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  • Constellation Brands Buys Funky Buddha Brewery
    The Victor, New York-based firm on Thursday announced the buy, but did not disclose the terms of the deal. Constellation distributes and markets more than 100 brands including Corona Extra, Corona Light and Modelo. Its portfolio also includes craft beer brewer Ballast Point. Funky Buddha's 130 workers in South Florida are expected to Constellation's 9,000 employee count. Funky Buddha Head Brewer and President Ryan Sentz and his brother KC Sentz will continue to run the day-to-day operations of t

  • E&J Gallo Winery Announces Acquisition of Luxury California Brandy, Germain-Robin
    Gallo's acquisition includes the Germain-Robin brand, the inventory of aged and aging brandies and all finished goods. These unique and irreplaceable aged inventories include brandy lots that are over 30 years old, crafted from a broad range of traditional Cognac and Armagnac grape varieties, as well as non-traditional varietals such as Pinot Noir and Zinfandel. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

  • Oregon Wine's Double Digit Sales Momentum Continues
    An August 2017 report published by Nielsen on 12-month scanner store sales data ending July 2017 reflects Oregon wine sales over the past year trended up +17.0% nationwide. As a comparative benchmark, sales are up +2.3% and +3.0% for Washington state and California, respectively.

  • Another Stellar Sonoma County Wine Harvest Begins
    Record winter rainfall, a mild spring, a scorching summer and a serious labor shortage are just some of the challenges Sonoma County winegrowers have experienced this year. Being tested as never before, local winegrape farmers began the 2017 harvest for sparkling wines in some parts of Sonoma County late last week with early expectations calling for a high-quality vintage crop of an average tonnage size.

  • Can One Man Change the Way an Entire City Thinks About Wine?
    In addition to owning and operating Rebelle with Branden McRill and Daniel Eddy, Cappiello recently launched a wine brand, Forty Ounce Wines. The label packages high-quality French rosé and Muscadet in bottles that resemble classic beer forties. Unsurprisingly, Forty Ounce Wines quickly went viral and sold out.

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What is "room temperature" when used to describe wine? It means a typical cellar temperature of 58¬?F (14¬?C). This is the ideal temperature for storing wine.

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