Liquor Industry News/Links 8-23-13

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Friday August 23rd 2013

Todays Liquor Industry News/Links


By: Mark C. Lenzi CSW

Today Is A Biodynamic LEAF Day


Football legend and Calistoga native Dick Vermeil opens a tasting room in Napa

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Brown-Forman Launches $100 Million Upgrade Of Jack Daniel’s Distillery

With the Jack Daniel’s portfolio enjoying near-double-digit growth, Brown-Forman has initiated a $100 million upgrade of the Tennessee whiskey’s Lynchburg distillery. The upgrade includes new stills, barrel warehouses and infrastructure to support increased production. Construction is set to start this fall, and should last about two years. The distillery, which currently employs approximately 435 workers, is expected to add another 90 full-time positions over the next five years.

The Jack Daniel’s range achieved 9% sales growth in Brown-Forman’s recently completed fiscal year, which ended April 30, 2013. While the core brand was up both in the U.S. market and overseas, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey is currently fueling portfolio growth. The flavored whiskey sold nearly 800,000 cases in fiscal 2013 and nearly doubled net sales from the previous year. Brown-Forman is introducing Tennessee Honey to a host of new export markets in fiscal 2014.

Napa-based St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery has appointed wine consultant Michel Rolland to its winemaking team. Rolland, who previously worked with St. Supéry from 1996 to 2002, will work closely with VP winemaker Michael Scholz and VP of vineyard management Josh Anstey to improve the winery’s practices. The move is part of St. Supéry’s ongoing efforts to better focus its vineyard strategies, which include a recent update of its winemaking facility, improved vineyard management practices and the addition of optical sorting to the balance of its estate red wines. Owned by vintner Robert Skalli, St. Supéry Estate produces roughly 120,000 cases a year, with a focus on super-premium offerings


23rd August, 2013 by Rupert Millar

A small Swedish brewery has lost a trademark tussle with the makers of Jägermeister.

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Korean poo wine??

A Japanese journalist travelled to South Korea to found out more about a wine called “Ttongsul”, which is made using human faeces:


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By Themodernsomm Blog

Top wine company destroying $33 million worth of white wine


August 21, 2013, 8:32 PM

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One Response to “Liquor Industry News/Links 8-23-13”

  1. foxress Says:

    Ewwww, I wish I could ‘unknow’ about Korean poo wine.

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