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Daily Archive: December 15, 2016

Empire-Breakthru Battle Heats Up As Retailers Reveal Details Of Alleged Smuggling Scheme

The court battle between Empire Merchants and Breakthru Beverage—two of the U.S. market’s biggest spirits and wine distributors—continues to heat up. Continue reading →

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Cigar Aficionado To Name Cigar Of The Year This Morning

Cigar Aficionado magazine is poised to unveil its cigar of the year for 2016 later this morning—a culmination of test smoking nearly 750 cigars throughout the year. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for December 15, 2016

•Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to sell its 26.4% stake in South Africa’s Distell, gained in its $100 billion acquisition of SABMiller, in a move the country’s regulators mandated in order to clear the SABMiller deal. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for December 15, 2016

•Asheville, North Carolina’s Hi-Wire Brewing is launching Lo-Pitch Juicy India Pale Ale—a new year-round offering—this January. Continue reading →

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