Constellation to Report Third Quarter Earnings and Host Conference Call January 4, 2001

FAIRPORT, N.Y., Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ; STZ.B) will be reporting financial results for the Third Quarter ended November 30, 2000, on Thursday, January 4, 2001. A conference call to discuss the third quarter results and expectations for the fourth quarter will be hosted by Richard Sands, CEO and Tom Summer, CFO on Thursday, January 4, 2001, at 10:00 a.m. EST. 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 webcast of the conference call will be available on the Internet at the Company's website, http://www.cbrands.com under Investor Info, and at http://www.streetfusion.com. If you are not able to participate in the conference call, there will be a replay available by dialing 877-344-7529 from approximately 12:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 4, 2001 through 12:00 a.m. on Friday, January 12, 2001.

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1. Dial 877-DIG-PLAY (877-344-7529) or 412-858-1440.
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3. Press 1 to play the recorded conference.
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5. Please clearly state your name and company name when prompted to do so
followed by any key.
6. Press 1 to begin the conference call playback.

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Constellation Brands, Inc., headquartered in Fairport, New York, is a leader in the production, marketing and distribution of beverage alcohol products in North America and the United Kingdom. The Company markets leading brands, including imported beers, wines, spirits, cider and bottled water, and is a leading drinks wholesaler in the United Kingdom. Constellation can be found on the Internet at http://www.cbrands.com. SOURCE Constellation Brands, Inc.

CONTACT: Mark Maring, Vice President - Investor Relations of Constellation Brands, Inc., 716-218-2169/