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EXCLUSIVE: The Inside Story Of Wagner’s $315 Million Sale Of Meiomi

Aiming to become an even bigger player in the California wine business, Joe Wagner has agreed to sell his Meiomi brand to Constellation Brands for $315 million. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 1, 2015

Wine Spectator: Google Street View Goes Inside California Wine Country

If you have ever used Google Maps to plot out a tasting trip through Napa or Sonoma, Street View’s 360-degree panoramas may have helped you identify a winery entrance on the Silverado Trail, determine if the hotel you were about to book really had stunning scenic views or pinpoint the exact location of a restaurant in Healdsburg. But Street View tantalizingly stopped at the winery gate. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 1, 2015

Constellation Posts 7% Sales Rise In First Quarter

Driven by continuing growth across its beer business and an improvement in wine and spirits depletions, Constellation saw net sales increase 7% to $1.6 billion in its fiscal first quarter, ended in May. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 1, 2015

News Briefs for July 1, 2015

•California’s Castle Rock Winery has extended its partnership with Southern Wine & Spirits (SWS) to include exclusive distribution in its home state and Arizona beginning this month. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 1, 2015

Deirdre Mahlan Named President, Diageo North America, Amid Executive Shuffle

Following the announcement in recent days that Diageo North America president Larry Schwartz will retire at the end of 2015, the drinks giant has named current Diageo chief financial officer Deirdre Mahlan as Schwartz’s successor. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 30, 2015

News Briefs for June 30, 2015

•Little Rock, Arkansas-based importer and distributor The Triton Collection has launched several new South American wines. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 30, 2015

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