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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 10, 2018

•Boulder, Colorado’s Avery Brewing Company has launched Go Play IPA, a year-round addition to the company’s portfolio. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 10, 2018

Changing Of The Guard: Ernest J. Gallo To Lead California Wine Giant

E. & J. Gallo, by far the largest wine marketer in the world at 86 million cases, according to Impact Databank, is preparing to pass the torch to the next generation of family leadership. Ernest J. Gallo, the son of current president and CEO Joseph Gallo and grandson of co-founder Ernest Gallo, has been appointed chief operating officer, and is scheduled to become president and CEO effective May 1, 2020. Gallo, who has been with the family business for 23 years, has served across a variety of roles including domestic and international sales, marketing, new product development, and finance. Most recently, he was vice president and general manager of Gallo’s spirits unit. Shanken News Daily recently caught up with Gallo to discuss his new appointment and his vision for the company moving forward. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 9, 2018

News Briefs for July 9, 2018

•Edrington has launched The Macallan M Black 2017, a collaboration between the whisky distillery, art director Fabien Baron, and Lalique. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 9, 2018

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 9, 2018

•Clifton Park, New York’s Shmaltz Brewing Company has released the latest in its 838 series, the seasonal double IPA #DDHMAO. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 9, 2018

Italy, France, New Zealand Drive Gains For Imported Wine Category

The imported wine market has been on a steady upward trajectory. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 6, 2018

Cigar Aficionado: D.C. Judge Delays FDA Warnings

In a decision that has significant implications for the many beverage alcohol retailers who also sell cigars, a Washington D.C. judge issued an injunction yesterday postponing the looming effective date for the FDA’s onerous warning label scheme for cigar packaging and advertisements—marking a huge victory for the cigar industry. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 6, 2018

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