Malt liquor represents 3% of the beer market (Adams Beverage Group
"The cocktail craze is certainly fuelling much of this growth, and now people are taking inspiration from what they are served at bars and restaurants and making these drinks at home with high-end spirits, pleasing both on- and off- premise retailers," said Charles Forman, vice president and group publisher of Adams Beverage Group
, whose Adams Liquor Handbook published the data.
Ben Dollard, Pacific Wine Partners president, and Nick Withers, group brand manager for Australian wines, receive awards from Jeanette Sims, of the Adams Beverage Group
LEADING BRANDS OF IRISH WHISKEY IN THE CONTROL STATES (Mixed Cases) Brand Supplier 2004 2005 % CHG Jameson Pernod Ricand USA 304 360 18.4% Bushmills Diageo 134 136 1.5% Tullamore Dew Skyy Spirits USA 41 47 14.6% John Power Pernod Ricand USA 21 23 9.5% Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey Sazenac 12 12 2.0% Black Bush Diageo 12 12 0.0% Total Leading Brands 524 590 12.6% Others 23 25 8.3% Total Irish Whiskey 547 615 12.5% Source: Adams Beverage Group
Beer consumption clearly took a hit from the focus on low-carb diets, said Tiziana Mohorovic, spokesperson for Adams Beverage Group
. Increased competition from spirits and wine products also took its toll, Mohorovic said.
Wine consumption for 2003 climbed by 5.2% to 258.3m 9-litre cases, according to the 2004 edition of Adams Wine Handbook published by Adams Beverage Group
. Per capita consumption of wine reached 2.98 gallons per adult in 2003 - its highest level since 1989.
In other company news, the Adams Beverage Group
is now the Beverage Information Group.
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beer consumption climbed 2.8 billion 2.25-gallon cases in 2002, according to the just released Adams Beer Handbook 2003 published by Adams Beverage Group
. Americans continue to consume more beer than any other adult beverage, according to the publisher.
wine consumption climbed to its highest level in 16 years in 2002, as increasingly sophisticated American tastes drove sales of premium wines to record levels, according to the 2003 edition of Adams Wine Handbook published by Adams Beverage Group
. "American consumers have come a long way since the mid-80s, the heyday of wine coolers," said Tiziana Mohorovic, spokesperson for the Adams Beverage Group
While that figure from Adams Beverage Group
Research reflects both on- and off-premise sales growth, it should be important to you.
With that in mind, we are reprinting an edited version of various spirits tastings published throughout this past year in Cheers magazine, a sister publication of StateWays (both part of Adams Beverage Group
, a division of M2MEDIA360).