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Ste. Michelle Shipments Rise 5% In 2014

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has posted a 5.6% increase in revenues to $643 million for calendar year 2014, as shipments rose 4.8% to 8.4 million cases. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 30, 2015

Wine Spectator: Kendall-Jackson Owners Buy California Pinot Powerhouse Siduri

Jackson Family Wines has raised its bet on high-end Pinot Noir with the purchase of Siduri, a Sonoma-based producer that has helped define the style of modern California Pinot with its numerous single-vineyard wines. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 30, 2015

News Briefs for January 30, 2015

•Epic Wines & Spirits, the Capitola, California-based wine distributor owned by Bill Foley of Foley Family Wines, has added Burgundy’s Domaines Albert Bichot to its stable. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 30, 2015

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 30, 2015

•Boston’s Harpoon Brewery plans to become 100% employee owned within the next few years. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 30, 2015

Wine Spectator, Vinexpo Form Strategic Partnership

Wine Spectator has forged a new strategic alliance with Vinexpo. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 29, 2015

Diageo’s First Half Profit Falls By 18% As Most Top Brands Suffer Sales Declines

Diageo’s net profit fell by 18% in its fiscal first half (ended December 31, 2014), as the drinks giant’s North American sales slipped by 2% and its struggles in Asia continued. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 29, 2015

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