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News Briefs for May 13, 2015

•Tuscany’s Tenuta Sette Ponti, part of the Kobrand porfolio in the U.S., is introducing a new 100% Sangiovese wine, Vigna dell’Impero, which will be made only in the best vintage years. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 13, 2015

Brown-Forman’s Sales Up 5% In Its Fiscal First Half, But Strong Dollar Impacts Earnings

Brown-Forman achieved solid sales growth in its recently completed fiscal second quarter, but its net income of $208 million, or 97 cents a share, fell about 8% shy of analysts’ consensus projection of $1.05. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 3, 2014

Interview, Part 1: Bill Foley, Founder, Foley Family Wines

After years of impressive growth, achieved both organically and via acquisition activity, Foley Family Wines (FFW) continues to expand rapidly in 2014. FFW’s existing portfolio is enjoying double-digit growth this year as it approaches the 2-million-case threshold, and the company recently bolstered its lineup by entering Oregon with the purchase of Willamette Valley-based Four Graces winery. SND managing editor Peter Zwiebach recently met with FFW founder and owner Bill Foley at the company’s Chalk Hill Winery to discuss FFW’s evolution into one of the U.S. premium wine market’s key players and take a look at the path ahead. In Part 1 of this two-part interview, Foley talks about FFW’s best-performing brands, as well as some current challenges and the company’s acquisition strategy. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 19, 2014

News Briefs for April 11, 2014

Moët Hennessy’s global sales fell 8% on a reported basis in the three months through March, its fiscal first quarter, while organic revenues slipped 3%. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 11, 2014

Brown-Forman Sharpens Focus On Sonoma-Cutrer, Korbel Post-Fetzer

Earlier this year, Brown-Forman sold Fetzer and other Hopland, California-based wine brands including Bonterra, Five Rivers and Little Black Dress to Chilean winemaker Concha y Toro. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 24, 2011

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