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Bordeaux, Meet Air Jordan

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Two icons of sports and wine, Michael Jordan and Bordeaux, meet via a striking sneaker. Now your shoes can match what’s in your glass. Read more

The Champions of Underdog Grapes in Napa Valley

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Napa means Cabernet and Chardonnay. But despite high rents, these producers are taking chances with offbeat grapes to make a different kind of Napa wine. Read more

Constellation Approaches Brown-Forman With Takeover Offer

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The Brown family, owners of whiskey distilleries Jack Daniel's and Woodford Reserve, tell the beverage conglomerate thanks, but no thanks. Read more

5 Places to Visit in the Sonoma Valley

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Estate-grown wine abounds, but also quench your thirst with a microbrew, visit a gourmet diner, and explore the spectacular Jack London State Historic Park. Read more

Constellation Deal For Brown-Forman Would Create 20M-Case U.S. Spirits Player

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Yesterday, news broke that Constellation may be lining up its next acquisition target, Louisville, Kentucky-based Brown-Forman. Such a deal remains highly uncertain, given that Brown-Forman’s fifth-generation controlling shareholder, the Brown family, has long preferred to remain independent. But the prospect … Continue reading

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Bacardi To Unveil New Rum In Collaboration With Major Lazer

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Bacardi has named DJ and producer Jillionaire, of the group Major Lazer, as “Minister of Rum”—a hybrid of a brand ambassador, influencer and creative and cultural strategist—and is prepping the launch of an associated Bacardi Major Lazer rum. The new … Continue reading

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Wine Spectator: Ernie Els Wines Co-Owner Buys Historic South African Winery Stellenzicht

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The co-owner of Ernie Els Wines is expanding his Stellenbosch presence, buying the neighboring Stellenzicht winery. Baron Hans von Staff-Reitzenstein, who has been majority shareholder in Ernie Els wines since 2015, has purchased the farm and winery from Lusan Holdings. … Continue reading

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News Briefs for May 24, 2017

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•Total Wine & More is expanding in the Houston area with two new outposts, both slated to open in former Goody Goody liquor store locations. A recently shuttered Goody Goody in Houston’s Copperfield Village Shopping Center is set to reopen … Continue reading

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for May 24, 2017

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•San Francisco-based North Channel Distillery has introduced Frisco, a Pisco-inspired unaged brandy. Produced with wine made from California grapes, Frisco ($35 a 750-ml.) is double distilled in a copper pot still, then undergoes a charcoal mellowing process. The 45%-abv entry … Continue reading

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Constellation Brands and Brown-Forman? Keep it in the family – Editor’s Viewpoint

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Has someone got their cheeky hat on, or has Constellation Brands got a bit too big for its boots? Yesterday's reports linking Constellation with Brown-Forman can only be one of these two, and I think I know which one it is. Read more