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News Archive 2014


1/16/14 Silicon Valley Bank Forecasts 6-10% US Sales Growth for Fine Wine in 2014
1/16/14 Economist's Notebook: Restaurant sales will rise in 2014 despite cautious consumer mindset


2/5/14 Gallo adds to Italian wines it will distribute
2/4/14 US Spirits - DISCUS - Robust trend in US spirits


3/23/14 Massachusetts: Bill Would Allow Sunday Morning Liquor Sales
3/10/14 Massachusetts: House okays bill to allow retail alcohol sales on Sundays


4/28/14 The Art of Marketing Wine to Millennials
4/28/14 Californian wines grab 64% of US market
4/24/14 California Wine Sales Grow 3% by Volume


5/30/14 Restaurant Sales and Customer Traffic Continued to Rise According to April Restaurant Performance Index
5/29/14 Diageo to build $115 million bourbon distillery in Shelby County (KY)
5/29/14 Diageo to build $115 million bourbon distillery in Shelby County (KY)
5/28/14 Smirnoff is largest selling vodka
5/2/14 Massachusetts: House OKs direct wine shipments
5/1/14 The Macallan owner launches US distribution arm


6/20/14 E. & J. Gallo Winery Wins Corporate Social Responsibility Award
6/3/14 Johnnie Walker is most powerful drinks brand
6/3/14 Johnnie Walker is most powerful drinks brand
6/2/14 Restaurant Executive - Wine Sales Being Trumped By Cocktails


7/31/14 Boston Neighborhoods Set to Receive 75 More Liquor Licenses
7/8/14 Beverages: Spirits: Nielsen Data Analysis: Four Weeks Ended June 21, 2014


8/13/14 Restaurant sales continue to trend upward
8/3/14 Massachusetts: Most retailers sour on new wine shipment law


10/27/14 2014 California Winegrape Harvest: Earliest and Third in a String of Great Vintages this Decade
10/27/14 2014 harvest: Europe at a glance


11/14/14 Massachusetts: ABCC examining brewers, others for law violations
11/14/14 Restaurant sales continue to rise in October
11/13/14 Mass law marks achievement for direct-to-consumer shipping
11/11/14 Restaurants could see strong year in 2015


12/2/14 Snapshot of the American Wine Consumer in 2014