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Shanken News Daily is an e-mail and Internet news service that integrates the powerful resources of M. Shanken Communications in providing broad, up-to-the -minute coverage in wine, spirits and beer news. Utilizing the M. Shanken trade magazines Impact, Market Watch and Food Arts as well as its consumer titles Wine Spectator and Malt Advocate, Shanken News Daily has rapidly become a valued resource for anyone interested in wine, spirits and beer. News is emailed daily to a subscriber list and also posted on the service’ s Web site,

Mission: To provide top-flight reporting in wine, spirits and beer.
As Port Premiumizes, Aged Tawnies Emerge As The Key Growth Driver - Shanken News Daily

While Port volumes have remained stable at around the 400,000-case mark in the U.S. in recent years, premium-and-above expressions are having success as consumers move toward the middle of the pricing ladder—up from standard rubies and tawnies and down from … Continue reading →
Exclusive: Hess Family Expands In Napa Valley With Iron Corral Acquisition - Shanken News Daily

In a move intended to bolster its supply of luxury fruit in the Napa Valley, Hess Family Wine Estates has agreed to acquire the Iron Corral Vineyard for an undisclosed sum, SND has learned. Originally developed by Mildara Blass, Iron … Continue reading →
Constellation Takes Majority Stake In Nelson’s Green Brier - Shanken News Daily

Constellation Brands has taken majority control of Nashville, Tennessee-based Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery for an undisclosed sum, following an initial minority investment in 2016. Nelson’s Green Brier will now be fully integrated into the Constellation wine and spirits portfolio. Constellati...
Tennessee Whiskey, Part 2: New Players Emerge As Opportunity Grows - Shanken News Daily

While Jack Daniel’s remains the standard-bearer for the Tennessee whiskey category, a host of newer contenders have emerged in recent years, aiming to capitalize on the booming market for brown spirits and the state’s rich distilling history. Following Prohibition, Tennessee’s … Continue rea...

News Briefs for April 30, 2019
News Briefs for April 30, 2019

News Briefs for April 30, 2019

Wente Family Estates has been named the U.S. importer for Argentina’s Bodega Cuarto Dominio.
Tito’s Leads All Spirits Brands In Control States Through First Quarter - Shanken News Daily

Tito’s vodka has become the largest-selling spirits brand in U.S. control states, surpassing Smirnoff vodka for the first time during the first quarter of 2019, according to the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA). For the first three months of … Continue reading →
Interview, Part 2: Vertical Cos. President Smoke Wallin - Shanken News Daily

In the second part of our interview with Smoke Wallin, the president of Vertical Companies discusses the group’s new CBD offshoot Vertical Wellness, Canadian competition, and the future of cannabis beverages. SND: What’s happening with Vertical’s CBD arm, Vertical Wellness? Wallin: We … Cont...
Canopy Secures Future U.S. Footprint With Acreage Holdings Deal - Shanken News Daily

Canadian cannabis juggernaut Canopy Growth has found an avenue into the U.S. recreational market with the announcement that it will acquire 20-state U.S. operator Acreage Holdings—pending U.S. federal legalization of cannabis. While Canopy has a dominant position in Canada, it … Continue reading...
Wine Spectator: Bordeaux Vintners Excited About 2018 Wines, Uncertain About Futures Campaign - Shanken News Daily

Bordeaux could be excused for feeling smug in the wake of the annual barrel tastings introducing the 2018 vintage, the world’s first chance to taste the wines before futures go on sale. Early reports compare the wines to recent excellent … Continue reading →


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