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Daily Archive: January 23, 2013

Vinexpo’s Robert Beynat: Global Wine Market Benefiting From Steady U.S. Growth, Asian Momentum

On June 16-20, Vinexpo will hold its 17th biannual trade show in Bordeaux. The five-day event—which attracts roughly 50,000 wine and spirits industry professionals from 135 countries—has witnessed a considerable demographic shift in recent years, as Asia and other emerging wine markets have become increasingly important global players. At the last Bordeaux event, held in 2011, Vinexpo CEO Robert Beynat reported a significant uptick in Asian attendance—particularly from China—and he expects that trend to continue. Shanken News Daily recently spoke with Beynat regarding the upcoming show and his views on the key U.S. and Asian markets. Continue reading →

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Wine Spectator: Gap’s Crown, A Top Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Vineyard, Is Sold

Gap’s Crown, a Sonoma Coast vineyard that supplies Pinot Noir to top producers like Kosta Browne, Patz & Hall and MacPhail, has been purchased by Bill Price, a financial investor who has taken a stake in several leading California vineyards and wineries in recent years, Wine Spectator reports. Continue reading →

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Whisky Advocate Names Canadian Whisky Of The Year

Whisky Advocate has named Corby Distilleries’ Lot No. 40 2012 Release as its Canadian Whisky of the Year. Continue reading →

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The Other Guys Crest 300,000 Cases In 2012

Sonoma-based wine and spirits marketer The Other Guys (TOG) says its portfolio enjoyed a 25% advance to surpass 300,000 cases in 2012. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for January 23, 2013

•Sazerac Co. is readying a national rollout of a French vodka entry, Epic. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for January 23, 2013

•Celebrity mixologists Simon Ford, Jason Kosmas and Dushan Zaric have launched a new venture, The 86 Co., starting with a portfolio of four mixology-focused spirits. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 23, 2013