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News Archive 2013


1/30/13 Supply shortages demand structural change
1/30/13 Tales of the Cocktail® Announces Spirited Series of Seminars for 2013
1/29/13 Wine on the Rise
1/29/13 Diageo Shifting to Upscale Tequila After Adios to Cuervo
1/22/13 December 2012 Control State Results
1/21/13 Consumer Wine Trends: Americans Drinking More, "Better" Wines
1/17/13 Champagne 2012 will be an 'exceptional' vintage
1/17/13 Wine trade to see record M&A in 2013 - study (Excerpt)
1/16/13 Bulk wine imports to US 'soar' in 2012
1/16/13 Report: Wine industry growth 'slow and steady'
1/15/13 South Africa wine exports rise 17%: WOSA
1/14/13 Austrian wine exports double in value
1/14/13 Jacob's Creek predicts 'high quality' 2013 vintage
1/14/13 Moet Hennessy USA and Marnier-Lapostolle Inc. Renew U.S. Distribution Agreement for Grand Marnier Liqueur
1/14/13 U.S. wine makers get help from Australian weather woes
1/13/13 Chardonnay Flood Buoys Australian Wine Exports as Prices Decline
1/13/13 Red wine prevents cholesterol build up from meat
1/13/13 New Hampshire: Plan to hike beer tax riles up brewers
1/12/13 Foley expanding wine empire with recent acquisitions
1/10/13 Sonoma County's chardonnay a hit; pinot noir doesn't fare as well


2/28/13 Wine and Beer: Nielsen Data Analysis: Wine (+4.2% YoY) and Beer (+2.4%) Post Modest Sales Increases
2/23/13 Connecticut: Liquor Law Shakeup: Plan To Alter Minimum Pricing Worries Some Package Store Owners
2/19/13 January, 2013, Control State Results
2/19/13 Pernod says no to Cuervo but declares interest in craft spirits
2/15/13 Connecticut: End State's Liquor Price Restrictions
2/13/13 Outlook for Continued Growth of Flavored Spirits Is Quite Strong, New Study Shows
2/13/13 Diageo Calls on the Alcohol Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to Fast Track Serving Fact Information on Beer, Wine and Distilled Spirits Containers
2/12/13 'Consumers will win' as record California vintage announced
2/7/13 Trinchero Family chalks out $300m expansion at Lodi wine facility in California
2/7/13 Beverages: DISCUS Highlights Strong Spirits Industry Trends
2/7/13 US imports: Argentina drops for first time in 11 years
2/7/13 Restaurant job growth hit 17-year high in 2012
2/6/13 U.S. Spirits Volume Jumped 3% in 2012
2/6/13 Distilled Spirits Market Share Edges Upward in 2012
2/1/13 Analyst Says US Wine Production, Consumption Up
2/1/13 Massachusetts: Mass. alcohol regulators say happy hours should remain banned


3/27/13 Cognac exports stay strong
3/21/13 Bad weather squeezes global wine production
3/18/13 US Spirits Nielsen Data Sales growth remains solid in February
3/15/13 Coppola Winery plans to buy Geyser Peak Winery in California
3/2/13 The future of wine?
3/1/13 Proximo to Take Over Jose Cuervo Distribution in US


5/31/13 Large selection boosts wine sales
5/31/13 Heavy rains across Europe delay growth 'by three weeks'
5/31/13 RPI hits 10-month high as business expectations improve
5/27/13 On-premise premiumization of Spirits continues, with most spirits categories seeing accelerated price/mix in 1Q13 relative to 2012 trends
5/21/13 Johnnie Walker whisky is named world's leading alcoholic drink
5/17/13 April, 2013, Control State Results


6/19/13 May, 2013, Control State Results
6/10/13 Nielsen Spirits: May in-line with slow April
6/6/13 Napa Valley to replant up to 15% of vineyards
6/5/13 In Canada, Iceberg Harvester Seeks Chips Off Really Old Blocks
6/1/13 Coming soon? Nutritional labels on alcohol


7/4/13 Johnnie Walker's brand value hits US$4.37bn


8/19/13 Massachusetts: Mayors behind push for greater local control of alcohol licenses
8/13/13 Trinchero Family Estates Forms Alliance with Taken Wine Company
8/7/13 Forecasting Wine's Future
8/5/13 Nielsen Spirits: Volumes improve back to positive territory
8/5/13 Brenne Estate Cask selects Classic Imports as exclusive U.S. Importer


9/27/13 Agave crisis to last five more years


10/29/13 Global Wine Shortage
10/9/13 How Millennials are Changing the Wine Industry


11/12/13 E. & J. Gallo Winery Contributes $100,000 To Philippine Typhoon Relief Fund


12/31/13 Restaurant Performance Index hits five-month high in November