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Whisky Advocate: Rabbit Hole Revamps Portfolio Following Pernod Acquisition

Just a few weeks after announcing its sale to Pernod Ricard, Rabbit Hole Distillery is unveiling a new whiskey—along with a complete rebranding of its core range—debuting next month. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 16, 2019

Appeals Court Deals Blow To Walmart’s Bid To Sell Spirits In Texas

In a blow to Walmart’s bid to sell spirits in Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has overturned a lower court ruling that found a Texas state law against spirits sales by publicly traded corporations discriminatory to out-of-state entities. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 16, 2019

Bronco-Marketed Balletto Sharpens Focus On Namesake Brand

Sonoma-based Balletto Vineyards, owned by John and Teresa Balletto and marketed by Bronco Wine Group, has built a robust business as supplier of grapes to prominent brands including Sonoma-Cutrer and La Crema from its 800 acres of vineyards in the Russian River Valley. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 16, 2019

News Briefs for August 16, 2019

•Louisiana-based Bayou Rum, part of the Stoli Group portfolio, has launched a Private Barrel program for retailers and on-premise accounts. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 16, 2019

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for August 16, 2019

•Sixpoint Brewery is planning to open a new 20,000-square-foot brewery and taproom in Gowanus, Brooklyn in May 2020. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 16, 2019

Treasury Wine Estates Posts 12% Sales Growth, Boosts Capacity In France, Australia

Treasury Wine Estates saw sales climb 12% to A$2.8 billion ($1.9b) in its fiscal year through June on a constant currency basis, as the company’s $10 and above business increased by 27%. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 15, 2019

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