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News Archive 2017


1/19/17 Massachusetts Treasurer sets sights on alcohol reforms
1/7/17 Nielsen Year In Review: A 2016 Comparison of the On Premise and Off Premise Marketplace


2/21/17 Connecticut: Malloy Seeks Lower Liquor Prices By Scrapping Minimum Price Law
2/16/17 How Gallo Wines Is Maximizing Millennial Influence To Win Big


3/28/17 NIELSEN CGA REPORT: A Comparative Look At The On Premise (Eating and Drinking) And Off Premise Marketplace
3/20/17 Top Decision Making Factors On-Premise
3/16/17 Martignetti Companies Teams Up with Bentley University to Champion Women in the Beverage Alcohol Industry
3/15/17 Massachusetts: Liquor store owners take steps toward selling legal pot
3/15/17 Pernod-Ricard used weather data to target drinkers during the East Coast blizzard
3/15/17 Nielsen CGA: 2016 On-Premise Review
3/6/17 Massachusetts: New Boston liquor license plan to target neighborhoods
3/3/17 Latest wine consumption trends: US still rising
3/3/17 Distinguished Italian White Wine Producer, Jermann, Joins LUX Wines Portfolio In The U.S.


5/5/17 2016 California Wine Sales in U.S. Hit New Record: 238 Million Cases with Retail Value of $34.1 Billion


6/29/17 The Margarita Remains the Top Spot as America's Favorite Cocktail
6/29/17 Why Off- Premise Consumption is Eating into On-Premise Performance
6/29/17 Millennials Love Dining Out
6/25/17 Rosé outpaces overall wine category for summer: Nielsen
6/19/17 US Champagne Market Rolls On, As Millennials Reach for Bubbly


8/21/17 So Far, Compromise Eludes Mass Alcohol Task Force
8/15/17 As Millennial Tastes Shift, Beer Cedes Share To Spirits And Wine


9/29/17 The Sideways Curse Has Lifted: Merlot Is Having a Comeback
9/28/17 WineAmerica Releases Study Showing National Economic Impact of the Wine Industry is $219.9 billion in 2017
9/22/17 How Millennials are Changing the Wine-Selling Game
9/18/17 Impact Databank Predicts U.S. Spirits Market to Rise for 22nd Consecutive Year


11/13/17 Premium Spirits Will Drive Industry Growth Through 2020


12/28/17 Massachusetts alcohol laws need massive rewrite, task force concludes
12/21/17 Premium Brands Drive US Spirits Sales Above Beer
12/15/17 Nielsen: Off vs. On Premise Quarterly Trends Report (Q3 2017)
12/14/17 Massachusetts: Is it time for a change in alcohol licensing in the commonwealth?
12/12/17 The Top Cocktail Trends of 2018, According to Bartenders
12/6/17 Dynamics and drivers of alcohol sales in restaurants and bars are evolving: Report