Rising temperatures are affecting wine production, causing labor and productivity losses in hotter wine producing countries.
Moët Hennessy is moving into the American whiskey category with its purchase Woodinville Whiskey Company. They plan to market the brand not just in the U.S. but overseas as well.
Buffalo Trace bourbon has major plans for expansion in the upcoming years in order to ramp up production capacity. However, demand continues to skyrocket and will cause shortages to continue until new facilities can be completed.
One of the last “grape bricks,” thought to exist is currently on display at the Ontario Museum of History & Art. These blocks of dehydrated grape juice were used during Prohibition to illicitly make wine.