Brockmans Gin Expands Into Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine

Brockmans Gin has continued its U.S. expansion by opening up distribution in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. This new distribution will begin in spring. Brockmans has appointed Horizon Beverage as its broker to lead the push for growth...

Rob Patridge, OLCC Chair Instrumental In Cannabis Regulation, Announces Resignation

The chair of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, Rob Patridge, announced this week that he will leave the position for a private-sector job. Patridge was appointed to the position in July 2013. He is perhaps best...

A Competition That Judges Spirits Differently

Spirits are graded with unusual parameters in The New York International Spirits Competition (NYISC). Judges still blind-taste entries, and receive info about style, age and geographical origin. But they also get to see the market price of each...

O’Neill Vintners & Distillers Acquires Robert Hall Winery

O’Neill Vintners & Distillers has announced the purchase of Robert Hall Winery in Paso Robles, California. The sale includes the Robert Hall production facilities, hospitality center, inventory, vineyards and brands. Financial details of the sale were not disclosed. Robert...

Wirtz Beverage Canada Joins Breakthru Beverage Group

Wirtz Beverage Canada has joined Breakthru Beverage Group and will begin operations today as Breakthru Beverage Canada. Breakthru was launched in January 2016 through the merger of The Charmer Sunbelt Group and Wirtz Beverage Group. The...

Rutherford Two Range Red Wine

Rutherford Wine Company, a family owned wine company based in Napa Valley, has launched Two Range Red Wine. This full-bodied red blend pays homage to Napa Valley’s location between the Vaca and Mayacamas mountain ranges,...

Ezra Brooks Redesigned Bottle, Bourbon Cream

Luxco has announced a new look for the brand Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and the launch of Ezra Brooks Bourbon Cream. The brand, which dates back to 1957 and has been a part of Luxco’s portfolio...

Kim Crawford Holiday Sauvignon Blanc

Kim Crawford Wines has unveiled their limited-edition 2016 holiday-edition Sauvignon Blanc bottle. Decorated with gold metallic detailing to match the holiday table and party, the bottle doubles as décor. The seasonal Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc bottle is available...

Patriot Brands To Build $5 Million Distillery in Pleasureville, Kentucky

Patriot Brands LLC, a start-up spirits-maker established earlier this year, plans to build a distillery and historical park in Pleasureville, Kentucky, with a $5 million investment, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said in a press release. "Start-ups...

Diageo Reports 3% Global Sales Dip, 3% Growth in North America

Global net sales were down 3% over the last 12 months for Diageo, according to a report the company released today. The world's largest drinks maker realized a net profit during the year that ended June...

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