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Daily Archive: April 7, 2020

Wine Spectator: West Coast Wineries Face Uncertain Future

As winery tasting rooms across the U.S. face a third week of closure to the public to reduce the spread of COVID-19, vintners are adjusting to what may be a new normal for another long month. Continue reading →

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Supreme Court Denies Total Wine’s Appeal In Connecticut Minimum Pricing Case

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court granted Total Wine & More a big win when it struck down Tennessee’s residency requirement for beverage alcohol licensing. But the Court has declined to take up Total Wine’s latest challenge to state alcohol laws, in which the retailer has taken aim at Connecticut’s minimum pricing rules. Continue reading →

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On-Premise Specialist Mark Wine Group Looks To Ride Out The Crisis

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing the shutdown of bars and restaurants, it’s having a ripple effect on other tiers of the beverage alcohol business. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for April 7, 2020

•Taking cues from whisky’s success, Cognac is exploring innovation. Continue reading →

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Interview: Wana Brands CEO Nancy Whiteman

Nancy Whiteman is the CEO of Colorado-based Wana Brands, one of the largest edibles producers in the U.S. Known for its namesake brand of gummies, among other products, Wana is present in Colorado, California, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Arizona, Oregon, and Oklahoma dispensaries, with Maryland, Missouri, and Florida also set to come online. The company’s home state of Colorado accounted for $24 million in revenue last year. Wana has also recently partnered with Canadian company Indiva to bring its portfolio to the Canada market. SND assistant editor Danny Sullivan recently spoke with Whiteman about Wana’s strategy for edibles, the appeal of cannabis gummies, and how COVID-19 has impacted business so far. Continue reading →

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Illinois Posts Strong March Sales, New York Legalization Stalls Again

Illinois topped $30 million in cannabis sales for the third straight month in March, reaching $35.9 million. Continue reading →

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