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Napa’s Charles Krug Aims To Grow Reserve Tier And Market Vast Wine Library

After losing patriarch Peter Mondavi, Sr. this past February at the age of 101, Napa Valley’s Charles Krug Winery is looking to burnish its legacy as one of Napa’s pioneering players with a new initiative to market selections from its 10,000-bottle wine library, whose oldest bottle dates to 1944. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 22, 2016

Duckhorn Quashes Rumors Of Sale To Constellation

Napa Valley’s Duckhorn Wine Company has sought to tamp down talk that it’s on the selling block. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 22, 2016

News Briefs for June 22, 2016

•Château Lafite Rothschild became the latest first-growth to release its 2015 en primeur price—at a whiplash-inducing 420 euros ($473) per bottle ex-négoce, a 45% increase on the 2014. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 22, 2016

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for June 22, 2016

•Delaware-based Dogfish Head has unveiled Flesh & Blood IPA, a new citrus-infused beer. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 22, 2016

Single Malt Scotch On Pace For All-Time High As Consumers Trade Up

With all its top brands in growth mode, the single malt Scotch whisky category looks poised to mark a major milestone this year and cross 1.5 million cases in U.S. volume for the first time. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 21, 2016

Breakthru Acquires Glazer’s 50% Stake In Arizona’s Alliance To Become Sole Owner

Breakthru Beverage Group has acquired the 50% interest it didn’t already own in Alliance Beverage Group, giving it full control of the Arizona operation. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 21, 2016

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