Treasury Wine Estate’s Sales Rise 10.4% in Americas, Volume Up 3.1%

Treasury Wine Estates reports a “robust” growth in volume, up 3.1% to 15.45 million cases, driven by the acquisition of Diageo Wine and underlying portfolio growth.

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Gallo Acquires Germain-Robin California Brandy

  1. & J. Gallo Winery said it purchase Germain-Robin, California’s first luxury brandy.

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Willamette Valley Vineyards Net Jumps 27% in 2d Quarter

Willamette Valley Vineyards reports net of $461,668, or 9 cents a share, for the second quarter of 2017, up from $362,481, or 7 cents a share, a year earlier.

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What’s Driving Acquisition of Craft Distillers? Fear. What Big – and Small – Distillers Need to Consider in the M&A Dance

Large distilled spirits companies have looked at what’s happened in the beer space and vowed not to repeat the same mistake.

The “mistake,” of course, was ignoring the growth of craft beer until Big Beer found that, like Pac Man, craft brewers were steadily eating away at Big Beer’s market share.

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The Secret Sauce in Acquiring a Craft Distiller? Balance

“The secret sauce is that you need to balance between size and scale to maintain a direct connection with consumers” PwC’s Akshat Dubey and Rakesh Mani told us.  Obviously, the distillery needs a taproom, but not just to serve its products.

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Who & What –

Vineyard Brands, Birmingham, Ala., hired Lara Sailer Long as its VP-Director of Brand Strategy.  She joins from Pebble Beach Food & Wine, where she was executive wine director.

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