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Daily Archive: January 5, 2021

News Alert: Gallo Closes Mega-Deal With Constellation Brands Covering 30 Wine Brands

It’s been a long time coming, but E.&J. Gallo has closed its acquisition of more than 30 wine brands and five wineries from Constellation Brands. Continue reading →

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Interview, Part 1: Hess Family Wine Estates Looks Ahead

Napa Valley-based Hess Family Wine Estates has current volume of approximately 600,000 cases across a portfolio ranging from accessibly priced entries in the $10-$30 range up through luxury labels like The Lion Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon ($185). Continue reading →

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Report: U.S. Tariffs Result In €1 Billion Blow To French Wine And Spirits Sector

Following last week’s news that the U.S. will add Cognac to its list of tariffed goods from France, the French Federation of Wine and Spirits Exporters (FEVS) says the move will result in significant losses to the French drinks industry. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for January 5, 2021

•Ron Abuelo has announced the launch of XII Años Two Oaks, Selección Especial, the latest release from the Panamanian rum brand.  Continue reading →

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Interview: Stephanie Honig, President, Napa Valley Cannabis Association

Wine industry veteran Stephanie Honig has been an early advocate for the cannabis industry in California wine country, co-founding the Napa Valley Cannabis Association (NVCA) and serving as its president. Continue reading →

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Cannabis Briefs for January 5, 2021

•Illinois cannabis sales set yet another record in December, capping the first year of legal sales and astounding growth. Continue reading →

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