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Monthly Archive: January 2018

Diageo At Odds With Scotch Whisky Association Over Potential Innovations

Diageo is said to be exploring ways to change Scotch whisky’s production regulations in an effort to experiment and broaden the category’s appeal. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 26, 2018

Moët Hennessy Sales Rise 7% Despite Short Cognac Supply

Moët Hennessy posted a 7% sales increase to €5.1 billion ($6.3b) for 2017, as profit from recurring operations grew 4% to €1.6 billion ($2b). Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 26, 2018

WSWA President And CEO Craig Wolf To Step Down This Summer

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) president and CEO Craig Wolf will step down June 30 after 18 years of service at the organization. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 26, 2018

News Briefs for January 26, 2018

•Boca Raton, Florida–based Esprit du Vin, part of the Taub Family Cos., has been named the exclusive U.S. agent and importer for Tuscan producer Tenuta Il Palagio. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 26, 2018

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 26, 2018

•Pilot Point, Texas-based Western Son Distillery saw its namesake vodka brand more than double in size last year to 150,000 cases. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 26, 2018

Diageo Boosted By U.S. Spirits Sales, As Pressure Rises From Stronger Pound

Diageo enjoyed solid first half results across all global regions, reporting total organic net sales growth of 4.2% to £6.5 billion ($9.3b) and operating profit up 6.7% to £2.19 billion ($3.1b) for the six months through December 31. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 25, 2018

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