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Interview: Jim Clerkin, President And CEO, Moët Hennessy North America

With the pivotal holiday selling period now upon us, wine and spirits marketers are looking to make the most of every opportunity. Always among the most prominent players at this time of year is luxury titan Moët Hennessy—with U.S. volume of 4.9 million cases, according to Impact Databank—whose upscale stable is heavily geared toward celebratory and gifting occasions. Veteran drinks executive Jim Clerkin has helmed the French company’s U.S. business since 2010, and added Canada and Mexico to his purview on November 1, taking the title of president and CEO, Moët Hennessy North America. SND senior editor Daniel Marsteller recently met with Clerkin to discuss the holiday outlook. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 3, 2015

Exclusive: Moët Hennessy Launches New Upscale Sonoma Wine Brand, Smoke Tree

Known as an aggressive acquirer of leading luxury brands, Moët Hennessy has started from scratch with the creation of a new super-premium Sonoma wine franchise called Smoke Tree. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 30, 2015