Alert: Sazerac Acquires 19 Diageo Brands for $550 Million
FILED NOVEMBER 12, 2018 The Sazerac Company is acquiring 19 brands from Diageo for $550 million. Read More
FL Importer Calls CA Shipping Laws Obviously Discriminatory
FILED NOVEMBER 8, 2018 The interstate shipping debate in California continues as Florida-based Orion Wine Imports tries to change up the state's regulations for direct shipping to retailers. Read More
Election Results: Marijuana Legalization Moves Forward
FILED NOVEMBER 7, 2018 The votes are in and marijuana made further legalization headway last night. Michigan became the tenth state to legalize recreational marijuana alongside CA, ME, MA, NV, CO, WA, AK, OR and VT. Read More
Campari Reaps Benefits of Brand Building Efforts
FILED NOVEMBER 6, 2018 Although Campari's organic sales were only up 1% in the US for Q3, its combined nine-month performance came in at a healthy 4.3% organic growth for the period ending September. Read More
Vintage Wine Estates Picks Up Qupe Brand
FILED NOVEMBER 5, 2018 After picking up the Distillery No. 209 brand last week, Vintage Wine Estates has now purchased wine brand Qupe from V2 Wine Group. The purchase includes the brand and inventory, but sale price was not disclosed. Read More
American Whiskey Pioneer Dave Pickerell has Passed Away
FILED NOVEMBER 2, 2018 We regret to report master distiller and beloved alcohol industry legend Dave Pickerell died yesterday. There is no doubt the industry will feel the weight of this loss, because if you drink American whiskey, odds are good you Read More
Coppola Branches Out into Cannabis
FILED NOVEMBER 1, 2018 Francis Ford Coppola, owner of The Family Coppola wine company, is venturing into the cannabis business, skipping over cannabis-infused products and going straight to offering flower. The cannabis brand, called The Grower's Series, won't be under the wine company label, instead it is part of a new subsidiary called Sana Company. Read More
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