Constellation to Report Second Quarter Earnings And Host Conference Call October 2, 2001

FAIRPORT, N.Y., Sep 18, 2001 /PRNewswire/ -- Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B) announced that it will be reporting financial results for the Second Quarter ended August 31, 2001, on Tuesday, October 2, 2001. A conference call to discuss the Second Quarter financial results and expectations for Fiscal Year 2002 will be hosted by Richard Sands, Chairman and CEO, and Tom Summer, Executive Vice President and CFO, on Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. EDT. The news media is invited to listen-only on this call.

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The conference call can be accessed by dialing (800) 860-2442. A live listen-only web cast of the conference call is available on the Internet at the Company's web site, http://www.cbrands.com under Investor Information. If you are unable to participate in the conference call, there will be a replay available on the Company's web site or by dialing (877) 344-7529 from approximately 1:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, October 2, 2001 through 12:00 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, October 10, 2001.

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About Constellation

Constellation Brands, Inc. is a leader in the production and marketing of beverage alcohol brands in North America and the United Kingdom and is a leading independent drinks wholesaler in the United Kingdom. As the second largest supplier of wine, the second largest importer of beer and the fourth largest supplier of distilled spirits, Constellation is the largest single-source supplier of these products in the United States. In the United Kingdom, Constellation is a leading marketer of wine and the second largest producer and marketer of cider. With its broad product portfolio, Constellation believes it is distinctly positioned to satisfy an array of consumer preferences across all beverage alcohol categories. Leading brands in Constellation's portfolio include: Franciscan Oakville Estate, Simi, Estancia, Ravenswood, Corona Extra, Modelo Especial, St. Pauli Girl, Almaden, Arbor Mist, Talus, Vendange, Alice White, Black Velvet, Fleischmann's, Schenley, Ten High, Stowells of Chelsea, Blackthorn and K.

SOURCE Constellation Brands, Inc.

CONTACT: investors, Mark Maring, +1-716-218-2169, or media, Ginny Clark, +1-716-218-2167, both of Constellation Brands, Inc.
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