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Daily Archive: May 15, 2017

Suntory President Takeshi Niinami On Tapping Bourbon’s Global Potential

Editor’s Note: Takeshi Niinami became president and CEO of Suntory Holdings in October of 2014, just 10 months after Suntory’s $16 billion acquisition of Beam Inc. In the ensuing integration, the new Beam Suntory experienced some growing pains due to cultural differences, though both sides say those issues have now been resolved. Looking ahead, as Japanese whisky copes with a major inventory shortfall, the company’s focus is now squarely on Kentucky, with ambitious plans to expand in the Bourbon space. SND executive editor David Fleming met recently with Niinami to discuss the road ahead. Continue reading →

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The Winebow Group Expands Distribution Deal With Champagne Laurent-Perrier

The Winebow Group is expanding its distribution partnership with Champagne Laurent-Perrier from four to 12 U.S. markets. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for May 15, 2017

•Minneapolis-based Phillips Distilling has added Marca Negra Mezcal to its portfolio. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for May 15, 2017

•This month, Avery Brewing Co. is debuting its newest year-round brew nationwide. Continue reading →

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Exclusive: Clerkin Names New CEO At Moët Hennessy USA

Moët Hennessy North America president and CEO Jim Clerkin has tapped company veteran Jo Thornton to become CEO of Moët Hennessy USA, effective July 1. Continue reading →

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Famed In Bordeaux, Gonzague And Claire Lurton Aim To Make Name In Sonoma

Gonzague and Claire Lurton are very well-known figures in Bordeaux. Continue reading →

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