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Daily Archive: December 3, 2014

Brown-Forman’s Sales Up 5% In Its Fiscal First Half, But Strong Dollar Impacts Earnings

Brown-Forman achieved solid sales growth in its recently completed fiscal second quarter, but its net income of $208 million, or 97 cents a share, fell about 8% shy of analysts’ consensus projection of $1.05. Continue reading →

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Luxco Acquires 50% Stake In Kentucky’s Limestone Branch Distillery

St. Louis-based spirits marketer Luxco has acquired a 50% stake in Lebanon, Kentucky’s Limestone Branch Distillery for an undisclosed sum. Continue reading →

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Don Sebastiani & Sons To Launch “Craft Winemaking” Unit, New House Vintners

Don Sebastiani & Sons is set to add a new division devoted to small-lot, appellation-driven wines called New House Vintners. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for December 3, 2014

•Pernod Ricard has lined up a new global campaign behind its Jacob’s Creek wine brand featuring tennis star Novak Djokovic. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for December 3, 2014

•Craft Brew Alliance (CBA), one of the West Coast’s leading craft brewers with its Widmer, Redhook and Kona brands, has formed a strategic alliance with North Carolina’s Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Inc (AMB). Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 3, 2014