Exclusive news and research on the wine, spirits and beer business

Daily Archive: July 15, 2015

Exclusive: A Talk With Campari America’s New Managing Director, Ugo Fiorenzo

This morning, Campari America announced that it has filled the managing director post formerly held by Roy Danis, appointing Gruppo Campari veteran Ugo Fiorenzo head of its U.S. business. Reporting to Gruppo Campari’s North America managing director Jean-Jacques Dubau, Fiorenzo has been with the Italian company for nearly a decade, most recently as senior market director of J. Wray & Nephew in Jamaica. In this exclusive interview with SND senior editor Daniel Marsteller, Fiorenzo discusses the challenges and opportunities ahead for Campari’s U.S. unit, which accounts for just over 20% of the parent group’s $1.7 billion in annual sales. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 15, 2015

Cape Classics Bolsters French Stable With Burgundy’s Philippe Pacalet

New York-based wine importer and marketer Cape Classics, best known for its portfolio of South African wines, has moved aggressively to diversify lately. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 15, 2015

Templeton Rye Settles Consumer Fraud Lawsuits

Iowa’s Templeton Rye has agreed to settle several class-action lawsuits accusing the whiskey brand of misleading consumers through advertising and branding. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 15, 2015

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 15, 2015

•Eugene, Oregon-based Ninkasi Brewing Co. is set to enter the Texas market—its easternmost foray to date—through a partnership with Andrews Distributing Company. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 15, 2015