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Businessweek: Miami Heat Teams With SBE to Open Hyde Nightclub at Arena   April 19, 2012

From Bloomberg Businessweek: Sam Nazarian, the Los Angeles restaurant and hotel owner, plans to open a Hyde nightclub at the Miami Heat’s AmericanAirlines Arena as sports venues expand their entertainment offerings. More>>

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Brewers Association Releases Top 50 Breweries in 2011   April 17, 2012

The Brewers Association — the not-for-profit trade group that tabulates production statistics for U.S. breweries — today released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on 2011 beer sales volume.More>>

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Reuters: SABMiller Eyes $2.5 Billion in Africa Investment   April 17, 2012

From Reuters: SABMiller plans to invest up to $2.5 billion in Africa over the next five years to build and revamp breweries, its head for the region said on Monday, as it looks to slake rising demand for beer in the fast-growing continent. More>>

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Wall Street Journal: AB InBev Pays $1.24B For Control Of Dominica's CND   April 17, 2012

From the Wall Street Journal: Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (ABI.BT) Monday said it is paying $1.24 billion for a majority stake in Dominican brewer Cerveceria Nacional Dominicana SA, the maker of Presidente beer, as the Belgian brewing giant continues to look to emerging markets for growth.More>>

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The Guardian: Champagne Giants Eye up England as Sparkling Wines Win Praise Worldwide   April 16, 2012

From The Guardian: Mike Roberts should be a happy man. His Ridgeview vineyard nestling at the foot of the South Downs is producing award-winning sparkling wines that regularly best the finest champagnes in international competitions. Business is booming. More>>

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Daily Finance: Big Beer Goes Overseas to Compete   April 16, 2012

Molson Coors, one of the world's largest brewing conglomerates, is late to the party. The bash in this case is foreign expansion, a necessary activity for any global brewer that wants to compete and grow.More>>

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National Restaurant Association Launches New ServSafe 6th Edition Food Safety Program   April 12, 2012

The National Restaurant Association is rolling out the next generation of its ServSafe Food Safety manager program this month to meet the evolving needs of the restaurant and foodservice industry.More>>

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BarSmarts WIRED Offers Free Certification During May and June   April 12, 2012

This spring, Pernod Ricard USA and Beverage Alcohol Resource, LLC, are offering BarSmarts WIRED free of charge during May and June only. More>>

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SVEDKA Vodka Brings SVEDKA-Grl to Life in Two New TV Spots   April 12, 2012

SVEDKA Vodka is set to launch its new marketing campaign this month with the first of two new TV spots featuring the brand icon, SVEDKA_Grl. More>>

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WSWA 69th Annual Convention & Exposition Celebrates Record Attendance   April 11, 2012

The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) 69th Annual Convention & Exposition took place last week at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. More>>



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