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News Briefs for January 30, 2018

January 30, 2018

•Moët Hennessy–owned Glenmorangie has revealed multi-million dollar expansion plans as the distillery celebrates its 175th anniversary this year. The investment includes a new still house that will hold two additional copper pot stills, as well as a separate building for additional mashing and fermentation facilities. Construction is slated to begin later this year, pending local approval. Glenmorangie Co. president and CEO Marc Hoellinger said the move will allow Glenmorangie to meet demand in the years ahead, as the global market for single malt Scotch whisky continues to grow. Glenmorangie ranks as the fourth-largest single malt brand both in the U.S. and globally. After years of solid growth, the Highland malt is now above 135,000 cases in the U.S. and sells more than a half-million cases globally.

•Santa Margherita USA has added two Italian wineries to its portfolio: Cà Maiol of Lombardy and Cantina Mesa of Sardinia. Cà Maiol, with 345 acres of vineyards, is based in northern Italy’s Lugana DOC and known for native Italian grape varieties Trebbiano di Lugana, Groppello and Marzemino. The Cantina Mesa lineup includes varieties like Vermentino, Carignano del Sulcis and Cannonau sourced from its 175 acres in the Sulcis-Iglesiente region of southwestern Sardinia. Both Cà Maiol and Cantina Mesa joined the portfolio of parent company Santa Margherita Gruppo Vinicola last August. Santa Margherita USA will now represent them nationally in the U.S. market.

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