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News Briefs for May 21, 2015

•Stoli Group USA has restructured its sales team with a series of promotions from within. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 21, 2015

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for May 21, 2015

•New Orleans craft distiller Atelier Vie has released Euphrosine Gin #9 Barrel-Finished Reserve. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 21, 2015

Interview, Part 2: Hess Family Wine Estates MD Timothy Persson

In part two of our interview with Timothy Persson, the Hess Family Wine Estates chief highlights upcoming new products and the potential of the company’s import portfolio. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 20, 2015

Pernod Eyes Big U.S. Opportunity For Cuban Rum Havanista

With the U.S. recently establishing full diplomatic relations with Cuba—opening the possibility of lifting the U.S. trade embargo against the Caribbean nation—Pernod Ricard is reportedly laying plans to launch its Havanista rum brand in the U.S. market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 20, 2015

Gallo Makes Major Napa Valley Vineyard Buy

E&J Gallo has bolstered its presence in Napa Valley with the acquisition of 642 acres of land in the Pope Valley area, including 258 acres of vineyards. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 20, 2015

Control State Spirits Sales Up 2.3% Year-To-Date

Spirits case sales in control states rose 2.3% year-to-date through April, as shelf dollars increased 5.1% over the same period, according to NABCA. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 20, 2015

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