UST, parent company to International Wine & Spirits Ltd., boasted “strong results from the wine operations” at their 2nd-quarter earnings today. “We are encouraged by the improving fundamentals in our smokeless tobacco operations and continued growth in our wine business,” said Vincent A. Gierer, Jr., UST chairman and chief executive officer.Sales in the wine segment … Continue reading “INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRITS BOASTS “STRONG RESULTS” AT Q-2″

Pernod Ricard has seen sales soar by 68% since its takeover of Allied Domecq brands last year, 61% stemming from the acquisition. For the year ending in June, organic growth was up 4.3% with a 5.1% jump in the 4th quarter.Pernod’s original key brands continued their rapid growth, jumping 2% in volume and 7% in … Continue reading “PERNOD SHOWS BOOMING SALES THANKS TO ALLIED”

Wine and Spirits Daily is pleased to announce our first ever sponsorship in a charity event, dubbed “A Wine Tasting Celebration.” The benefit goes towards Youth Alternatives Meadowland Campus in West, Texas and is hosted at the Scenic Loop Café in Helotes from 6-9 p.m. tonight. You are unauthorized to view this page. Username Password … Continue reading “WSD SPONSORS “A WINE TASTING CELEBRATION.””

Several weeks ago WSD reported that Minnesota law-enforcers were cracking down on illegal wine tasting parties hosted by a Massachusetts company called The Traveling Vineyard. The company – the marketing arm of Geerlings and Wade – is accused of selling liquor in Minnesota without a license. Advertised as “wine adventures in your home,” The Traveling … Continue reading “AFTER ILLEGALLY SELLING LIQUOR WITHOUT A LICENSE, TRAVELING VINEYARD FINDS A LOO”

Charmer Group and Peerless Importers have agreed to merge their operations in the New York metro area, a move that was much anticipated ever since Southern entered the NYC market two years ago. The new company, entitled Empire Merchants, will be owned equally by both parties, and will be a member of The Charmer Sunbelt … Continue reading “CHARMER AND PEERLESS GET TOGETHER IN NYC”

Bacardi is being sued by a woman claiming to have suffered horrific burns during a stunt involving flaming rum during a promotional event at a Miami nightclub in August 2002.The lawsuit, filed on Monday (July 24) states that Danielle Alleyne from Miami was burned after a customer set light to a menu in the club … Continue reading “BACARDI BEING SUED BY AN ALLEGED BURN VICTIM”

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed a leftover wine law on Monday that will allow customer to take home unfinished bottles of wine from restaurants – granted the bottle is sealed in a tamper-proof bag. The law goes into effect Jan. 1. You are unauthorized to view this page. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot … Continue reading “ILLINOIS GOV. OPTS TO RECORK UNFINISHED WINE BOTTLES”

Diageo’s Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum is launching a new TV ad entitled “Pizza” that features two of The Captain’s crew members leaving a pub and stopping at a pizza joint for home delivery – of a pie and themselves. The company called it “a witty way to remind consumers that when they are going … Continue reading “CAPTAIN MORGAN KICKS OFF A NEW TV AD”

Jim Beam’s CMO Beth Bronner bid the company ado yesterday, reportedly to “pursue other interests.” Until a replacement is found, John Muller – Beam’s SVP of strategy and corporate development – will sit in Beth’s spot. The resignation comes two days before parent Fortune Brands announces their 2nd-quarter earnings tomorrow, July 27. “John will lead … Continue reading “JIM BEAM’S CMO SUDDENLY DEPARTS”

As the second-largest wine producing state, Washington is making waves with a new marketing campaign. From February to April the state’s wine industry conducted a national branding effort that spiked a 45% increase in Washington wine sales in Tampa, Florida. And while it doesn’t sound like much right now, the country could be seeing a … Continue reading “WASHINGTON WINE SALES UP 45%”

Movies have greatly influenced the popularity of wine in this country (think Sideways) with references here and there, but the connection between Hollywood and alcohol endorsements have become increasingly intertwined as of late. More vintners are trying to get their brands in the picture by donating wine cases to showbiz events and parties, or hiring … Continue reading “WINE AND SPIRITS PLACEMENT IN THE MOVIES”

LVMH’s wine and spirits unit recorded an 18% increase in revenue in the first half of 2006. Helped by strong volume growth, improved product mix, and price increases in key markets, Veuve Clicquot made progress in Europe and the U.S. while Hennessy cognac continued its momentum in China and the U.S.”Over the second half, LVMH … Continue reading “STRONG 1ST-HALF PERFORMANCE FOR LVMH WINE AND SPIRITS”

Need some management and organizational help? Management Dynamic’s Supply Chain Visibility and Event Management solution – currently used first by Glazer’s in the industry – manages their domestic and international supply chain operations. The system replaces manual order and shipment tracking processes which “significantly led to delays and difficulty in determining accurate inventory levels and … Continue reading “GLAZER’S MOVES TO A WEB-BASED MANAGEMENT SOLUTION”

ABB Partners, LLC is launching the first double-distilled Cachaca in the U.S. market, dubbed Cabana Cachaca. Cachaca is rum fermented and distilled in Brazil directly from pressed sugarcane, unlike most rum which is distilled from molasses. You are unauthorized to view this page. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Glazer’s Texas promoted four executives and hired two more to help strengthen the Texas division as a whole, the company said today.Phil Meacham has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President, Operations & Finance for the State of Texas. He will be responsible for day-to-day operations of all of Glazer’s Texas branches, as … Continue reading “SOME NEW APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS FOR GLAZER’S TEXAS”