Duckhorn Acquires Calera Wine

Duckhorn Wine Co. (DWC) acquired Calera Wine Co. (“Calera”).  The sale includes the Calera winery, time-honored brand, tasting room, estate vineyards, and all inventory and assets.  Terms weren’t disclosed.

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Moderate Drinking Linked to 13% to 25% Lower All-Cause Death

When it comes to the risk of cardiovascular disease mortality, results of the study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology was even better:  a 21% reduction for men and a 34% reduction for women.

The study is significant in that it involved 333,247 U.S. adults.

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Behind Anheuser-Busch’s Push into Employer Branding

We were fascinated last week when we ran a story about a new employer branding initiative at Anheuser-Busch.  What exactly is employer branding, we wondered, and what is the business plan?

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Why We Think Expensive Wine Tastes Better

Price labels influence our liking of wine: The same wine tastes better to participants when it is labeled with a higher price tag.

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F.Y.I. —

How We Got to Charlottesville:

The History of White Supremacist Groups

An interesting discussion on WDET’s “Detroit Today.”  You’ll find it interesting, but it runs nearly an hour.  You can hear it here.

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Beer Growth Under Pressure, Squeezed the Most On-Premise

While overall beer category sales are challenged in both on and off-premise, growth rates are under even more pressure in traditional On Premise (restaurant and bars), Nielsen researchers report.

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