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News Alert: Brad Vassar Named Strategic Advisor To The CEO At Southern Glazer’s, Will Join Board Of Managers

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits has appointed its longtime executive Brad Vassar to the new role of strategic advisor to the CEO, while also naming him to the company’s board of managers, effective September 8. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 3, 2020

Interview: Beam Suntory’s Albert Baladi On Adapting To The New Marketplace

Last week, Beam Suntory revealed that first-half sales declined by 3% both in the U.S. and globally, as ongoing gains in Bourbon, Tequila, gin, and Japanese whisky blunted the worst effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 3, 2020

Tito’s, Hennessy, And Cuervo Drive Solid Spirits Growth In Control States

After a 17% surge in control states in March as drinkers stocked up during quarantines, spirits sales have decelerated but remain strong in the 18 control jurisdictions, according to the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA). Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 3, 2020

News Briefs for August 3, 2020

•Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel, Johnnie Walker Anniversary Blends, and newcomers from Angel’s Envy and Jack Daniel’s are among the offerings featured in Whisky Advocate’s latest whiskey roundup. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 3, 2020

Wine Spectator: Straight Talk With Wally’s President Christian Navarro

Market Watch Leader Christian Navarro is president and principal of Los Angeles retail institution Wally’s Wine & Spirits. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 31, 2020

Whisky Advocate: Craft Distilleries Get Creative To Combat The Pandemic

To say Covid-19 has shaken things up would be an understatement, and whisky makers are experiencing as many changes as everyone else. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 31, 2020

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