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Cape Classics Expands French Portfolio, Warily Eyes Tariff Situation

New York-based importer Cape Classics has built its reputation over the years as a champion of South African wines, but more recently the company has expanded its portfolio with a variety of French offerings from the Loire, Burgundy, and Roussillon, among other regions. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 17, 2020

Exclusive: Angelina Mondavi To Launch Harrow Cellars At Former Ravenswood Site

Sonoma County’s Ravenswood is among a slew of brands currently in the process of being acquired by E.&J. Gallo from Constellation. But the former Ravenswood estate northeast of downtown Sonoma isn’t part of that deal. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 17, 2020

News Briefs for January 17, 2020

•In a bit of welcome news on the international trade front, the U.S. senate has passed the new North American trade deal USMCA, which is now set to be signed by the president. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 17, 2020

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 17, 2020

•Nevada’s Frey Ranch Distillery has launched its first Straight Bourbon whiskey. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 17, 2020

Leading Vodka Brands Tap Innovation To Bolster Growth, As Smirnoff Maintains Slim Lead

“While vodka has slowed down, Tito’s remains on fire,” says Eddie Cruz, owner of six-store Miami retail chain Jensen’s Liquors. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 16, 2020

News Briefs for January 16, 2020

•Joining Italy’s Vinitaly, France’s Vinexpo and Germany’s ProWein, Spain will debut a new wine trade fair called Barcelona Wine Week (BWW), which will take place in Barcelona Feb. 3-5. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 16, 2020

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