To say that hard cider has been making a comeback is an understatement. In the U.S. alone, the hard cider market has increased more than ten-fold in the past decade, with sales reaching $1.5 billion in 2017.
The US is still seeing significant wine sales growth; it is the highest wine consuming country by volume, drinking 341.5 million nine-litre cases in 2016.This is expected to rise 4.9% by 2020, to 358.3 million cases, according to a report released this week by trade show Vinexpo and drinks research firm The IWSR.
Millennials drank around 159.6 million cases of wine last year , an amount that surpasses any other generation.This would amount to 42% of all wine drunk in 2015, and on average, millennials—those born between 1980 and the late 1990s—are downing around 3.1 glasses a sitting, according to a new report by the Wine Market Council, and as reported by Wine Spectator.
The return of warm weather means exciting seasonal beer and wine products and promotions.
When it comes to beverage alcohol, summer is truly sizzling. Suppliers and retailers can leverage the hot season to sell more of the quaffs that consumers love, linking the products to holidays, entertaining and unique events.
Foremost among summer beverage alcohol selections are beer and wine.
Cider has proven to be the world's fastest growing beverage category over the last 10 years. Compared to the craft beer industry, cider is second only to IPAs.
A major trend in the craft beer industry is a focus on the quality and origin of ingredients. Snyder says that it’s important that cider makers convey this kind of information to their customers.
We try to incorporate a local theme across the board in the business. A connection with the local community extends beyond the name on a label. Nearly 95 percent of the corn and rye and 85 percent of the malt used to produce the spirits is purchased from New York State growers. Our goal is to encourage farmers to grow small grains again.
The key to getting the most out of a coffee program is finding the right sip, and the right fit. Along with a focus on organic and artisanal-roasted beans, these new producers are uniquely dedicated to their craft. In the quickly expanding world of artisan coffees, new roasters and brewers get into the game everyday.