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Minimum Unit Pricing comes to Scotland in May

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The Scottish Government has set a date for Minimum Unit Pricing to come into force.  Read more

Bacardi’s possible resurgence, how Q3 panned out and how my drinks stock tips have performed in 2017 – The just-drinks Analyst

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Rounding off his first full year with us, just-drinks resident analyst Ian Shackleton prepares for Christmas with a look at recent developments at Bacardi, a review of results from the third quarter and a look at how his stock tips have done this year.... Read more

The RNDC-Breakthru Deal: Challenges And Opportunities Ahead

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Yesterday, Shanken News Daily exclusively reported that the nation’s second- and third-ranked wine and spirits wholesalers—Republic National Distributing Co. (RNDC) and Breakthru Beverage Group (BBG)—have agreed to merge to create a distribution giant ... Read more

LVMH Takes 60% Stake In Napa Valley’s Colgin Cellars

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Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has agreed to acquire a 60% stake in Napa Valley winery Colgin Cellars. Ann Colgin and her husband Joe Wender will retain a 40% stake in the business and maintain their leadership roles at the luxury … Continue reading... Read more

More On Liquor Stores NA’s U.S. Exit

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Canada-based retail operator Liquor Stores NA announced yesterday that it would be selling off its interests in the lower 48 U.S. states to concentrate on its operations in Alberta, British Columbia and Alaska. According to the company, the move will r... Read more

News Briefs for November 21, 2017

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•Proximo Spirits is expanding its Irish whiskey portfolio with the launch of The Sexton Single Malt. Retailing at $28 a 750-ml., The Sexton is made from 100% malted barley and triple-distilled in copper pot stills. It’s then aged for four … Conti... Read more

Moet Hennessy ups California footprint with Colgin Cellars stake buy

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Moet Hennessy has expanded its presence in California's wine lands, taking majority control of Napa Valley's Colgin Cellars. Read more

Breakthru Beverage Group, Republic National Distributing Co open to synergies ahead of merger – just-drinks exclusive

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Republic National Distributing Co has not ruled out job cuts in relation to its planned merger with fellow US alcohol distributor Breakthru Beverage Group. Read more

Initial Thoughts on RNDC, Breakthru Deal

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As was reported yesterday, RNDC and Breakthru unveiled plans for a merger in 2018 [see WSD 11-20-2017]. Together BRNDC (as we've taken to calling the new entity) will represent $12 billion in sales and span 30 markets. It will be the second largest dis... Read more

Treasury Wine Estates sponsors UK’s NME Awards with 19 Crimes

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Treasury Wine Estates has announced a tie-up between its 19 Crimes wine brand and music website New Musical Express' awards in London. Read more