Author Archives: Donna Whitaker

Diageo’s Captain Morgan Distillery Suffers Minimal Damage from Hurricane Irma, Pledges $1 Million in Relief for U.S. Virgin Islands

Diageo lucked out.  The worst of Hurricane Irma passed to the north of St. Croix, where Diageo’s Captain Morgan Distillery is located, a Diageo spokesperson told us.  All of our employees were safe, the distillery was well-prepared, and we experienced … Continue reading

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Maryland Liquor Lobbyist Charged with Bribery

Matthew Gorman, a Hyattsville, Md., attorney and lobbyist was charged with bribery.  Federal officials say Gorman gave former Maryland State Delegate and former Prince George’s County

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Wine & Spirits Distributors Employ 74,000 Workers

Family-owned distributors employ more than 74,000 workers nationwide who earn a collective $6.5 billion in annual wages as part of an industry that generates more than $50 billion in tax revenue each year. This data is part of a new … Continue reading

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Southern Glazer’s to Rep Clase Azul Tequila

Clase Azul Spirits, producers of ultra-luxury Clase Azul Tequila, Clase Azul Mezcal and La Pinta Pomegranate Liqueur, signed a five-year contract appointing Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits to represent it in all SGWS markets, except New York.

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90+ Cellars Offers Special Edition Napa Cabernet to Mark 150th Lot

90+ Cellars introduced a limited release wine to mark the brand’s 150th Lot — a significant milestone for a company that has never owned a vineyard, grown a single grape or taken on any major investment.

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Sonoma County Wine Auction Raises a Record $5.2 Million

The money is going to Sonoma County charities focused on literacy, education, health and human services, the environment, and arts and culture. The auction tent buzzed with excitement with two lots that tied for the top lots of the day: … Continue reading

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