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News Briefs for May 25, 2017

May 25, 2017

•Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is extending its partnership with Delegat, which owns the Oyster Bay and Barossa Valley Estate wine brands, becoming Delegat’s exclusive distributor across 32 states. Currently handling Delegat wines in 17 markets, under the new deal Southern Glazer’s will add 15 new markets to the partnership. The new markets include Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, South Carolina, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Washington D.C. Delegat’s Oyster Bay brand from New Zealand grew 10% to nearly 700,000 cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

•Brinley Shipwreck rum, imported by Opici’s Market Street Spirits, has added a White Reserve offering to its lineup. Made with blackstrap molasses, the 80-proof rum was distilled five times and aged in American oak barrels for one year. Brinley Shipwreck White Reserve ($23 a 750-ml.) will debut nationwide after Memorial Day weekend, alongside existing portfoliomates Brinley Gold Coconut, Coconut Cream, Coffee, Mango, Spiced, and Vanilla rums.

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