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Despite Challenges, Italian And French Vintners Optimistic About 2014 Harvest, Reports Wine Spectator

Italian and French vintners faced challenging conditions in their 2014 harvests, but Wine Spectator reports that winemakers from both countries are optimistic about the results. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 21, 2014

Georges Duboeuf’s Beaujolais Nouveau Festivities Return After One-Year Hiatus

Georges Duboeuf’s renowned Beaujolais Nouveau celebration returned to the U.S. this week, following a one-year absence when the Beaujolais crop was largely wiped out by hailstorms. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 21, 2014

News Briefs for November 21, 2014

•Pernod Ricard’s The Glenlivet single malt Scotch has unveiled a new global campaign titled “It All Comes Back To The Original.” Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 21, 2014

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for November 21, 2014

•Online spirits merchant Caskers has introduced an expanded web site and several new services in recent weeks. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 21, 2014

Interview: Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi CEO Giovanni Geddes Filicaja

With a prestigious Italian portfolio including Frescobaldi, Ornellaia, Masseto, Luce della Vite, Danzante and Attems, Tuscany-based Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi has posted impressive sales growth recently, including a 19% jump in the U.S. market last year. Globally, the company’s wine sales rose 4.3% in 2013 to €84 million ($105m), on volume of about 10 million bottles, and it’s projecting a 6% global advance this year. In the U.S., which accounts for around 15% of revenue, Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi’s wines are handled by Folio Fine Wine Partners. Shanken News Daily senior editor Daniel Marsteller recently met with company CEO Giovanni Geddes Filicaja to get an update on progress and discuss the group’s plans for the year ahead. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 20, 2014

Diageo and Diddy’s DeLeón Expanding With More Accessibly Priced Range

DeLeón Tequila, the luxury Tequila brand co-owned by Diageo and Sean “Diddy” Combs, is attempting to broaden its appeal by introducing new extensions priced a bit lower than its existing range. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 20, 2014

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