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03.2009

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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WINERY HARNESSES SUN POWER

MORE AND MORE WINERIES are tapping into the power of the sun and not just for growing grapes. Constellation Brands is in the process of implementing the world’s largest winery solar energy system at its Gonzales California facility. The company anticipates the project to be completed in early this year. Once in place, the solar energy system is expected to produce more than 1.7 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year, which will provide approximately [...] Read More »

A MEGA ITALIAN WINE MERGER

THERE’S A NEW WINE GIANT ON THE BLOCK. Cantine Riunite & CIV one of Italy’s largest cooperative wineries, recently bought the co-op Gruppo Italiano Vini (GIV), creating a $6OO million winery. Cantine Riunite & CIV was formed last fall when Modena-based CIV and Réggio-Émilia producer Cantine Riunite merged to form one of the largest growers’ co-ops in Italy. By buying GIV they have created one of the largest wine groups in the world, producing 11O [...] Read More »

AMERICANS LOVE THEIR WINE

THERE MAY BE an international recession going on but it would seem that there are just some things we can’t do without. Global wine consumption, on the rise in past years, is forecast to continue to grow in the coming ones, with the US overtaking Italy as the world’s biggest consumer by 2O12, according to a new report released in January by the international wine and spirit record. Wine has also continued to climb in [...] Read More »

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