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Antinori’s Antica Napa Valley Venture Reaches Critical Mass

Italy’s Antinori family released the first estate wines from Antica Napa Valley, its property in the Atlas Peak AVA, in 2007. Since then, the company has invested aggressively in Antica’s vineyards, growing production from about 1,600 cases the first year to its current 10,000 cases, focused on estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The Antica wines, which thus far have garnered scores in the high 80s and low 90s from Wine Spectator, are distributed in the U.S. by Antinori partner Ste. Michelle Wine Estates (Ste. Michelle also handles Antinori’s Italian wines in the U.S., and the two companies are joint venture partners in Napa Valley’s Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and Washington’s Col Solare). SND recently interviewed Antinori California estate manager Glenn Salva to find out where the Antica Napa business is headed. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 24, 2016

DFV Ups Monterey Presence With Santa Lucia Highlands Vineyard Buy

Delicato Family Vineyards (DFV) has acquired River Road Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands from the McFarland family. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 24, 2016

News Briefs for May 24, 2016

•Pernod Ricard is launching a new campaign behind its upscale Absolut Elyx vodka. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 24, 2016

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for May 24, 2016

•This summer, Maxwelton, West Virginia-based Smooth Ambler Spirits will release a sourced American whiskey made in Tennessee. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 24, 2016

Single Malt Strength Makes The U.S. Edrington’s Largest Market

Since creating its Edrington Americas unit in 2014, Scotland-based Edrington has added about 50,000 cases of premium spirits volume to its U.S. total, led by luxury single malt Scotch whiskies The Macallan and Highland Park. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 23, 2016

News Briefs for May 23, 2016

•Frederick Wildman & Sons is adding a number of new Burgundy estates represented by Becky Wasserman’s Le Serbet to its distribution portfolio in New York and New Jersey. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 23, 2016

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