Corks, Caps & Taps Hard cider: Mott's it's not and it's hotOctober 10thCider sales last year rocketed 50 percent, according to SymphonyIRI Group, the Chicago market research firm. Another researcher, Impact Databank, puts the annual growth figure at 23 percent.
Liv-ex Fine Wine Market Blog Wine collections: social and enduringOctober 10thA recent Barclays study reported only 10 percent of people said they owned wine purely as an investment (compared to the average of 18 percent). Wine was primarily collected for emotional rather than financial benefits: the article later named it one of the most ‘social’ asset classes, with 69 percent of people – more than in any other category – sharing it with friends.
On Reserve Napa Valley Receives Geographical Indication Status in BrazilOctober 8thRecently, Napa Valley Vintners Association announced that Brazil has formerly recognized that Napa Valley is of Geographical Indication status. Brazil will now protect Napa Valley from misuse of the wine region’s name within Brazil’s borders.
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