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Daily Archive: February 12, 2019

As Mezcal Grows, Marketers Battle Supply Issues

With mezcal on a steep growth curve, a number of producers are concerned with potential hiccups in supply and pricing, and many are taking control of their own agave supplies. Continue reading →

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Stoli Launches Gator Bite, A Line Of Rum-Based Liqueurs

Stoli Group USA is introducing a new brand of rum-based liqueurs called Gator Bite. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for February 12, 2019

•Following yesterday’s news that vintner Bill Foley has expanded his holdings in New Zealand with the $35 million purchase of Central Otago-based Mt. Difficulty, Wine Spectator caught up with Foley Family Wines president Hugh Reimers to hear about the company’s plans for the new acquisition. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for February 12, 2019

•San Diego, California-based JuneShine, a hard kombucha producer that opened for business last June, has acquired Ballast Point’s former Scripps Ranch production facility for an undisclosed price. Continue reading →

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Southern Glazer’s Eyes Growth In Canada’s Cannabis Market

The vast potential of recreational cannabis has sparked considerable interest within the drinks industry, with suppliers and distributors making a number of major moves in the market. Continue reading →

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U.S. Legislators Unveil “Path To Marijuana Reform” At The Federal Level

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) have formally introduced a package of legislation that would deschedule and regulate cannabis at the federal level. Continue reading →

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