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Interview: Fred Leighton and Pat McCarthy of Bayway World of Liquor

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Elizabeth, New Jersey’s Bayway World of Liquor is one of the state’s major spirits retailers, with annual sales revenue of between $25 and $30 million, half of which is derived from spirits, followed by wine at 20% of total sales.SND … Continue r... Read more

Diageo To Spend $10 Million On Visitor Center At Its New Bulleit Distillery

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Diageo has announced plans to build a $10 million tourism facility at its new Bulleit distillery in Shelbyville, Kentucky. The 9,000-square-foot space will host tastings, distillery tours, and have a retail shop dedicated to promoting Bulleit and Diage... Read more

News Briefs for December 15, 2017

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•China’s largest wine company, Changyu Pioneer Wine Co., has signed a deal to purchase an 80% stake in Australia’s Kilikanoon. Financial details of the sale, expected to close in January, have not been revealed, but Kilikanoon’s chief winemaker Kevin M... Read more

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for December 15, 2017

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•Fort Collins, Colorado-based Odell Brewing has released Fee Fi Fo Fum, the latest addition to the brewery’s Cellar Series. Fee Fi Fo Fum isan 11.1% abv triple IPA brewed with Chinook, Azacca and Mosaic hops to balance the malt-heavy recipe. … Co... Read more

Interview: WSWA President & CEO Craig Wolf On The Direct Shipping Issue

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As e-commerce continues to gain momentum in the beverage alcohol arena, the practice of interstate shipping of wine by retailers has become a highly contentious issue—especially after carriers like UPS and FedEx began refusing such shipments in most ca... Read more

News Briefs for December 14, 2017

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•In case you missed it, earlier this morning SND reported news of Casa Cuervo’s $205 million acquisition of the Pendleton Whisky portfolio from Oregon-based Hood River Distillers. The Canada-sourced whisky label sells about 250,000 cases annually. Clic... Read more

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for December 14, 2017

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•The Boston Beer Company has partnered with the Boston Red Sox to make Samuel Adams Boston Lager the baseball team’s official beer. Beginning in 2018, Fenway Park will have two Sam Adams-themed bars—the “Sam Deck” and “Sammy’s On Third”—as well …... Read more

Cuervo To Acquire Pendleton Whiskies For $205 Million

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Casa Cuervo is bolstering its position in the whisky category with a deal to acquire the Pendleton whisky brands from Oregon-based Hood River Distillers in a deal worth $205 million. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter … Con... Read more

Sizzling Kim Crawford Looks To Expand Beyond Sauvignon Blanc

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Constellation’s Kim Crawford—the third-largest above-$14 wine brand in the U.S.—has recorded another year of torrid growth, with total production rising to about 1.6 million cases for 2017. In the U.S. market, the brand is on pace to rise 13% to &#8230... Read more

News Briefs for December 13, 2017

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•Dreyfus, Ashby & Co. will add Chateauneuf-du-Pape’s Domaine de la Solitude to its import portfolio effective January 1. Domaine de la Solitude’s estate is a contiguous 100 acres, planted to 86 acres of red grapes and 14.8 acres of white grapes, &#... Read more