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Daily Archive: June 23, 2015

Sidney Frank Importing Co. Is Acquired By Mast-Jägermeister

Germany’s Mast-Jägermeister SE, which has seen its flagship brand lose nearly 30% of its U.S. volume over the past five years, is acquiring its U.S. marketer—Sidney Frank Importing Co.—for an undisclosed sum. Continue reading →

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Cava Steadily Expanding In U.S. Market, With Freixenet Leading The Way

While Prosecco has emerged as the key driver of sparkling wine consumption, Cava has been quietly expanding its footprint in the U.S. wine market. Continue reading →

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Wine Spectator: Napa’s Long Meadow Ranch Acquires Prime Anderson Valley Land

Long Meadow Ranch, a Napa Valley food-and-wine producer that focuses on Cabernet Sauvignon, is investing heavily in Mendocino’s Anderson Valley, purchasing 145 acres of land from the Corby family, reports Wine Spectator. Continue reading →

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Control State Spirits Volume Up 2.2% Through May

Spirits volumes across U.S. control markets rose 2.2% year-to-date through May, according to NABCA, while spirits shelf dollars grew by 5%. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for June 23, 2015

•Anchor Distilling has launched Mezcal Amarás Cupreata in the U.S. market. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for June 23, 2015

•New Belgium Brewing has unveiled Hop Tart, the newest expression in its Hop Kitchen series. Continue reading →

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