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04/12/18

Breakthru Beverage Group Affiliate Achieves Continued Growth Across Footprint... Connecticut Distributors Inc., (CDI), an affiliate of Breakthru Beverage Group, acquired New England Wine & Spirits. New England Wine & Spirits has achieved recognition for its significant portfolio of fine wines and Direct Imports, from their long-held relationships with suppliers in France, Italy, South Africa, and South America. With this acquisition, CDI will now have state-wide exclusivity for Barefoot Cellars, Bogle Vineyards, and Wente Vineyards ...

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The $75 million investment by AGR and existing shareholders will help support future winery and brand acquisitions and expansion-related production efficiencies. Recent Vintage Wine Estates acquisitions include Tamarack Cellars (Washington State), Firesteed Vineyards, (Oregon), and the California brands Layer Cake, Cherry Pie and If You See Kay. Over the past several years, Vintage Wine Estates added Cameron Hughes, B.R. Cohn Winery, Swanson Vineyards and Delectus ...

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Report from WiVi: There is still a little bit of a stigma about machine harvesting but labor is short, particularly at peak times

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Brand acquisition is the latest investment in Oregon by a California wine company

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For wine grapes, the decade-long stats show total acreage increasing about 13 percent, while tonnage grew about 10 percent. The grower price per ton shot up about 37 percent

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Finally, in Lodi - the source of more than 20 percent of all California wine - farmers are making more money per ton for grapes that make sense?

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The group has got momentum and enthusiasm and determination. And it's something when you get the French and Californians in a room together and we're not arguing over anything."

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Exports of Beaujolais boomed in the past year boosted by the entry-level category.

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded block grants to flexibly support many different recovery efforts, including but not limited to, housing needs, economic revitalization, and improvements to infrastructure

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The better part of a decade in the works, a large warehouse project is now under construction at the entrance to the Eighth Street East industrial parks near the city of Sonoma

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A Kentucky bill allowing limited direct-to-consumer spirits and wine shipments is expected to be signed into law this week. Fueled by rising Bourbon tourism, HB 400 would permit visitors to the state's distilleries and wineries to purchase bottles and have them shipped home, as well as join subscription clubs. The measure was approved by the state's House last month and passed by the Senate on April 2. Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has until Friday to either veto or sign the bill, at which time the legislation will automatically become law if no action is taken.

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham residents Ben Von Doussa and John Barton came before the Borough of Chatham Council on Monday night to explain that they have recently obtained a license from New Jersey to sell out-of-state wine and will soon be open for business

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He honed his craft at Rothbury Estate in the Hunter Valley under two industry giants, Len Evans and Murray Tyrrell, in the 1980s, having begun his love affair with grapes when he planted his first vineyard on his family farm in Mudgee in mid-western New South Wales the mid-70s while still a boy

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The Tennessee General Assembly this week approved legislation allowing Tennesseans to buy wine in grocery stores on Sundays and most holidays, and Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday he will sign it into law

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As wine tastings go it is fair to say that Victor Smart really got the short straw - a guest of top cork producer Amorim who wanted to get a group of hapless sommeliers and journalists together to 'taste the taint' - smell and taste a collection of wines that were corked, ruined by TCA, TBA, Brett, reduction and oxidisation. Sorry Victor, a nice bottle of Bordeaux is in the post

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The Burgundy-obsessed wine impresario helped shape a generation of wine professionals-and is doubling down with a new festival

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In dispute: the freedom to use the name "prosecco". At stake: a rapidly expanding market worth hundreds of millions of dollars for sparkling wines with "prosecco" on the label

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Despite the fact that many women have studied oenology, Portugal hasn't seen many female winemakers and producers. But that's starting to shift with these five women, who are producing distinguished bottles that showcase their unique wine country in every glass

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How a number of today's wine programs are bridging the gap between natural and not