Three of the U.S. market's top wine and spirits wholesalers say they're exploring a bid to find efficiencies by collaborating on best practices and back-office operations. Glazer's Distributors, Charmer Sunbelt Group and Wirtz Beverage
Gov. Tom Corbett is expected to call for auctioning off wine and liquor store licenses and opening beer sales to a broad array of retailers including supermarkets and convenience stores, according to information from people briefed by the governor's office Tuesday
Like the proverbial butcher with his thumb on the scale, the state's plans to do a cost-benefits analysis of Gov. Jerry Brown's scheme to suck water out of the Sacramento River would seem to be rigged.
According to recent statistical data collected by Impact Databank and published in Shanken News Daily, in the United States alone consumers bought an estimated 325 million cases of wine in 2012, representing a 2 percent gain over 2011