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Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Portfolio Sees Its Innovation Efforts Pay Off

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Washington state’s top wine player, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has posted impressive growth over the past few years, led by its flagship Chateau Ste. Michelle franchise, which sells more than 3.4 million cases annually. The group’s top brands also include … Continue reading

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News Briefs for August 23, 2017

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•Cognac shipments reached a new peak by both volume and value in the 12 months through July, according to the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC). During the period, Cognac exports grew by 10.2% in volume to 190 million bottles … Continue reading

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for August 23, 2017

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•Comstock Park, Michigan’s Perrin Brewing, part of the Oskar Blues portfolio, has partnered with Windy City Distributing to enter the Chicago market. Perrin’s Chicago launch, which begins this week, will include the brewer’s Black Ale, 98 Problems IPA, Blackberry IPA … Continue reading

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Responsible drinking issues around the world – The IARD Digest – August 2017

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Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at what's going on in-market to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society. Read more

Treasury Wine Estates hands Finnish distribution to Altia

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Treasury Wine Estates is to switch distribution partner in Finland, with Altia donning the mantle later this year. Read more

Republicans Ready for Tax Reform, But Will Excise Taxes be Included?

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Republican lawmakers are officially shifting focus to federal tax reform, and they pinky swear it will be easier to pass than the healthcare overhaul, per Market Watch. This could be good news for the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of ... Read more

Wild Beers You’ll Fall For

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Wild ales are layered, complex and sometimes compared to fine red wine. Try the wide range of flavor in this sophisticated yet funky group of beers. Read more

Why wine communication sucks – Industry Comment

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When were you last swept away by a piece of wine advertising? Compared to other drinks categories, the wine industry continues to push education and not emotion as its primary marketing tool. Please, pleads wine marketer Reka Haros, no more. Read more

Restaurant Latour

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Hyperlocal Northeast cuisine that includes foraged ingredients and rare-breed pigs meets one of the most important cellars in the country. Read more

Oriole

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Hidden down an alley, this eatery boasts two Michelin stars. Wine Director Aaron McManus has crafted a fantastic Old World-focused pairing program. Read more