GROWTH BRANDS.StateWays identifies the fastest-growing brands of wine and spirits in the beverage alcohol industry.
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2. Emphasis or stress, as in instruction or argument. the health of the entire beverage alcohol industry in 2000, total retail dollars from the sale of wine, beer and distilled spirits jumped more than 5% in 2000, from approximately $115.7 billion in 1999 to about $122.3 billion last year. Wine retail sales grew more than 8% from $16.6 billion to approximately $18.1 billion; spirits sales produced approximately $37.3 billion, gaining about 4%; and beer dollar volume was more than $66.8 billion, up more than 5%. This story is quite similar to last year's. These retail dollar sales highlight not only volume increases across all segments of the industry but also reflect consumption trends favoring favoring
an animal is said to be favoring a leg when it avoids putting all of its weight on the limb. A part of being lame in a limb. higher-end products. Generally speaking, distilled spirits products such as cognac Cognac (kônyäk`), city (1990 pop. 19,932), Charente dept., W France, in Angoumois, on the Charente River. The French brandy to which Cognac gives its name has been manufactured and exported from the city since the 18th cent. , imported vodka vodka (vŏd`kə), traditional spirituous drink of Russia, the Baltic states, and Poland; it is now consumed internationally. The best vodka is distilled from rye and barley malt, but the cheaper corn and potatoes are commonly employed. and other superpremium spirits continued to gain sales. Overall, total spirits consumption increased 2.6% in 2000, reaching a total of 148.1 million 9-liter cases. Continuing a long-term Long-term
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Distilled liquor, usually clear in colour and unaged, made from the fermented juice of the Mexican agave plant. (See agave family.) It contains 40–50% alcohol. (+7.1%), brandy brandy [for brandywine, from Du.,=burnt, i.e., distilled, wine], strong alcoholic spirit distilled from wine or from marc, the residue of the wine press. The most noted brandy is cognac, made from white grapes in the Charente district of France. & cognac (+5.9%), vodka (+3.2%), prepared cocktails (+5.0%) and cordials and liqueurs Liqueurs are high-alcohol, high-sugar beverages with added flavorings usually derived from herbs, fruits, or nuts.
Liqueurs are distinct from flavored liquors, fruit brandy and eau de vie which contain no sugar.
Most liqueurs range between 15 and 70 percent alcohol by volume. (+3.5%).
Wine consumption also maintained its growth pattern, with an overall increase of 2.5% in 2000 following a healthy 4% increase in 1999. U.S. wine consumption has now increased for seven consecutive years, with last year's total breaking past 231 million 9-liter cases. Again, most impressive was the table wine performance, which now accounts for 87% of the U.S. wine market, and which had an estimated 4% increase last year. Following the trends of recent years, many of the top performers in this group are premium varietal wines Noun 1. varietal wine - a wine made principally from one grape and carrying the name of that grape
vino, wine - fermented juice (of grapes especially) , both domestic and imported. Significantly, in the post-millennium year, the champagne and sparkling wine segment was hit hard, as expected, posting a 20.4% sales decline in 2000, following its dramatic 21.3% sales gain leading up to the millennial celebration in 1999.
A BRANDED BUSINESS
It's no secret that brand equity is one of the most valuable assets a product can possess, and this is particularly true in the beverage alcohol business. Books have been written about the combination of resources, creativity, perseverance Perseverance
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dogs trail steadfastly through Alaska’s tundra. [Am. Lit. and just plain luck that go into creating and developing a successful brand, and still, it remains somewhat of a mystery, for there is no set formula, otherwise everyone would be doing it. Indeed, there are beverage alcohol products in every category and at every price point that, for a variety of reasons, have either fallen behind or outpaced their respective competitors. And although identifying category consumption trends is helpful, actual brand activity is what generates profits. Thus, the rationale rationale (rash´nal´),
n the fundamental reasons used as the basis for a decision or action. behind "Growth Brands," an annual report which uses the latest industry results to highlight those brands that have demonstrated noteworthy growth over the past few years.
Of the four categories of Growth Brands, Fast Track represents the most demanding set of criteria. These are wine and spirits brands whose sales exceeded 100,000 9-liter cases in 2000 while having also demonstrated double-digit percentage growth over each of the past four years. All Fast Track Brands must have at least a five-year history.
Other brands that have shown significant growth over the past few years, but have not yet been on the market for a full five years, have been designated as Rising Stars.
In addition, in order to highlight traditionally top-selling brands that have consistently grown over the past four years, we've created an Established Growth Brands category. Because many of these brands are already operating from huge sales bases, their percentage gains were often modest relative to their overall case volume, even though these brands have had substantial sales increases and are often leaders among their respective segments.
Finally, there are brands that have had one or two years of sales declines since 1996, but have nevertheless bounced back over the past few years with healthy growth to have a positive impact in the marketplace. We have termed these products Comeback Comeback
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best brands of wine, beer and spirits in the industry.
