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Daily Archive: February 11, 2013

New Zealand Wines Continue Double-Digit Climb, Led By High-End Brands

New Zealand wine continues to thrive in the U.S., particularly at the premium-and-above sector. Continue reading →

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Beam Lowering Maker’s Mark’s Alcohol To Meet Demand

Beam’s fast-rising Maker’s Mark Bourbon says it will reduce its alcohol-by-volume from its current 45% to 42% in a bid to keep pace with demand. Continue reading →

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Exclusive: Alain Barbet Tapped To Lead Berentzen’s U.S. Operations

Alain Barbet, former chairman and CEO of Pernod Ricard Americas and president, spirits at Palm Bay International, has been tapped to lead the U.S. operations of German drinks company Berentzen AG. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for February 11, 2013

•California’s grape crush hit a record of 4.38 million tons in 2012, according to recently-released data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for February 11, 2013

•Fort Collins, Colorado-based New Belgium Brewing is set to expand distribution into two additional markets this spring. Continue reading →

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