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Daily Archive: August 9, 2011

Four Seasons Hotels Taps Local Tastes To Expand Its F&B Business

Toronto-based Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is 50 years old this year. The luxury chain of 85 hotels worldwide is known for innovation and the highest quality standards. Founded by Isadore Sharpe, the company went public in 1986. In 2007, Four Seasons was sold to private investors in a deal worth $3.8 billion. That group was led by Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal through his Kingdom Holding Co. and Microsoft Founder Bill Gates, through Cascade Investment, and they now jointly own 95% of the company, with founder Izzy Sharpe retaining 5% ownership. Shanken News Daily recently spoke with Guy Rigby, Vice President, Food & Beverage, Americas.

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New Rules For Oregon Wineries Are Criticized For Favoring Bigger Players

Oregon winemakers are divided over a law that sets new rules on what commercial activities they can conduct at their wineries, according to a report in Wine Spectator. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for August 9, 2011

•Jose Cuervo has updated its U.S. packaging for its Especial Gold and Especial Silver editions, with the new look set to roll out nationwide this month. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 9, 2011