Alert: Amazon Wine to Shut Down by the End of the Year
FILED OCTOBER 23, 2017 Several wine companies will soon lose an avenue to sell their products. Amazon will be shutting down Amazon Wine by the end of the year, according to a message sent to Amazon Wine sellers, reports Recode. The company didn't share the reasons why, but many think it has to do with potential tied-house laws violations thanks to its recent acquisition of Whole Foods. Read More
Do-It-Yourselfers Force Restaurants to Up Their Game
FILED OCTOBER 23, 2017 Last week we published the first part of our interview with Cohn Restaurant Group wine and beverage manager Maurice DiMarino [see WSD 10-18-2017]. Today we'll pick up right where we left off. Read More
How Tito's Cracked the Code
FILED OCTOBER 20, 2017 The news of Tito's Vodka clenching the best-selling spirits brand in the US has spread to other industry and mainstream publications alike after our report on Monday. This is a watershed moment, so we'd like to take a moment and reflect on how founder Tito Beveridge took this brand from nothing to becoming the "it" vodka of the moment. Read More
Sazerac Takes Stake in India's John Distilleries
FILED OCTOBER 19, 2017 The demand for new whiskey has led Sazerac to make its foray into the Indian spirits market, acquiring an equity stake in John Distilleries Private Limited (JDPL) from private equity investor Gaja Capital. Read More
Why Cohn Restaurant Group is Moving Away from Formal Drink Menus
FILED OCTOBER 18, 2017 Cohn Restaurant Group has made its mark on the San Diego restaurant scene with a wide variety of concepts, ranging from French-influenced bistros like Bo-beau and fine dining restaurants like Coasterra to more relaxed settings like Coin Haus Beer & Games. The group was established in 1981 by husband and wife team David and Leslie Cohn. What started out as one small diner has grown to one of the largest restaurant groups in Southern California. Read More
Remy Profits on Hennessy Shortage
FILED OCTOBER 17, 2017 Remy Cointreau's positive second quarter performance ended September 30 was able to offset its weak first quarter, resulting in 2% organic growth in the Americas for its first half. Read More
Tito's Takes Top Spot in IRI
FILED OCTOBER 16, 2017 He actually did it. Tito's Handmade Vodka, the godfather of the craft spirits movement, is now the highest selling spirit brand in the US, per IRI data. You may recall, Smirnoff held on to the top spot for years, but around this time last year we noted Tito's was gaining on it [see WSD 08-16-2016]. Read More
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