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News Briefs for November 9, 2017

November 9, 2017

•E.&J. Gallo is adding Sicilian winery Tornatore to its Lux Wines division, effective January 1. The family-owned Tornatore is located in Castiglione di Sicilia on the northeastern slopes of Mt. Etna, and is known for producing expressions of native grapes Nerello Mascalese and Carricante. Gallo will roll out Tornatore’s Etna Bianco, Etna Rosso, Etna Rosso Pietrarizzo and Etna Rosso Trimarchisa nationally in the U.S. in January, retailing from $30-$80 a bottle. Gallo’s Lux Wines unit also includes the Allegrini, Pieropan, Renato Ratti, Poggio al Tesoro, Jermann and Argiano brands.

•Yesterday SND broke the news of Stoli Group USA’s plans for Kentucky Owl Park, a “destination distillery” to be built in Bardstown, Kentucky and slated for completion by 2020. Whisky Advocate has more on the story.

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