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Daily Archive: May 12, 2014

News Alert: Brad Vassar Named COO Of Southern Wine & Spirits

Brad Vassar has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Southern Wine & Spirits, effective immediately. Continue reading →

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Interview: Bob Torkelson, President And COO, Trinchero Family Estates

St. Helena-based Trinchero Family Estates, marketer of big-volume wine brands like Ménage à Trois (up 3% to 2.2 million cases last year) and Sutter Home (down 5% to 10.2 million cases), continues to rank as one of California wine’s most influential players. In recent years Trinchero has augmented its range with a host of accessibly-priced premium wines, such as Joel Gott, which rose 18% to 385,000 cases in 2013, earning an Impact “Hot Brand” award. SND associate editor Christina Jelski recently met with Trinchero president and COO Bob Torkelson to get an update on progress across the portfolio. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for May 12, 2014

Vinexpo has confirmed the dates for its 2015 event in Bordeaux, which will be held Sunday, June 14 to Thursday, June 18. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for May 12, 2014

•California’s Coronado Brewing Company is entering Michigan via a partnership with Michigan M1 Network. Continue reading →

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