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Daily Archive: December 4, 2014

Interview, Part One: Vintage Point Eyes Million-Case Milestone

Established in 2006 by former Beringer Blass executives David Biggar and Tom Peterson, Sonoma-based wine company Vintage Point has found success with its Layer Cake brand, an internationally-sourced range retailing for $15 a 750-ml. Known for its core South Australian Shiraz, Layer Cake has grown to include a California Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir; Italian Primitivo; Argentine Malbec and red blend; and Spanish Garnacha. In addition, Vintage Point markets the Hundred Acre, Educated Guess, Cherry Pie, Gary Farrell, Moone-Tsai and Goose Ridge brands, among others. Continue reading →

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Grand Marnier Quashes Sale Rumors, Confirms Global Distribution Review

Société des Produits Marnier Lapostolle, owner of the Grand Marnier liqueur brand among others, has denied rumors circulating in recent weeks that it’s exploring a sale of its business, but has confirmed to SND that it’s undertaking a review of its global distribution platform. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for December 4, 2014

•Hennessy Cognac is extending its “Never Stop. Never Settle” campaign with a new nationwide ad, designed to highlight the brand’s core V.S. expression. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for December 4, 2014

•Long Beach, California-based brewpub Beachwood BBQ and Brewing has launched Beachwood Blendery, a new brewing venture dedicated to re-creating traditional Belgian gueuze- or lambic-style beers in the U.S. Continue reading →

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