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Patrón Toasts Roca Range’s Fast Start, Readies New Liqueur Rollouts

Patrón Spirits Company’s artisanal Roca Patrón line, launched this summer, has far exceeded initial projections and is re-energizing the upscale Tequila brand for the company, which has further releases on the way. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 22, 2014

News Briefs for September 22, 2014

•New York-based Dreyfus, Ashby & Co. has added three family-owned wine brands—Champagne Drappier, Marqués de Vargas and J. Hofstätter—to its import portfolio on an exclusive basis, effective this month. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 22, 2014

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for September 22, 2014

•San Jose, California’s Gordon Biersch Brewing Co. has unveiled an updated look across its core lineup. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 22, 2014

Market Watch Honors Nation’s Top Retailers At Awards Dinner In New York

Market Watch magazine last night toasted America’s most successful retailers at its annual Leaders Awards Dinner at the St. Regis Roof in New York, and also honored the market’s hottest brands and its leading industry executive. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 19, 2014

Scotch Industry Celebrates Stability As Voters Say “No” To Independence

The Scotch whisky industry is breathing a collective sigh of relief today, following Scottish voters’ decision to remain part of the U.K. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 19, 2014

Pabst Acquired By Eastern European Brewer Oasis Beverages For Reported $700 Million

Pabst Brewing Company has been sold by private equity owner Metropoulos & Co. to Oasis Beverages, a Cyprus-headquartered brewer with operations focused in Eastern Europe. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 19, 2014

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