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Daily Archive: January 31, 2013

Anheuser-Busch, Constellation Hit By U.S. Suit To Block Takeover Of Modelo

The U.S. Department of Justice filed suit today in U.S. District Court to block Anheuser-Busch InBev’s $20.1 billion deal to acquire Grupo Modelo, arguing that the acquisition would result in “less competition and higher beer prices for American consumers.” Continue reading →

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Diageo Hails Pricing Improvement, U.S. Spirits Sales Up 6%

Diageo said recent price increases failed to slow volume growth in its U.S. spirits business over the six months through December, its fiscal first half, and led to a net sales gain of 6% during the period (including an 8% rise among its “strategic spirits brands”). Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 31, 2013

Total Wine Launches Food And Wine Pairing App In Collaboration With Wine Spectator

Total Wine & More has debuted a free food and wine-pairing iPad app in partnership with Wine Spectator, currently targeted for its set of “next-generation” Southern California stores. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 31, 2013

Pennsylvania Governor Unveils Plan To Privatize Liquor Control Board

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett announced a proposal to privatize the state’s Liquor Control Board (PLCB) and use $1 billion generated from the process to fund education. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 31, 2013

Whisky Advocate Names Lowland/Campbeltown Malt Of The Year

Whisky Advocate has named Morrison Bowmore’s  Auchentoshan 1979 Oloroso Sherry Matured as its Lowland/Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky of the Year. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for January 31, 2013

•New Jersey-based Winebow Inc. has added Italy’s Ceretto to its import portfolio. Continue reading →

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