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Daily Archive: March 4, 2014

Exclusive: After Strong Year, Mionetto Looks Upmarket With Revamped Luxury Range

One of the driving forces behind the Prosecco category’s U.S. surge, Italy’s Mionetto kept up the momentum in 2013, rising 13% to 430,000 cases, according to Impact Databank. Continue reading →

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Pabst Blue Ribbon Reportedly On The Selling Block

Pabst Blue Ribbon’s private equity owner, C. Dean Metropoulos, is said to be seeking a buyer for the beer brand, which is valued between $500 million and $1 billion, according to a report in Reuters. Continue reading →

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Diageo Taps Wirtz As Exclusive Broker For Canada

Diageo has appointed Wirtz Beverage Group (WBG) as its exclusive broker for the Canadian market. Continue reading →

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BCM Wineworks Expands Sales Team With Veteran Trio

BCM Wineworks, the sales and marketing unit of wine investment fund Bacchus Capital Management, has appointed three new sales executives: northwest regional sales manager Jim Gratton, California state sales manager Ed Maass and eastern regional sales manager Marc Nelson. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for March 4, 2014

•Edna Valley-based Chamisal Vineyards, part of Crimson Wine Group, is launching its Stainless Pinot Noir offering into national distribution next month. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for March 4, 2014

Boston Beer Co.’s Angry Orchard has launched its Green Apple hard cider nationwide. Continue reading →

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