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Daily Archive: August 22, 2018

News Alert: Ste. Michelle’s Ted Baseler To Retire, Jim Mortensen Named Successor

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates president and CEO Ted Baseler will retire October 1 after a 17-year tenure leading the Washington-based wine giant. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 22, 2018

Wine Spectator: California Wildfire Update

California’s largest wildfire on record continues to grow as it burns through parts of Mendocino, Lake, and Colusa counties. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 22, 2018

Provence, Cognac Drive French Drinks Shipments To U.S. In First Half

After an impressive 15% gain in 2017, French wine and spirits exports to the United States slowed slightly in the first half of this year, with year-to-date shipments up 8% by volume through June, according to Business France, a French government agency. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 22, 2018

News Briefs for August 22, 2018

•William Grant & Sons has released The Balvenie Doublewood 25-year-old. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 22, 2018

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for August 22, 2018

•St. Louis, Missouri-based Schlafly Beer is rolling out its annual Pumpkin Ale across its distribution footprint, retailing at $14 for a 6-pack of 12-ounce bottles. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 22, 2018