FAST TRACK BRANDS
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A Common-Law Marriage is consummated when the parties live in a manner intended to bring about public recognition of their relationship as Husband and Wife. Growth Brand category, with only 14 spirits brand qualifying for inclusion this year, an increase of three from last year's 11. As has been the case for the past several years, Captain Morgan Captain Morgan is a brand of rum produced by Diageo. It is named after the 17th-century Caribbean privateer from Wales, Sir Henry Morgan. Captain Morgan's slogan is "Got a little Captain in You?" History Original Spiced Rum heads the list, accenting the dramatic growth of this flavored rum, which sold an estimated 2.81 million 9-liter cases last year. Captain Morgan, which upped sales by 18.8% in 2000, has more than doubled its case sales since 1996, and boasts a four-year annual compound growth rate (ACGR ACGR Annual Compound Growth Rate
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Skyy Vodka SKYY vodka is produced by SKYY Spirits LLC in San Francisco, California. SKYY Vodka is 40% ABV or 80 proof. SKYY 90 Vodka is a 90 proof high-priced brand aimed at martini drinkers.
When SKYY Spirits LLC first launched in 1992 SKYY vodka was its first product. , one of four vodkas This is a list of brands of vodka. Australia
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E&J Cask & Cream, another brandy, is included among the Fast Track brands for the first time. The brand upped sales 70,000 cases to 520,000 last year, a 15.6% increase, and shows a four-year ACGR of 125.8%. Also entering the Fast Track for the first time is Kahlua Drinks-To-Go, which notched sales of 955,000 cases in 2000, an increase of 10.4% over 1999. The line of popular pre-mixed cocktails has been a very visible national advertiser ad·ver·tise
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A terrific performance was turned in by Sauza tequila, a returning Fast Track brand that has grown more than three-fold since 1996. Last year, Sauza gained 260,000 additional cases to sales of 945,000 cases, a 38.0% increase over 1999. The brand's four-year ACGR stands at 36.8%, and, in part, reflects the increasing popularity of premium and superpremium tequila in the U.S. Jose Cuervo Jose Cuervo is a brand of tequila produced by Tequila Cuervo La Rojeña, S.A. de C.V. The Jose Cuervo Especial brand has the highest sales out of any tequila in the world. Authentic Margaritas have also benefited from the appeal of tequila, in this case, the vastly popular Margarita Margarita (märgärē`tä), island, 444 sq mi (1,150 sq km), in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Venezuela. With many smaller islands it constitutes the Venezuelan state of Nueva Esparta (1990 pop. 263,748). . The line of pre-mixed cocktails is a Fast Track veteran of several years. Last year it garnered sales of 889,000 cases, a 23.3% increase over 1999, and shows a four-year ACGR of 30.4%. And the superpremium tequila Patron patron [Lat.,=like a father], one who lends influential support to some person, cause, art or institution. Patronage existed in various ancient cultures but was primarily a Roman institution. , also reached the Fast Track, growing 53.7% last year, and sporting a four-year ACGR of 31.0%.
As the only cognac to make the list, Remy Martin amassed sales of 489,000 cases, a 22.3% increase in 2000; on its initial inclusion in the Fast Track, the brand boasts a four-year ACGR of 17.1%. Another Remy Amerique brand, the superpremium cordial cordial: see liqueur. Cointreau, upped sales 24.6% last year to 167,000 cases, and shows a 22.2% four-year ACGR. Rounding out the Fast Track spirits brands is another first-timer, Midori Melon melon, fruit of Cucumis melo, a plant of the family Curcurbitaceae (gourd family) native to Asia and now cultivated extensively in warm regions. There are many varieties, differing in taste, color, and skin texture—e.g. Liqueur liqueur (lĭkûr`), strong alcoholic beverage made of almost neutral spirits, flavored with herb mixtures, fruits, or other materials, and usually sweetened. The name derives from the Latin word to melt. , which grew 16.5% in 2000, to 134,000 cases.
This year, 16 brands of wine are included in the Fast Track category, three more than last year, and, once again, as a group the brands underline underline
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Beringer tops the list. It gained more than 900,000 cases last year, totaling sales of 5.85 million cases, a growth rate of 18.9%. This is an eye-opening performance given the brand's large volume base. E&J Gallo's Gossamer Bay has broken into the Fast Track for the first time, hitting sales of 2.2 million cases in 2000; the brand shows a four-year ACGR of 25.0%. From Australia, Lindemans, from Southcorp Wines USA, has been on a roll for several years, upping sales by 23.2% last year to 1.75 million cases, and featuring an ACGR of 25.7%. Three additional Australian Australian
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Still, several other California wines had stellar years. Clos du Bois, from Allied Domecq Allied Domecq PLC was an international company, headquartered in Bristol, UK that operated spirits, wine, and quick service restaurant businesses. History
Allied Domecq was the result of a 1994 merger between Allied Lyons and Pedro Domecq.. Wines, continued piling up the sales to more than 1.32 million cases, a 21.2% increase. Robert Mondavi Coastal Wines broke the 1 million case mark, to more than 1.15 million cases, a 15.8% sales increase over 1999. And Meridian, from Beringer Wine Estates, gained 11.7%, posting sales of 1.15 million cases in 2000.
Gallo of Sonoma had an outstanding year in 2000, gaining 250,000 cases to 900,000, an increase of a healthy 38.5%. The brand is a first-time member of the Fast Track, and has a whopping four-year ACGR of 62.2%. Talus, of Turner Road Vintners [Constellation Constellation, ship
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Three Italian imports reached the Fast Track this year, all of them for the first time. Cavit, from Palm Bay Imports, saw a 100,000 case bump to 575,000 cases, representing a 21.1% increase (four-year ACGR of 25.1%). Luna di Luna wines, from A.V. Imports, did even better, registering a 29.9% gain to 535,000 cases. A Rising Star last year, Luna di Luna boasts a four-year ACGR of 50.2%. And Antinori wines, imported from Italy by Remy Amerique, hit 200,000 cases, a 14.3% sales increase over 1999.
