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Pernod Ricard USA Celebrates Kenwood Wines Acquisition

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Pernod Ricard USA celebrates the announcement released today by its parent company, Paris-based Pernod Ricard, regarding its agreement to purchase a leading Sonoma wine brand – Kenwood – and related assets from F. Korbel & Bros. Bryan Fry, President and CEO, Pernod Ricard USA, said Kenwood’s premium Sonoma County wines will greatly benefit the company’s ... read more>

Three Beam Executives Resign Ahead of Suntory Takeover

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Beam, Inc. announced that its Chief Financial Officer and two other executives intend to resign their positions ahead of the impending sale to Suntory Holdings Ltd. Read the story, reported at ... read more>

NYSLSA Gears Up for Annual Celebration

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Tom Edwards, President of the New York State Liquor Store Association (NYSLSA), and its Board of Directors invite retailers, suppliers and wholesalers to attend the Annual Celebration, which is set to take place Thursday, May 1st at The Mansion on Delaware. The late Burt Notarius of Premier Wine and Spirits and WineDeals.com will be honored. ... read more>

Ste Michelle Wine Estates is now U.S. Importer for Miguel Torres S.A.

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Ste Michelle Wine Estates is now U.S. importer for Miguel Torres ... read more>

E & J Gallo Winery Aquires U.S. Distribution Rights for Italian Brand, Allegrini Estates

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Gallo acquires U.S. distribution rights for ... read more>

Diageo Hosts “Liquid Cellar Lounge” to Celebrate the Big Game

Monday, January 27th, 2014

In celebration of the Super Bowl, Diageo is hosting “The Diageo Liquid Cellar” – an event space in New York City’s Chelsea Arts District that will play host to some of the largest events during the week leading up to the big game. Diageo has paired Delta Air Lines and Sports Illustrated with some of ... read more>

Iberian Sangria Takes an Official Step

Friday, January 17th, 2014

There’s sangria, and now there’s Sangria. The European Parliament passed legislation in January establishing that true sangria comes from Spain or Portugal. Moving forward, if packaged versions of this popular mix of wine, brandy, sugar, chopped fruits, etc. come from other nations, they will have to clearly state their origin, as in Australian Sangria. So ... read more>

Suntory Holdings Set to Acquire Beam

Monday, January 13th, 2014

This past weekend, Suntory Limited and Beam Inc. (NYSE: BEAM) jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Suntory shall acquire all outstanding shares of Beam for $83.50 per share in cash or total consideration of approximately $16 billion, including the assumption of Beam’s outstanding net debt. The transaction consideration represents ... read more>

Sean “Diddy” Combs and Diageo Announce New Joint Venture and Acquisition of Luxury Tequila Brand DeLeón

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks business, and Sean Combs today announced that they have furthered their relationship by creating a new joint venture that has purchased luxury tequila brand DeLeón. The joint venture, a 50/50 global partnership between Diageo and Combs Wine & Spirits, builds on a strategic alliance formed by Diageo and Combs ... read more>

The Passing of Edgar Bronfman, Sr. Former Seagram’s CEO

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Former Seagram Company chairman Edgar Bronfman Sr. passed away the weekend of December 21-22, 2013 at his home in New York. He was 84. His father Samuel Bronfman founded Seagram in 1924. Edgar’s career there began with a position as apprentice taster, and eventually he oversaw production at the main distillery. In 1953, he took ... read more>
 
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