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Daily Archive: June 23, 2016

Stoli Owner SPI Takes Aim At Fine Wine

A year ago, Stolichnaya vodka owner SPI Group tapped Moët Hennessy veteran Manuel Louzada to lead its newly formed Stoli Prestige Wine unit, comprised of Argentina’s Achaval-Ferrer, recent acquisition Arinzano (based in northeastern Spain) and SPI’s minority stake in Italian estates Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, Castelgiocondo and Luce della Vite (held in partnership with the Frescobaldi family and Michael Mondavi). SND senior editor Daniel Marsteller recently spoke with Louzada to discuss SPI’s plans for its growing wine stable. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for June 23, 2016

•The future Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits has made a number of appointments, all effective on the closing of the group’s merger, which is expected at the end of June. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for June 23, 2016

•Lexington, Virginia-based Devils Backbone Brewing Company is introducing a new variety “Adventure Pack,” comprised of five new beers—Ale of Two Cities Amero Kolsch-style ale (4.7% abv), Apple-achian Pie Stout (8% abv), Hot Shot IPA brewed with jalapeno peppers (6.2% abv), Space Fruit Pale Ale (4.6% abv), Tropical Thunder brewed with pineapple juice (5.3% abv)—as well as the brewer’s flagship Vienna Lager (5.2% abv). Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 23, 2016