Pepperwood pepperwood, name for several trees, among them the California laurel. Grove wines, from Cecchetti Sebastiani Cellar, was included in the Rising Star category last year before reaching the Fast Track for the first time this year. The California wine rose 32.4% in 2000 to 360,000 cases and has a strong 54.6% four-year ACGR. Another California wine, St. Francis (Kobrand), also made the cut, with sales of 165,000 cases, featuring a four-year ACGR of 13.1%.
The Rising Star category presents a unique picture of the beverage alcohol industry, in that it includes relatively new brands that have made an impact on the market during the past few years and can point toward some of the latest trends in the marketplace.
This year, for example, the popularity of flavored spirits is underlined among the six distilled spirits Rising Stars, which include a trio of them. Captain Morgan's Parrot Bay coconut-flavored rum notched 100,000 more cases last year, for a total of 385,000, a 35.1% increase. Absolut Mandrin, Seagram's latest flavored line extension to the top imported vodka, grew 66.7% to 300,000 cases last year. And Remy Red, the cognac and fruit juice combo, saw a 83.8% sales jump in 2000, to 125,000 cases. The increasing popularity of high-image, ultra-premium vodkas is also reflected here. Grey Goose Vodka, imported and marketed by Sidney Frank Sidney E. Frank (October 2, 1919 – January 10, 2006) was an American businessman who became a billionaire through his savvy promotion of Grey Goose vodka and Jägermeister. Importing, had a tremendous 2000, upping sales by 175%, from 100,000 to 275,000 cases. And Chopin Vodka Chopin vodka is a single-ingredient vodka, 4 times distilled from organic potatoes grown in the Polish region of Podlasie. It is produced by Siedlce-based Podlaska Wytwórnia Wódek Polmos company.
Chopin is the first, and only luxury potato vodka in the world. , imported and marketed by Millennium Import, gained 25% last year to 50,000 cases. Finally, the impressive performance by a new brand of tequila, Margaritaville, from Seagram Americas, has been helped by the continued growth of the entire tequila category (as well as the obvio us marketing tie-in with Jimmy Buffet A buffet is a meal serving system where patrons serve themselves. It is a popular method of feeding large numbers of people with minimal staff. The term is also used to describe a sideboard, an antique form of furniture which was sometimes used to offer the dishes of a buffet meal ). The brand sold a whopping 200,000 cases its first year on the market in 2000.
Wine Rising Stars again include reasonably priced varietal wines, a segment of the industry that continues to grow rapidly. Arbor Mist Arbor Mist is the brand name of an alcoholic beverage which blends seasonal wines such as merlot, zinfandel and chardonnay with fruit flavorings. Their slogan is "Great Tasting Wine with a Splash of Fruit," describing the beverage. , the line of fruit-flavored varietal wines from Canandaigua Wine, broke past 4 million cases in just its third year on the market. Similarly, E&J Gallo's line of fruit-flavored wines, Wild Vines, hit 1.9 million cases in just its second year on the market. Gallo has also has lots of success with two other brands on the market since 1997. Ecco Domani registered sales of 780,000 cases last year, and Indigo Hills reached 220,000 cases. Foxhorn wines, from The Wine Group, also showed impressive growth, jumping to sales of more than 1 million cases last year, a 35.9% increase. After initial introductions in 1999, two Australian wines The Australian wine industry is the fourth largest exporter in the world,  exporting over 400,000,000 litres a year to a large international export market that includes "old world" wine-producing countries such as France, Italy and Spain. showed wonderful results in 2000: Greg Norman Noun 1. Greg Norman - Australian golfer (born in 1955)
Gregory John Norman, Norman Estates, from Mildara Blass, hit sales of 138,000 cases, while McPherson wines, from Brown-Forman Beverages Worldwide, notched sales of 106,000 cases. Belmondo, a line of Italian wines Italy is one of the oldest wine regions in the world. Etruscans and Greek settlers produced wine in the country long before the Romans started developing their own vineyards in the second century BC. imported and markete d by A.V. Imports, grew to 103,000 cases.
ESTABLISHED GROWTH BRANDS
As previously noted, many Established Growth brands are leaders in their respective categories. They are large-volume brands that, in several instances, have been cited as Established Growth brands before, having shown consistent growth over the past four years. And, in many cases, these are premium products that produce high margins.
Many of the well-known distilled spirits brands are included here. Bacardi (including its Bacardi Limon flavored rum), the top-selling spirit in the U.S., gained 5.2% last year to more than 7.48 million cases. Limon, by itself, registered sales of 950,000 cases, a 6.1% increase over 1999. Absolut Vodka (including Absolut Citron and Mandrin), from Seagram Americas, notched sales of 4.5 million cases, for a healthy 11.1% increase in 1999. Brown-Forman's Jack Daniel's For the running coach, see .
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Jack Daniel's is a Tennessee whiskey distillery and brand known for its rectangular bottles and black label. Black gained 2.7% last year to more than 3.65 million cases, and UDV's Jose Cuervo/1800 was up 8.3% to almost 3.5 million cases. Seagram's superpremium Canadian whisky Canadian whisky is whisky made in Canada; by law it must be aged there at least three years in a wooden barrel of not greater than 700 L capacity. , Crown Royal, also upped sales by 8.3% to more than 2.67 million cases, Jim Beam's DeKuyper line of cordials maintained sales growth, posting sales of more than 2.56 million cases. McCormick Distilling's McCormick Vodka ending the year with sales of just under 1.6 million cases, a 7.8% increase.
