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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for November 21, 2014

•Online spirits merchant Caskers has introduced an expanded web site and several new services in recent weeks. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 21, 2014

Interview: Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi CEO Giovanni Geddes Filicaja

With a prestigious Italian portfolio including Frescobaldi, Ornellaia, Masseto, Luce della Vite, Danzante and Attems, Tuscany-based Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi has posted impressive sales growth recently, including a 19% jump in the U.S. market last year. Globally, the company’s wine sales rose 4.3% in 2013 to €84 million ($105m), on volume of about 10 million bottles, and it’s projecting a 6% global advance this year. In the U.S., which accounts for around 15% of revenue, Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi’s wines are handled by Folio Fine Wine Partners. Shanken News Daily senior editor Daniel Marsteller recently met with company CEO Giovanni Geddes Filicaja to get an update on progress and discuss the group’s plans for the year ahead. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 20, 2014

Diageo and Diddy’s DeLeón Expanding With More Accessibly Priced Range

DeLeón Tequila, the luxury Tequila brand co-owned by Diageo and Sean “Diddy” Combs, is attempting to broaden its appeal by introducing new extensions priced a bit lower than its existing range. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 20, 2014

ABI To Cut Jobs, Consolidate U.S. Sales Operations

Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) plans to cut jobs and consolidate its sales operations in the U.S. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 20, 2014

News Briefs for November 20, 2014

•Sebastopol, California-based Paul Hobbs Imports has added Argentina’s El Porvenir de Cafayate to its portfolio. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 20, 2014

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for November 20, 2014

•New York City’s Coney Island Brewing Company has launched a new winter seasonal, The Plunge. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 20, 2014

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