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Daily Archive: June 1, 2011

Seghesio Vineyards Of Sonoma Is Sold After More Than A Century Of Family Ownership

Seghesio Vineyards, an historic Sonoma winery that transformed itself from a jug wine factory into one of California’s elite Zinfandel specialists, is being sold by the Seghesio family to the Napa-based Crimson Wine Group, part of the financial conglomerate Leucadia National, sources close to the sale told Wine Spectator. Continue reading →

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Robert Beynat of Vinexpo: Global Wine Industry Gearing Up For Growth

When it opens its doors in Bordeaux this June 19th through the 23rd, the Vinexpo international wine and spirits exhibition will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. When the show last convened in 2009, the consensus among attendees was that the global economic sluggishness would be short-lived. The past two years proved otherwise, says Vinexpo ceo Robert Beynat, but he cites optimism that the market is poised to resume widespread growth. Shanken News Daily recently spoke with the Vinexpo head about the upcoming show and about his view of the wine world in general. Continue reading →

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ChocoVine, Surging Towards 1 Million Cases, Joins Forces With The Wine Group

The Wine Group has added fast-rising ChocoVine to its portfolio via a U.S. distribution agreement with brand owner Clever Imports LLC. Continue reading →

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Heineken Veteran Andy Thomas Joins Craft Brewers Alliance

Former Heineken USA president and CEO Andy Thomas has joined Craft Brewers Alliance (CBA) as president of commercial operations, reporting directly to CBA ceo Terry Michaelson. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for June 1, 2011

• Applebee’s is relocating its headquarters from Lenexa, Kansas to Kansas City, Missouri in a move that should be completed by the end of September. Continue reading →

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