In the low-alcohol refreshment category, Jack Daniel's line of Country Coolers gained a hefty heft·y
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3. 15.6% last year, to more than 1.58 million cases, while the cognac Hennessy maintained positive growth to 1.39 million cases. Tanqeuray, the high-end imported gin from Schieffelin & Somerset Somerset, cities, United States
1 City (1990 pop. 10,733), seat of Pulaski co., S Ky., in a farm, coal, and limestone area of the Cumberland foothills; inc. 1810. , also reached sales of 1.39 million cases. Bacardi USA's popular-priced rum, Castillo, surged ahead another 7.2% to 1.11 million cases in 2000. And Evan Williams Evan Williams is the name of several people. They include:
Sales of UDV's Malibu rum Malibu Rum is a rum made in Barbados with natural coconut extract. Although the drink is made in Barbados, it is bottled in Dumbarton, Scotland by Pernod Ricard. It was first blended and bottled in 1985. The alcohol content by volume is 21.0% (42 proof). continued its impressive sales increases, jumping 21.1% last year to 827,000 cases. Fleischmann's Royal Vodka (685,000 cases, up 5.7%) and Crystal Palace Vodka (620,000 cases, up 6.0%) both from Barton Brands Barton Brands, Ltd. is a company that produces many liquors, including Ten High bourbon, the 99 line of schnapps (99 Apples, 99 Bananas, et al), and Montezuma tequila. , showed healthy increases. Sidney Frank's Jagermeister displayed steady growth, registering sales of 530,000 cases. And Johnnie Walker Johnnie Walker is a brand of Scotch whisky produced in Kilmarnock, Scotland. It is the most widely distributed brand of Scotch whisky in the world, sold in almost every country and with yearly sales of over 120 million bottles. Black, the superpremium Scotch scotch 1
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2. from Schieffelin & Somerset, broke through a half million cases to 525,000, a 6.1% rise. Charles Jacquin et Cie's line of Jacquin Cordials maintained steady growth to 485,000 cases. Allied Domecq Spirits numbered three brands in this category: Rich & Rare Canadian Whisky, which countered its category's downward trend with an 8.3% sales gain to 455,000 cases; Courvoisier cognac, which increased its sales to 450,00 cases; and Maker's Mark Maker's Mark is a hand crafted small batch type of bourbon whisky distilled in Loretto, Kentucky.
When the famous T.W. Samuels family of distilling sold their distillery and their trademarks in the 1950s, those members of the family who wished to continue in the business , the superpremium bourbon, which grew 10% last year to 330,000 cases.
The top percentage gainer among all spirits Established Growth Brands is Bombay Sapphire Bombay Sapphire is a brand of gin distributed by Bacardi, launched in 1987, having been named via a competitive process whereby a number of leading Madison Avenue agencies were played off against each other. The name hints at the origins of gin's popularity in the British Raj. , the superpremium gin imported by Bacardi USA, which boasts a 26.4% sales rise to 455,000 cases in 2000. Juarez tequila, from David Sherman David Sherman is an American novelist who deals overwhelmingly with military themes at the small-unit tactical level. His experiences as a United States Marine during the Vietnam War show prominently in his work. Biography
Sherman was born in Niles, Ohio. Corp., also had a stellar year, producing a 22.2% sales gain to 440,000 cases. Schieffelin & Somerset's Grand Marnier Grand Marnier: see liqueur. generated sales of 445,000 cases, an 11.2% gain, and Bols Cordials, from William Grant For other persons named William Grant, see William Grant (disambiguation).
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Just as in the spirits segment, wines noted here are some of the best-selling wines in the U.S. Franzia Winetaps (The Wine Group) continued its massive growth, eclipsing sales of 20 million cases last year, and Almaden, from Canandaigua Wine, added to its huge sales base, totaling 9.37 million cases in 2000. Sutter Home Wines, from Trinchero Family Estates, kept up the pace, gaining close to 200,000 cases, totaling sales of 7.2 million cases. E&J Gallo contributed three wines to the Established Growth brands: Turning Leaf (3.3 million cases; Copperidege (1.8 million cases); and Burlwood (720,000 cases).
The best performance among Established Growth Brands was turned in by UDV's Beaulieu Vineyard Beaulieu Vineyard was established in 1900 by Georges de Latour and his wife Fernande when they purchased 4 acres in Rutherford, California. The winery derives its name from the french phrase "Quel beau lieu" which translated to english means "What a beautiful place wines. The brand blew past the 1 million mark to sales of more than 1.24 million cases, a whopping 32.1% increase.
Other high-volume wines that continue to generate sales increases include Casarsa (Gary Raden & Sons), to 1.21 million cases; Bolla (imported by Brown-Forman Beverages Worldwide) up 5.4% to just under 1.1 million cases; Folonari (imported by Frederick Wildman & Sons), to 775,000 cases; CK Mondavi (Charles Krug), to 760,000 cases; and Citra (imported by Palm Bay Imports) to 650,000 cases.
