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Daily Archive: September 2, 2016

Exclusive: Whiskies And Tequila Top Impact’s “Hot Prospect” Spirits Brands

Impact’s latest lineup of spirits “Hot Prospects” highlights the two fastest-growing categories in the U.S market—whisk(e)y and Tequila. Continue reading →

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Diageo Launches New Push For Cîroc, Taps Veteran Marketer To Drive North American Whiskies

Diageo has unveiled a new marketing campaign for Cîroc vodka. Created in partnership with Sean “Diddy” Combs, the brand’s new “Let’s Get It” push has an aspirational theme intended to “encourage entrepreneurs and creators to pursue their passions.” Continue reading →

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Wine Spectator: Veteran Wine Journalist Greg Walter Dies at 58

Greg Walter was working as a clerk in a San Diego wine shop in 1980 when the owner saw a help-wanted ad for a fledgling newspaper called The Wine Spectator and suggested Walter apply. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for September 2, 2016

•Following yesterday’s announcement that retailers Total Wine & More and BevMax will reverse course and stop marketing spirits prices below the state-mandated minimum in Connecticut, Total Wine noted in a statement that its compromise arrangement with the state’s Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) “made no admission of wrongdoing or liability, and DCP didn’t find there to be any wrongdoing or liability on Total Wine & More’s part.” Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for September 2, 2016

•Hawaii-based Kona Brewing is releasing its new limited edition Hanalei Island IPA. Continue reading →

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