R Stuart & Co appoints Winebow CT to distribute Big Fire

R Stuart & Co's Rob Stuart in the vineyardsOctober 2018

Convivium Brands, a sales and marketing company headquartered in New Hartford, CT, will start working with Winebow Connecticut to distribute the Big Fire line of R Stuart & Co on October 1st.  Big Fire is R Stuart's "everyday wines", consisting of two varietals: Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. 

Jägermeister Launches Mini Meisters Nationwide

Jägermeister has officially launched Mini Meisters nationwide.

The 20-ml. bottles come in a “10 Shots-to-Go” pack. The herbal liqueur remains the same, made from 56 botanicals.

Evaluating Napa and Sonoma’s 2018 Vintages

This harvest appears to be one of the biggest and best in several years. Each phase of the growing season in Napa and Sonoma this year seemed to emerge with near-perfect weather conditions.

There were no significant fires or “weather events.” It was a long and even growing season without heat spikes. Mother Nature cooperated perfectly. Wine pricing should see some relief when this bumper crop of beautiful wines hits the market.

Rum Trends at Bars and Restaurants in 2018

Editor’s note: As so many alcohol trends begin on-premise, we occasionally cross-post pertinent content here from our on-premise sister publication, Cheers.

WSWA Announces Support for Legal Cannabis

The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA), the national trade association representing the wholesale tier of the wine and spirits industry, today announced an official policy position in favor of a state’s right to establish a legal, well-regulated, adult-use cannabis marketplace.

The WSWA is the first and only beverage alcohol association to announce such a position.

Don Julio Announces Repo Double Cask, Private Cask Program

Tequila Don Julio has announced two new innovations.

The first is Don Julio Reposado Double Cask, a limited-edition Reposado tequila finished in casks used in the making of Buchanan’s Blended Scotch Whisky.

Our Favorite Wines For $20 and Under

There’s plenty of delicious wines out there that do not break the bank.

So for our latest round of National Retailer Wine Panel reviews, we asked our panel of wine pros to rate some of their favorite bottles of wine that cost $20 or less.

How You Can Judge Wine Styles By Their ABV

One of the most useful pieces of information on any wine label is hidden in the small print, whether on the front or back label: the percentage of alcohol it contains.

A wine’s alcohol content must be listed on most wine labels and correlates well enough to many wine traits to serve as a loose indicator of style.

Castarède Armagnac Appoints 375 Park Avenue Spirits as U.S. Importer

Louisville-based 375 Park Avenue Spiritswas recently named exclusive U.S. importer for the Castarède Armagnac House.

The deal is effective July 1, 2018.

Domaine Select Wine & Spirits Acquires Atlantico Rum

Domaine Select Wine & Spirits, the craft wine and spirits importer, has assumed worldwide management of Atlántico Rum.

Atlántico, launched in 2008, is a line of premium rums made in the Dominican Republic. As part of the deal, Domaine Select has taken over the day-to-day sales, marketing and operations associated with the importation/exportation of the brand from Atlántico Rum co-founders, Aleco Azqueta and Brandon Lieb.


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