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Daily Archive: May 8, 2015

Pernod Ricard Courts Entry-Level Whisky Drinkers With New Barrelhound Brand

With brown spirits continuing to rise in the U.S. market, Pernod Ricard is launching a new blended Scotch brand, Barrelhound, intended to “bridge the Bourbon and Scotch worlds.” Continue reading →

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Yao Ming Nears $3M Crowdfunding Goal For Wine Business Expansion

Former NBA star Yao Ming is within reach of his $3 million goal for a crowdfunding campaign intended to boost his Napa-based Yao Family Wines business. Continue reading →

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Wine Spectator: 2014 Bordeaux Futures Prices Continue To Roll Out

Wine Spectator continues to update its 2014 Bordeaux Futures Chart with scores and futures prices from the region’s top estates. Continue reading →

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With Tom Long Departing, MillerCoors Appoints Hattersley As Interim CEO

MillerCoors, the U.S. joint venture between SABMiller and Molson Coors, has named Gavin Hattersley as interim CEO, replacing Tom Long, who is retiring June 30. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for May 8, 2015

•Constellation Brands is adding a Willamette Valley, Oregon Pinot Noir to the Mark West brand line. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for May 8, 2015

•San Francisco-based Speakeasy Ales & Lagers is expanding its brewery production volume by 500%, from 15,000 barrels to 90,000 barrels annually. Continue reading →

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