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Daily Archive: January 11, 2016

Bacardi Formally Announces Its Move to Southern Glazer’s

Bacardi has made it official. Today the company has announced that it’s realigning its U.S. distributor network, naming Southern Wine & Spirits of America and Glazer’s, which have signed a definitive agreement to form Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits LLC, to handle its portfolio in more than 40 markets across the United States and Canada.

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The Southern-Glazer’s Alliance: A Game Changer For U.S. Wine And Spirits Distribution. More Changes Expected

Today, Southern Wine & Spirits and Glazer’s Inc. are announcing an accord to join forces and create a distribution powerhouse covering 41 U.S. states, as well as Washington, D.C., Canada and the Caribbean. Based on Impact Newsletter’s wholesaler numbers for 2015, this deal combines Southern’s $11.8 billion in sales revenue with Glazer’s $3.7 billion—forming a juggernaut with over $15 billion in annual sales, not including an expected $1 billion in annual revenue from a new national supplier agreement with Bacardi.

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Exclusive: Terlato Adds Surging Riondo Prosecco To Portfolio

Terlato Wines has reached a long-term agreement with Italy’s Collis-Riondo to become the exclusive U.S. marketer of Riondo Spago Nero Prosecco. Continue reading →

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Biagio Cru & Estate Enters Australia Category With Five O’Clock Somewhere Wines

New York-based importer Biagio Cru & Estate Wines, known for its Lolailo Sangria label—which rose by double-digits and hit 580,000 cases in 2015—has forayed into Australian wine, agreeing to import the super-premium Five O’Clock Somewhere portfolio. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for January 11, 2016

•Two of California’s most prominent wine regions experienced a surge in the vine-killing illness Pierce’s disease in 2015, possibly the result of recent warmer winter conditions. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 11, 2016

•Oskar Blues Brewery is re-releasing a former core entry, Deviant Dale’s IPA (8% abv), as a seasonal offering this month. Continue reading →

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