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Daily Archive: June 2, 2015

Interview: Vinexpo Chairman Xavier de Eizaguirre

Taking place June 14-18 in Bordeaux, Vinexpo’s 2015 wine and spirits exhibition is expected to draw nearly 50,000 industry professionals and 2,400 exhibitors from 44 wine-producing countries. The biannual event, currently in its 19th edition, has evolved dramatically over the decades. This year Vinexpo has partnered with Wine Spectator on a U.S. market-geared panel presentation and tasting, while designating the U.S. as its first-ever “special guest country.” SND associate editor Christina Jelski recently spoke with Vinexpo chairman Xavier de Eizaguirre about the upcoming show and its new features. Continue reading →

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Henderson Family In Court Fight Over Proceeds From Angel’s Envy Sale To Bacardi

Cecilia Henderson, widow of Lincoln Henderson—the former master distiller at Brown-Forman and Angel’s Envy—is suing their son, Wesley, because she says he has “effectively stolen” her share of the proceeds from Angel’s Envy’s sale to Bacardi. Continue reading →

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Illinois Legislators Vote To Loosen On-Premise Regulations, Allow Happy Hours

The Illinois general assembly has passed legislation lifting state restrictions on on-premise happy hours. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for June 2, 2015

•Looking to regain momentum behind Absolut vodka, Pernod Ricard plans to launch an oak-aged vodka under the brand this month, Reuters reports. Continue reading →

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