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June 29, 1997 | PAT EATON-ROBB, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Most days, Dal Perio can be found in his office sipping vodka, tequila or perhaps a cocktail. His employers don't mind. In fact, they encourage him. Perio is the "senior sensory scientist" at Heublein Inc., makers of Smirnoff Vodka, Jose Cuervo tequila and more than 100 other spirits. His job is to make sure the products taste as they should and to develop new drinks. Of course, the job calls for--gulp!--research.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1997 | MARILYN MARTINEZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A tequila importer agreed Thursday to remove a 30-foot statue it donated to West Hollywood as public art, heeding the cries of many residents that the artwork is ugly and tasteless. "The community felt very strongly about its removal and we will honor that," said Steve Goldstein, a spokesman for Heublein Inc., the Connecticut-based importers of Cuervo tequila. The decision comes nearly two years after the statue's installation at Santa Monica Boulevard and Doheny Drive.
BUSINESS
June 24, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Vintner Buying 2 Big Brands: Canandaigua Wine Co., the nation's second-largest winemaker, will acquire the Almaden and Inglenook Navalle wine labels from Heublein Inc., the companies said. Almaden and Inglenook Navalle are the third- and sixth-largest selling wine brands in the United States. Terms were not disclosed. Madera-based Canandaigua said it will also acquire Heublein's wineries in Madera, Escalon, Paicines and Reedley, Calif.
BUSINESS
August 7, 1989 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
Marceleno Felix's friends often greet him with the question: "Pardon me. Would you have any Grey Poupon?" He always smiles, twitches his heavy black mustache and his ample eyebrows and replies: "But of course." The Mexico-born Felix, 55, is master mustard maker for Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard at the big Nabisco Brands food plant here. "I get the biggest kick out of those Grey Poupon TV commercials," he said. "my friends all know I'm the guy who makes Grey Poupon."
BUSINESS
September 29, 1993 | DAN BERGER, TIMES WINE WRITER
Heublein Inc., the nation's third-largest wine company, said Tuesday that it will acquire Glen Ellen Proprietor's Reserve, one of the nation's most successful lines of lower-priced premium wines, from Benziger Family Ranch Associates. No sale price was announced, but industry analysts estimated that the deal cost Heublein, a division of Grand Metropolitan of England, about $60 million. The acquisition places Heublein almost dead even with the second-largest U.S. wine company.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1997 | MARILYN MARTINEZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A tequila importer agreed Thursday to remove a 30-foot statue it donated to West Hollywood as public art, heeding the cries of many residents that the artwork is ugly and tasteless. "The community felt very strongly about its removal and we will honor that," said Steve Goldstein, a spokesman for Heublein Inc., the Connecticut-based importers of Cuervo tequila. The decision comes nearly two years after the statue's installation at Santa Monica Boulevard and Doheny Drive.
BUSINESS
June 4, 1992 | DAN BERGER, TIMES WINE WRITER
In a move that could start a battle in the pricey end of the wine market and result in lower prices for consumers, Modesto-based E&J Gallo Winery, the world's largest, has jumped into the No. 1 spot in varietal wine sales. Gallo bumped Sutter Home--maker of the heavily marketed white Zinfandel and its closest competitor in varietal wines--out of the top spot in 1991, according to an analysis of the secretive company just released by Hambrecht & Quist, a San Francisco investment banking firm.
BUSINESS
June 24, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Vintner Buying 2 Big Brands: Canandaigua Wine Co., the nation's second-largest winemaker, will acquire the Almaden and Inglenook Navalle wine labels from Heublein Inc., the companies said. Almaden and Inglenook Navalle are the third- and sixth-largest selling wine brands in the United States. Terms were not disclosed. Madera-based Canandaigua said it will also acquire Heublein's wineries in Madera, Escalon, Paicines and Reedley, Calif.
BUSINESS
September 29, 1993 | DAN BERGER, TIMES WINE WRITER
Heublein Inc., the nation's third-largest wine company, said Tuesday that it will acquire Glen Ellen Proprietor's Reserve, one of the nation's most successful lines of lower-priced premium wines, from Benziger Family Ranch Associates. No sale price was announced, but industry analysts estimated that the deal cost Heublein, a division of Grand Metropolitan of England, about $60 million. The acquisition places Heublein almost dead even with the second-largest U.S. wine company.
BUSINESS
June 4, 1992 | DAN BERGER, TIMES WINE WRITER
In a move that could start a battle in the pricey end of the wine market and result in lower prices for consumers, Modesto-based E&J Gallo Winery, the world's largest, has jumped into the No. 1 spot in varietal wine sales. Gallo bumped Sutter Home--maker of the heavily marketed white Zinfandel and its closest competitor in varietal wines--out of the top spot in 1991, according to an analysis of the secretive company just released by Hambrecht & Quist, a San Francisco investment banking firm.
BUSINESS
May 17, 1989 | DAN BERGER, Times Wine Writer
Christian Brothers, a 107-year-old Napa Valley winery owned by a Catholic teaching order, was acquired Tuesday by the Heublein division of Grand Metropolitan PLC of Great Britain in the largest winery sale in U.S. history. Both sides declined to disclose the price, but sources said it may approach $150 million. It dwarfs the previous top price paid for a U.S. winery of $40 million that Suntory of Japan plunked down for Chateau St. Jean in Sonoma County five years ago. Heublein, based in Farmington, Conn.
BUSINESS
May 22, 1991 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Heublein is hoping to sell, lease or convert Napa Valley's best-known landmark, the Christian Bros.' castle-like Greystone Cellars in St. Helena. "We're exploring options for the highest and best use of the building," Ron Batori, a spokesman for Heublein's Fine Wine Group in St. Helena, said Tuesday. He added that "we don't have a 'for sale' sign on the building, but (a sale) is one option we're examining."
BUSINESS
May 22, 1991 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Heublein is hoping to sell, lease or convert Napa Valley's best-known landmark, the Christian Bros.' castle-like Greystone Cellars in St. Helena. "We're exploring options for the highest and best use of the building," Ron Batori, a spokesman for Heublein's Fine Wine Group in St. Helena, said Tuesday. He added that "we don't have a 'for sale' sign on the building, but (a sale) is one option we're examining."
BUSINESS
August 7, 1989 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
Marceleno Felix's friends often greet him with the question: "Pardon me. Would you have any Grey Poupon?" He always smiles, twitches his heavy black mustache and his ample eyebrows and replies: "But of course." The Mexico-born Felix, 55, is master mustard maker for Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard at the big Nabisco Brands food plant here. "I get the biggest kick out of those Grey Poupon TV commercials," he said. "my friends all know I'm the guy who makes Grey Poupon."
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