Wine & Spirits

Constellation Brands reports fiscal 2014 results

Grupo Modelo, Crown Imports acquisitions drive significant sales increase
April 10, 2014

Constellation Brands Inc., Victor, N.Y., reported net sales for the 2014 fiscal year were more than $4.8 billion, a 74 percent increase, following its acquisition of the Grupo Modelo U.S. beer business.


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Rosa Brut Nature Rosé Malbec

April 10, 2014

Wine importer Cabernet Corp. introduced Rosa Brut Nature Rosé Malbec to the U.S. market.


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Bacardi announces CEO’s retirement

Spirits company plans to announce interim CEO shortly
April 8, 2014

The board of directors of Hamilton, Bermuda-based Bacardi Ltd. announced the departure of President and Chief Executive Officer Ed Shirley. Shirley expressed his plans to retire after his 36-year career, the company says.


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Sugar Island Coconut and Spiced Rums

April 8, 2014

Trinchero Family Estates introduced the first new product innovation line in its Trinchero National Spirits division: Sugar Island Coconut and Spiced Rums.


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Cruzan Peach Rum

March 31, 2014

Beam Inc. added a new Peach flavor to its line of Cruzan Rums.


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Blue Ice Creme Brulee Vodka

March 27, 2014

Blue Ice Vodka, a brand of 21st Century Spirits, introduced its first flavored vodka: Blue Ice Crème Brûlée Vodka.


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Constellation, Vats Liquor enter long-term agreement

Partnership to develop Robert Mondavi brand in China
March 26, 2014

Hong Kong-based Vats Liquor and Constellation Brands Inc., Victor, N.Y., announced a long-term strategic agreement to jointly develop the wine brand Robert Mondavi in China. Vats Liquor and Constellation will work together to exclusively market and promote the brand. The format and the scale of this agreement are unique in the global wine industry, the companies say.


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Bacardi rum recycles water through ‘Good Spirited’ sustainability initiative

Ecological goals also focus on sustainable packaging
March 25, 2014

Because water is key to its production processes, Hamilton, Bermuda-based Bacardi Ltd. has set new goals through its “Good Spirited” global sustainability program in order to become more ecologically responsible for the production of its flagship brand, Bacardi Rum, it says.


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Black Stallion Los Carneros Pinot Noir

March 21, 2014

Black Stallion Estate Winery, part of DFV Wines, introduced its 2012 Black Stallion Los Carneros Pinot Noir.


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Paddy Bee Sting and Devil’s Apple

March 19, 2014

In line with the growing popularity of Irish and flavored whiskeys, Pernod Ricard USA introduced two new products that cover both trends.


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Wine Riot - Chicago

Second Glass hosted Wine Riot in Chicago on May 2 and 3. Wine Riot offered attendees an all-access pass to hundreds of new wines as well as multiple educational sessions about different wine styles and varietals. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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Crafting growth: A look into the bourgeoning craft beer market

Learn how the beer segment is performing and where it is heading, what to consider before expanding your markets and innovations that are captivating consumer audiences.

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Maintaining beverage dispensing equipment

Iuliana Nita, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics global marketing manager of food and beverage, offers her insights about ensuring sanitary performance of beverage dispensing equipment in foodservice applications. She also will offer some tips about choosing the right kind of tubing to handle acidic beverages.

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