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FREE TO READ – What just-drinks said about the wine category – The review of 2017

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With the end of the year looming, just-drinks takes a look back at 2017. Here are the ten most-read comment pieces written by our wine industry observers over the last 12 months. Read more

This week in spirits and wine, featuring our top spirits articles from 2017, Becle’s move for Pendleton Whisky and Champagne’s anti-fraud foil

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Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global spirits & wine categories. Click the links to view our round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & bottled water. Read more

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Has a Week of Expansion

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Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits teams up with Oklahoma’s Jarboe Sales Company for a joint venture, and upgrades shipping operations. Read more

How to Build a Cheese Board Like a Pro

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Whether you're looking for something basic or more involved, these are the cheeses, wines and techniques that will help you conquer cheese board boredom. Read more

Some South Coast Vineyards Escape Major Damage from Wildfires

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Multiple blazes come very close to vineyards across Southern California. Read more

Diageo says Brexit trade deal losses are “manageable” – report

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Diageo has reportedly said the loss of EU trade deals through Brexit would be "unwelcome, but... manageable". Read more

Interview: WSWA President & CEO Craig Wolf On The Direct Shipping Issue

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As e-commerce continues to gain momentum in the beverage alcohol arena, the practice of interstate shipping of wine by retailers has become a highly contentious issue—especially after carriers like UPS and FedEx began refusing such shipments in most ca... Read more

News Briefs for December 14, 2017

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•In case you missed it, earlier this morning SND reported news of Casa Cuervo’s $205 million acquisition of the Pendleton Whisky portfolio from Oregon-based Hood River Distillers. The Canada-sourced whisky label sells about 250,000 cases annually. Clic... Read more

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for December 14, 2017

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•The Boston Beer Company has partnered with the Boston Red Sox to make Samuel Adams Boston Lager the baseball team’s official beer. Beginning in 2018, Fenway Park will have two Sam Adams-themed bars—the “Sam Deck” and “Sammy’s On Third”—as well …... Read more

Irish Wine Association warns cancer labels would create “a logistical nightmare”

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The Irish Wine Association has attacked a government proposal to add cancer-warning labels to alcohol products. Read more