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News Briefs for July 28, 2016

July 28, 2016

•Piedmont’s Poderi Luigi Einaudi has purchased 22 acres of prime land in Barolo from the four brothers of the Dardo family for more than $6.5 million. The land is located in the prized Bussia cru’s Dardi subzone—named for the sellers’ family—and includes 10 acres of Nebbiolo and 2.5 acres of Barbera, with the rest either unplanted or home to truffle forest. The Nebbiolo vineyards are currently leased to the A. & G. Fantino winery. The deal adds to Einaudi’s current 133 acres of vines on nearly 317 acres of land in Piedmont’s Barolo and Dogliani appellations. Wine Spectator has more.

•Cachaça brand Novo Fogo has linked with Young’s Market Co. for distribution in Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming. In Washington and Oregon, Novo Fogo will be transferring to Young’s from Vinum Importing. Novo Fogo’s stable of organic, small-batch cachaças includes Silver ($30), Chameleon ($33), Barrel-Aged ($35) and Tanager ($35). Earlier this year the brand added a four-entry single-barrel lineup that ranges from a one-year-old Barrel 86 ($50) up to a five-year-old Barrel 87 ($100).

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