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Now Face West: James Molesworth Prepares To Take On California Cabernet

Last month, Wine Spectator announced a change in its lineup of California wine tasters, with longtime lead California critic James Laube stepping back from tasting new releases to turn his focus to cover stories and columns for the magazine, as well as vertical and retrospective tastings. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 17, 2018

Pacific Highway Sees Double-Digit Growth, Eyes Portfolio Expansion

Pacific Highway Wine & Spirits, the North Carolina-based importer jointly owned by New Zealand’s Giesen and Australia’s Oatley families, saw double-digit progress in both volume and value in its fiscal year ended in June. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 17, 2018

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for August 17, 2018

•Texas-based Spoetzl Brewery has introduced two new beers to its year-round portfolio. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 17, 2018

Treasury Wine Estates Profits Jump 18% In Fiscal Year

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) saw profit continue to grow in its fiscal year ended in June, as premiumization in the U.S. and strong shipment growth in Asia and Australia drove EBITS up 18% at constant currency to A$530.2 million ($385m). Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 16, 2018

News Briefs for August 16, 2018

•Jo Pithon, a trailblazing vintner in the Loire Valley’s Anjou appellation, has sold his Pithon-Paillé wine company, including 22 acres of vineyards and a négociant business, to French businessman Ivan Massonnat. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 16, 2018

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for August 16, 2018

•Sonoma County’s Bear Republic Brewing Co. has introduced Thru The Haze India Pale Ale, an East Coast-style IPA. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 16, 2018

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