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Daily Archive: June 18, 2015

Diageo Shares Spike On Talk Of Moët Hennessy Taking Back Stake

Diageo’s shares spiked early in yesterday’s trading on the New York Stock Exchange, amid rumors that Moët Hennessy was seeking to buy back the 34% stake that Diageo owns. Continue reading →

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Wine Spectator Sponsors Pro Golfer Thomas Aiken

Wine Spectator magazine, a publication of M. Shanken Communications, has announced it will be sponsoring professional golfer Thomas Aiken starting with this week’s U.S. Open. The sponsorship is for three years. Continue reading →

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New York’s “Empire Wine” Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature

Both chambers of the New York legislature have passed a bill in response to the state Liquor Authority’s attempt to penalize retailer Empire Wine for allegedly making illegal direct wine shipments to states whose laws prohibit direct-shipping. Continue reading →

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William Grant & Sons Taps Diageo Veteran Gladman As New CMO

William Grant & Sons (WG&S) has named Philip Gladman as its new chief marketing officer, replacing Maurice Doyle, who departed last year. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for June 18, 2015

•Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is debuting Motto, a collection of fruit-forward California wines in three varietals. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for June 18, 2015

•Downingtown, Pennsylvania’s Victory Brewing Co. has added new brew Kühl Kölsch and returning entry Whirlwind Witbier to its Variety of Victorys Summer Selections variety 12-pack. Continue reading →

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