Category Archives: Spirits

Gallo Buys Germain-Robin

E&J Gallo Winery purchased Germain-Robin, which claims to have made California’s first luxury brandy.  Terms weren’t disclosed.

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Amid Health Worries About Copper Cups, ‘Merican Mule Distributes Canned Moscow Mule in Southern Calif.

Amid speculation that drinking from a copper mug is potentially poisonous, ‘Merican Mule, Inc, said it is distributing a canned version of Moscow Mule across Los Angeles and Orange County. “You no longer need to go to a bar or … Continue reading

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WSWA Releases Report on Members’ Philanthropy

A tip of the hat to Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America which today issued a report detailing its members’ community engagement and philanthropy.  It’s the second time WSWA has issued the report, which is intended to come out every … Continue reading

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Bud Light Kicks Off 2017 NFL Season With New Team Packaging

Bud Light said it will continue its tradition of NFL team-themed packaging in both cans and aluminum bottles. In total, there will be 28 new designs to celebrate 28 NFL teams across the country and a special 36-pack with all … Continue reading

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Gallo Acquires Germain-Robin California Brandy

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

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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, … Continue reading

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