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Daily Archive: December 17, 2012

Chateau d’Yquem Won’t Produce 2012 Vintage

Storied Sauternes producer Chateau d’Yquem is canceling its 2012 vintage after heavy rains during harvest resulted in low quantity and lackluster concentration across its crop, reports AFP, quoting d’Yquem CEO Pierre Lurton. Continue reading →

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Pernod Says It’s Not Interested In Agency Brands

Last week’s announcement that Diageo was ending its longtime affiliation with Jose Cuervo sparked speculation that Pernod Ricard might look to add the top-selling Tequila brand to its portfolio. Continue reading →

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MillerCoors Breaking ABInBev’s Super Bowl Stranglehold With Apple Ale Ads

While the Super Bowl has long been associated with the Budweiser portfolio (the game’s biggest advertiser), MillerCoors is heralding the arrival of a new brand with its own Super Bowl ad program. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for December 17, 2012

•Alex Guarachi, founder and CEO of TGIC Importers, has launched a direct-to-consumer wine retail website, Wineofakind.com. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for December 17, 2012

•Leading U.S. beer wholesaler Reyes Beverage Group (RBG) is expanding in the craft segment with an agreement to acquire Windy City Distributing, a craft wholesaler covering Chicago and eight northern Illinois counties, for an undisclosed sum. Continue reading →

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