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Long Island Wine Chosen For Second Inauguration

Some wine from Long Island has made in onto the menu at President Barack Obama’s inauguration. Richard Olsen-Harbich of Bedell Cellars on the East End told WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs it was an honor to learn his 2009 Merlot will be served at at the inauguration lunch in the Capitol on January 21. (CBS)

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Constellation Raises Profit Forecast for 2nd Time

Constellation Brands Inc's quarterly earnings beat Wall Street estimates as increased marketing drove up sales, prompting the world's largest branded wine company to raise its earnings forecast for the second time this financial year. (Reuters)

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Study Claims Beverages Affect Depression

According to the research, which will be officially released at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting in mid-March, people who drink four cans or more of soda daily are about 30 percent more likely to be diagnosed with depression than people who don't drink soda. Coffee drinkers are about 10 percent less likely to develop depression than people who don't drink coffee. (US News)

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Bacardi Creates New VP Position

Bacardi Limited announces the appointment of Eric A. Kraus, 51, to a newly created role of Senior Vice President, Chief Communications and Corporate Affairs Officer, responsible for the Company’s Corporate Communications, External Affairs, and Corporate Responsibility functions globally.

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Deschutes Beers Come to Western South Dakota

Deschutes Brewery has expanded distribution in South Dakota to the western portion of the state, encompassing areas such as Rapid City and Chamberlain. The brewery will be working with local distributors, Eagle Sales in Chamberlain and Eagle Sales of the Black Hills, Inc., to bring its beers to the region. Initially, fans will find brands such as Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, Inversion IPA and Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale, recently voted the World’s Best Beer at the 2012 World Beer Awards.

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Police Group Opposes Tenn. Wine Bill

A law enforcement group on Wednesday voiced opposition to a legislative proposal to allow wine to be sold in Tennessee grocery and convenience stores, with one police chief citing a recent high-profile alcohol abuse case at the University of Tennessee as a cautionary tale. (BusinessWeek)

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