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Daily Archive: July 17, 2014

Interview, Part 1: Chris Fehrnstrom, CMO, Constellation Wine & Spirits

Constellation Brands is one of the spirits and wine industry’s true giants. Constellation ranks second in U.S. wine sales, behind only E.&J. Gallo, and is also one of the U.S. spirits market’s leading players, with a portfolio featuring brands like Svedka (the market’s third-biggest vodka brand), Black Velvet (the number-two Canadian whisky brand) and Paul Masson brandy. SND managing editor Peter Zwiebach recently met with Chris Fehrnstrom, chief marketing officer of Constellation’s spirits and wine division, at the company’s San Francisco offices to see what Constellation has been up to in 2014 and take a look ahead. Continue reading →

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Wine Spectator: U.S. Wine Shipping Laws, State By State

With the key wine-consuming state of Massachusetts agreeing in recent days to allow direct wine shipments to consumers, the direct-shipping issue is making headlines again. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for July 17, 2014

•Italian wine group Mezzacorona is debuting a new sparkling wine from leading Sicilian brand Stemmari. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for July 17, 2014

•Escondido, California’s Stone Brewing Co. has released the second iteration of its limited edition W00tstout label. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 17, 2014