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Daily Archive: June 9, 2016

Wine Spectator: E. & J. Gallo Purchases Wine Brand Orin Swift Cellars

Winemaker Dave Phinney has a knack for making delicious, stylish wines with memorable labels and attractive price points but also for understanding wine’s business side. Continue reading →

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Interview, Part One: Damon Franzia On The Growth Of Bronco’s Classic Wines Portfolio

Damon Franzia is California general sales manager for Classic Wines of California, a division of Bronco Wine Company. Bronco is America’s fifth-largest winery and largest vineyard owner, farming more than 40,000 acres in California. Its Classic Wines unit distributes Bronco-owned and third-party brands within California. In recent years, Classic has grown its portfolio significantly. Today it has a lineup of 120 domestic brands and 76 import brands, with products spanning across the wine, beer and sake categories. In Part One of this interview, SND contributing editor Jean Deitz Sexton spoke with Franzia about Classic Wines’ domestic wine portfolio. Continue reading →

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Wine Spectator: Bordeaux’s Big Names Hit The Market With Big Prices

Bordeaux’s en primeur campaign for the 2015 vintage is continuing the momentum created last week when a flurry of top estates released their wines. Continue reading →

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Pennsylvania Governor Signs Wine Grocery Bill

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed into law a bill that allows wine sales in some grocery outlets and direct shipping of wine to consumers, among other changes. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 9, 2016

Remy Results Boosted By Strong U.S. Performance

Rémy Cointreau posted a 0.3% organic sales increase to €1.1 billion ($1.24b) for its full fiscal year through March, with Cognac growth in the U.S. offsetting struggles in other markets. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for June 9, 2016

•Beam Suntory has launched a new Japanese whisky label, Suntory Whisky Toki. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 9, 2016

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