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Daily Archive: June 13, 2019

Exclusive: RNDC And Young’s Join Forces, Creating An $11 Billion Powerhouse With A 32-Market Footprint

Republic National Distributing Co. (RNDC), the U.S. market’s second-largest spirits and wine distributor, is joining forces with fourth-ranked Young’s Market Co. Continue reading →

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Interview: Banfi Vintners President And CEO Cristina Mariani-May And COO Rich Andrews

New York-based Banfi Vintners parted ways with Riunite, Bolla, and a number of other well-known Italian wine brands this spring, with those labels moving to Frederick Wildman & Sons. After building Riunite into a multi-million-case brand over the years, Banfi is now revamping its approach to focus sharply on the premium and luxury market, leading with the wines of its flagship Castello Banfi Brunello, as well as other offerings from Tuscany and Piedmont. Banfi’s volume now stands at approximately 1 million cases, according to Impact Databank. SND executive editor Daniel Marsteller recently spoke with Banfi president and CEO Cristina Mariani-May and COO Rich Andrews to discuss the new direction of the company. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for June 13, 2019

•Former Patrón Spirits CEO Ed Brown has been named executive director of cannabis company Surterra. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for June 13, 2019

•Stratford, Connecticut-based Two Roads Brewing Co. is adding to their Tanker Truck Sour Series with Rosé Gose, a 4.8% abv beer made with Grenache grapes. Continue reading →

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