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Daily Archive: September 28, 2016

Caymus Vineyards’ Chuck Wagner Speaks Out On Napa Valley’s Future

Caymus Vineyards has had a fraught relationship with Napa County officials in recent years, with long-running tensions centering on allegations that Caymus violated local Napa ordinances and bottled more wine than permitted. Caymus settled the dispute by paying a $1 million fine to Napa County in 2013, and this May, the company received approval for a modified use permit, the first phase of which mandates that Caymus limit production at its Rutherford-based facility to 110,000 gallons. The winery plans to reduce to that level by 2018. Phase two of the permit allows for an increase to 660,000 gallons following improvements to the facility’s wastewater system. Meanwhile, Caymus will transition much of its production to Solano County’s Suisun Valley, where its new facility is slated to be up and running by 2017. SND associate editor Christina Jelski recently caught up with Caymus owner and winemaker Chuck Wagner to discuss the implications of the Napa dispute. Continue reading →

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SABMiller Shareholders Approve Acquisition By A-B InBev, Creating Unparalleled Brewing Force

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s long pursuit of top brewing rival SABMiller will be completed, as SABMiller shareholders today voted in favor of the $100 billion-plus acquisition. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for September 28, 2016

•Pernod Ricard’s Kahlúa liqueur has extended its year-round lineup with the launch of Kahlúa Chili Chocolate. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for September 28, 2016

•Seattle-based Two Beers Brewing and sister company Seattle Cider have merged with French agribusiness cooperative Agrial Group. Continue reading →

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