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Sea Change: China’s Wine Market Upswing Hobbled By Government Austerity Drive

Perhaps the biggest story in the global wine industry so far this year was the news that the U.S. overtook France in 2013 to become the world’s largest wine market—but a close second would have to be the sudden and significant drop in wine consumption in China, linked to a new policy against intra-governmental entertaining. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 19, 2014

Bacardi Appoints Rich Andrews As VP, Commercial For North America, Replacing Departing Hopkins

Following the news yesterday that industry veteran Pete Carr has succeeded Robert Furniss-Roe as president of Bacardi North America, the drinks giant has announced another key change to its U.S. leadership team. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 19, 2014

News Briefs for August 19, 2014

•American Pioneer Winegrowers has launched its first brand, The White Doe, a blend of 80% Chenin Blanc and 20% Viognier. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 19, 2014

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for August 19, 2014

New Belgium Brewing has launched Tour de Fall, a new fall seasonal. Billed as an American-style pale ale, Tour de Fall is made with Cascade and Amarillo hops, as well as pale malt, chocolate rye and caramel. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 19, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Furniss-Roe Stepping Down As President, Bacardi North America; Glazer’s Carr Appointed

Robert Furniss-Roe has stepped down as president of Bacardi North America, and will be replaced by Pete Carr, a Glazer’s executive. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 18, 2014

Wagner Making Rapid Progress At Its New Solano County Property

Last year, Wagner Family of Wine acquired 260 acres of land in Solano County, a 40-minute drive east of its flagship Caymus winery in Napa Valley. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 18, 2014

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