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Interview, Part One: Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard

Although Alex Ricard took the helm of Pernod Ricard only last month, the 42-year-old has an intimate knowledge of the business. Ricard, the grandson of company co-founder Paul Ricard and the nephew of former chairman and CEO Patrick Ricard, joined the Paris-based drinks marketer in 2003, taking a position in the audit and development department. In 2008, after holding several different posts around the globe, he became CEO of Pernod subsidiary Irish Distillers. In 2011, Ricard joined Pernod’s executive board and was named managing director of the company’s distribution network. The following year, he officially became heir apparent to longtime chief executive Pierre Pringuet when he was appointed deputy CEO and COO. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 26, 2015

China’s Decline Hampers 2014 Bordeaux Wine Exports

China’s austerity crackdown and a sharply reduced 2013 wine grape harvest contributed substantially to Bordeaux wine sales sinking in 2014. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 26, 2015

News Briefs for March 26, 2015

Beringer Vineyards has named Mark Beringer as chief winemaker. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 26, 2015

Craft Brewing And Distilling News for March 26, 2015

•San Jose, California’s Gordon Biersch Brewing Company has added to its limited release Uberbier series with the launch of Zwickel Pils. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 26, 2015

Impact Seminar Snapshot: Treasury Wine’s Clarke On The Globalization of Wine Marketing

As managing director and CEO of Treasury Wine Estates, one of the wine industry’s most geographically diverse marketers, Michael Clarke was well placed to address the topic of “The Globalization of Wine Marketing” at the recent Impact Marketing Seminar. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 25, 2015

Gallo Buys Sonoma’s J Vineyards, Reports Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator reports that E.&J. Gallo Winery, the world’s largest wine company, has purchased J Vineyards & Winery, a prominent Sonoma county producer of sparkling wine, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 25, 2015

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