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Interview, Part 1: Chris Fehrnstrom, CMO, Constellation Wine & Spirits

Constellation Brands is one of the spirits and wine industry’s true giants. Constellation ranks second in U.S. wine sales, behind only E.&J. Gallo, and is also one of the U.S. spirits market’s leading players, with a portfolio featuring brands like Svedka (the market’s third-biggest vodka brand), Black Velvet (the number-two Canadian whisky brand) and Paul Masson brandy. SND managing editor Peter Zwiebach recently met with Chris Fehrnstrom, chief marketing officer of Constellation’s spirits and wine division, at the company’s San Francisco offices to see what Constellation has been up to in 2014 and take a look ahead. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 17, 2014

Wine Spectator: U.S. Wine Shipping Laws, State By State

With the key wine-consuming state of Massachusetts agreeing in recent days to allow direct wine shipments to consumers, the direct-shipping issue is making headlines again. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 17, 2014

Pernod Ricard USA Taps Sparkling Wine Trend With Café de Paris Brand

Looking to take advantage of the ongoing popularity of imported sparkling wines in the U.S. market, Pernod Ricard is launching two fruit-flavored sparklers under a brand new to the U.S. market, Café de Paris, this month. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 10, 2014

Wine Spectator: Chilean Winemakers Decry Proposed Tax Hike

Chilean winemakers and grapegrowers are deeply alarmed about a proposed tax hike they believe could put some of them out of business, Wine Spectator reports. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 9, 2014

Wine Spectator Foundation Donates $3 Million to Sonoma State University

The Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation has pledged a $3 million gift to Sonoma State University. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 7, 2014

Oregon’s Union Wine Co. Targets 100,000 Cases, Launches Canned Lineup

Founded in 2005, Tualatin, Oregon-based Union Wine Co. is establishing itself as a steadily growing and innovative producer, offering a lineup of premium Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Chardonnay across more than 40 markets in the U.S. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 7, 2014

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