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Daily Archive: June 19, 2014

Interview, Part 1: Bill Foley, Founder, Foley Family Wines

After years of impressive growth, achieved both organically and via acquisition activity, Foley Family Wines (FFW) continues to expand rapidly in 2014. FFW’s existing portfolio is enjoying double-digit growth this year as it approaches the 2-million-case threshold, and the company recently bolstered its lineup by entering Oregon with the purchase of Willamette Valley-based Four Graces winery. SND managing editor Peter Zwiebach recently met with FFW founder and owner Bill Foley at the company’s Chalk Hill Winery to discuss FFW’s evolution into one of the U.S. premium wine market’s key players and take a look at the path ahead. In Part 1 of this two-part interview, Foley talks about FFW’s best-performing brands, as well as some current challenges and the company’s acquisition strategy. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for June 19, 2014

•Control state spirits volume officially fell 2.6% in May, dropping the 12-month rolling growth trend to 1% from 1.4% a month earlier. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for June 19, 2014

•Downingtown, Pennsylvania-based Victory Brewing has released the first IPA in its new Moving Parts series. Continue reading →

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