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Daily Archive: April 3, 2013

Tequila Nears 20 Million Cases, As Newcomers Offset Cuervo’s Struggles

Tequila’s top brand—Jose Cuervo—continues to lose ground, but the category’s other top sellers are offsetting that soft performance with impressive growth, resulting in solid gains in Mexico, the U.S. and a host of key emerging markets. Continue reading →

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Diageo To Boost Blended Scotch Production With New Highlands Distillery

As part of its ongoing five-year £1 billion ($1.5b) investment in its Scottish operations, Diageo has detailed a number of new moves, including plans for a new £50-million ($76m) distillery at Teaninich in the Highlands. Continue reading →

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Craft Brew Alliance Enters Burgeoning Cider Category, Adds Longboard Lager Cans

Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) is set to enter the fast-growing cider category with next month’s launch of Square Mile Cider Company. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for April 3, 2013

•Jackson Family Wines’ Arizona fine wine wholesaling business, Valley of the Sun Fine Wines, is merging into Southern Wine & Spirits of Arizona’s fine wine unit to create a new “collaborative, luxury portfolio-selling division” called VOS-Vintage Fine Wines and Spirits. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 3, 2013