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Market Watch

May 2019

Every issue features new product launches, restaurant and bar openings, innovative retail concepts and unique promotions for on- and off-premise establishments.

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a most interesting company

Winebow has always been a recognized player in the drinks industry, but over the past several years, significant changes have taken place. Through a combination of acquisitions and expansion, the company has built a hybrid business model that includes both importing and distributing. While it’s not the only enterprise to pursue that two-pronged strategy, there’s something unique about Winebow. For a company of its scale, the breadth of its portfolio is pretty remarkable. And while some other players in this industry are losing out to consolidation, Winebow has gained momentum year after year, cementing its position as a business to watch. Read all about it in our cover profile, which starts on page 24.Elsewhere in this issue, we update you on progress in control states, where performances are stellar. With…

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market watch

Editor and Publisher Marvin R. ShankenEditorial Director Michael D. MoabaExecutive Editor David FlemingSenior Editor Susannah Skiver BartonAssociate Editor Julia HigginsCopy Editor Danielle Palecek DriscollEditorial Assistant Jessica BeebeContributing Editors Terri Allan, Kevin Barry, Amber Drea, H. Lee Murphy, Laura Pelner, Jean Deitz Sexton, Carol WardRESEARCHDirector of Research Juan BanaagSenior Market Research Manager Natalia RazzoMarket Research Analysts Callie Eidler, Daria SaenkoART & PRODUCTIONArt Director John ThompsonPhoto Editor Casey OtoAssistant Photo Editor Karissa MaggioDirector of Technology Michael TurroImaging Associates Samantha Saffer, Eli HalpernPre-press Coordinator David BoulangerPre-press Assistant Eric CheungVice President Production Kevin MulliganAssociate Art Directors Lisa Aurigemma, Todd MillerDesigners Henry Eng, Diana WitkowskiPromotions Designer Lisa GeorgeI.T. Manager Enrique VelezDirector of Digital Media James LaPorteADVERTISINGVice President, Advertising Director Stephen SenatoreAdvertising Services/Production Jenny Jaikaran, Christina ChiaffitellaVice President Custom Media Don GatterdamEast Coast Advertising HeadquartersTelephone: (212) 684-4224Fax:…

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through the glass

Constellation Brands has agreed to sell approximately 30 brands from its wine and spirits portfolio to E. & J. Gallo for $1.7 billion, among them Clos du Bois, Black Box, and Ravenswood (barrel tasting room pictured). (PHOTO BY JOHN CURLEY)RNDC, Breakthru End Merger Talks….After nearly a year and a half of talks, Republic National Distributing Co. (RNDC) and Breakthru Beverage Group have ended discussions about a merger of the two companies, the second- and third-largest wine and spirits wholesalers in the U.S., respectively. The companies have decided to move on due to delays from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). With legal fees mounting, RNDC and Breakthru opted to withdraw their application to the FTC.Originally announced in November 2017, the merger of RNDC and Breakthru was expected to create a 30-state…

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Portland, Oregon’s 5 + Dime (interior pictured) offers classic and signature cocktails in a space that recalls general stores from the 1920s. (PHOTOS BY ELIZABETH LEDRA)Portland: All-Star Bar Team Debuts Approachable Drinks DenA pair of Portland, Oregon bartenders unveiled 5 & Dime in the city’s Foster-Powell neighborhood in March. The new space, from cocktail enthusiasts Colin Carroll and Alex Gressler, is designed to be a drinks-centric version of the general stores that were popular in the early 1920s. 5 & Dime’s expansive beverage program includes draft cocktails and a variety of specialty and classic drinks, all priced from $7-$10. The classics at the bar include such whisk(e)y-based drinks as the Jim Beam Kentucky Straight Bourbon-based Manhattan and the Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition blended Scotch-based Rob Roy, as well as the…

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AS PICTURED:1. Shaquille O’Neal joined T-Pain onstage during the annual Shaq’s Funhouse party, which featured a Grey Goose-sponsored open bar and carnival attractions including a Cirque Du Soleil performance, at Live! at the Battery in Atlanta on February 1.(PHOTOS BY AVANT GARDE MEDIA)2. Snowboarder Maddie Mastro celebrated her victory in the Women’s Halfpipe Finals at the Burton U.S. Open—sponsored by Stoli vodka—on Golden Peak in Vail, Colorado on March 2.(RICK KERN/GETTY IMAGES FOR BUD LIGHT)3. Musician Ivy Sole performed at the Bud Light SXSW Dive Bar Sessions in Austin, Texas as part of the 2019 SXSW music festival on March 15.(ROB RICH/THE FLEUR ROOM)4. Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger and ballet dancer Melanie Hamrick celebrated their collaborative ballet at The Fleur Room of the Moxy Chelsea hotel in New…

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new products

Bulleit 12-year-old RyeDiageo has extended its Bulleit brand with a new 12-year-old rye whiskey. Made with a mashbill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley, the whiskey is aged in new charred oak barrels for a minimum of 12 years prior to bottling. The 47% abv release ($50 a 750-ml.) is the first permanent addition to the Bulleit rye portfolio, which originally launched in 2011. Bulleit 12-year-old rye is available in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit Bulleit.com.Legent BourbonBeam Suntory has launched a new Bourbon brand, created by Jim Beam master distiller Fred Noe and Suntory master blender Shinji Fukuyo. Legent ($35 a 750-ml.) blends straight Bourbon with Bourbons finished in red wine and…