Uncorkd Weekly News Round-Up Jan. 9th – 15th

Every Friday Uncorkd compiles the most recent restaurant and beverage industry stories that had us talking. Here’s our list of must-read articles from the web this week. Featuring  big changes from Bacardi, Japanese whisky, hot pepper trends and eco-friendly cleaners. 

Good news for top-selling whiskey brands. The categories impressive growth extends to global leaders like Jack Daniel’s.

Constellation Brands had a successful 2015. In large part thanks to continued success of  Mexican beer brands Corona and Modelo.

Suntory Holdings releases Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016.

Bacardi made big news this week when it switched distributors and landed with Southern Wine and Spirits and Glazer’s newly minted merger. Losers in the deal was the newly merged Breakthru Beverages, which formed after a merger between Wirtz Beverages and Charmer-Sunbelt. Bacardi boasts a $1 Billion portfolio.

Restaurant goers have a new found interest in sustainable and eco-friendly options on menus. Restaurants can take that green attitude all the way to the cleaner with these “eco-cleaners”  for restaurant sanitation.

Bitters are becoming more and more popular as an after-dinner drink and a cocktail ingredient. Here’s your starter guide to bitters.

Some like it hot. Adventurous dinners are becoming more open to spicy flavors and dishes that give off high heat from peppers. Food Business forecasts peppers as the latest dining trend.

That’s all for this week’s Uncorkd Weekly News Round Up. Check in with us next Friday to find the stories you missed this week.




Kyle Thacker