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Monthly Archive: January 2014

Hennessy To Debut New Expressions, Extend Ad Push, As Growth Accelerates

Cognac category leader Hennessy has been on the rise in the U.S. over the last two years, advancing 3.5% in 2012, and jumping another 6.5% to 2.4 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 31, 2014

Wine Spectator: Chinese Wine Region Establishes Classification Modeled on Bordeaux’s

As China tries to build a domestic wine industry and grapples with the inevitable growing pains, one region is adopting measures in an attempt to guarantee quality. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 31, 2014

Longtime Southern Executive Bart Takes Over Young’s Arizona Unit

Young’s Market Co. has tapped former Southern Wine & Spirits executive David Bart to lead its business in Arizona as executive vice president and general manager, effective January 31. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 31, 2014

Ste. Michelle Posts 5% Volume Growth For 2013

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates says higher shipment volume and higher pricing drove a 8.6% increase in net revenues for 2013, to $609 million. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 31, 2014

News Briefs for January 31, 2014

•Cantina Terlano has released what it calls Italy’s “most expensive white wine” in the U.S. market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 31, 2014

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 31, 2014

•St. Augustine Distillery has partnered with Charmer Sunbelt’s Premier Beverage to distribute and market its craft spirits portfolio across its home state of Florida. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 31, 2014

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