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In November 2018, Thatcher’s Cider strengthened its portfolio with the first launch of a new Rosé Cider in almost ten years. Available in a canned format, the 4% ABV drink is made with a mix of naturally sweet dessert apples like Gala, Fuji, and Pink Lady.
In November 2018, Canadian beverage company Province Brands signed a deal with craft brewer Yukon to sell its cannabis-infused pilsner. Unlike Province’s developing products, which are infused with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other phytocannabinoids, Cambridge Bay Imperial Pilsner is a hemp-based alcoholic beer.
In November 2018, Finnish brewery Tornion Panimo sent 1,000 bottles of Peacemaker Arctic Pilsner to Iceland after the NATO troops caused Reykjavik’s bars to run dry during their four-day exercise. The beers featured a special label with a dove symbol and a peace slogan.
In November 2018, former brewmaster of Blue Moon, Keith Villa, announced the December launch for his new line of tetrahydrocannabinol-infused (THC-infused), de-alcoholised beers. His first offering, Grainwave, is a Belgian-style white ale that was de-alcoholised using vacuum distillation before being infused with 5 mg of THC.
Rebel Coast Winery from California has produced what it claims is the first cannabis-infused, alcohol-removed Sauvignon Blanc. The wine ensures that consumers won’t feel consumption's after-effects — like a hangover. Each bottle contains 16mg of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which representatives say mimics the experience of traditional wine.
November 2018 research by UK’s market intelligence company IWSR revealed that Brits are willing to pay 38% more for organic wine than other wine. It further showed that the consumption of organic wine witnessed a 70% growth during the period from 2012 to 2017.
In November 2019, champagne house Moët & Chandon released a 2012 vintage called Grand Vintage — which issignificant, as 2012 was marred by meteorological disasters in winemaking. The 74th vintage contains 41% Chardonnay, 26% Meunier, 33% Pinot Noir, and a dosage of 5g per litre.
In November 2018, China Alcoholic Drinks Association (CADA) introduced a new wine rating system for the evaluation of domestic and international wines, based on Chinese tastes. Contrary to the traditional 100-point system, the Chinese system will now use a scoring scale of ten points.
In August 2018, New York’s Lock 1 Distilling released a new limited-edition liqueur, Cuse Juice, which quickly went on to become the distillery’s best-selling drink. At 30% ABV, the expression is made with equal parts of orange and vodka, blended with lime and cranberry juice.
Italian amaretto brand, Disaronno hosted a soirée (evening gathering) of cocktail adventures across the city of Cape Town, South Africa. In June 2018, guests were invited to celebrate what Italy has on offer in the way of food and Disaronno cocktails.
In April 2018, Japanese drink producer, Choya Umeshu, opened its first Umeshu Plum Liqueur Store in Kyoto. The store, Choya, intends to connect Japan’s younger generation to the ume culture. Customers can create their own syrup or liqueur or buy products, like Choya Ume Kits.
Quintessential Brands have launched a salted caramel iteration of Feeney's Irish cream in June 2018 across the US, UK and Ireland. According to the group, the addition of salted caramel flavour to the original Feeney’s Irish whiskey and cream blend follows the current ‘sweet revenge’ trend.
In November 2018, aiming for a slice of UK’s burgeoning gin market, Indian spirits company Radico Khaitan launched Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin. The gin was distilled using copper pot stills at the Rampur Distillery. Out of 11 botanicals included, seven are Indian, including vetiver and coriander.
In November 2018, UK bottler That Boutique-y Gin and pub operator Marston’s collaborated with supermarket chain Asda to create two gin expressions, Gingle All The Way and Maharaja Gin. The former blends zesty botanicals with hints of cocoa, while the latter is described as spicy and aromatic.
In November 2018, Neptune Rum, which is distilled in Barbados’ Four Square Distillery and claims to be 'the most awarded rum' of 2018, officially launched in the UK. The golden-hued spirit was made with pure sugarcane molasses, distilled twice, and aged in American bourbon oak casks.
In December 2018, Brown-Forman reported a net sales growth of 2% (to USD $1.67 billion) in the first six months of fiscal 2019, bolstered by double-digit growth from emerging markets. The net sales in Mexico grew by 12%. In Brazil, Jack Daniel's sales surged by 36%.