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The Passing of Patrick Ricard

Monday, August 20th, 2012

The Ricard family, the board of directors and general management have informed us of the sad news of Patrick Ricard’s sudden death Friday. The staff of SA Paul Ricard as well as the 18 000 employees of Pernod Ricard group share the grief of the family. A tribute to him will be paid in the ... read more>

Last Call: The Year Was 1937

Friday, August 17th, 2012

What’s in a name when it comes to a cocktail? A lot, according to the New York State Supreme Court back in the freewheeling first years following the Repeal of Prohibition. During those struggling economic times, some bars and restaurants in New York City took advantage of consumers by substituting lesser-quality rums for Bacardi when ... read more>

The Passing of Owsley Brown Frazier, Former Vice Chairman of Brown-Forman

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Owsley Brown Frazier, former vice chairman of Brown-Forman Corporation and well-known Louisville community philanthropist, died today after a long illness.  He was 77 years old. Owsley Brown Frazier served as an executive at Brown-Forman for 45 years and as a member of the board of directors for more than 40 years. He was elected vice ... read more>

Glittering Future for Champagne and Sparkling Wines

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Sales could quadruple in developing markets, TNS ... read more>

Brand Profile: SHFT, From Paso With Purpose

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

While it is a classic G-S-M blend, the Tempranillo makes it 'uniquely ... read more>

J Vineyards & Winery Kicks Off 2012 Sparkling Wine Harvest

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

J Vineyards & Winery harvested its first grapes of the 2012 season early this ... read more>

Brand Profile: Wines for a New Generation

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Fresh Trio from Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines Targets a Younger ... read more>

News From TTB: Proposed Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

U.S. Customs seeks comments on proposed in-bond regulation's regulatory flexibility ... read more>

Talkin Tech: Google Drops Alcohol Product Listings

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Last month, without much notice, Google dropped all wine, beer and liquor from their product listing service. This move was in connection with a change to their free Google Products service which is becoming a paid advertising service called Google Shopping. Google Products represented between 10-15% of eCommerce revenue irrespective of the size of a ... read more>

Tasting Corner: The Other Blanc

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Chenin's secret: it holds onto its acidity whether picked early or ... read more>
 
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