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Daily Archive: January 4, 2013

Constellation On The Success Of Simply Naked

To say Constellation Brands has stepped up its focus on innovation would be an understatement, as the wine giant launched 20 new wines in its last fiscal year. One of the most promising new entries is Simply Naked, a California brand that focuses on a pure fruit profile by specializing in unoaked wines. The Simply Naked portfolio currently includes Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Moscato, Sauvignon Blanc and a red blend, Undressed Red. Constellation plans to add to the line in the near future. Continue reading →

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Patrón’s McDonnell Moves Overseas To Spearhead Company’s Global Effort

With Patrón Tequila now developing a profile in overseas markets, chief operating officer John McDonnell has been promoted to the newly created position of president, international of Patrón Spirits Co. Continue reading →

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Cigar Aficionado Names Flor de las Antillas Toro 2012 Cigar Of The Year

My Father Cigars S.A.’s Flor de las Antillas Toro has been named the number-one cigar of 2012 by Cigar Aficionado. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for January 4, 2013

Trinchero Family Estates is extending its Folie à Deux brand with a Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for January 4, 2013

•Sarasota, Florida-based Drum Circle Distilling is set to expand its Siesta Key rum label into a bevy of new markets through an agreement with Total Wine & More. Continue reading →

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