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Monthly Archive: July 2012

Banfi’s Deal For Kenwood Falls Through

F. Korbel & Bros. said in a statement late yesterday that its agreement to sell Sonoma-based Kenwood Vineyards to Banfi Vintners has been terminated. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 31, 2012

Wine Spectator: Canada Inches Toward Wine Direct Shipping

Canadians seeking the right to order wine directly from wineries won a big victory this summer when their parliament voted to end a nearly century-old ban on direct shipping between provinces, reports Wine Spectator. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 31, 2012

News Briefs for July 31, 2012

•Wine and spirits importer Aveníu Brands—owned by Spain’s Grupo Codorníu—is partnering with Tenuta Poggio Verrano to bring wines from the Maremma region of Tuscany to the U.S. market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 31, 2012

Craft Brewing And Distilling News for July 31, 2012

Dogfish Head tells Shanken News Daily shipments rose 33% over the first six months of the year, and that the company is slightly ahead of its goal to ship 171,000 barrels during calendar 2012. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 31, 2012

Exclusive: Larry Schwartz On Diageo’s North American Strategy

In an exclusive interview with editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken in the latest issue of Impact, Diageo North America president Larry Schwartz discusses key Diageo strategies and priorities, focusing on the U.S. multicultural market, innovation and growth at the high end. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 30, 2012

Rum Marketers Renew Premiumization Efforts, Emphasizing Brown Spirits Link

Despite its status as the second-largest spirits category in the U.S., rum has long fought an uphill battle in its efforts to entice consumers up the pricing ladder. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 30, 2012

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