Growers in the Spanish region of Catalonia are preparing for the changes climate change will cause in the wine industry by regrowing ancestral vines that are noted for growing better in hotter, drier climates.
With changes like the launch of a new seal to highlight for consumers when beers are made by an independent craft brewer, it seems like an industry vocabulary shift is imminent. ‘Craft’ has become an increasingly difficult term to define and with these new seals and other measures there has been a subtle move towards using the term ‘independent’ as a more specific indicator.
In 2013 Maine redid its entire pricing structure to become more competitive with nearby New Hampshire. Sales of many products are increasing but with uneven pricing, profits are not where they should be. In particular, Maine officials want to increase the markup on less expensive alcohols including smaller bottles.
Tales of the Cocktail is an annual conference in New Orleans featuring all manner of spirits, events, and seminars on every topic in the bar business. It runs from July 18 – July 23.