French Wine Harvest 2017 Is Set For Historic Low →
Due to damaging spring frosts France’s 2017 wine harvest might fall by as much as 17%. This would mean that many wines will become harder to get ahold of and thus more expensive.
U.S. Craft Beer Boom Continues To Slow →
For the first half of 2017 American craft beer production volumes have increased by 5% as opposed 2016’s mid-year increase of 8% and 2015’s of 16%. While growth does continue a millennial preference for wine urges caution.
Pennsylvania Liquor Stores Plan To Increase Prices On 422 Items →
Pennsylvania’s system of state owned liquor stores has the authority to decide prices for 150 top-selling wine brands and 150 top-selling spirits brands. Prices have not been increased since the 1990s.
South Africa Gains A New Appellation →
South Africa has a highly complex, multi-layered appellation system that organizes wine producing areas into regions, districts, and wards. They have now added a new “Cape Town” Wine of Origin designation that they hope will help with international sales.