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First privately owned liquor store set to open in PA

The new store, scheduled to open in March of this year, would be the first privately owned state store to sell only “Pennsylvania spirits, wines, ciders and meads” throughout the state. The store, called Pennsylvania Libations, and located in the strip district would hold over 5,000 bottles and carry products from at least 25 different Pennsylvania manufacturers. The state liquor control board permits the privately owned business because Pennsylvania wineries and distilleries can sell their own products, and in this case have designated Pennsylvania Libations as their agent at this single location. Source: CBS, February...

Potential Tennessee Bill would allow wine sales on Sunday

The Tennessee Bill which was recently introduced by a Hamilton county legislator would do away with the long standing law banning the sale of alcohol on Sundays. The potential bill would not only be a boost to wine and liquor stores but also benefit consumers, grocery stores and package stores. Source: The Lebanon Democrat, February...

Park Street CEO Dr. Harry Kohlmann receives the prestigious 2017 ACSA Achievement Award

Yesterday, at the ACSA Distillers Convention & Vendor Trade show taking place in Nashville, Park Street CEO Dr. Harry Kholmann was presented with the 2017 ACSA Achievement Award for his continued commitment to help build craft brands and his work on the craft spirits data project. The craft spirits data project was a joint collaboration with Park Street, the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) and the IWSR to identify key trends in the craft spirits industry. Click here to read a recent article published in Artisan Spirit Magazine about the...

2016 was another strong year for spirits

The US Liquor industry had another strong year in 2016, showing solid growth across the sector. The volume of spirits sold at retail locations rose by 2.4%. Alcohol suppliers sales rose slightly higher in 2016 to $25.2 billion in the US, up 4.5% from the previous year. The spirits industry posted its seventh consecutive growth year. Spirits now make up just under 36% of the total alcohol market, with 47% going to beer and 17% to wine. Source: Fortune, February...

Japanese sake exports continue to grow

Japanese sake exports continue to rise for the 7th consecutive year thanks to a global boom in the country’s cuisine. The exports have been driven by the growing popularity of Japanese restaurants abroad and specifically sushi restaurants, as sake pairs perfectly with sushi. Rice wine has become a much more important segment in Japan’s agricultural exports. The value of Japan’s sake exports rose 10% in 2016 to just over $137 million. Source: Nikkei Asian Review, February...

Beer is the top alcoholic beverage of choice for consumers

A recent survey conducted by The Harris Poll found that beer is the favorite beverage for most regular US drinkers. Wine leads amongst women, adults age 65+ and higher income households. For regular drinkers, beer is the choice for just over 38 percent, followed closely by wine at 31% and spirits at 28%. This trend unsurprisingly holds true over the past 10 years. The only change is in wine drinks, 6 in 10 wine drinkers today say they drank beer 10 years ago rather than wine. Source: DBR, February...