StateWays Newsletter – 12/15/12


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2012 Control States Fiscal Year in Review

The latest financial data from the control states for fiscal year 2012. Includes information about sales, store count, number of employees, contribution to state revenues, and other statistics.

Stateways Product Watch

Sip Moscato

Sip Moscato is a new wine available from Vantage Point. The ultra-premium moscato has no added residual sugar, but gains sweetness from arrested fermentation, according to the company. It features notes of citrus, peaches and tropical fruits, and is available for a suggested retail price of $14.99 per bottle.

New Flavor From Exclusiv
Orange Exclusiv vodka is now available just in time for Halloween. The Maldovan vodka is distilled from wheat and available for a suggested retail price of $9.99 for a 750-ml. bottle.

PHC 2012 Release
Parker’s Heritage Collection 2012 release is now available from Heaven Hill Distilleries. The sixth annual edition is a limited release that pays tribute to sixth-generation master distiller Parker Beam. The release features select barrels of 11-year old rye-based bourbons, with barrels of wheated mashbill used for Old Fitzgerald, also aged 11 years. Approximately 7,500 bottles will be available nationwide, for an suggested retail price of $80 for a 750-ml. bottle.

Stateways News

Burgundy Drinkers Will Pay More as 2012 Production Drops

This year winter’s frost, combined with mildew and hail, destroyed more than half the crop in some of Burgundy’s prestigious vineyards.

Happy Repeal Day!
Prohibition was repealed 79 years ago today. Here’s a look at how that 14-year period transformed American drinking habits.

Is India the Next Spirits Company Battleground?
Diageo and Pernod Ricard both have a vested interest in India’s spirits market, but which company’s global portfolio will perform better in the long-term?

NH Liquor Commission Continues to Come Under Fire
The resignation of Mark Bodi hasn’t solved all of the state’s problems when it comes to beverage alcohol control.

Brown-Forman Offering Special Cash Dividend
The company is among a number of publicly-traded entities offering a special payment at the end of 2012 to avoid the repercussions of the upcoming “fiscal cliff.”

Industry Happenings

Wine Experts Weigh in on Chilean Wines

Wines of Chile hosted “Vinos de Terroir” in New York in November. Pictured from left, Sandy Block, Master of Wine and vice president of beverages for Legal Seafoods; terroir consultant Dr. Pedro Parra; Lori Tieszen, executive director of Wines of Chile USA; and wine writer Mark Oldman.


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