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California Keg Player Free Flow Wines Looking To Boost Portfolio And National Reach

Free Flow Wines, the Napa, California-based wine-on-tap player, is now eyeing an East Coast facility as its business rapidly expands. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 27, 2015

Wine Spectator: Fine Wine Auction Sales Up 4.5% In 2014

Reversing a two-year trend of declines, the fine-wine auction market saw a small upturn in 2014, as global sales rose 4.5%—from $337 million in 2013 to $352 million—according to figures released by the major commercial auction houses.  Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 20, 2015

Exclusive: Treasury Backs Rising Stags’ Leap With Upscale Red Blend, Increased Marketing Push

Looking to seize growth opportunities at the wine market’s high end, Treasury Wine Estates is set to introduce a new ultra-premium red blend under its Stags’ Leap Winery umbrella this month, while also intensifying its marketing efforts behind the rising luxury brand. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 16, 2015

Terlato Adds Duval-Leroy To Lineup, With Aim To Expand Champagne Brand’s U.S. Profile

Terlato Wines has formed a new partnership with Duval-Leroy through which it will become the Champagne house’s U.S. importer. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 14, 2015

Exclusive: Terlato Family Expands Napa Footprint With Juliana Vineyard Acquisition

The Terlato family has bolstered its Napa Valley holdings with the acquisition of Juliana Vineyard. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 7, 2015

Interview: Pierre Pringuet, CEO, Pernod Ricard

French spirits giant Pernod Ricard has undergone one of the drinks industry’s most dramatic expansions over the past 15 years—a transformation that coincided with the tenure of top executive Pierre Pringuet, who became the company’s co-CEO in 2000 and CEO in 2008. Following a series of blockbuster acquisitions in the 2000s—including Seagram (with Diageo) in 2001, Allied Domecq (with Fortune Brands) in 2005 and Absolut in 2008—Pernod has grown from being a mainly European powerhouse to become the second-largest spirits player worldwide. Company volume rose 4.2% to 128 million nine-liter cases in 2013, according to Impact Databank, while net sales were flat organically at €7.95 billion ($9.76b) in its fiscal year through June. With Pringuet set to hand the CEO reins to Alexandre Ricard on February 1, Shanken News Daily senior editor Daniel Marsteller met recently with the departing chief executive to discuss Pernod’s long-term progress and its opportunities for the future. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 19, 2014

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