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Daily Archive: June 9, 2014

Skinnygirl Wines On The Rise, But Cocktails And Vodkas Show Sharp Declines

Beam Suntory’s low-calorie Skinnygirl drinks line, acquired from brand founder Bethenny Frankel in 2011, has been among the more high-profile drinks franchises in recent years. Continue reading →

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Artesa To Sell Contested Sonoma Coast Property, Reports Wine Spectator

In perhaps the final chapter of the ongoing legal battle between Artesa Vineyards and Winery and several environmental organizations over the proposed conversion of a 324-acre tract in Sonoma to Pinot Noir vineyards, Artesa has has put up the property for sale for $1.5 million, Wine Spectator reports. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for June 9, 2014

•Rhône wine exports enjoyed 8% value growth to €459 million ($626m) last year on a volume rise of 5% to 11.4 million cases, according to French Customs and the Inter Rhône trade group. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for June 9, 2014

•New York state’s Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards has entered the cider category with the launch of Hazlitt’s Cider Tree. Continue reading →

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