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Monthly Archive: April 2012

Constellation’s Simply Naked Wine Brand Off To Fast Start, Selling 180,000 Cases In Half-Year

The past year has been a busy one on the new product front for Constellation, which debuted 20 new wines in its last fiscal year and plans to more than double that effort this year. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 30, 2012

Clase Azul Aims To Raise Bar On Tequila Pricing

Already growing in the Western part of the country, ultra-premium Tequila brand Clase Azul is now entering New York through Southern Wine & Spirits with the goal of raising the category’s price bar, particularly in the top on-premise accounts. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 30, 2012

Connecticut Sunday Sales Law Passes House, Moves To Senate

Connecticut’s proposed Sunday alcohol sales initiative has taken another step toward passing, clearing the state’s House of Representatives last week with a 116-27 vote. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 30, 2012

News Briefs for April 30, 2012

•U.S. control state spirits volume was up 4.4% in March, although the rolling 12-month rate, at 3.4%, was down slightly from February. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 30, 2012

Interview, Part 2: Brown-Forman’s Mike Keyes On Consolidation And Innovation

In the last few years, Brown-Forman has ramped up the pace of innovation—not only for its whiskies, but for the rest of the portfolio as well. In this second part of our interview with Mike Keyes, Brown-Forman’s North American Region president, Shanken News Daily explores the Brown-Forman portfolio beyond whiskies and looks at future plans for diversification, while also discussing the company’s role within the industry at large. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 27, 2012

News Briefs for April 27, 2012

•Trinchero Family Estates is rolling out a new luxury wine brand, Shatter, in collaboration with winemakers Joel Gott (of Joel Gott Wines) and Dave Phinney (of Orin Swift Wines). Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 27, 2012

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