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Monthly Archive: May 2018

Interview: Belvedere President And CEO Rodney Williams

After expanding by about 100,000 cases in the U.S. from 2010-2016, Moët Hennessy’s Belvedere vodka brand (around $30 a 750-ml.) slipped 10% last year to roughly 450,000 cases, according to Impact Databank. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 30, 2018

News Briefs for May 30, 2018

•In case you missed yesterday’s News Alert, Brown-Forman has named current COO Lawson Whiting as its new chief executive, effective January 1, 2019. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 30, 2018

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for May 30, 2018

•The Canarchy Craft Brewery Collective—which includes Oskar Blues, Cigar City, Perrin, Squatters, and Wasatch—has appointed COO Matt Fraser as president of the company following the departure of former CEO David Pillsbury. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 30, 2018

News Alert: Brown-Forman’s Varga To Retire At Year-End, Whiting Named CEO

Brown-Forman CEO Paul Varga, who has helmed the drinks giant since 2003, will retire December 31, 2018. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 29, 2018

Exclusive: Wilson Daniels Wholesale Expands To West Coast, Entering Oregon

Wilson Daniels Wholesale, part of the Underwood family’s Young’s Holdings, Inc., is set to enter Oregon, SND has learned, marking its first foothold on the West Coast. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 29, 2018

News Briefs for May 29, 2018

•Moët & Chandon has announced a limited-edition bottling of its Grand Vintage Collection 1998 in partnership with tennis legend Roger Federer. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 29, 2018

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