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So by now, most of those who follow the spirits business are aware of the impending purchase of Jim Beam Brands by Japanese Spirits Company Suntory Holdings.  Throughout, both Suntory representatives and Beam Brands representatives have assured the public that this purchase will not change the business of Beam Brands.  The reality is that it very well could have an impact.  For Suntory, the Japanese company gets a stake in the US market it currently lacks.  For Beam Brands, they gain exposure to the fast growing markets in Asia that they’ve currently only begun to tap into.  For Asian…


Well on this day in 1968, Johnny Cash recorded his legendary live album, At Folsom Prison. This reminds me of a favorite wine, The Prisoner. That is their flagship blend, but all of their wines are worth trying. Here is the description from their website The Prisoner truly is… “one of a kind”. When Dave Phinney (founder) launched the wine in 2003, there really was no other wine like it. Inspired and created by the drinkable “mixed blacks” first made by the Italian immigrants who originally settled in the Napa Valley, it was innovative and unique. In the late ’90s…

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