Why I Got into Cannabis with Zack Crafton
FILED NOVEMBER 14, 2018 Last week we published the first part of our series of interviews with wine and spirits executives who have made the switch from the alcohol industry over to cannabis. Today Zack Crafton, former Naked Wines exec and now founder and ceo of Big Moon Sky, a direct-to-consumer cannabis supplier, shares his insights. Read More
Alert, Beam Suntory Names New President of North America
FILED NOVEMBER 14, 2018 Beam Suntory has promoted Greg Hughes to president, North America, effective January 1, 2019. Greg will take on the responsibility for the North America region from Albert Baladi, who you'll recall, was recently named Beam Suntory president and ceo, effective April 1, 2019 [see WSD 10-04-2018]. Read More
Trump Drags Wine into Feud with French President
FILED NOVEMBER 13, 2018 During an early morning Twitter tirade directed at France, President Trump took umbrage that the country's wine tariffs are prohibitive to US wine exports. Read More
Alert: Sazerac Acquires 19 Diageo Brands for $550 Million
FILED NOVEMBER 12, 2018 The Sazerac Company is acquiring 19 brands from Diageo for $550 million. Read More
FL Importer Calls CA Shipping Laws Obviously Discriminatory
FILED NOVEMBER 8, 2018 The interstate shipping debate in California continues as Florida-based Orion Wine Imports tries to change up the state's regulations for direct shipping to retailers. Read More
Election Results: Marijuana Legalization Moves Forward
FILED NOVEMBER 7, 2018 The votes are in and marijuana made further legalization headway last night. Michigan became the tenth state to legalize recreational marijuana alongside CA, ME, MA, NV, CO, WA, AK, OR and VT. Read More
Campari Reaps Benefits of Brand Building Efforts
FILED NOVEMBER 6, 2018 Although Campari's organic sales were only up 1% in the US for Q3, its combined nine-month performance came in at a healthy 4.3% organic growth for the period ending September. Read More
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