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Former Banfi president Harry Mariani dies

Former president of Banfi Vintners Harry Mariani, who helped introduce Americans to Italian wine, has died in New York aged 78.

Thursday, January 7th, 2016 No Comments »

Iowa craft brewers given boost

A change in Iowa law will now allow the state’s craft brewers to sell to their mid-western neighbours.

Thursday, January 7th, 2016 No Comments »

Stoli responds to Russian legal threat

SPI Group, producer of Stolichnaya vodka, has accused the Russian government of engaging in a campaign of harassment following a legal ruling that could see the brand taken into state ownership.

Thursday, January 7th, 2016 No Comments »

California offering a success for Armit

A pre-Christmas offering of top Californian wines by Armit Wines was hailed a success by the merchant as buyers swooped on Diamond Creek and Bien Nacido.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 No Comments »

Stoli open to Russian government lawsuit

Drinks producer SPI Group is facing a trademark dispute that could see its Stolichnaya vodka brand taken into Russian state control following a US court ruling.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 No Comments »

Fine wine in focus: California

Italy and Champagne are hot topics in fine wine at the moment but California, and Napa in particular, is emerging strongly too.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 No Comments »

Diageo completes £361m sale of wine brands

Diageo has completed the sale of its US-based Chateau & Estate Wines and UK-based Percy Fox to Australia’s Treasury Wine Estates in a deal worth £361 million.

Monday, January 4th, 2016 No Comments »

New CFO for Boston Beer Co

The Boston Beer Company has appointed former Kraft finance officer, Frank Smalla, as its new CFO.

Monday, December 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Son of beer magnate found guilty of father’s murder

The son of a wealthy Canadian brewer has been found guilty of murdering his father, whose family owns the country’s oldest independent brewery.

Monday, December 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Downey threatened with defamation suit

Wine authentication expert, Maureen Downey, has had a defamation lawsuit filed against her by Dragon 8 founder, Gil Lempert-Schwarz.

Monday, December 21st, 2015 2 Comments »

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