Licor 43 Horchata makes US debut

Zamora Company has extended availability of its Licor 43 Horchata vegan cream liqueur to the US. The launch marks the Spanish liqueur brand’s first line extension in the States. Licor 43 Horchata is a ‘light and creamy’ blend of Licor 43 Original and traditional horchata, a drink from Valencia, Spain, that’s made by mixing tiger nut, sugar, cinnamon and citrus. With an ABV of 16%, the liqueur is made from a vegetable base, meaning it’s…

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Vinexpo to host new wine and spirits shows in NYC

Vinexposium has divided wine and spirits into two new trade events in the US next year, which will be jointly held in New York City. Vinexposium, which organises trade shows in Hong Kong, Paris and Bordeaux, and Diversified Communications have revealed the launch of Vinexpo America and Drinks America. The shows will both be held on 9-10 March 2022 in the new Hall 3 at the Jacob K Javits Convention Center in New York City.…

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SGWS to distribute Canopy Growth CBD drinks in US

Constellation Brands-backed cannabis firm Canopy Growth Corporation has appointed Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (SGWS) as its distributor in the US for CBD-infused drinks. The biggest wine and spirits distributor in the US will distribute Canopy Growth’s CBD-based beverages, starting with its new CBD-infused sparkling water brand Quatreau, in seven states. Additional states will follow in the coming months. The low-calorie Quatreau sparkling water range contains 20mg of US-grown hemp-based CBD. It is available in…

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LVMH wine and spirits sales soar in Q1

The wine and spirits arm of LVMH saw sales skyrocket during the first quarter of 2021, aided by a ‘strong rebound’ in China. The wine and spirits unit of luxury goods company LVMH saw organic revenue rise 36% in the first quarter of 2021 to reach €1,510 million (US$1,805m). Compared to the same period in 2019, this represented a 17% organic increase. LVMH said Hennessy Cognac saw volumes grow by 28% during the three-month period,…

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How major investments will shape alcohol e-commerce

A side effect of the pandemic in the US has been the boom in alcohol e-commerce, with major firms such as Uber recognising its potential. The Spirits Business analyses the latest investments in the sector and how they could shape the online space. It has been more than a year since the global Covid‐19 pandemic started, but one huge benefit has been the emergence of online shopping for alcohol. The boom has been of particular…

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