Author Archives: Joel Whitaker

Luxco Refreshes David Nicholson 1843 Packaging

The brand’s packaging refresh includes a sleeker, contemporary bottle and a cleaner label design. With the addition of a natural cork and embossing on the shoulder of the bottle, the packaging now reflects the award-winning bourbon inside. David Nicholson 1843 … Continue reading

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Texas Business Assn. Sues ABC, Seeks Fair Application of Tied-House

Citing recent examples of Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) withholding permits from a convenience store in South Texas and a Texas-based food and beverage distribution company, Texas Association of Business and McLane, a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary, sued Texas Alcoholic Beverage … Continue reading

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Pernod Ricard Joins in Sponsoring Oceanographic Research

Pernod Ricard joined with the family-controlled Paul Richard Oceanography Institute to launch Project “Take Off.”  Project Take Off focuses primarily on supporting young scientific researchers to help preserve the oceans. Based on the artistic residency model, the Paul Ricard Oceanography … Continue reading

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Jimmy Hendrix Estate Sues Hendrix’s Brother Over Bottle Design

The Purple Haze liqueur bottle features a stylized drawing of the late guitarist as well as his signature. A federal court in Georgia noted Hendrix’s “undeniable fame,” and said Tiger Paw Distributors, hadn’t any right to use the word “Jimi” … Continue reading

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Molson Coors Debt Ratings Downgraded to Near Junk

Molson Coors Brewing Co. and Molson Coors International LP‘s long-term debt ratings were downgraded to “BBB-” from “BBB,” a move that puts the debt perilously close to being rating non-investment grade, or “junk.”  Short-term ratings were also cut, to F3 … Continue reading

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Barnes & Noble to Sell Wine, Beer in 4 Stores

Barnes & Noble said it will open four concept stores in the next year that will feature restaurants with “an expanded menu along with a beer and wine offering.”  The first store will be in Eastchester, N.Y., and will open … Continue reading

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