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Daily Archive: March 28, 2014

Wine Spectator: Pontet-Canet Kicks Off Bordeaux Futures Campaign Early

Wine Spectator reports that Bordeaux’s 2013 en primeur campaign got off to an unexpected start at 8 a.m. local time March 26, when fifth growth Château Pontet-Canet released its 2013 futures for sale. Continue reading →

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Diageo Sharpens Focus On Emerging Markets With Changes To Its Leadership Team

With an eye toward sharpening its focus on China and India, Diageo has made changes to its international leadership team. Continue reading →

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Exclusive: Deutsch, Nantz Tap New Winemaker To Take “The Calling” To Next Level

The Calling, a joint venture between Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits CEO Peter Deutsch and CBS Sports commentator Jim Nantz, has appointed Dan Goldfield as consulting winemaker on its high-end Sonoma County wine brand. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for March 28, 2014

•California-based Winery Exchange has acquired Paso Robles wine brand Chronic Cellars for an undisclosed sum. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for March 28, 2014

•Michigan governor Rick Snyder yesterday gave a boost to the state’s craft breweries by signing a nine-bill package aimed at expanding the industry. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 28, 2014