Constellation Brands to Report Third Quarter Fiscal 2009 Earnings, Host Conference Call January 7, 2009

FAIRPORT, N.Y., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ, ASX: CBR), the world's largest wine company and a leading international producer and marketer of beverage alcohol brands, today announced it will report financial results for its fiscal third quarter, ended Nov. 30, 2008, on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, before the open of U.S. markets. A conference call to discuss the financial results and outlook will be hosted by President and Chief Executive Officer Rob Sands and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Bob Ryder, at 10:00 a.m. eastern time, Jan. 7, 2009.

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The conference call can be accessed by dialing +973-935-8505 beginning at 9:50 a.m. (eastern). A live, listen-only webcast of the conference call will be available on the Internet at the company's Web site, www.cbrands.com, in the Investors section. Financial and statistical information discussed in the conference call, and a reconciliation of reported (GAAP) financial measures with comparable or non-GAAP financial measures, will also be available on the company's Web site when the call begins, under Investors and by selecting Financial Information/Financial History. For anyone unable to participate in the conference call, a replay will be available on the company's Web site.

About Constellation Brands

Constellation Brands, Inc. is a leading international producer and marketer of beverage alcohol in the wine, spirits and imported beer categories, with significant market presence in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia and New Zealand. Based in Fairport, N.Y., the company has more than 250 brands in its portfolio, sales in approximately 150 countries and operates more than 50 wineries, distilleries and distribution facilities. It is the largest wine producer in the world; the largest premium wine company in the U.S.; the largest wine company in the U.K., Australia and Canada; the second largest wine company in New Zealand; and the largest beer importer and marketer in the U.S. through its Crown Imports joint venture with Mexico's Grupo Modelo. Constellation Brands is an S&P 500 Index and Fortune 500(R) company. Major brands in the company's portfolio include Corona Extra, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky, SVEDKA Vodka, Robert Mondavi wines, Clos du Bois, Ravenswood, Blackstone, Hardys, Banrock Station, Nobilo, Kim Crawford, Inniskillin, Jackson-Triggs and Arbor Mist. To learn more about Constellation Brands and its product portfolio visit the company's Web site at www.cbrands.com.

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