Classic Wines of California again produced two wines that made the list, both of them increasing sales by double-digit percentages: Forest Glen The name Forest Glen may refer to:
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This final category recognizes those major brands that experienced a sales decline within the past four years and have since reversed that decline, showing positive sales momentum. For instance, E&J Brandy lost almost 200,000 cases in 1998 but has since reversed the decline with 2000 sales up 8.4% to 2.2 million cases. Barton Brands' Black Velvet velvet, fabric having a soft, thick, short pile, usually of silk, and a plain twill or satin weave ground. The pile surface is formed by weaving an extra set of warp threads that are looped over wires as in Wilton carpet, the rods being withdrawn after the weft Canadian Whisky had sales increase 6.6% last year to more than 1.83 million cases after a decline the previous year. Three other brands from Barton have similarly seen sales comebacks: Barton Vodka (+5.2%, to more than 1.38 million cases), Skol Vodka (+9.5%, to more than 1.1 million cases) and Barton Gin (+0.9%, to 352,000 cases).
Kahlua (Allied Domecq Spirits USA) has recovered from a sales decline in 1998, increasing sales by a million cases since then, to more than 1.45 million cases. Other Allied Domecq brands on the Comeback trail are: Hiram Walker Hiram Walker (4 July 1816 – 12 January 1899) was an American grocer and distiller, and the eponym of the famous distillery in Windsor, Ontario, Canada directly across from Detroit, Michigan. Walker founded the distillery in 1858 in what was then Walkerville, Ontario. Cordials, to more than 1.07 million cases, and Carolan's Irish Cream For the novel of the same name, see .
Irish Cream is a cream liqueur based on Irish whiskey, coffee, cream, and other ingredients. Well known brands include Baileys Irish Cream, which was the first Irish Cream, Carolans and St. Brendan's. , which grew 10% last year to 276,000 cases. Stolichnaya (UDV) has gained more than I million cases after declining in 1998, totaling more than 1.37 million cases last year, an 11.6% bump. Also from UDV, Baileys Irish Cream Baileys Irish Cream (the registered trade mark omits the apostrophe), is an Irish whiskey and cream based liqueur, made by R. A. Bailey & Co. of Dublin, Ireland. The trademark is currently owned by Diageo. It has a declared alcohol content of 17% alcohol by volume. bounced back from a slight decline a few years ago -- the brand was up 4.2% in 2000, to sales of 952,000 cases.
Southern Comfort (Brown-Forman) has also increased for two years following a small downturn Downturn
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A decline in security prices or economic activity following a period of rising or stable prices or activity. (+3.5% to more than 1.25 million cases). Other well-known brands that have rebounded to the positive side include Clan MacGregor (William Grant & Sons), which hit sales of 715,000 cases; Wild Turkey Bourbon (Austin, Nichols), which reached sales of just under a half million cases; Taaka Vodka (Sazerac), up 18.5% last year to 320,000 cases; and Myers's Rum Myers's Rum is a brand of Jamaican dark rum produced by Diageo PLC. Named after brand founder Fred L Myers, the molasses-derived blend of up to nine rums has been produced since 1879.
The dark rum is commonly used in mixed drinks. (Seagram), up 3.3% to 310,000 cases.
Finlandia Vodka Finlandia is a Finnish vodka produced from six-row barley. Of all Finnish alcohol products, it is the brand name that most foreigners associate with the country. Finlandia was launched in Scandinavia in 1970 and in the United States in 1971. , imported and marketed by Brown-Forman Beverages Worldwide, has had a dramatic reversal over the past few years, and grew 21.8% last year to 307,000 cases. Nikolai, from Sazerac (+5.5% to 290,000 cases), Jacquin Vodka Royal, from Charles Jacquin et Cie (+25.0% to 250,000 cases), and Cruzan Rum Cruzan Rum is a rum producer located in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Their distillery was founded in 1760 and claims the distinction of "the most honored rum distillery in the world." Weekday tours of the distillery in Frederiksted are given. , from Todhunter Imports (+50.7% to 229,000 cases) round out the spirits Comeback Brands.
Wine Comeback brands include several outstanding performances in 2000. For example, Woodbridge (Robert Mondavi Winery win·er·y
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wine maker ) surged more than 800,000 cases to more than 6.32 million cases, a 15.0% increase. And Kendall-Jackson wines rebounded by almost 500,000 cases to more than 3.14 million cases in 2000 after a sales decline in 1999. Chateau Ste. Michelle The Chateau Ste. Michelle is a Washington winery in Woodinville, Washington. They are noted for their bestselling Riesling (as the largest single producer of Riesling in the world), but produce wines of many classic varietals and some experimental wines on a per-year basis. Ste. (Stimson Lane) also continued on a positive note, up 11.1% to sales of 773,000 cases. Barton & Guestier, imported by Seagram Chateau & Estates increased sales to 766,000 cases, while Leonard Kreusch wines registered a 7.9% increase to 672,000 cases. J. Lohr Estates wines shot up 13.3% to 375,000 cases, and Blue Nun This article is about the wine brand. For the Franciscan nun, see Maria de Agreda.
Blue Nun is a brand of German wine launched in 1927. The label was designed as a consumer-friendly alternative to the innumerable German wine labels with Gothic script and long, , imported and marketed by Shaw-Ross, gained another 6% to 310,000 cases. Other Comeback Brands include Santa Rita Santa Rita may refer to:
Placido is a traditional Spaniard clan name (see Clan Placido) and it is now a common given name and a less common surname.
