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The Beverage Information Group Builds Upon Over 50 Years of Handbooks with the 2016 Beverage Alcohol Handbook Collection

The Beverage Information Group Builds Upon Over 50 Years of Handbooks with the 2016 Beverage Alcohol Handbook Collection

NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The beverage alcohol industry saw another transformational year filled with new trends, rules and regulations, and hot growth categories contributing to an ever-changing landscape. Building upon an already extensive 50-plus year history of producing and distributing beverage alcohol data, the Beverage Information Group presents its 2016 collection of handbooks.

Ranging from the Handbook Advance, the industry's earliest and most complete report on beverage alcohol sales and consumption, to the Liquor Handbook, which provides the most accurate and in-depth U.S. distilled spirits market information, the collection of 2016 Handbooks is comprised of several must-have items for industry professionals.

The 2016 Handbooks include information pertaining to various alcohol categories including liquor, wine, and beer, as well as the on-premise market, supermarket and convenience store data. The primary topics included are brand depletions, consumption trends, retail sales analyses, advertising demographics and consumer demographics.

Domestic beverage alcohol sales hit $4.8 trillion in 2015, a 3.3% increase, and are projected to reach $5 trillion in 2016. While the vast majority of U.S. retail sales still occur in physical stores, the ecommerce market is growing. U.S. ecommerce sales accounted for 7.1% of the total beverage alcohol market in 2015. Purchasing a 2016 Handbook allows you to stay informed with the most current data available. The constant shifting of trends and sales data in the beverage alcohol industry make these handbooks a necessary part of every complete data library.

About the 2016 Handbooks
The 2016 Handbooks are the most comprehensive source of information on U.S. beverage alcohol industry sales trends. They include consumption data and projected sales by category and by market, as well as leading brands and historical information. To view sample pages click here.

The 2016 Handbooks can be purchased at www.bevinfostore.com or by calling Andrew Sims at (203)-855-8499 Ext. 2251. Shipping and handling is $15 for U.S. residents, or $25 for international orders.

About the Beverage Information & Insights Group
BIIG serves all segments of the beverage alcohol industry through Cheers, Beverage Dynamics and StateWays magazines, Handbooks, Beverage Research and www.albevresearch.com.

Contacts:
The Beverage Information Group
Andrew Sims, Sales & Marketing Manager
203-855-8499 Ext. 2251
asims@epgmediallc.com

Marina Velez, Senior Product Manager, Data & Insights
203-855-8499 Ext. 2212
mvelez@epgmediallc.com

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U.S. Wine Consumption Increases Lead Over France During A Year of Economic Improvement

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. leveraged an improving economy to maintain the title of world's largest wine market last year. Larger discretionary income levels for consumers contributed to Americans purchasing more wine, marking a 1% growth rate to 328.6 million 9-liter cases, according to the Beverage Information and Insights Group's 2015 Wine Handbook.

The U.S. continued to lead the wine market in 2014 after surpassing France in 2013. U.S. wineries grew to 8,287 in 2014, an increase of 525. This may explain why domestic wine growth increased 1.3%, while imported wine growth decreased by 0.7%.

Wine consumers matured in 2014, demonstrated by the increase in sales of wines in the $10 to $20 price range. Sales of wines priced below $10 slowed. Box wine brands saw double-digit increases and consumers began purchasing smaller 187-ml wine bottles, primarily for consumption at outdoor events.

With California facing its fourth year of major drought, which has caused production struggles, Oregon and Washington experienced record-size wine crops in 2014. Some wine suppliers raised prices, finding that consumers are more likely to purchase a new brand at a higher price point, than to remain with a familiar brand that raises its price.

According to the 2015 Wine Handbook, table wine grew to 300.8 million 9-liter cases, a 0.9% increase over 2013.  The champagne and sparkling wine category grew for its 13th consecutive year to 18.2 million 9-liter cases, up 4.0%.

About the 2015 Wine Handbook
The 2015 Wine Handbook is the most comprehensive source of information on U.S. wine industry sales trends. It includes consumption data and projected sales by category and by market, as well as leading brands and historical information. To view sample pages click here.

The 2015 Wine Handbook is available for $890; the handbook with CD is $1,490. Shipping and handling is $15 for U.S. residents, or $25 for international orders. The 2015 Wine Handbook can be purchased at www.bevinfostore.com or by calling Andrew Sims at (203)-855-8499 ext. 251.

About the Beverage Information & Insights Group
Serving all segments of the beverage alcohol industry through Cheers, Beverage Dynamics and StateWays magazines, Handbooks, Beverage Research and www.albevresearch.com

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