Chivas 18 Wins Trophy at IWSC

The Pernod Ricard Scotch whisky won the Blended Scotch Whisky trophy at the International Wine and Spirit Competition. From the press release:   New York, NY (August 18, 2014) – Pernod Ricard USA and Chivas Brothers...

Major Personnel Changes at Bacardi

Robert Furniss-Roe, Regional President of North America for the company, is leaving Bacardi and will be replaced by Peter J. Carr. Carr was most recently Executive Vice President at Glazer's Distributors. Bacardi also announced that...

Constellation Brands Acquires Casa Noble Tequila

The deal is expected to close next month, and terms have not yet been publicly announced. From the press release:   VICTOR, N.Y., August 13, 2014 - Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage...

Former Industry Executives Launch New International Wine Company

The former executives from E&J Gallo and Constellation Brands came together to form Aspira, which is launching a brand portfolio of wines in Asia. From the press release:   SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 13, 2014)...

J.P. Wiser’s Sponsors ESPN Fantasy Football

The whisky brand is tying its sponsorship to a new marketing campaign, "Make the Wiser Call," which will include TV and online ads throughout the fall. From the press release:   NEW YORK (August 13, 2014)...

New Tasting Room for Madrigal Winery

The Napa Valley company recently opened a new tasting room in Sausalito, which will be open seven days a week. From the press release:   Sausalito, CA, August 6, 2014 On August 1st, the Madrigal Family...

Crowdsourced Wine from Columbia Crest

Washington-based Columbia Crest is asking internet users to help the company create a crowdsourced Cabernet Sauvignon. Over 18 months, interested participants can visit www.crowdsourcedcabernet to help make decisions in the winemaking process. From the...

Rocca Sveva Castelcerino Soave Superiore

Mionetto USA affiliate MW Imports is debuting the 2012 vintage of the new Cru DOCG Soave in the U.S. It contains flavors of yellow plum, quince, sage, spice and citrus, according to the company....

Midnight Moon Moonshine

Piedmont Distillers has released its Midnight Moon in "half-moon" 375-ml. trial size jars. The new size is available in Apple Pie, Strawberry and Blueberry. The new size jars are distilled from corn, handcrafted in...

Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary

To celebrate Wild Turkey's Master Distiller, Jimmy Russell, being with the company for 60 years, the brand is releasing a Diamond Anniversary limited-edition. The new release is a blend of 13- and 16-year old...