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Monthly Archive: March 2014

Diageo Sharpens Focus On Emerging Markets With Changes To Its Leadership Team

With an eye toward sharpening its focus on China and India, Diageo has made changes to its international leadership team. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 28, 2014

Exclusive: Deutsch, Nantz Tap New Winemaker To Take “The Calling” To Next Level

The Calling, a joint venture between Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits CEO Peter Deutsch and CBS Sports commentator Jim Nantz, has appointed Dan Goldfield as consulting winemaker on its high-end Sonoma County wine brand. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 28, 2014

News Briefs for March 28, 2014

•California-based Winery Exchange has acquired Paso Robles wine brand Chronic Cellars for an undisclosed sum. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 28, 2014

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for March 28, 2014

•Michigan governor Rick Snyder yesterday gave a boost to the state’s craft breweries by signing a nine-bill package aimed at expanding the industry. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 28, 2014

Impact Seminar Snapshot: Shapira, Wagner And Deutsch On The Family Approach To Brand-Building

While much of last week’s Impact Marketing Seminar put the spotlight on digital trends, social media and the Millennial demographic, independent players Heaven Hill Distilleries, Caymus Vineyards and Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits were on hand to discuss the advantages and challenges of being a family-held drinks business. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 27, 2014

Bacardi Unveils D’ussé XO

Two years after launching the D’ussé Cognac brand with a VSOP offering, Bacardi is extending the upscale label with an XO expression. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 27, 2014

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