WineAmerica Economic Impact Study

The first economic impact study of the entire U.S. wine industry finds it contributes $219.9 billion to the U.S. economy.  Joel Whitaker interview Jim Trezise, president of WineAmerica, which contracted the study, and John Duham, the economist who compiled it.

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A-B Acquires Final Stake in Michigan Cider Maker

Anheuser-Busch’s High End division has completed the acquisition of Virtue Cider.  The U.S. subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev had earlier acquired a majority of the company.

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Michigan Liquor Stores Can Be Within a Half-Mile of Each Other

The ruling from the Michigan Liquor Control Commission ends a long-standing rule that prohibited liquor stores from operating within a half-mile of each other.

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NPR Launches a Wine Club

NPR Wine Club (, will work in collaboration with licensed wineries and retailers, along with Direct Wines, and Wines That Rock and allow NPR listeners to Continue reading

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Woodford Reserve Intros Cherry Wood Smoked Barley

Woodford Reserve debuted the 2017 Master’s Collection limited edition release: Cherry Wood Smoked Barley. Continue reading

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San Luis Releases 1876 Texas Straight Bourbon

San Luis Spirits Distilling Co., Dripping Springs, Tex., releases 1876 Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

It has an 80% Texas corn and 20% Secale Cereale Oklahoma winter rye mash bill with subtle notes of Rye toast, caramel, vanilla and a Continue reading

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