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Daily Archive: August 15, 2012

Interview, Part 1: Richard Cacciato, President and CEO, Frederick Wildman & Sons Ltd.

New York-based importer Frederick Wildman & Sons’ history dates back to the Repeal of Prohibition, after which Connecticut-born wine connoisseur Frederick Wildman purchased century-old wine importer Bellows & Co. Continue reading →

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Federal Judge Says Kentucky’s Ban On Wine And Spirits In Grocery Stores Is Unconstitutional

U.S. District Court Judge John G. Heyburn II wrote in an opinion issued Monday that Kentucky’s decades-old law allowing wine and spirits sales in drugstores but not in grocery stores and gas stations is unconstitutional under the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Continue reading →

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Heineken USA Brings Surging Strongbow In-House

Heineken is set to take over U.S. distribution of its Strongbow cider brand from Vermont Hard Cider Co., which has served as the brand’s U.S. importer for the past nine years. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for August 15, 2012

•Plymouth, California-based Renwood Winery—acquired by Argentine investment group Ren Acquisition Inc. last year for $6.95 million—is updating its portfolio with new wines and new packaging, while also renovating its tasting room. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for August 15, 2012

•California’s Anderson Valley Brewing and Campari’s Wild Turkey Distillery in Kentucky have partnered to create a new range of Bourbon barrel-aged craft beers. Continue reading →

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