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Bacardi buys Patron, valuing tequila maker at $5.1 billion

10h livemint
Los Angeles: Bacardi Ltd is tapping into the fast-growing market for tequila by acquiring Patron Spirits International AG in a deal valuing the company at $5.1 billion. (3-0)

Market report: Fevertree shares pop on swirling takeover talk

City whispers speculating that consumer goods giant Unilever is set to swoop for rising star Fevertree Drinks caused the upmarket tonic water maker’s shares to fizz on London’s junior market. (1-0)

Don't Pop That Bottle: Investing In Champagne

2018-01-12 seekingalpha
And finally, how you can get in the game directly, or invest into the spirits sector using an ETF. (28-0)

In the United States, legal marijuana startups take aim at social drinkers

2018-01-11 thestar
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Weed Startups Want Social Drinkers to Change Way They Get Buzzed - Bloomberg

2018-01-09 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (26-0)

Liquor industry expects strong rebound in 2018

2017-12-28 livemint
Bengaluru: India’s alcoholic beverages industry has had nothing short of a challenging 2017 in terms of volume growth, especially during the first three quarters of the year. A strong rebound in 2018 would be the ideal balm. (3-0)

6 ‘Star Wars’ ETFs to Embrace the Light or Dark Side

2017-12-27 investorplace
After Star Wars: The Last Jedi debuted on Dec. 14, fans have been endlessly raving about how great — or horrible — the film is. They’ve also taken sides while enjoying the film: either that of the dark-side worshiping Sith or the noble, light-wandering Jedi. But what does all of this have to do with exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to buy? (199-0)

Domestic vineyards tighten hold on wine market

2017-12-25 livemint
Mumbai: Homegrown vineyards have strengthened their grip over India’s growing wine market ever since the UB Group, one of India’s largest alcohol makers, exited the wine business four years ago. (1-0)

United Spirits sees McDowell’s No.1 brand driving sales growth

2017-12-17 livemint
Bengaluru: United Spirits Ltd’s (USL) largest brand, McDowell’s No. 1, will drive its overall sales growth even as the company continues to renovate and innovate its power brands. (1-0)

Pernod Ricard SA (PDRDY) North America Conference Call (Paul Duffy, CEO & Chairman) - Slideshow

2017-12-14 seekingalpha
The following slide deck was published by Pernod Ricard S.A. ADR in conjunction with this event. (1-0)

The cost of extending plain packaging to alcohol, soft drinks and junk food

London: Some of the world's most recognisable companies would lose nearly $250 billion if governments extended Australia's controversial plain packaging laws from tobacco to alcohol, sugary drinks and junk food.  (4-0)

Tokyo Smoke announces President, VP of Strategy and Marketing, Head of Content

2017-11-29 marketwired
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - November 29, 2017) - Tokyo Smoke is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Polsinello as President, alongside Felicia Snyder as Vice President, Strategy and Marketing, and Odessa Paloma Parker as Head of Content, joining a strong roster of talent that has helped push Tokyo Smoke to the forefront of the Canadian cannabis industry. The company is also supported by a powerhouse Board of Advisors, with well-respected industry leaders in design, marketing, finance, M&A, cannabis, venture capital and business development. (9-0)

Tracking Gardner Russo & Gardner Portfolio - Q3 2017 Update

2017-11-25 seekingalpha
The top three 13F stakes are Berkshire Hathaway, Nestle, and MasterCard, and they add up to ~32% of the portfolio. (401-1)

Pernod Ricard (PDRDY) Investor Presentation - Slideshow

2017-11-10 seekingalpha
The following slide deck was published by Pernod Ricard S.A. ADR in conjunction with this event. (3-0)

Melbourne Cup's Birdcage: exclusive or just excessive?

When it came to entertaining in The Birdcage during Melbourne’s famed horse racing season, less was once more. Then the corporates arrived – and in going upscale, it all went downhill. (3-0)