Constellation to Report Third Quarter Earnings and Host Conference Call January 5, 2006

FAIRPORT, N.Y., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ, ASX: CBR), a leading international producer and marketer of beverage alcohol brands, announced today it will report financial results for the third quarter ended Nov. 30, 2005, on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, before the U.S. market opens. A conference call to discuss the financial results and outlook will be hosted by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Sands and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Tom Summer on Jan. 5, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. (eastern).

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The conference call can be accessed by dialing +973-935-8505 beginning 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. A live listen-only web cast of the conference call will be available on the Internet at Constellation's Web site, http://www.cbrands.com, under the Investors section. Financial and statistical information discussed in the conference call, and a reconciliation of any reported (GAAP) financial measures with comparable or non-GAAP financial measures, will also be available when the call begins on the Company's Web site under Investors by selecting Financial Information/Financial Reports. If you are unable to participate in the conference call, a replay will be available on the Company's Web site.

Constellation Brands, Inc. is a leading international producer and marketer of beverage alcohol brands with a broad portfolio across the wine, spirits and imported beer categories. Well-known brands in Constellation's portfolio include: Corona Extra, Corona Light, Pacifico, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo, St. Pauli Girl, Tsingtao, Black Velvet, Fleischmann's, Mr. Boston, Paul Masson Grande Amber Brandy, Chi-Chi's, 99 Schnapps, Ridgemont Reserve 1792, Effen Vodka, Stowells, Blackthorn, Almaden, Arbor Mist, Vendange, Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi, Hardys, Nobilo, Alice White, Ruffino, Robert Mondavi Private Selection, Blackstone, Ravenswood, Estancia, Franciscan Oakville Estate, Simi, Robert Mondavi Winery brands and Opus One. For additional information about Constellation Brands, as well as its product portfolio, visit the company's Web site at http://www.cbrands.com.

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CO:  Constellation Brands, Inc.
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