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Brown-Forman Sales Up 1%, Net Rises 6%

Brown-Forman Corp. reports net sales for the fiscal second quarter, ended Oct. 31, rose 1% to $1.1 billion (down 1% organically) from a year earlier. Net income in the quarter was $242 million, or 50 cents a share, a 6% advance from a year earlier. For the fiscal first

Nonalcoholic beer at higher risk for foodborne pathogens

The lack of alcohol in nonalcoholic or low-alcohol beer – particularly during manufacturing, storage and pouring – may prompt conditions ripe for foodborne pathogen growth, according to a new Cornell study. The absence of physical hurdles for microbes to take over the beverage may render these brews

WHO Calls for Higher Taxes on Alcohol, Sugary Sweetened Drinks

You knew this was coming: The World Health Organization is calling for higher taxes on bev/al and sugary sweetened beverages worldwide. And you can bet this report will be cited by U.S. antialcohol forces as they advocate for higher taxes on alcohol, saying higher taxes reduce one harm

Diageo Said to Seek Sale of All Beer Brands – Except Guinness

Big companies require big brands, and only Guinness is big enough to remain in the Diageo portfolio, Axios said, citing sources with knowledge of the matter. Among the brands affected: put Smithwick's, Kilkenny and Harp Lager, based in Ireland, Tusker in Kenya, among others. Why? Except for Guinness,

Winebow Imports Expands Italian Offerings

Winebow Imports welcomes Pecchenino, a family-run winery in Piedmont, and Podere Forte, a Demeter-certified biodynamic estate in Tuscany's Val d'Orcia, to the Heritage Division of Winebow Imports, effective Jan. 1, 2024. "We are delighted to have these esteemed wineries join our Italian

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