Latest Beverage Information Group Stories

2011-04-06 11:00:00

NORWALK, Conn., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The recovering economy resulted in improved growth for beverage alcohol sales, but the impact was mixed among the liquor, wine and beer categories. According to the Beverage Information Group's recently released Handbook Advance 2011, distilled spirits and wine saw positive results and continued to take share away from the beer category in 2010. Also, retail sales' growth showed signs of recovery as consumers slowly returned to the "trading...

2010-10-12 10:00:00

NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The distribution, sale and consumption of beverage alcohol is highly regulated by both the state and federal governments. Did you know that Iowa mandates ignition interlock devices for drunk drivers? Did you know that alcohol is prohibited to be sold in Kentucky on Election Day? Did you know that happy hour is prohibited in Illinois bars and restaurants? Help stay current with the changes in the laws concerning marketing and merchandising beverage...

2010-08-05 14:42:00

NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A difficult economy may be forcing Americans to do without some things, but wine isn't one of them. Consumers are buying more each year. According to the Beverage Information Group's recently released 2010 Wine Handbook, the wine industry continued to post positive results in 2009, marking its 16th consecutive year of case gains. Overall wine consumption rose 0.8% to 297.0 million 9-liter cases. Off-premise consumption continues to grow to 14.6...

2010-06-18 11:00:00

NORWALK, Conn., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Beverage Information Group's recently released 2010 Liquor Handbook, total spirits consumption rose 1.6 percent in 2009 to 188.6 million 9-liter cases. This gain marks the twelfth consecutive year of advances for the industry, although this rate of expansion has slowed. Even though growth has pulled back slightly due to the recessionary environment, the distilled spirits business remains healthy. The drivers for slow growth continue...

2010-03-18 13:30:00

NORWALK, Conn., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Beverage Information Group's recently released Handbook Advance 2010, the bleak economy influenced the success of each segment of the beverage alcohol business in 2009. Distilled spirits and wine experienced positive results, albeit at a much slower rate than in the past, while beer saw unprecedented declines. Last year, the economy reversed the previous "trading up" trend in the spirits category and consumers changed their...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'