Red Stripe Beer to Move to the U.S.; P. Diddy Apologizes for Calling Grey Goose 'Pee Pee'

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Diageo has announced that it's relocating the production of Red Stripe beer from Jamaica to the U.S., but only for U.S. consumption. Red Stripe distributed in Jamaica, Brazil, Canada, and Europe will continue to be made on the Caribbean island.
[Mutineer]

Familia Camarena Tequila has gotten into bed with the New York Jets for a three-year partnership that will feature an in-stadium presence and even a Jets cocktail.
[MarketWatch]

Wine cocktails are a great way for restaurants to boost liquor sales, and beverage directors are taking note.
[Nation's Restaurant News]

San Antonio-based Cinco Vodka is hoping to boost its profile by attacking America's dependence on "foreign liquor."
[CultureMap Houston]

Sean "Diddy" Combs has finally made up with a Grey Goose brand ambassador after an ongoing feud had the rapper dropping N-bombs and calling the rival vodka "pee pee."
[BrandChannel]

Sacramento grape growers have had a rainy harvest, which could cause the loss of grapes or even deterioration of vineyards.
[Sacramento Bee]

A look at marketing beer to Latinos, who are 19 percent more likely to buy beer than the rest of the U.S., and for whom the number-one brand is Bud Light.
[NPR]

Australian winemakers are hoping that the Chinese thirst for wine isn't limited to French as it targets the country in an effort to offset sagging U.S. and U.K. sales.
[Reuters]


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