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Champagne Palmer To Play Key Role In Constellation’s Luxury Wine Division

In July of this year, Champagne Palmer named Constellation Brands as its U.S. distributor, and joined Constellation’s luxury wine division Tru Estates and Vineyards. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 16, 2018

Tom Jago, Drinks Executive Best Known For Creating Baileys Irish Cream, Dies At Age 93

Tom Jago, a drinks executive credited with creating some of the industry’s most famous brands, died on October 12. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 16, 2018

News Briefs for October 16, 2018

•WhiskyFest San Francisco is coming up on Friday, November 2. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 16, 2018

Wine Spectator: West Coast Wineries Are Refusing Grape Orders And Farmers Are Unhappy

Wine grapegrowers in Northern California’s Lake and Mendocino counties and Oregon’s Rogue Valley are unhappy after some of the industry’s bigger companies refused grapes from growers they had contracts with due to potential smoke taint as a result of summer wildfires. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 15, 2018

Pernod Ricard Invests €150 Million In Irish Whiskey Operations, As Category Boom Continues

Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distillers unit has unveiled a new €150 million ($174m) push to upgrade and expand its production facilities, as the Irish whiskey category continues to surge in the global market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 15, 2018

Whisky Advocate: Sotheby’s Whisky Auction Sets New U.S. Record

A new U.S. auction record for whisky was set at Sotheby’s in New York this past Saturday, although the price of $843,200 fell short of breaking the current world record, according to Whisky Advocate. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 15, 2018

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