Author Archives: Joel Whitaker

CBrands Net Jumps 33% on 15% Gain in Sales

Constellation Brands said net profit soared 33% $318 million, or $1.55 a share, in the first quarter on a 15% sales gain to $1.872 billion. Net sales for beer increased 19 percent. This was primarily due to a 15 percent … Continue reading

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Trinchero Napa Valley Opens Tasting Room

Trinchero Napa Valley has announced the official opening of its newly-designed tasting room to the public. The tasting rook is the third and final phase of the Trinchero Napa Valley estate, which sits on 22 acres of expansive vineyards. The … Continue reading

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Analysis: In the Wake of Brexit, Time for ‘Responsible Nationalism?’

An autographed picture of Ronald Reagan hangs in my living room, and I proudly supported his 1980 election and 1984 re-election.  So I was surprised to read this morning in The New York Times that Reagan was a supporter of … Continue reading

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You’ll Find Only New York Apples in Angry Orchards’ New Hard Cider

Walden Hollow is the first cider from Angry Orchard to be made exclusively with apple varieties from New York State, including varieties from last year’s harvest at the Angry Orchard in New York’s Hudson Valley, and heirloom apples from other … Continue reading

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Irish Whiskey Exports to U.S. Up 19% in Year

Irish whiskey exports to the U.S. jumped 19% last year to more than 3 million cases.  Over the past decade they have soared an astonishing 409%, according to International Wine & Spirits Research. Sales of Jameson, which holds 78.3% of … Continue reading

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Jack Daniel’s, Samuel Adams Top Bev/Al Brands for Patriotism

. . . but Budweiser isn’t even in the top 50, according to Brand Keys, the marketing consultancy that interviewed 4,750 consumers to find which of 248 brands were viewed by consumers as most patriotic. “The resonance for the single … Continue reading

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