Arkansas billionaire Gaylon Lawrence Jr. has purchased Heitz Wine Cellars in St. Helena, a storied Napa Valley brand that has been popular among collectors and wine enthusiasts.
When big companies invade boutique wine country with much bigger marketing budgets and resources, the little guy can feel squeezed out. Or, creative marketing and a changed paradigm could lead to more success.
Draft beer now accounts for nearly two-thirds of all on-premise beer volume, according to the Beer Institute’s (BI) annual State-Level Packaging Report, released today.
The impact of tariffs being imposed overseas is being felt strongly in the East Bay, especially when it comes to reds and whites.
Booze and government taxes seem inexorably joined at the hip. Indeed, it is hard to find a government that didn’t see its domestic spirits industry as a lucrative source of cash.
When she took over as president of Domaine Carneros in 1987, Eileen Crane was one of the few women to lead a North Coast winery.
London gin producer Hayman’s has called for increased regulations governing the distillation and labelling of gin, stating that some distillers that are marketing expressions “that have little to no juniper character” are “misleading consumers”.
The price of wine is going up. Global wine production slumped to its lowest level in 60 years in 2017, according to data from the International Organisation of Vine and Wine.
US spirits group Sazerac, maker of Corazón Tequila, has launched a website dedicated to agave education.
A Houston-based spirits company and its Dallas partners are being sued by the Jack Daniel's brand for allegedly lifting its trademarks for an "inferior" product.