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Daily Archive: January 6, 2020

Exclusive: Diageo Tests The Non-Alcohol Sector Again With Stake In Chicago-Based Ritual Zero Proof

Diageo brand accelerator Distill Ventures has acquired a minority stake in non-alcohol spirits producer Ritual Zero Proof, bringing the Chicago-based company into the fold. Continue reading →

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Wine World Mourns The Passing Of Beaujolais Legend Georges Duboeuf

As reported in SND’s news alert yesterday, Beaujolais winemaker Georges Duboeuf died of a stroke over the weekend at his home in Romanèche-Thorins near Lyon at age 86. Wine Spectator has more on Duboeuf’s life and achievements.

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Whisky Advocate On The Great Rye Whiskey Revival

“For many drinkers, Bourbon can be a bit too sweet,” says Todd Leopold, distiller and co-founder at Leopold Bros. in Denver. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for January 6, 2020

•Austin, Texas-based Milestone Brands has announced a new joint venture with Mexico’s Grupo PSA to bring Campo Bravo, a 100% agave Tequila, to the U.S. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 6, 2020

•Baltimore-based Heavy Seas Beer is releasing Dry January, a hazy IPA. Continue reading →

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Beaujolais Icon Georges Duboeuf Dies At 86

Georges Duboeuf, a winemaking icon of France’s Beaujolais region and a force in promoting Beaujolais in the U.S., passed away yesterday after suffering a stroke at his home in Romanèche-Thorins near Lyon, the Agence France Presse reports. He was 86. Continue reading →

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