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Daily Archive: April 1, 2014

Interview, Part 2: Bryan Fry of Pernod Ricard USA

In the second part of our interview, Pernod Ricard USA president and CEO Bryan Fry talks strategy, revealing the company’s approach on striking the right balance between spirits and wine, optimizing the route to market and building the Pernod Ricard brand portfolio. Continue reading →

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Foley Enters Oregon With Four Graces Buy

Foley Family Wines has acquired The Four Graces winery, based in the Willamette Valley’s Dundee Hills region, for an undisclosed sum, marking Foley’s first move into Oregon. Continue reading →

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Diageo In New Battle In Tennessee

Diageo has filed a lawsuit against the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) asserting that Tennessee’s law requiring in-state warehousing of distilled spirits made within its borders violates the Commerce Clause of the Constitution. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for April 1, 2014

•Riviera Imports’ Ron Burgundy blended Scotch whisky has surpassed sales volume of 180,000 bottles (15,000 cases) after less than four months on the market. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for April 1, 2014

•Boulder, Colorado’s Avery Brewing Co. has leased space at New Belgium Brewing’s Fort Collins facility to ease capacity constraints while its new brewery is under construction. Continue reading →

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