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Daily Archive: January 8, 2016

After A Rare Down Year, Wente Vineyards Returns To Strong Growth In 2015

Following years of rapid progress, Wente Vineyards’ namesake brand posted a volume decline in 2014, falling 4.3% to 330,000 cases, according to Impact Databank. But 2015 saw a return to growth, as the Livermore, California-based winemaker posted sharp gains in volume and value. In Nielsen-tracked channels, the flagship Wente brand increased 15.5% to 162,000 cases in the 52-week period through November 7. The total portfolio returned to double-digit growth by the end of 2015, and the company sees further expansion ahead.

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Diageo, DISCUS, Beer Institute Weigh In On New U.S. Dietary Guidelines For Alcohol

Diageo, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) and the Beer Institute have all issued statements in favor of the new Dietary Guidelines for beverage alcohol that were posted yesterday by the U.S. government—but for different reasons. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for January 8, 2016

•Santa Barbara County’s Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyards has named Eric Mohseni director of winemaking and vineyard operations. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 8, 2016

•Hood River, Oregon’s Full Sail Brewing Company is releasing its newest Session series beer, Session Wheat American-style Hefeweizen. Continue reading →

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