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Bacardi Confirms Stake In Artisan Scotch Player Compass Box

Just two days after entering the Bourbon category with its acquisition of Angel’s Envy, Bacardi Ltd. has confirmed another investment in the whisk(e)y space. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 1, 2015

Scotch Exports Slide Amid Soft Results In U.S.

The Bourbon boom appears to be coming at Scotch whisky’s expense.  Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 1, 2015

Exclusive: Eyeing Pinot Noir Growth, Oregon’s Sokol Blosser Forms Sales And Marketing Unit

Keen to leverage its prowess in the market’s high-flying premium Pinot Noir segment, Oregon wine producer Sokol Blosser is launching its own sales and marketing operation, effective today, amidst a period of change across the company. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 1, 2015

Wine Spectator: Prime Portugal Wine Estate Quinta do Ventozelo Sold to Gran Cruz

Gran Cruz, a firm known for volume Port brands but shifting toward premium wines, has purchased Quinta do Ventozelo, a Douro property with more than 500 acres of vines.  Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 1, 2015

News Briefs for April 1, 2015

•California winemaker Sam Spencer has partnered with Bill Price of Classic Wines and Price Family Vineyards for the launch of Head High Wines. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 1, 2015

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for April 1, 2015

•Montreal’s Glutenberg Brewery has expanded its U.S. footprint with recent entry into four new markets. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 1, 2015

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