UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Washington, D.C. 20549 ------------------------- FORM 8-K CURRENT REPORT Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): December 22, 2004 CONSTELLATION BRANDS, INC. (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter) Delaware 001-08495 16-0716709 (State or Other (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Jurisdiction Identification Number) of Incorporation) 370 Woodcliff Drive, Suite 300, Fairport, New York 14450 (Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code) Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (585) 218-3600 Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below): [ ] Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act [ ] Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act [ ] Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act [ ] Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act ITEM 7.01. REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE. On December 22, 2004, Constellation Brands, Inc. issued a press release, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference. The information in the press release attached as Exhibit 99.1 is incorporated by reference into this Item 7.01 in satisfaction of the public disclosure requirements of Regulation FD. This information is "furnished" and not "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. It may only be incorporated by reference in another filing under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or the Securities Act of 1933 if and to the extent such subsequent filing specifically references the information incorporated by reference herein. ITEM 9.01. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, PRO FORMA FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND EXHIBITS (c) Exhibits. The following exhibit is filed as part of this report: 99.1 Press Release, dated December 22, 2004, of Constellation Brands, Inc. SIGNATURE Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized. Dated: December 22, 2004 CONSTELLATION BRANDS, INC. By: /s/ Thomas J. Mullin ------------------------------------ Name: Thomas J. Mullin Title: Executive Vice President and General Counsel EXHIBIT INDEX Exhibit Number Description ------- ----------- 99.1 Press Release, dated December 22, 2004, of Constellation Brands, Inc.