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Monthly Archive: July 2014

Spotlight On Russia: A Promising Market Hit By Geopolitical, Economic Challenges

With Russia at the forefront of the news these days, Shanken’s Impact Newsletter has taken an in-depth look at the country’s emerging premium drinks market in its latest issue. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 30, 2014

Diageo Revamps Executive Committee As Ghostine Departs

Diageo has announced a number of changes to its executive committee, as well as a new board member. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 30, 2014

Wine Spectator: Sam Sebastiani Returns to His Wine Roots

After a brief hiatus from the wine business, Sam Sebastiani, now 73, has returned for a third act with La Chertosa, a small wine brand he hopes will showcase his family’s heritage. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 30, 2014

News Briefs for July 30, 2014

•Darden Restaurants Inc. chairman and CEO Clarence Otis has announced plans to step down. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 30, 2014

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 30, 2014

•Portland, Oregon’s Widmer Brothers Brewing has released three new brews—Widberry, Blackbier and Big Ben Porter—as part of its 30 Beers for 30 Years anniversary series of limited releases. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 30, 2014

Special Report: Top Vodka Brands Struggle While Flavors Lose Momentum

While the whiskey boom has been the talk of the U.S. spirits market, vodka continues to carve out solid growth. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 29, 2014

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