[BND] Your Breakfast Briefing

Good Morning, and Happy Tuesday, March 19, 2024.

James Hall Buys Back Patz & Hall Winery from Ste. Michelle

James Hall, the founding partner and winemaker, repurchased Patz & Hall winery from Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, which has owned the winery since 2016.  Terms weren't disclosed.

Indiana Okays Permanent Cocktails to Go

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a bill making cocktails to go permanent, effective July 1.

Miss. House OKs Direct Bev/Al Shipments to Consumers

The Mississippi House approved, 92-21, and sent to the Senate a bill to allow direct sales and shipments of alcoholic beverages to

French Bulk Wine Producer Acquires Blue Nun

Grands Chais de France (GCF), the company behind the JP Chenet brand, agreed to acquire Franz Wilhelm Langguth Erben, producer of Blue Nun. Terms weren't disclosed. GCF's annual sales total about $1.42 billion.

Penelope Rio Returns

“Our latest Rio release is a party in a bottle – the finishes complement each other so well, resulting in a fun and surprising mix of flavors,” said Michael Paladini, founder of Penelope Bourbon. “This year’s release delivers a dessert sweetness

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