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WSET Reports Rising Interest in Spirits Education

New figures from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) show an increased demand for spirits education in the U.S., the company says. As a global provider of wines and spirits qualifications, the WSET also...

Nevada Cannabis Sales Exceed Expectations

Once again, legal pot has generated eye-popping tax revenue. This time the windfall is for Nevada. Voters there approved legal cannabis in November of 2016, and the first recreational stores opened in the summer of...

Southern Glazer’s Appoints Anthony Capparelli to GM of South Florida

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits has appointed Anthony Capparelli to the position of General Manager of South Florida, effective immediately. In this role, Capparelli will be responsible for the company’s performance in South Florida, and...

Report: Craft Beer Growth ‘Stable’ in 2018

Growth for small and independent craft brewers has remained stable for the first half of 2018. Production volume for the craft segment increased five percent during the first half of this year. This according to new midyear...

375 Park Avenue Spirits CEO Norman Bonchick Retires

Beverage industry veteran Norman Bonchick, chairman and CEO of 375 Park Avenue Spirits, retired August 1 from active management of the company. He will continue working with the privately owned import firm in a...

Think Spirits Enters Into Deal with Stoli Group in Australia

Think Spirits will take over the distribution, sales and marketing of the Stoli Group portfolio in Australia, starting November 1st, 2018. The distribution is currently with Proximo Australia. To start, Think Spirits will focus on Stoli Premium...

Código 1530 Tequila Establishes Nationwide Distribution

The Tequila brand Código 1530 has reached distribution in 48 U.S. states, with product hitting the shelves of retailers nationwide as soon as this month. The new distribution plan solidifies Código 1530 Tequila’s existing relationship...

Fever-Tree Expands Distribution with Southern Glazer’s

Fever-Tree, the producer of premium tonics and mixers, today announced a distribution agreement with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (Southern Glazer’s), North America’s largest distributor of wines and spirits. Effective August 1, 2018, SGWS will...

Diageo’s Organic Net Sales Grew 5% in 2018

The global drinks corporation Diageo recently announced their preliminary results for fiscal year 2018 — including +5% in organic net global sales. The reported net sales of $16.1 billion were lower at +0.9%, however, due...

Republic National’s Tom Cole Named in Glassdoor’s 2018 Top CEO Awards

Republic National Distributing Company, the nation’s second largest wine and spirits wholesaler, has been recognized in the Glassdoor 2018 Employee Choice Awards for Top CEO. Glassdoor is a social recruitment platform that rates employers and...