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Daily Archive: November 26, 2012

Interview: Adrian Bridge, CEO, The Fladgate Partnership

Owner of three of Port’s most recognized brands—Taylor’s, Fonseca and Croft—The Fladgate Partnership accounts for around 28% of the U.S. Port market. With Port shipments to the U.S. up 11% to €27 million ($34m) in 2011 (and rising another 5% in 2012 through August), Fladgate, whose brands are imported by Kobrand, sees ample opportunity for expansion. Shanken News Daily recently met with Fladgate CEO Adrian Bridge to discuss progress at the luxury tier, Port’s evolution in the restaurant business and innovations like Croft Pink, the first rosé Port offering. Continue reading →

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Surging Jameson Cracks 4-Million-Case Mark

After one of the most impressive upswings in industry history, Jameson Irish whiskey has surpassed the 4-million-case threshold in global sales. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for November 26, 2012

•Vodka giant Central European Distribution Corp. (CEDC) continues to face pushback from top shareholders as it seeks to revamp its operations and relieve its debt burden. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for November 26, 2012

•Tampa-based Florida Distillery has launched its debut spirit, Cane Vodka. Continue reading →

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