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Daily Archive: June 10, 2020

Wine Spectator: Straight Talk With Joe Wagner

Joe Wagner shook up the California wine scene when he created one of America’s most popular Pinot Noir brands, Meiomi, and then sold it for $315 million a decade later. Continue reading →

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Exclusive: Irish Distillers Master Distiller Brian Nation To Join Minnesota Startup O’Shaughnessy Distilling Co.

Irish Distillers announced this morning that master distiller Brian Nation is leaving the group and will be replaced by Kevin O’Gorman, who’s currently serving as the company’s master of maturation. Continue reading →

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California Gives Napa Wineries A Green Light To Reopen

After nearly three months of being closed to the public as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the moment wineries across California have been waiting for has finally arrived. Continue reading →

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Off-Premise Growth Eases Slightly But Remains At Strong Double-Digits

Both spirits and wine saw off-premise sales slow slightly in the week through May 30 compared with prior weeks, according to Nielsen, although growth rates remain robust year-on-year. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for June 10, 2020

•Two new straight ryes and a “botanical whisky” from Canada’s Forty Creek are among the offerings featured in Whisky Advocate’s latest weekly roundup. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for June 10, 2020

•Armada, Michigan-based Blake’s Hard Cider has added three new releases to its Lite Cider line of products. Continue reading →

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