It is also a fairly common surname in Southern Italy. wines (+7.5%, to 258,000 cases); and Piccini, marketed by A.V. Imports (+35%, to 1 62,000 cases).
fast track brands Distilled Spirits and Wine: The brand must have exceeded 100,000 9-liter cases in 2000, with double-digit growth over each of the past four years. All brands must be at least five full years of age. Distilled Spirits Brand Supplier 1996 Captain Morgan Seagram Americas 1,330 Skyy Skyy Spirits 500 Paul Masson Brandy Constellation Brands 450 Kahlua Drinks to Go/Ready to Drink Allied Domecq Spirits USA 196 Sauza Allied Domecq Spirits USA 270 Jose Cuervo Authentic M'gritas UDV North America 307 Ketel One Vodka Nolet Spirits USA 200 Absolut Citron Seagram Americas 360 E & J Cask & Cream E & J Gallo Winery 20 Remy Martin Remy Amerique 260 Belvedere Vodka Millennium Import 10 Cointreau Remy Amerique 75 Midori Melon Liqeuer Allied Domecq Spirits USA 79 Patron St. Maarten Spirits, Ltd. 35 Brand 1997 1998 1999 2000 % Chg Captain Morgan 1,543 1,920 2,365 2,810 18.8% Skyy 594 702 820 1,100 34.1% Paul Masson Brandy 600 780 918 1,037 13.0% Kahlua Drinks to Go/Ready to Drink 335 615 865 955 10.4% Sauza 350 515 685 945 38.0% Jose Cuervo Authentic M'gritas 390 542 721 889 23.3% Ketel One Vodka 300 457 605 750 24.0% Absolut Citron 400 460 520 590 13.5% E & J Cask & Cream 220 350 450 520 15.6% Remy Martin 300 345 400 489 22.3% Belvedere Vodka 40 130 160 200 25.0% Cointreau 95 120 134 167 24.6% Midori Melon Liqeuer 87 101 115 134 16.5% Patron 39 59 67 103 53.7% Brand ACGR Captain Morgan 20.6% Skyy 21.8% Paul Masson Brandy 23.2% Kahlua Drinks to Go/Ready to Drink 48.6% Sauza 36.8% Jose Cuervo Authentic M'gritas 30.4% Ketel One Vodka 39.2% Absolut Citron 13.1% E & J Cask & Cream 125.8% Remy Martin 17.1% Belvedere Vodka 111.5% Cointreau 22.2% Midori Melon Liqeuer 14.1% Patron 31.0% fast track brands Distilled Spirits and Wine: The brand must have exceeded 100,000 9-liter cases in 2000, with double-digit growth overeach of the past four All brands must be at least five full years of age. Wines Brand Supplier 1996 1997 Beringer Beringer Wine Estates 3,600 4,000 Gossamer Bay E & J Gallo Winery 900 1,400 Lindemans Southcorp Wines USA 700 959 Rosemount Estate Rosemount Estates 340 540 Clos du Bois Allied Domecq Wines, USA 648 750 Robert Mondavi - Coastal Robert Mondavi Winery 457 649 Meridian Beringer Wine Estates 473 630 Gallo Sonoma E & J Gallo Winery 130 190 Talus Turner Road Vintners 282 389 Cavit Palm Bay Imports 235 275 Luna di Luna A. V. Imports 105 165 Jacob's Creek Austin, Nichols 138 186 Pepperwood Grove Cecchetti Sebastiani Cellar 63 104 Penfolds Southcorp Wines USA 97 128 Antinori Remy Amerique 120 140 St. Francis Kobrand 100 110 Brand 1998 1999 2000 % Chg ACGR Beringer 4,473 4,920 5,850 18.9% 12.9% Gossamer Bay 1,700 2,000 2,200 10.0% 25.0% Lindemans 1,145 1,421 1,750 23.2% 25.7% Rosemount Estate 760 920 1,335 45.1% 40.8% Clos du Bois 890 1,092 1,324 21.2% 19.5% Robert Mondavi - Coastal 805 1,014 1,174 15.8% 26.6% Meridian 842 1,030 1,150 11.7% 24.9% Gallo Sonoma 220 650 900 38.5% 62.2% Talus 498 700 780 11.4% 29.0% Cavit 375 475 575 21.1% 25.1% Luna di Luna 202 412 535 29.9% 50.2% Jacob's Creek 207 272 496 82.4% 37.7% Pepperwood Grove 180 272 360 32.4% 54.6% Penfolds 162 183 210 14.8% 21.3% Antinori 155 175 200 14.3% 13.6% St. Francis 135 150 165 10.0% 13.3% rising stars Brands less than five full years of age that have exhibited substantial growth over the past few years. Brand Supplier 1996 1997 1998 Distilled Spiritis Capt. Morgan's Parrot Bay Seagram Americas -- 120 210 Absolut Mandrin Seagram Americas -- -- -- Grey Goose Sidney Frank Importing -- 18 50 Margaritaville Seagram Americas -- -- -- Remy Red Remy Amerique -- Chopin Vodka Millennium Import -- 15 27 Wines Arbor Mist Canadaigua Wine -- -- 1,280 Wild Vines E & J Gallo Winery -- -- -- Foxhron The Wine Group -- -- -- Ecco Domani E & J Gallo Winery -- 370 600 Indigo Hills E & J