into Vintners Hall of Fame
2/17/12 Restaurant sales trends strong in January
2/14/12 Off-Premise Wine Sales Increase 2.2 Percent in January
2/10/12 California's WineGrape Crush Down 7 Percent, But Prices Set Record High
2/4/12 Consumer Wine Trends: Overall Consumption Up
2/1/12 Wine's 2011 Report Card


3/22/12 California wine sales in U.S. climb 8% to $19.9B
3/21/12 Off-Premise Wine Sales Increase 3.4 Percent in Through March 3
3/20/12 Global wine shortage forecast
3/20/12 Americans open to purchasing wine from various countries
3/19/12 Nielsen Spirits Data: Solid Growth Trends
3/19/12 Italian wine now 22% of global market
3/19/12 Restaurant sales rose 3.4% in 2011
3/12/12 U.S. Wines Grow Steadily
3/12/12 Liquor Giants Savor Rising Scotch Demand
3/12/12 Wine sales ended 2011 on a positive note
3/7/12 Moet embarks on major expansion


4/30/12 Restaurant Performance Index closes Q1 at post-recession high
4/30/12 Why Can't the Post Office Ship Beer and Wine?
4/30/12 Staggering New Research Shows 35% Of Older Millennials Drink Wine At Least Once A Month
4/27/12 March, 2012, Control State Results
4/27/12 California grape prices rise
4/26/12 Champagne crop badly damaged by frost
4/26/12 Wine and Beer: Nielsen Data Analysis: Easter Sales Shift Drives Significant Dollar Sales Growth; +7.8% for Beer and +10.6% for Wine
4/23/12 Off-premise Wine Sales Increase 4.8 Percent in Through March 31
4/17/12 US wine prices headed higher for consumers-report
4/17/12 Silicon Valley Bank Forecasts 7 to 11% Growth in U.S. Fine Wine Sales


5/31/12 Restaurant Performance Index above 100 for 6th straight month
5/28/12 Diageo in $450m deal for cachaça maker
5/21/12 April, 2012, Control State Results
5/21/12 California wine grape industry gaining strength
5/21/12 North Coast growers, vintners look at strategies to combat shortage
5/16/12 Off-premise Wine Sales Increase 3 Percent Through April
5/14/12 Nielsen Spirits Data: Strong Growth Trends Continue
5/2/12 Australian wine grape production at 5 yr low
5/1/12 Connecticut: Conn. Expands Alcohol Sales


6/28/12 May, 2012, Control State Results
6/24/12 Two glasses of wine a day improves quality of life for middle-aged
6/22/12 The Secrets of a Great Importer
6/20/12 What America Spends On Beverage Alcohol
6/20/12 Diageo to focus marketing on women
6/19/12 Diageo Brands Top Global Drinks Table - Study
6/18/12 Nielsen Spirits Data: Strong Growth Trends Continue
6/18/12 Sales of Captain Morgan to match Bacardi, says Diageo
6/16/12 Massachusetts: Does Boston Need More Alcohol Licenses?
6/14/12 US becomes the world's leading still light wine market
6/13/12 Chianti Classico to create flagship wine tier
6/7/12 Diageo Acquires Cabin Fever Maple Flavored Whisky
6/7/12 Restaurants' traffic gain best in four years
6/6/12 Diageo splashes out to tap whisky boom
6/4/12 E. & J. Gallo Winery Announces Purchase of Columbia Winery and Covey Run Wine Brands Company Expands to Meet Growing Demand
6/3/12 Drinks giant says rising thirst for whisky overseas may require more distilleries
6/1/12 Ketel One happy with JV, no plans to sell


7/27/12 US Spirits: Another strong NABCA data in June
7/25/12 June, 2012, Control State Results
7/19/12 Technomic's Top 250 Wine Brands and 50 Fastest Growing Brands Identifies Wine Trends
7/10/12 Millennials drive restaurant drink trends
7/9/12 Nielsen Off Premise Channel Spirits Data: Strong Growth Trends Accelerate


8/30/12 Bordeaux braces itself for 'winemaker's vintage'
8/27/12 July, 2012, Control State Results
8/22/12 U.S. Wine Consumption Continues to Climb
8/18/12 Majority in U.S. Drink Alcohol, Averaging Four Drinks a Week
8/16/12 Champagne growing season 'worst in decades'
8/13/12 Extra-dry weather a bittersweet harvest for US winemakers
8/10/12 Grape harvest under way in Napa Valley
8/10/12 Gallo Winery plans to buy San Miguel's Courtside Cellars


9/27/12 August, 2012, Control State Results
9/25/12 California wine industry on upswing despite grape and labor shortages, survey finds
9/6/12 Champagne drought threatens
9/4/12 Domestic Wine Grew 8% in August
9/4/12 Small harvests expected across Europe as California eyes price rises


10/31/12 PERNOD RICARD : USA Responds to Hurricane Sandy; Provides Monetary and In-Kind Contributions
10/30/12 World Wine Output to Fall to 37-Year Low, Depleting Stocks
10/18/12 World Wine Shortage of 1.3 Billion Bottles Seen as Output Slumps
10/15/12 Global wine glut 'balancing' say Rabobank
10/11/12 "Spirit of Mount Vernon" Industry Heritage Dinner and Rare Auction –Robert Selby Honored
10/9/12 French wine production to drop 20% in 2012, says ministry report
10/9/12 America's Beer, Wine & Spirits Retailers Create 1,449,850 Jobs, $184.7 Billion in Economic Impact
10/4/12 French Wine Output Seen at 40-Year Low as Grapes Damaged


11/28/12 Male and Female Wine Drinkers -- Are They Really That Different?
11/15/12 Extreme weather ends Europe's cheap-wine era
11/1/12 November is Package Liquor Store Month


12/4/12 National Restaurant Association's "What's Hot in 2013" Culinary Forecast Predicts Top Food and Drink Menu Trends