| Constellation Brands is an international producer and marketer of beer, wine, and spirits with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy with various brands like Corona Extra, Modelo Especial, the Robert Mondavi Brand Family, Kim Crawford, Meiomi, The Prisoner Wine Company, High West, Casa Noble, and Mi CAMPO. Co. conducts its business through entities it wholly owns as well as through a variety of joint ventures and other entities. Co.'s reportable segments include: Beer, in which it is a brewer and seller of imported beer in the U.S. market; and Wine and Spirits, in which it is a wine and spirits company in the U.S. market.
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