Soave wine pioneer Leonildo ‘Nino’ Pieropan dies

Chris Mercer, Decanter Tributes have been paid to Leonildo ‘Nino’ Pieropan, a pioneer of Soave wine quality in Italy and widely respected winemaker, who has died aged 71. Leonildo Pieropan, known simply as Nino Pieropan, died on 13 April at home and surrounded by his family, according to UK importer Liberty Wines. He will be remembered as a standard-bearer for wine quality in Italy’s...

Prohibition Is Alive and Well in Absurd State Alcohol Laws

Source: National Review By ANASTASIA BODEN & JONATHAN WOOD April 16, 2018 Nearly 100 years after Prohibition’s repeal, government still can’t seem to shake its obsession with our vices. Although society has advanced immeasurably over that time, the puritanical obsession with people wetting their whistles continues. The nation’s paternalistic and corrupt experiment with banning alcohol has been widely decried as a failure. Nevertheless, piles...

Fifteen States in Double Digit Beer Decline

Source: Beer Business Daily April 10, 2018 In a startling report, the latest Beer Institute data reveals 15 states have reported double digit beer shipment declines in February, the latest month available. That’s the most states experiencing that level in decline in modern memory. And a total of 33 states are experiencing declining beer sales. This is on even sale days. (Fortunately, February is...

Case Studies On Growing Direct to Consumer Wine Sales

Source: winesandvines.com April 5th A tasting room exclusive to wine club members was one of the changes made at Tolosa Winery to enhance its direct-to-consumer program and boost sales. When it comes to improving the tasting room experience, how much is enough to lift the bottom line? According to three Central Coast executives who’ve led their teams to increased direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales, the answer...

Fighting in exile: who makes the real Cuban rum?

Source: AFP News Heather SCOTT 4 April 2018 It’s a fight over ownership, heritage, revolution and rum. It’s a dispute that has lasted for decades over who is a “real” Cuban, and pits US rum powerhouse Bacardi against French spirits giant Pernod Ricard and its association with the Castro regime to produce Havana Club, the best known Cuban brand. It involves court battles over...

SKY RANCH FOUNDATION ℠AWARDS GRANTS TO CHRIST CHILD HOUSE AND CRUSHERS CLUB

On behalf of the Beverage Alcohol Industry, Sky Ranch Foundation has now awarded more than $2.6 million in grants to help enrich the lives of our nations’ at-risk youth. One organization which received a grant recently is Chicago, ,IL-based Crusher’s Club/Restoring the Path. Founded by Sally Hazelgrove in 2011, it is designed to be the strongest alternative to gangs by providing high-risk youth with...

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