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News Briefs for April 6, 2020

•San Francisco-based importer ImpEx Beverages has introduced Penderyn 10-Year-Old Madeira Cask-Finished, a single barrel release from Welsh whisky maker Penderyn Distillery. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 6, 2020

Wirtz Family Takes Ownership Of Missouri Wholesaler Major Brands

The Wirtz family is expanding its presence in the Missouri market’s wholesale tier, agreeing to acquire control of wine, spirits, and beer distributor Major Brands, in which it already held an undisclosed stake. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 25, 2020

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for August 14, 2018

•Holland, Michigan’s Coppercraft Distillery has brought its Straight Rye Whiskey back to the market after a two-year hiatus. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 14, 2018

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 20, 2017

•Boston Beer’s Samuel Adams has reformulated its Rebel IPA, adding several hops to the year-round brew’s recipe. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 20, 2017

News Briefs for March 9, 2016

•Missouri’s Major Brands has appointed Scott Johnson as president of sales, effective May 1. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 9, 2016

Interview: Wirtz Beverage Group EVP Danny Wirtz

With a wholesale and brokerage footprint spanning Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nevada, Missouri and Iowa, Wirtz Beverage Group (WBG) currently ranks as the sixth-largest wine and spirits distributor in the U.S. (it’s also present in Canada, where it serves as Diageo’s exclusive broker). For 2014, Impact Newsletter projects that Wirtz will see revenues rise 1.4% to $1.77 billion, representing a 3.4% share of the wine and spirits market’s middle tier. Shanken News Daily senior editor Daniel Marsteller recently interviewed WBG executive vice president Danny Wirtz to get an update on market conditions and see where the company is headed in the new year. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 12, 2014

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