[BND] Your Breakfast Briefing

Good Morning and Happy Friday. It's December 15, 2023.

Campari Group to Acquire Courvoisier from Beam Suntory in $1.2 Billion Deal

Campari Group said it agreed to acquire Courvoisier from Beam Suntory for $1.2 billion with an expected additional $120 million to be paid in 2029, depending upon the brand's performance. The transaction sees the enterprise value of Courvoisier at $1.32 billion, about 17 times CAAP for 2022.

NHTSA Seeks Info on State of Impaired Driving Technology

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is seeking information about the state of technology to detect impaired driving, how to deploy the technology safely and effectively and other information to develop a standard to prevent impaired drivers from being able to drive a vehicle. Distilled Spirits

Mike Grgich, Crafted Chardonnay that Won 1976 Judgment of Paris

He died at age 100.

Smoke-Tainted Wine Solution Is Near

Winemakers are one step closer to being able to deal with smoke-tainted wine. Amaea, a technology company, said it has developed innovative, molecular filtration technology that will enable U.S. winemakers to recover more value from smoke impacted wine, without the need for excessive

Metropolitan Brewing's Assets to Be Auctioned

Loeb Equipment, a leader in the global equipment and auction space, operating since 1880, will be conducting the auction of Metropolitan Brewing, Chicago, in mid-January 2024. The bankruptcy court has entrusted Loeb with the sale of assets from Metropolitan, an industry staple in German Lager brewing for the last 15

Chivas Regal Campaign Celebrates Shared Success

Chivas Regal, an icon of luxury blended Scotch whisky, announced its first U.S. led national advertising campaign with United is the New Gold. As a brand with rich history that's always celebrated those who are redefining success on their own terms, Chivas' new campaign embarks to reimagine hustle-culture

Victory Brewing Partners with Tastykake, for Q1 2024 Seasonal Release

Victory Brewing Co. put the delicious flavors of Tastykake's Koffee Kake Cupkake into a sweet ale with notes of pound cake and cinnamon. Koffee Kake Ale will ship to Victory's distribution network in mid-December 2023 and be available in 6-pack 12 oz. bottles and draft until early March 2024, whileDec 14, 2023

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