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Daily Archive: July 9, 2021

Ste. Michelle Sold To Private Equity Firm Sycamore Partners In $1.2 Billion Deal

In case you missed this morning’s news alert, eighth-ranked U.S. wine marketer Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, with volume of 7.3 million cases, is being sold by corporate parent Altria to New York-based private equity firm Sycamore Partners for $1.2 billion. Continue reading →

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Wine Spectator: Quilceda Creek Winemaking Team Jumps Ship

There’s nothing unusual about a winemaker changing jobs, but what happens when an entire winemaking team jumps ship to another winery? Continue reading →

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Terlato Sees Wine Consumers Trading Up In The On-Premise

With the U.S. on-premise enjoying a rebound this year after the shutdown of 2020, Illinois-based importer and marketer Terlato Wines says consumers appear increasingly eager to trade up within the higher echelons of the wine category. Continue reading →

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Spirits Growth Accelerates In Control States

After a modest first quarter, spirits volume has accelerated the past two months in the U.S. market’s 18 control jurisdictions to bring gains up to 7.8% cumulatively in the year-to-date through May, according to the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA). Continue reading →

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News Briefs for July 9, 2021

•Proximo Spirits has teamed with UFC to make Jose Cuervo the official Tequila of the mixed martial arts league. Continue reading →

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Exclusive: Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Sold To Private Equity Firm Sycamore Partners For $1.2 Billion

One of the largest winemakers in the U.S. is set to change hands. Continue reading →

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