Break-out Bubbly

Champagne and sparkling wine are on a roll lately, outpacing wine overall for a 4.1% total volume increase in 2014, with continued growth underway this year. On-premise, however, the story is quite different: The category barely gained volume, posting a mere 0.4% increase, according to our recently completed study, On-Premise Wine: Opportunities, Challenges and Innovations. Why […]

On- and Off-Premise: A Closer Connection

The connection between what consumers drink in bars and restaurants and what they purchase for at-home enjoyment appears to be strengthening. According to our soon-to-be released 2014 SpiritsTAB Report, more than two-fifths of consumers (44%) agree that they enjoy the same brands at home as they do in a restaurant, bar or other commercial establishment, […]

Whenever, Wherever: U.K. Restaurants Look to Broaden Their Reach

U.K. restaurants and grocers seeking to stay top of mind with their customers are racing to open units in nontraditional locations and roll out convenience-oriented services—all in an effort to position themselves as reliable, go-to brands of choice. All Bar One will aim to perk up Birmingham Airport travellers with everything from freshly made frittatas to quesadillas to […]

Drinks on Demand

Thirsty consumers now have myriad technology-driven options to aid in purchasing their favorite adult beverages both on- and off-premise. One of the latest is Drizly. Boston-area consumers who download the Drizly app to their iPhone can order spirits, wine or beer and expect delivery within an hour. Drizly has contracted with nearly a dozen Boston […]