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Daily Archive: May 2, 2013

Exclusive: Stephen Brauer Named President and CEO Of Pasternak Wine Imports

Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) has appointed Stephen Brauer as President and CEO of Pasternak Wine Imports, effective May 20, Shanken News Daily has learned. Continue reading →

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Interview: Francesca Schuler, BevMo’s Chief Marketing Officer

Editor’s Note: BevMo, already one of the biggest beverage alcohol retailers in the United States, is rapidly becoming even bigger. The Concord, California-based chain now operates around 130 stores in California, Arizona and Washington, having opened 15 last year alone. Five of those units were in Washington, where BevMo is rapidly expanding following the privatization of the state’s spirits business in 2012. Shanken News Daily recently caught up with BevMo chief marketing officer Francesca Schuler to discuss BevMo’s progress. Continue reading →

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Pinnacle Provides Boost For Beam In First Quarter

Despite lackluster results from its core brands, Beam Inc. posted solid sales growth in the first quarter of 2013, thanks largely to the positive stream from its acquisition of Pinnacle Vodka. Continue reading →

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Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi Sales Up 3%, As U.S. Exports Offset Italian Struggles

Tuscany-based wine group Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi saw sales increase 3% to $108 million last year, as rising exports to markets like the U.S., Canada, Germany, Russia, China and Japan helped overshadow the continuing economic malaise in Italy. Continue reading →

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Wirtz, Johnson Brothers Partner In Iowa

Wirtz Beverage Group has announced its second strategic partnership in a week—a tie-up with Johnson Brothers that will see the two join forces on a spirits brokerage business in Iowa. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for May 2, 2013

•Heineken USA will release a limited edition offering under its Newcastle brand, Bombshell pale blonde ale, beginning in May. Continue reading →

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