FAIRPORT, N.Y., Dec 20, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B) announced that it will be reporting financial results for the Third Quarter ended November 30, 2001, on Thursday, January 3, 2002. A conference call to discuss the Third 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 Thursday, January 3, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. EST. The news media is invited to listen-only on this call.

The conference call can be accessed by dialing 800-860-2442 (toll-free) or 412-858-4600. A live listen-only web cast of the conference call is available on the Internet at the Company's web site, 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. EST on Thursday, January 3, 2002 through 12:00 a.m. EST on Friday, January 11, 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 Third largest supplier of wine, the Third 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 Third 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.

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