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Wine & Spirits Daily

  • Patron Chief Ed Brown Stepping Down
    on December 12, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Patron Spirits president and ceo Ed Brown is retiring, effective December 31, after leading the company for the last two decades. No word on who, if anyone, will replace Ed since Bacardi fully acquired the company earlier this year [see WSD 01-22-2018]. […]

  • The Golden Age of TV-Associated Branding?
    on December 11, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    It's a tough time to be a wine brand. The shelves are overly crowded and consumers aren't loyal to much beyond their usual price bracket. We've noticed recently that in addition to partnering with famous faces, a growing number of brands and companies are aligning themselves with popular TV shows and video games. […]

  • Part II: Stoli USA on an "Aggressive Pace" to Expand, Reshape the Portfolio
    on December 10, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Last week we published the first part of an interview with Stoli Group USA ceo Rudy Costello [see WSD 12-07-2018]. Today, we'll pick up right where we left off as Rudy talks about reevaluating route to market, pricing strategy and how Stoli views the marijuana category. […]

  • Alert, Scott McCroskie to Succeed Ian Curle as Edrington Chief
    on December 7, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    After 15 years at the helm, Edrington ceo Ian Curle is retiring, effective April 2019. Current Edrington board member and managing director of The Macallan Scott McCroskie will take over the role. […]

  • A Talk with Stoli USA Chief Rudy Costello
    on December 7, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Stoli Group USA has gone through considerable growth in the five years since parent company SPI Group established its own operations in the US. Some of the more recent changes include a reorganization, and expanding beyond the vodka category with the addition of new brands such as Cenote tequila, Se Busca mezcal, purchasing Bayou Rum, Kah tequila and Kentucky Owl and taking over sales and distribution for Loch Lomond whiskies and Glen Scotia. […]