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E&J Gallo acquires over 30 wine and spirits brands from Constellation

Published:  04 April, 2019

E&J Gallo has acquired over 30 wine and spirits brands and six winemaking facilities from Constellation Brands in a $1.7 billion deal.


Harpers Design Awards 2018: The winners

Published:  10 December, 2018

Good design may only sell the one, first bottle if the liquid inside is discovered to be below par. But present the most sublime booze in a mediocre or off-putting package and the painstaking craft of the distiller or winemaker is likely to be left collecting dust.


Jerry Lockspeiser: Are wine drinkers being duped?

Published:  23 July, 2018

So, it’s au revoir to Monsieur Paillard, for 20 years the President of the Commission for the Protection of Champagne. He has thrown his toys out of the pram at the news that Champagne Palmer has signed an exclusive distribution deal in the US with Constellation Brand’s fine wine division.


Cannabis ‘the big green elephant in the room’ for drinks sector claims report

Published:  05 June, 2018

The global alcoholic drinks industry is facing a moment of reckoning as cannabis laws across the world continue to be relaxed. 


Carlyle Group buys Accolade Wines for AUD$1bn

Published:  05 April, 2018

In what has been a tumultuous week for wine, it has now emerged that Accolade Wines, the biggest volume supplier of wines to the UK off-trade, has been bought out by multinational investment firm Carlyle Group.