Gallo Winery -- 100 150 Greg Norman Estates Mildara Blass Wines -- -- -- McPherson Brown-Forman Beverages -- -- -- Belmondo A. V. Imports -- -- 15 Brand 1999 2000 % Chg Distilled Spiritis Capt. Morgan's Parrot Bay 285 3853 5.1% Absolut Mancdrin 180 300 66.7% Grey Goose 100 275 ++ Mararitaville 5 200 ++ Remy Red 68 125 83.8% Chopin Vodka 40 50 25.0% Wines Arbor Mist 3,500 4,020 14.9% Wild Vines 1,500 1,900 26.7% Foxhron 755 1,026 35.9% Ecco Domani 700 780 11.4% Indigo Hills 200 220 10.0% Greg Norman Estates 15 138 ++ McPherson 21 106 ++ Belmondo 90 103 14.4% established growth brands Top-selling brands that have grown moderately or substantially over the past four years. Distilled Spirits Brand Supplier 1996 Bacardi (*) Bacardi USA 6,525 Absolut (**) Seagram Americas 3,340 Jack Daniel's Brown-Forman Beverages 3,169 Jose Cuervo/1800 UDV North America 2,645 Crown Royal Seagram Americas 1,965 DeKuyper Jim Beam Brands 2,131 McCormick Vodka McCormick Distilling 1,206 Jack Daniel's Country Cocktails Brown-Forman Beverages 1,000 Hennessy Schieffelin & Somerset 930 Tanqueray Schieffelin & Somerset 1,310 Castillo Bacardi USA 935 Bacardi Limon Bacardi USA 445 Evan Williams Heaven Hill Distilleries 900 Malibu UDV North America 489 Fleischmann's Royal Vodka Barton Brands 569 Aristocrat Vodka Heaven Hill Distilleries 600 Crystal Palace Vodka Barton Brands 496 Jagermeister Sidney Frank Importing 485 Johnnie Walker Black Schieffelin & Somerest 430 Jacquin Cordials Charles Jacquin et Cie 380 Rich & Rare Allied Domecq Spirits USA 332 Bombay Sapphire Bacardi USA 163 Courvoisier Allied Domecq Spirits USA 400 Grand Marnier Schieffelin & Somerset 360 Juarez David Sherman 275 Bols Cordials William Grant & Sons 300 Burnett's White Satin Gin Heaven Hill Distilleries 360 Burnett's Vodka Heaven Hill Distilleries 200 Maker's Mark Allied Domecq Spirits USA 212 Brand 1997 1998 1999 2000 % Chg Bacardi (*) 6,600 6,795 7,115 7,485 5.2% Absolut (**) 3,440 3,630 4,050 4,500 11.1% Jack Daniel's 3,230 3,300 3,560 3,656 2.7% Jose Cuervo/1800 2,890 2,917 3,227 3,495 8.3% Crown Royal 2,175 2,250 2,470 2,675 8.3% DeKuyper 2,291 2,376 2,492 2,563 2.8% McCormick Vodka 1,324 1,438 1,479 1,595 7.8% Jack Daniel's Country Cocktails 1,152 1,279 1,370 1,584 15.6% Hennessy 1,080 1,260 1,380 1,390 0.7% Tanqueray 1,315 1,320 1,350 1,390 3.0% Castillo 960 975 1,035 1,110 7.2% Bacardi Limon 610 745 895 950 6.1% Evan Williams 910 915 920 925 0.5% Malibu 536 560 683 827 21.1% Fleischmann's Royal Vodka 595 597 648 685 5.7% Aristocrat Vodka 605 615 620 630 1.6% Crystal Palace Vodka 502 568 585 620 6.0% Jagermeister 490 500 515 530 2.9% Johnnie Walker Black 470 475 495 525 6.1% Jacquin Cordials 385 450 475 485 2.1% Rich & Rare 350 380 420 455 8.3% Bombay Sapphire 250 265 360 455 26.4% Courvoisier 410 425 440 450 2.3% Grand Marnier 365 375 400 445 11.3% Juarez 308 330 360 440 22.2% Bols Cordials 320 345 398 425 6.8% Burnett's White Satin Gin 365 370 375 380 1.3% Burnett's Vodka 260 310 325 340 4.6% Maker's Mark 225 270 300 330 10.0% Brand ACGR Bacardi (*) 3.5% Absolut (**) 7.7% Jack Daniel's 3.6% Jose Cuervo/1800 7.2% Crown Royal 8.0% DeKuyper 4.7% McCormick Vodka 7.2% Jack Daniel's Country Cocktails 12.2% Hennessy 10.6% Tanqueray 1.5% Castillo 4.4% Bacardi Limon 20.9% Evan Williams 0.7% Malibu 14.0% Fleischmann's Royal Vodka 4.7% Aristocrat Vodka 1.2% Crystal Palace Vodka 5.7% Jagermeister 2.2% Johnnie Walker Black 5.1% Jacquin Cordials 6.3% Rich & Rare 8.2% Bombay Sapphire 29.3% Courvoisier 3.0% Grand Marnier 5.4% Juarez 12.5% Bols Cordials 9.1% Burnett's White Satin Gin 1.4% Burnett's Vodka 14.2% Maker's Mark 11.7% (*) Includes Limon. (**) Includes Citron & Mandrin established growth brands Top-selling brands that have grown moderately or substantially over the past four years. Wines Brand Supplier 1996 Franzia Winetaps The Wine Group 15,800 Almaden Canandaigua Wine 7,100 Sutter Home Trinchero Family Estates 6,080 Turning Leaf E & J Gallo