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Daily Archive: September 24, 2014

Fetzer Making Strong Progress On Core Portfolio, With Growth Led By Bonterra

Editor’s Note: In 2011, Fetzer Vineyards was acquired by Chilean winemaker Viña Concha y Toro, in a $238 million deal with previous owner Brown-Forman. Since then, Concha y Toro has invested considerable resources into revitalizing Fetzer, focusing on quality improvement and innovation, while also adding about 50 new sales and marketing personnel and working hard to reconnect with distributors. SND executive editor David Fleming met with Fetzer global marketing director Rodrigo Maturana to get an update on progress. Continue reading →

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Global Scotch Exports Slip Markedly As U.S., China Show Double-Digit Declines

While the Scotch whisky industry got a lift from Scotland’s recent vote to remain a part of the U.K., the category saw its largest export decline in 15 years over the first half of 2014, blamed on economic headwinds, government austerity in China and a stronger British pound. Continue reading →

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Missouri’s Major Receives “Substantial Payment” In Settlement With Diageo, Glazer’s

Major Brands yesterday announced a settlement with Diageo and Glazer’s roughly a week into a civil trial involving Missouri’s two leading spirits and wine distributors and the top U.S. spirits supplier. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for September 24, 2014

•Diageo Chateau & Estate has added three new Burgundy domaines to its imported wine portfolio: Domaine Mouton, Domaine Pierre Damoy and Château de Beauregard. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for September 24, 2014

•Ipswich, Massachusetts-based Privateer Rum has expanded its distillery to 18,000 square feet, tripling its production capacity to about 300 barrels (6,700 cases) of rum annually. Continue reading →

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