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Daily Archive: April 26, 2013

Impact Exclusive: Top 10 Wholesalers Achieve Solid Growth, Look To Further Expansion In 2013

Despite an environment of upheaval marked by control state privatization pushes, changes to state licensing laws and the impact of Hurricane Sandy, the leading U.S. spirits and wine distributors are all in growth mode—and on pace for big gains in 2013. Continue reading →

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Ste. Michelle Toasts New Rail-Shipping Facility As 14 Hands Surges

Washington-based Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’ plan to ship as much as half of its wine by rail is speeding ahead. Continue reading →

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Wine Spectator Looks at New York’s Proposed Wine Sales Restrictions

Wine Spectator digs into two thorny regulatory issues that could impact the fine wine market in New York state—the “at-rest” bill being considered in the New York legislature that would require wines distributed in New York to be warehoused in the state for at least 24 hours; and the New York State Liquor Authority’s declaratory ruling that sets forth ground rules for third-party wine sellers like Amazon, Facebook, Gilt and Lot18, as well as wine clubs like those of the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and Williams-Sonoma. Continue reading →

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ABI Making Moves In Mexico

Just days after Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) received approval from the U.S. Department of Justice on its acquisition of the 50% of Grupo Modelo that it didn’t already own, the brewing giant is making moves in Mexico. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for April 26, 2013

•Toronto-based Corby Distilleries, a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard, has been granted exclusive rights to represent The Wine Group’s portfolio in Canada for the next five years. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for April 26, 2013

•Portland, Oregon-based Widmer Brothers Brewing has launched Kill Devil ’13 to its Brothers’ Reserve series. Continue reading →

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