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Daily Archive: December 16, 2015

Interview: Sandra LeDrew, President-Americas, Treasury Wine Estates

In early October, Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) took a giant step in its ongoing revitalization by agreeing to acquire most of Diageo’s wine interests, including Beaulieu, Sterling, Provenance, Rosenblum, Acacia, Hewitt and Blossom Hill, for $600 million. That deal followed TWE’s announcement of its full-year results in August, which reflected a stunning turnaround for the company. In Part 1 of this interview with TWE president-Americas Sandra LeDrew, SND executive editor David Fleming discusses the Diageo deal, as well as the company’s initiatives with its Australian and New Zealand brands. Continue reading →

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Whisky Advocate Names MGP Ingredients Distillery Of The Year

Whisky Advocate has announced Indiana’s MGP Ingredients as its Distillery of the Year for 2015. Continue reading →

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Palm Bay Launches Ireland’s Writers Tears Whiskey Stateside

Palm Bay International is debuting Writers Tears Copper Pot Irish whiskey into select U.S. markets. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for December 16, 2015

•Diageo’s Distill Ventures brand incubator has made its second investment in a little over a week, announcing an undisclosed stake in Australia’s Starward Whisky. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for December 16, 2015

•D.G. Yuengling & Son will soon announce expansion into its latest southern state. Pottsville, Pennsylvania-based Yuengling—the U.S. market’s sixth-biggest brewer, according to Impact Databank—said on Twitter last night that it would soon enter one of four states, listing Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Texas as possibilities. Continue reading →

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