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Briandiamo Group Acts as Exclusive Advisor on Purchase of Oregon Wine Distributor: Brindiamo Group a leader in beverage industry mergers and acquisitions, announced that Brindiamo served as exclusive advisors in the purchase of the D’Vine Wine business by Handcrafted Wines. [More Info]

Industry Observer Report: The first Industry Observer report uses our best intelligence gathering and organizational methods to bring our clients, partners and friends the most up-to-date and relevant data, collected from reliable sources. [More Info]

Foley and Piccini Form Partnership: Foley Family Wines announces that it will become the exclusive U.S.  importer of Piccini Wines. [More Info]

Mayfair Brands gets US distribution: Mayfair Brands will be distributed throughout the USA as the Company aligns with Epic in National Distribution Agreement. [More Info]

Collier & McKeel sale of brands: The owners of the Tennessee Distilling Company and the Collier and McKeel Whiskey brand announced the sale of their brands. [More Info]

Aveniu Brands becomes the exclusive agent for Prichards Distillery: Prichards Distillery announces that Gruppo Codorniu and Aveniu Brands will become the exclusive agent for the award winning distillery. Brindiamo Group acts as the exclusive advisor for the transaction. [More Info]

The Biggest Spirit Industry Buyouts: Probably the most significant merger ever to take place in drinks industry history, two British companies, distiller Grand Metropolitan and brewer Guinness, merged in 1997 to create a $33bn (£20.5bn) conglomerate – Diageo, now the world’s biggest drinks company. [More Info]

Suntory to Acquire Beam: Suntory Holdings Ltd., the closely held Japanese whiskey and beer maker, agreed to buy Beam Inc. (BEAM) for $16 billion including debt to gain brands such as Maker’s Mark whiskey and create the world’s third-largest premium spirits company. [More Info]

California Wineries Confront Historic Draught: With no rain in sight, reservoirs are empty and vintners fear a small crop even before the vines wake up. [More Info]

Duvel Buys Boulevard Brewing Company: Duvel Moortgat Brewery of Belgium on Thursday announced a deal to buy the Boulevard Brewing Company, a craft brewery in Kansas City, Mo. [More Info]