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Diageo Enjoys Rebound In 2016, As Nearly Every Major Brand Posts Growth In U.S.

Diageo’s spirits portfolio enjoyed a strong turnaround in the U.S. market in fiscal 2016, as nearly every major brand in its lineup posted organic sales growth—including an array of brands that lost ground a year ago. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 28, 2016

Country Star Zac Brown’s New Wine Label Tops The Nielsen Charts

Last year, Delicato Family Vineyards formed a partnership with Grammy Award-winning country music star Zac Brown to create a new California wine. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 28, 2016

Campari Looks To Offload Marnier-Lapostolle Wine Business, French Villa

After gaining control of Société des Produits Marnier Lapostolle S.A. (SPML) in a deal worth about $760 million, Gruppo Campari is preparing to divest the Marnier-Lapostolle wine business—including Chile’s Casa Lapostolle and the Loire’s Chateau de Sancerre—as well as a villa in the South of France worth an estimated $330 million. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 28, 2016

News Briefs for July 28, 2016

•Piedmont’s Poderi Luigi Einaudi has purchased 22 acres of prime land in Barolo from the four brothers of the Dardo family for more than $6.5 million. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 28, 2016

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 28, 2016

•Craft beer production grew by an estimated 8% in the first half of 2016, according to the Brewers Association, marking a slowdown from a rate of 13% in 2015. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 28, 2016

Craft Whiskey Distillers Work To Establish American Single Malt Category

Although still a small segment of the U.S. whiskey category, American single malts are gaining prominence, thanks in part to the market’s continued interest in both brown and craft spirits. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 27, 2016

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