News Briefs for May 29, 2013May 29, 2013
•Concha y Toro has unveiled a new addition to its Little Black Dress wine brand, Divalicious Pink Pinot Grigio. Made with 75% Pinot Grigio, 13% Muscat, 10% Chardonnay and 2% Viognier, Divalicious Pink Pinot Grigio is available nationwide, retailing at around $11 a 750-ml. The expression joins Little Black Dress’s existing blend range, which made its debut in March and includes Divalicious Red and Divalicious White expressions. Marketed in the U.S. by Excelsior Wine Co.—a joint venture between Concha y Toro and Banfi Vintners—the Little Black Dress brand also features a Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc.
•Moët Hennessy has shifted production of its premium 10 Cane rum brand from Trinidad to Barbados. According to local news reports, the French company has inked a new five-year deal with Barbados’s Foursquare Rum Distillery, which will handle all the distilling, blending and bottling for 10 Cane. Introduced by Moët Hennessy as a white rum in 2005, 10 Cane was reformulated in 2011, relaunching as a gold-hued spirit featuring extra old rum from Trinidad’s Angostura Distillery. That same year, Moët Hennessy also changed the brand’s positioning, moving its price point from $34.99 down to $24.99-$29.99 a 750-ml.
•Chef Daniel Boulud is opening an outpost of his New York City restaurant DBGB Kitchen & Bar at the Venetian in Las Vegas, marking his return to the city after the shuttering of Daniel Boulud Brasserie at the Wynn in 2010. Slated to debut later this year, DBGB Kitchen & Bar is a “French brasserie meets American tavern” concept, according Boulud, offering French-inspired American comfort food, as well as craft beer, wine and cocktails. The original DBGB debuted in downtown Manhattan to critical acclaim in 2009.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.
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