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Diageo slims down Chateau & Estate Wines armFRANCE/US: Diageo sells Barton & Guestier wine arm to Castel Freres

21 July 2010

Diageo's US wine business, Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines, has agreed to sell Bordeaux merchant house Barton & Guestier to France's Castel Freres for an undisclosed fee.

US: Diageo eyes wine assets sale

13 May 2010

Diageo is set to cut jobs as part of a plan to slim down its US wine business, Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines.

US: Diageo announces head winemaker switch at Beaulieu Vineyard

25 August 2009

Diageo has confirmed a change of head winemaker at its Chateau & Estate Wines-owned Beaulieu Vineyard in the US.

US: Beaulieu Vineyard invests in flagship winery

22 October 2007

Beaulieu Vineyard plans to create a winemaking facility dedicated solely to producing its flagship wine.

Walsh looks for disciplined acquisition strategy

15 November 2005

In the second part of an exclusive interview with just-drinks, Diageo chief executive Paul Walsh talks to Olly Wehring about the company's recent acquisitions and future acquisition plans.

US: Selfridge named president of Hess Collection

9 September 2005

The Hess Collection Winery has named Tom Selfridge, formerly head of the Chalone Wine Group, as its new president.

US: Diageo, Moet-Hennessy in Nebraska deal

24 May 2005

Diageo North America and Moet Hennessy have appointed Sterling Distributing Company as strategic distributor for their spirits and wines in Nebraska.

US: Diageo takes Chalone for $260m

20 December 2004

Diageo, the world’s largest wine and spirit group, is to acquire the US wine company Chalone Wine Group for US$260m.

US: Judge & Dolph secures Diageo distribution

14 July 2004

Judge & Dolph announced yesterday that it has been awarded the distribution rights to Johnny Walker, J& B Scotch and Tanqueray.

US: Diageo consolidates US distribution system with LVMH

29 July 2002

Diageo and Moët Hennessy announced today have decided to consolidate their respective brands with single distributors in certain key US states. The move is an effort to create greater efficiencies across the US distribution system, and will be made between Diageo and Schieffelin & Somerset. Schieffelin & Somerset is a joint-venture between Diageo and Moët Hennessy.

USA: Private Seminar for the Wine Trade and News Media

16 October 2000

WHAT: Private Wine Seminar and Tasting Sponsored by the Napa Valley Vintners Association (NVVA) WHEN: Monday, October 23, 2000 2:00-3:00 p.m. Private Seminar for the Wine Trade and News Media 21st Century Napa Valley Wines: Our Roots to the Future. Featuring winemakers from Beaulieu Vineyard, Clos Pegase, Robert Mondavi and Saintsbury. P. Limited to 50 persons on a first-come, first-serve basis. 3:00-5:30 p.m. Private tasting for the wine trade and news media featuring 50 winemakers and their wines. WHERE: Seminar: Galleria, Upper Level, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE Tasting: Galleria, Entry Level, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE ACCESS: News media must present press credential, business card or pre-mailed Vintner's Association invitation. Broadcast and still photographers welcome. WHO: Owner/vintners and winemakers from more than 50 of the top Napa Valley wineries.

USA: Target Marketing & Promotions Mixes It Up for Malibu Coconut Flavor Rum

17 August 2000

Target Marketing & Promotions (TMP) and its Malibu Loves Fruit Tour for UDV North America is bringing Malibu Coconut Flavor Rum's mixability message to the masses during an animated West Coast promotional tour aimed at women ages 21-34.TMP's Malibu Loves Fruit Tour dresses up Malibu Coconut Flavor Rum's mixability message as a cast of fruity characters, including Mr.

USA: The Wine Club's `2000 Survey' Spotlights Buying Habits of California's Top Wine Consumers

21 June 2000

The Wine Club's annual survey of its customers shows interesting insights into the wine buying habits of `passionate' wine lovers. The Gomberg, Fredrikson & Associates report notes that 83% of The Wine Club's customers characterize themselves as wine enthusiasts and wine lovers who know a lot about the wine they are purchasing. The median dollar amount of their wine purchases is $2,000 a year in retail stores and an additional $500 in wine purchases at restaurants, just about the same as the 1999 survey results. In terms of enjoyment, 59% of those surveyed enjoy wine 5 days a week; 28% of respondents drink wine every day. This year, the percentage of women responding went up slightly to 20%. Each year, this percentage has gone up about 3% a year. In terms of age, 86% are age 40 or above, with 65% reporting income of over $100,000 per year. In terms of case sales, 44% purchase from 6-15 cases of wine a year; 40% purchase between 16 and 50 cases of wine a year and 3% buy over 50 cases. With this amount of wine buying, where to put this wine becomes an important factor. 72% of respondents have wine cellars of over 100 bottles; 15% of The Wine Club customers have cellars over 1000 bottles. 89% of wine buyers state that they purchase wines for their cellars, well in advance of consuming wine. In terms of consumption, 8% of respondents say they are drinking less wine than a couple of years ago; 64% say they are drinking the same and 28% say they are drinking more wine. This is much the same as last year's numbers. Wine purchases are spread over a wide variety of sources. In addition to purchases at The Wine Club, 69% also purchase wines from wineries; 39% from supermarkets, 33% from other club stores, and 10% from internet sales -- double from last year's survey

USA: Diageo's United Distillers & Vintners-Northeast Re-Launches T.G.I. Friday's Cocktails

15 June 2000

Poised to own the frozen cocktail category, United Distillers & Vintners-Northeast (UDV-NE) is re-launching T.G.I. Friday's® frozen cocktails with a new name, T.G.I. Friday's (R)Blenders, and more user friendly, premium, ergonomically designed packaging, hitting store shelves this month? "Since a consumer's eye only lingers on each product for three seconds or less, we needed a name and package that would clearly communicate T.

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