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Daily Archive: March 20, 2013

EXCLUSIVE: William Grant Promotes Hunt To Chief Commercial Officer

William Grant & Sons, Ltd. has promoted Simon Hunt to the newly created position of chief commercial officer. Continue reading →

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EXCLUSIVE: Premium Boxed Wine Thrives, As Black Box Nears 3 Million Cases

The premium three-liter boxed wine segment continues to enjoy strong momentum in the U.S., up 25% by value and 27% by volume in the 52 weeks through February 24, according to SymphonyIRI. Continue reading →

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Coppola Expansion Continues With Deal For Geyser Peak’s Vineyards And Winery

Just a few years after completing a $30 million remodeling of its namesake Sonoma facility, Francis Ford Coppola Winery is again boosting production capacity, this time with the acquisition of the historic Geyser Peak Winery from Accolade Wines for an undisclosed sum. Continue reading →

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Brewers Take Issue With Pennsylvania Privatization Bill

Brewers including Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors, Yuengling, Troegs and Victory are lining up in opposition to the privatization of wine and spirits sales in Pennsylvania as currently envisioned by the state legislature. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for March 20, 2013

•Oregon-based Hood River Distillers has acquired Lucid Absinthe Supérieure from New York’s Viridian Spirits LLC for an undisclosed sum. Continue reading →

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