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Monthly Archive: September 2016

Seeking A Comeback, Cupcake Bets On Red Blend And Sparkling Segments

Launched in 2008, The Wine Group’s Cupcake Vineyards quickly rose to become one of the company’s top-selling brands, surpassing a million cases by 2010 and cresting 2.5 million cases by 2013, according to Impact Databank. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 30, 2016

Wine Spectator: PlumpJack Group Acquires Napa Valley’s Ladera Vineyards Property

Wine Spectator has learned that the PlumpJack Group, which includes Napa’s PlumpJack Winery and CADE Estate Winery, has purchased Ladera Vineyard’s 82-acre estate on Howell Mountain from the Stotesbery family. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 30, 2016

News Briefs for September 30, 2016

•Captain Morgan brand is set to roll out a new Jack-O’Blast Limited Edition Pumpkin Spiced Rum. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 30, 2016

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for September 30, 2016

•Gig Harbor, Washington-based Heritage Distilling Co. (HDC) is opening a new distillery in Eugene, Oregon’s Whitaker District in early October. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 30, 2016

ABI Cements Its Dominance With SABMiller Deal, But Faces Challenges Ahead

The news that Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) has finally corralled longtime takeover target SABMiller signals a watershed event in the global beer industry’s long-term consolidation movement. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 29, 2016

News Briefs for September 29, 2016

•Healdsburg-based Seghesio Family Vineyards—part of the Crimson Wine Group portfolio—has unveiled Defiant, a new red blend. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 29, 2016

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