Diageo North America has tapped senior executive Stephen Rust to become president of its Diageo Chateau & Estate (DC&E) wine unit. Rust replaces current DC&E president Claudia Schubert, who will lead a new Diageo division that combines its Canadian business and U.S. control state operations
Anyone working in a California restaurant or bar who prepares ready-to-eat food - from bagels to sushi to fruit salad to cocktails - has to wear gloves or use deli tissue, spatulas or tongs. But the new rule, which went into effect Jan. 1, has had so much blowback that lawmakers are already trying to repeal it
Duckhorn Wine Co.'s Decoy by Duckhorn has successfully positioned itself as an "affordable luxury" brand, combining strong winemaking credentials with an attractive price point. After rising 40% in 2012 to 175,000 cases in the U.S., Decoy-which retails for around $20-$25 a 750-ml.-rose 46% last year, to reach 255,000 cases.
The proposed bill would allow existing liquor licenses to be classified as Class "A" starting in July of this year.
This means in July 2016 they could sell Tobacco and Groceries, as long as it does not take up more than 15% of the stores' space.
The findings stem from two studies on how the tasting room experience affects customer purchases and what wineries can do to create satisfied sippers, published in the current issue of the International Journal of Wine Business Research
this past Friday, I braved California's first massive rainfall in many months to zip down to Santa Barbara for a comparative tasting of Santa Barbara sparkling wines hosted by Sonja Magdevski at her Casa Dumetz tasting room in Los Alamos. On hand were Brewer-Clifton's Greg Brewer, Sea Smoke's Don Schroeder, Clarissa Nagy of Riverbench, Dave Potter of Municipal Winemakers, and Blakeney Sanford
Nearly two years after the California giant bought the winery, we have a pretty clear picture of what Columbia Winery will look like. It is smaller, more nimble, more focused and poised for the national spotlight.
Some companies use in-home shopping parties to get customers to spend on items like jewelry and Tupperware in the company of friends - and a lot of alcohol. Diageo is going straight to the fun by shipping liquor and bartenders to clients' living rooms
The man with the best palate in the world lives on Aspen Mountain, in a tucked-away cabin at the top of a walking path that disappears into the slope. His home doubles as a workshop where Master Sommelier candidates aiming to pass their blind tasting exams make pilgrimages in order to learn how to correctly identify flights of six wines