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Daily Archive: August 10, 2012

Interview: Brian Ellison, President and CEO of Death’s Door Spirits

Wisconsin-based craft distiller Death’s Door Spirits was founded in 2005 and has quickly made a name for itself. While its headquarters is in Middleton (outside Madison), the company’s focus is Washington Island, an unspoiled island lying 250 miles to the north. Once renowned for its potato farming, Washington Island’s agricultural base has lately been revitalized thanks to wheat production—specifically an organic red hard winter wheat that’s used to distill Death’s Door products. The company is named after Death’s Door, a body of water separating Washington Island from the Wisconsin mainland. Continue reading →

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Crushpad Assets Acquired By Private Equity Firm CastleGate

Structured Solutions Inc. and Aspect2, LLC—both subsidiaries of investment firm CastleGate Capital Advisors—have purchased the assets of Sonoma, California-based Crushpad. Continue reading →

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E&J Gallo To Acquire Central CA Winery

E&J Gallo is set to purchase Central California winery Courtside Cellars for an undisclosed sum. Continue reading →

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Mistral Equity Invests $10 Million In Vino Volo

New York City-based Mistral Equity Partners has invested $10 million in airport wine retailer Vino Volo. Continue reading →

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Peter Zwack, Owner Of Unicum Brand, Dies At 85

Peter Zwack, honorary president of Zwack Unicum PLC, passed away on August 4 at the age of 85. Continue reading →

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Heineken Sets Bond-Inspired TV Spot, Packaging

As part of its partnership with the upcoming James Bond film “Skyfall,” Heineken USA is releasing a new Heineken TV spot and promo package inspired by the movie franchise. Continue reading →

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