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News Briefs for June 30, 2017

June 30, 2017

•Treasury Wine Estates has been named the exclusive China importer and distributor of Baron Philippe de Rothschild’s (BPR) portfolio—led by Bordeaux’s Mouton Cadet and Chile’s Escudo Rojo—effective next January. Concurrently, Treasury has announced that it will open warehouse facilities in Shanghai late this year to stock major TWE labels like Penfolds, Wolf Blass, Beringer and Beaulieu Vineyard, as well as the BPR wines. The new Shanghai facility will also handle TWE’s own new French brand, Maison de Grand Esprit, intended to bring “the best of France’s wine regions together under one brand,” according to the company.

•375 Park Avenue Spirits has been named exclusive U.S. importer for Colombian aged rum brand Dictador, effective August 1. Dictador is produced at Destilería Colombiana in Cartagena de Indias, on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. 375 Park Avenue initially will offer a range of solera-aged Dictador rum expressions including Dictador 12-year-old, 20-year-old, 100 Months Amber, 100 Months Claro, 100 Months Café, 100 Months Orange, XO Insolent and XO Perpetual, in addition to the limited-edition “Best Of” annual release and the “Two Master Blenders” offering. Retail pricing ranges from $29-$355. Dictador will be available in most U.S. markets, the company said.

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