Winery 1,695 Copperidge E & J Gallo Winery 1,300 Georges Duboeuf W.J. Deutsch & Sons/Winesellers, LTD 975 Beaulieu Vineyard UDV Wines 570 Casarsa Gary Raden & Sons 935 Bolla Brown-Forman Beverages 955 Folonari Frederick Wildman & Sons 725 C K Mondavi Charles Krug Winery 495 Burlwood E & J Gallo Winery 400 Citra Palm Bay Imports 490 Forest Glen Classic Wines of California 250 Schmitt Soehne H. Schmitt Soehne 360 Martini & Rossi Bacardi USA 474 Rodney Strong Rodney Strong Vineyards 281 Forest Ville Vineyards Classic Wines of California 275 Kenwood Kenwood vineyards 260 Black Opal Mildara Blass Wines 380 San Pedro Shaw Ross Imports 113 Brand 1997 1998 1999 2000 % chg ACGR Franzia Winetaps 17,910 18,900 19,900 20,166 1.3% 6.3% Almaden 7,600 7660 9,200 9,370 1.8% 7.2% Sutter Home 6,600 6,900 7,020 7,200 2.6% 4.3% Turning Leaf 2,800 3,100 3,150 3,300 4.8% 18.1% Copperidge 1,450 1,650 1,750 1,800 2.9% 8.5% Georges Duboeuf 1,100 1,175 1,185 1,250 5.5% 6.4% Beaulieu Vineyard 770 860 944 1,247 32.1% 21.6% Casarsa 1,050 1,150 1,208 1,210 0.2% 6.7% Bolla 956 990 1,041 1,097 5.4% 3.5% Folonari 750 760 767 775 1.0% 1.7% C K Mondavi 550 675 725 760 4.8% 11.3% Burlwood 550 650 700 720 2.9% 15.8% Citra 550 590 620 650 4.8% 7.3% Forest Glen 450 550 555 625 12.6% 25.7% Schmitt Soehne 400 500 520 550 5.8% 11.2% Martini & Rossi 485 490 505 540 6.9% 3.3% Rodney Strong 320 380 445 486 9.2% 14.7% Forest Ville Vineyards 340 425 430 480 11.6% 14.9% Kenwood 280 340 400 470 17.5% 16.0% Black Opal 385 420 430 465 8.1% 5.2% San Pedro 125 270 420 450 7.1% 41.3% comeback brands Brands that have increased sales after a recent decline. Brand Supplier 1996 1997 Distilled Spirits E & J E & J Gallo Winery 1,950 2,150 Black Velvet Barton Brands 1,834 1,845 Kahlua Allied Domecq Spirits USA 1,363 1,380 Barton Vodka Barton Brands 1,187 1,279 Stolichnaya UDV North America 1,055 1,130 Southern Comfort Brown-Forman Beverages 1,190 1,205 Skol Vodka Barton Brands 928 924 Hiram Walker Cordials Allied Domecq Spirits USA 1,061 1,030 Baileys UDV North America 850 865 Clan MacGregor William Grant & Sons 715 700 Wild Turkey Austin, Nichols 469 464 Barton Gin Barton Brands 350 346 Taaka Vodka Sazerac 380 370 Myers's Seagram Americas 285 275 Finlandia Brown-Forman Beverages 220 183 Nikolai Sazerac 290 285 Carolan's Irish Cream Allied Domecq Spirits USA 254 235 Jacquin Vodka Royal Charles Jacquin et Cie 185 175 Cruzan Rum Todhunter Importers 110 110 Wines Woodbridge Robert Mondavi Winery 4,683 4,239 Kendall-Jackson Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates 2,141 2,531 Chateau Ste. Michelle Stimson Lane Vineyards 637 600 Barton & Guestier Seagram Chateau & Estates 700 750 Leonard Kreusch Leonard Kreusch 500 494 J. Lohr Estates J. Lohr Winery 225 200 Blue Nun Shaw-Ross Imports 275 295 Santa Rita Vineyard Brands 240 250 Vichon Mediterranean Robert Mondavi Winery 117 207 Placido Banfi Vintners 192 239 Piccini A. V. Imports 75 90 Brand 1998 1999 2000 % Chg Distilled Spirits E & J 1,960 2,030 2,200 8.4% Black Velvet 1,780 1,717 1,831 6.6% Kahlua 1,355 1,405 1,455 3.6% Barton Vodka 1,276 1,315 1,383 5.2% Stolichnaya 1,117 1,231 1,374 11.6% Southern Comfort 1,185 1,210 1,252 3.5% Skol Vodka 959 1,012 1,108 9.5% Hiram Walker Cordials 1,045 1,060 1,075 1.4% Baileys 858 914 952 4.2% Clan MacGregor 707 713 715 0.3% Wild Turkey 436 482 490 1.7% Barton Gin 345 349 352 0.9% Taaka Vodka 265 270 320 18.5% Myers's 285 300 310 3.3% Finlandia 224 252 307 21.8% Nikolai 270 275 290 5.5% Carolan's Irish Cream 235 250 276 10.4% Jacquin Vodka Royal 175 200 250 25.0% Cruzan Rum 100 152 229 50.7% Wines Woodbridge 4,702 5,504 6,328 15.0% Kendall-Jackson 3,054 2,675 3,141 17.4% Chateau Ste. Michelle 630 696 773 11.1% Barton & Guestier 720 755 766 1.5% Leonard Kreusch 556 623 672 7.9% J. Lohr Estates 272 331 375 13.3% Blue Nun 285 290 310 6.9% Santa Rita 248 259 292 12.7% Vichon Mediterranean 234 223 266 19.3% Placido 235 240 258 7.5% Piccini 75 120 162 35.0%