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Daily Archive: June 14, 2013

Interview, Part 1: Bill Foley Sees U.S. Growth Heating Up

Through his Foley Family Wines group—housing a host of premium-and-above labels including Firestone, Merus, Sebastiani, Chalk Hill, Lincourt, Foley Estates and others—longtime financial industry executive Bill Foley has been among the California wine industry’s most active players in recent years, averaging more than one acquisition in the Golden State a year since 2007, in addition to moves in Washington and New Zealand. Shanken News Daily recently spoke with Foley to get an update on his rapidly developing stable of brands—now at about 1 million cases (including some California exports)—in part one of this two-part interview. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for June 14, 2013

•Upscale California winery Moone-Tsai, a brand known for its China-California connection, says its 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was specifically requested to be among the wines served at last week’s two-day summit between President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for June 14, 2013

•Chicago’s Berghoff Brewing is set to relaunch with a new line of beers in the coming weeks. Continue reading →

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