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  • March 24, 2015

    E. & J. Gallo Announces Acquisition Of J Vineyards & Winery

    E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) and J Vineyards & Winery announced today that Gallo has agreed to purchase the critically-acclaimed sparkling wine producer.  Founded in 1986 by Judy Jordan, J Vineyards & Winery is located in Sonoma County's Russian River Valley and produces a wide rang...
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  • March 20, 2015

    Wine Institute Fact Sheet on Arsenic

    FACT SHEET

    Wine Institute is the association of 1,000 California wineries. In recent days, unfounded litigation has raised questions about the safety of California wine. We want to assure you that the health and safety of consumers is of the greatest importance to ou...
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  • March 19, 2015

    Martignetti Companies joins SevenFifty, a modern platform for the beverage alcohol trade

    New York, NY and Norwood, MA – March 12, 2014 -- Martignetti Companies, the leading wine and spirits distributor in Massachusetts, is joining SevenFifty, an online platform connecting beverage wholesalers to bars, restaurants, liquor stores, and wine shops across the United States.
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  • March 19, 2015

    Diageo to List Calorie Counts

    Diageo PLC is following the lead of the food industry by offering calorie counts and other content information on many of its biggest-selling products, from Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky to Smirnoff vodka.

    The world's biggest drinks company said Thursday that it would begin displaying...
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  • March 17, 2015

    Pernod Ricard has a competitive advantage: a young CEO

    Alexandre Ricard has spent the months leading up to his succession touting his strategy at Pernod Ricard: a focus on accelerated innovation.

    Pernod Ricard has a competitive advantage: the French spirits maker's new CEO isn't that much older than a Millennial.

    Alexandr...
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  • March 16, 2015

    Nielsen Spirits Analysis

    Distilled spirits growth decelerated in the most recent 4-week period ended 2/28/15MoM, though the 4-week growth of +6.1% still stands ahead of the 5.3% growth over the last 12 weeks, and the 4.6% growth seen over the last 52. Bourbon remained a standout, as were Irish and Canadian whiskey, and tequ...
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  • March 16, 2015

    DRIZLY RELAUNCHES WITH NEW BRAND IDENTITY, AND A COMPLETE RE-IMAGINATION OF THE LIQUOR STORE EXPERIENCE

    From the technology company powering fast, convenient alcohol delivery in more cities across the United States than anyone else, comes a new, fun mobile-lifestyle brand that evokes "The Joy of Drinking," along with completely re-designed multi-screen shopping experience.

    Dr...
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