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Daily Archive: July 1, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: The Inside Story Of Wagner’s $315 Million Sale Of Meiomi

Aiming to become an even bigger player in the California wine business, Joe Wagner has agreed to sell his Meiomi brand to Constellation Brands for $315 million. Continue reading →

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Wine Spectator: Google Street View Goes Inside California Wine Country

If you have ever used Google Maps to plot out a tasting trip through Napa or Sonoma, Street View’s 360-degree panoramas may have helped you identify a winery entrance on the Silverado Trail, determine if the hotel you were about to book really had stunning scenic views or pinpoint the exact location of a restaurant in Healdsburg. But Street View tantalizingly stopped at the winery gate. Continue reading →

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Constellation Posts 7% Sales Rise In First Quarter

Driven by continuing growth across its beer business and an improvement in wine and spirits depletions, Constellation saw net sales increase 7% to $1.6 billion in its fiscal first quarter, ended in May. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for July 1, 2015

•California’s Castle Rock Winery has extended its partnership with Southern Wine & Spirits (SWS) to include exclusive distribution in its home state and Arizona beginning this month. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 1, 2015