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Daily Archive: September 23, 2014

In Closely Watched Case, Tito’s Plans To Contest Lawsuit Against “Handmade” Claim

Drinks marketers are likely reevaluating their label claims in the wake of a lawsuit against Tito’s Handmade Vodka for the 1.3-million-case brand’s claim of being “Handmade.” Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 23, 2014

Wine Spectator: New York Retailer Charged With Illegally Shipping Wine to Out-of-State Consumers

The New York State Liquor Authority (NYSLA) has charged Albany wine retailer Empire Wine with 16 counts of improperly shipping wine to out-of-state customers, a source at the store has confirmed. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 23, 2014

News Briefs for September 23, 2014

•Private label winemaker Truett-Hurst is partnering with Kroger to launch California Winecraft—a new wine-based ready-to-drink range—this spring. 
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Posted in News on September 23, 2014

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for September 23, 2014

•Lakewood, New York-based Southern Tier Brewing Co. has sold a portion of its business to investment firm Ulysses Management. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 23, 2014