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Exclusive: Precept Teams With Whole Foods On Canned Wine, Bets Big On Oregon

Seattle-based Precept Wine is ramping up innovation efforts with the launch of West Side Wine Co., a new premium canned wine brand. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 29, 2016

Trone Will Step Back From Duties At Total Wine, CEO Kevin Peters Will Run Company

Undaunted by a loss in the Democratic primary to represent Maryland’s 8th Congressional District earlier this week, Total Wine & More cofounder David Trone will continue to pursue roles in public service rather than returning to run Total Wine’s day-to-day business. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 29, 2016

DISCUS, Grocers Withdraw Oregon Privatization Initiative

An Oregon ballot initiative aimed at allowing spirits sales in grocery stores has been abandoned by its backers, including the Northwest Grocery Association and the Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. (DISCUS). Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 29, 2016

News Briefs for April 29, 2016

•Jonathan Drew, founder of the Drew Estate cigar company, is moving into a spirits with a new venture called John Drew Brands. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 29, 2016

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for April 29, 2016

•Boston’s Harpoon Brewery is introducing Hibiscus Cider as a new summer seasonal, the second offering in its seasonal line of ciders. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 29, 2016

Ste. Michelle Sales Jump 8% In First Quarter

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates enjoyed a buoyant start to the year, with its first-quarter net revenues rising 8.2% to $145 million. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 28, 2016

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