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News Briefs for March 23, 2015

•A California federal judge has put a class action suit against Tito’s Handmade Vodka producer Fifth Generation Inc. on hold because of a technical issue, but has also rejected most of Fifth Generation’s arguments aimed at dismissing the suit, which maintains that Fifth Generation misled consumers with its “handmade” claim. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 23, 2015

Interview: On-Premise Specialist The Mark Wine Group Projects 25% Growth

Austin, Texas-based wine sales and marketing firm The Mark Wine Group has carved out a niche as a specialist for the on-premise arena, connecting family-owned and independent wineries with national restaurant and hotel chains. Launched in 2007 with a single partner producer—Napa’s Boisset Collection—The Mark Wine Group’s portfolio has since grown to include Mionetto USA, Vintage Point, Hahn Family Wines, Bogle Vineyards and O’Neill Vintners & Distillers, among others. This year, it’s projecting growth of 25%-30% and sales of roughly 230,000 cases. The Mark Wine Group founder and president Mark Gmur recently spoke with Shanken News Daily associate editor Christina Jelski to discuss the outlook for both the company and the on-premise market as a whole. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 21, 2015

Darden Unloads Red Lobster For $2.1 Billion

Darden Restaurants has sold its 705-unit Red Lobster brand to investment firm Golden Gate Capital for $2.1 billion in cash. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 16, 2014