The U.S. Brewers ‘Association has released a new seal that indicates that a beer is brewed by an independently owned brewery and not a large beverage alcohol company. This is intended to help consumers understand the increasingly confusing terminology around what is in reality considered craft.
The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) Women’s Leadership Council will host a two day conference in September centered around connecting leaders in the industry and industry partners. The WSWA Women’s Leadership Council has grown hugely in the past year and developed a noticeable presence in the industry.
Rooted in prohibition Connecticut’s liquor pricing regulations essentially eliminate competition by requiring the minimum sell price be posted for wholesalers and retailers. Large budget chains such as Total Wine must sell products at the same price as small liquor stores. Consumers in Connecticut can expect to pay 24% more than consumers in neighboring states.
Cava’s growth continues to be slow but steady through 2016. Shipments to export markets increased by 1.1%. The launch of the region’s single estate classification is considered responsible for some of this growth.