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Monthly Archive: December 2011

Foppiano Vineyards Caught In Sibling Legal Battle

Sonoma’s oldest family-run winery, Foppiano Vineyards, is facing the twin threats of plummeting sales and a lawsuit between family members over its management, reports Wine Spectator. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 21, 2011

Burgundy Winemaker And Négoçiant Girardin Said To Be Selling Business

Reliable sources have told Wine Spectator’s Bruce Sanderson that Vincent Girardin, a prominent Burgundy grower and winemaker, has a deal in the works to sell his wine business. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 21, 2011

News Briefs for December 21, 2011

•Family-friendly sports restaurant and pub chain Beef ‘O’ Brady’s has opened a new outpost in San Antonio, Texas. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 21, 2011

Craft Brewer Dogfish Head Enjoys Strong Double-Digit Growth

Dogfish Head Brewing, the Milton, Delaware-based craft brewer founded 16 years ago, has built a cult-like following among beer connoisseurs in about 25 states—thanks to its reputation for creating unique beers that feature unusual ingredients. The brewery, led by its founder and president Sam Calagione, has been a key player in driving the craft beer craze at a time when the mainstream beer market remains sluggish. Shanken News Daily spoke recently to Calagione about his vision for the company and for the craft beer category overall. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 20, 2011

News Briefs for December 20, 2011

Treasury Wine Estates has reduced its global workforce by approximately 5%. The job cuts—which included 30 of the company’s Napa County-based employees—are the result of Treasury’s ongoing organizational restructure following its split from former parent group Foster’s earlier this year. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 20, 2011

California Wine’s Deal-Making Heated Up In 2011, According To Wine Spectator Report

When Fiji Water purchased Justin Vineyards in the closing days of 2010, was it a sign? It’s far from a fire sale, but a host of wineries in California are changing hands while others are quietly taking on new partners, reports Wine Spectator. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 19, 2011

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