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Daily Archive: August 29, 2016

Duckhorn Acquired By TSG Consumer Partners

Weeks after denying rumors that it was set to be acquired by Constellation, Napa’s Duckhorn Wine Company has been snapped up by private equity TSG Consumer Partners, which also backs Pabst Brewing. Continue reading →

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Total Wine Under Investigation For Flouting Connecticut’s Minimum Pricing Rules

Last week, Total Wine & More filed a federal lawsuit aimed at overturning Connecticut’s minimum pricing rules for wine and spirits. Continue reading →

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New Illinois Law Toughens Stance Against Direct Shipping

Under a new Illinois law, retailers shipping wine into the state could face felony charges. Continue reading →

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Fetzer Portfolio Boosts Concha y Toro In First Half

Viña Concha y Toro is toasting a strong first-half performance for its Fetzer subsidiary, whose U.S. business grew by 9% during the period, including solid performances by the Bonterra (+3%), Little Black Dress (+3%), Anthony’s Hill (+14%) and Pacific Bay (+15) labels, as well as newcomer 1000 Stories. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for August 29, 2016

•Mionetto USA is looking to capitalize on consumer interest in larger-format bottle sizes, launching its Prestige Gran Rosé Prosecco nationally in a 1.5-liter magnum bottle retailing at $28. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for August 29, 2016

•San Francisco-based importer Maritime Wine Trading Collective has been named the exclusive North American marketer for Chicago’s Letherbee Distillers. Continue reading →

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