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Monthly Archive: September 2015

Exclusive: Moët Hennessy Launches New Upscale Sonoma Wine Brand, Smoke Tree

Known as an aggressive acquirer of leading luxury brands, Moët Hennessy has started from scratch with the creation of a new super-premium Sonoma wine franchise called Smoke Tree. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 30, 2015

Brown-Forman Reportedly Exploring Sale Of Southern Comfort, Chambord

Brown-Forman is considering a sale of several brands, including the Southern Comfort and Chambord liqueur labels, according to a report from Reuters, which added that the company has tapped Goldman Sachs to advise on the potential deal. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 30, 2015

Dogfish Head Sells 15% Stake To Private Equity Firm LNK

New York-based private equity firm LNK has acquired a 15% stake in Dogfish Head, one of the country’s leading craft brewers. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 30, 2015

News Briefs for September 30, 2015

•Diageo is reportedly looking to sell certain global wine brands in its portfolio, including Blossom Hill and Piat d’Or, according to Sky News. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 30, 2015

Interview, Part 2: Diageo North America Scotch Director Brian Cox

In this second part of our interview with Brian Cox, the Diageo North America Scotch whisky director expounds on the vibrant market for single malt, progress on the recently launched Haig Club single grain brand and the continuing momentum of Buchanan’s. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 29, 2015

Wine Spectator: Sonoma Vet Judy Jordan Buys Not One, But Two Oregon Vineyards

Judy Jordan, who founded J Vineyards in 1986 and grew the California winery to 150,000 cases before selling it to E.&J. Gallo earlier this year, has purchased two vineyards in Oregon’s Willamette Valley and one in California for a new project called Capra Company, which plans to use future revenues to support a nonprofit training and mentorship project. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 29, 2015

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