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The International Center for Alcohol Policies will merge with the Global Alcohol Producers GroupGLOBAL: International Center for Alcohol Policies, Global Alcohol Producers Group to merge

11 April 2014

The International Center for Alcohol Policies and the Global Alcohol Producers Group have agreed to amalgamate their operations.

The just-drinks Interview - Constellation Brands International GM Philip Kingston

3 April 2014

At ProWein 2014, Andy Morton sat down with Constellation's international general manager Philip Kingston to talk about its expanding global ambitions including a new tie-up in China for its Robert Mondavi brand.

US: Constellation Brands confirms Modelo Especial Chelada roll-out

3 April 2014

Constellation Brands has expanded the US roll-out of Modelo Especial Chelada.

US: Century Council becomes FARR in bid to tackle alcohol-related issues

31 March 2014

An industry-funded US group aimed at tackling drink-driving and underage drinking has been renamed as part of a “bold” plan to increase awareness of the issues.

CHINA: Constellations Brands eyes ten-fold Robert Mondavi sales boost with China deal

26 March 2014

Constellation Brands is to expand the Chinese distribution of its Robert Mondavi wine brand with a new partnership in the country.

PROWEIN: Constellation Brands says water measures in force as California drought hits yields

24 March 2014

Constellation Brands' head wine maker has said that a prolonged drought in California could push industry wine yields down by 10% this year.

US: Constellation Brands denies Rosatello injunction claim

14 March 2014

Constellation Brands has said it is “very disappointed” in a statement from San Antonio Winery that claims the Californian grower has won a legal injunction halting sales of Constellation's Rosatello wine.

GLOBAL: Accolade Wines updates Kumala pack

11 March 2014

Accolade Wines has lined up a refresh of the packaging for its Kumala South African wine brand.

S AFRICA: Accolade Wines revamps Fish Hoek packaging

5 March 2014

Accolade Wines has revealed an updated bottle for its Fish Hoek South African wine brand.

US: Constellation Brands confirms Corona Light, Extra draught roll-outs

26 February 2014

Constellation Brands is expanding Corona Light on draught to around 35 US markets next month and plans to trial Corona Extra on tap.

ASIA: Constellation Brands aims to double business with Svedka expansion

13 February 2014

Constellation Brands is ramping up its Svedka vodka footprint in Asia as it seeks to double its business in the region over the next three years.

Analysis - California drought highlights Constellation Brands' wine, beer contrast

11 February 2014

Constellation Brands has quickly got to grips with is newly-expanded beer business. In its Q3 results, released last month, the group - which acquired full control of Crown Imports last year - doubled its quarterly profits.

US: California grape crush hits new peak, Chardonnay stays on top - figures

11 February 2014

California’s total grape crush rose 7% last year to a record high, while Chardonnay remained the most crushed variety, according to official figures.

just Five Years Ago: Constellation Brands sells 'value' spirits portfolio

4 February 2014

It's been five years since Constellation Brands offloaded a large chunk of its spirits interests by selling its “value” portfolio to Sazerac Company for US$334m.

Preview of the Year - 2014 - Part IV: Wine

30 January 2014

In the penultimate part of this month's preview of the year ahead for the global drinks industry, Euromonitor turns its attention to the wine category.

Analysis - Constellation Brands to seek more beer acquisitions?

29 January 2014

Constellation Brands' appetite for beer, since taking full control of the Crown Imports JV last year, looks to be growing.

Preview of the Year - 2014 - Part III: Spirits

27 January 2014

The third part of this month's management briefing, in which Euromonitor considers the year ahead for the global drinks industry, sees Jeremy Cunnington and Spiros Malandrakis look at the spirits category in 2014.

Analysis - Constellation Brands settles in to brewing role

9 January 2014

It would have been easy to get carried away with Constellation Brands' third-quarter results yesterday.

just On Call - Constellation Brands targets draught with Corona Light launch

9 January 2014

The head of Constellation Brands has predicted that Corona Light will spearhead a draught beer sales surge as it rolls out on tap across the US this year.

just the Preview - Constellation Brands Q3 & YTD

6 January 2014

Constellation Brands will report its third-quarter and year-to-date results on Wednesday (January 8). Here just-drinks takes a look at the group's highs and lows in the three months to the end of November.

Review of the Year 2013 - Part IV: Wine

23 December 2013

The final just-drinks management briefing of the year takes a look back at the last 12 months in the global drinks industry. The penultimate chapter in this five-part briefing reviews 2013 for wine.

US: Constellation Brands renews RNDC distributor deals

13 December 2013

Constellation Brands is retaining Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) as its distributor in nine US markets until 2020 after signing new deals.

AUS: Accolade Wines announces CEO appointment

10 December 2013

Accolade Wines has confirmed the appointment of a new CEO, almost exactly a year after the previous incumbent stepped down.

NZ: Industry and government to research "lifestyle" wines

28 November 2013

New Zealand has launched a NZD17m (US$14m) programme to research lower-calorie, lower-alcohol wine.

Sustainability in Wine - Part IV - Sustainable Packaging

18 November 2013

Sustainable packaging gets the just-drinks management briefing treatment in this, the fourth and final part of our look at environmental sustainability in the wine sector.

US: Constellation Brands' Tequila target must be under $100m

28 October 2013

Constellation Brands would not be prepared to pay more than US$100m in acquiring a “heritage” Tequila brand, the group’s CFO has reportedly told an analyst.

AUS: Accolade Wines' plan for new CEO "in train"

24 October 2013

Accolade Wines has said it still intends to appoint a new CEO and the recruitment process is on-going.

Product Launch - US: Constellation Brands' Modelo Especial Chelada

24 October 2013

Crown Imports, Constellation Brands' US beer business, is launching its own Michelada brand this month.

just On Call - Constellation Brands eyes draught beer opportunity

4 October 2013

Constellation Brands has said that it has a major opportunity to up its beer brands – such as Modelo Especial - on draught in the US, as it is “underpenetrated” in the format.

US: Carlsberg, Constellation Brands cancel Somersby distribution deal

4 October 2013

Carlsberg is on the look-out for a new distributor for its Somersby cider brand in the US after “mutually” agreeing to end its relationship with current distributor Crown Imports.







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