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Daily Archive: December 12, 2014

Interview: Wirtz Beverage Group EVP Danny Wirtz

With a wholesale and brokerage footprint spanning Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nevada, Missouri and Iowa, Wirtz Beverage Group (WBG) currently ranks as the sixth-largest wine and spirits distributor in the U.S. (it’s also present in Canada, where it serves as Diageo’s exclusive broker). For 2014, Impact Newsletter projects that Wirtz will see revenues rise 1.4% to $1.77 billion, representing a 3.4% share of the wine and spirits market’s middle tier. Shanken News Daily senior editor Daniel Marsteller recently interviewed WBG executive vice president Danny Wirtz to get an update on market conditions and see where the company is headed in the new year. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for December 12, 2014

•Beverage alcohol delivery provider Drizly has partnered with retailer Randall’s Wine and Spirits to enter the St. Louis market. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for December 12, 2014

•Boulder, Colorado-based Upslope Brewing Company is bringing back its limited release winter brew Foreign Style Stout next week. Continue reading →

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