Coppola Winery Canning Diamond Collection Wines

The move solidifies Francis Ford Coppola Winery‘s position as the leading premium wine producer in the canned category says Corey Beck, President and Director of Winemaking.

“It was Francis’s instinct and creativity that first brought wine-in-a-can to the forefront of the wine industry with the introduction of the Sofia Mini cans more than a decade ago,” Beck explains.  Continue reading

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Drizly Launches Data Distillery

The new hub is a breakthrough that will, for the first time, let suppliers from multi-category international brands as well as bootstrapping craft breweries better assess the effectiveness of their promotional campaigns, and see precisely what their products are selling for, neighborhood by neighborhood. The raw data and aggregated findings are based on millions of orders in 70 cities across the U.S.

Until now, granular data from eCommerce consumers and independent retailers on pricing, Continue reading

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Claremont Distilled Spirits Licenses Bibo Barmaid Pouch System

“Having the ability to enjoy great tasting cocktails at home is the ultimate convenience. They are quite complicated to make and Bibo takes the guesswork and expense out of the process. Making Bibo cocktails is super easy: turn it on, fill the reservoir with cold water, insert a cocktail mix and alcohol pouch, place glass with ice on the drip tray, pull down the handle and press the “Mix” button – in 20 seconds, voila a drink!,” says Debra Walker, Bibo founder.

Amy Sutton, Co-Owner & VP of Sales and Marketing of Fairfield, N.J., Claremont, says:

“The spirits industry has been trying to figure out how to help consumers enjoy spirits in their home for many years, a majority of consumers find making cocktails intimidating; Bibo is the solution we have been waiting for. It’s extremely simple to use and the results are craft cocktail worthy.  We are excited about the pouch launch for our vodka brand in December.”

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Evans Brewing Releases 3 New Bottle Offerings, Says Bottles are 25% of Sales

Evans Brewing Co., Irvine, Calif., plans to release three new bottle offerings; Stout at the Devil Russian Imperial Stout, Approachable Bastard Session IPA and the award winning Black Pilsner, Breakfast Black.

“Our bottle sales have been a real bright spot since we introduced our new labels 15 months ago.  Continue reading

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MillerCoors Brewery Owes Success to Union-Management Relationship

An Ohio brewery has a recipe to make America great again, and all it calls for is a dash of Midwestern practicality mixed with a healthy dose of worker empowerment. Sprinkle it with union-management cooperation and top it off with the secret sauce: trust.

These are the ingredients that have kept production booming at the MillerCoors Brewery in Trenton, Ohio, since 1991 — that’s 26 years with no factory layoffs or arbitration hearings between management and its union.

The Trenton plant is among the highest-performing of MillerCoors seven beer facilities, five of which are unionized.  Read more here, from the New York Daily News.

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Rebecca Creek Distillery Raises $15 Million Capital

Investors led by Dr. Henning Kreke, board chairman of Düsseldorf–based beauty retailer Douglas GmbH and a graduate of the University of Texas, acquired a minority stake in the San Antonio, Tex., distillery.

The investment provides Rebecca Creek Distillery with $15 million of new capital to boost production, increase capacity, enhance marketing, create new jobs, and move forward with plans to build a brand-new, state-of-the-art distillery that will more than quadruple its current production capability.  Continue reading

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