News Briefs for July 29, 2013July 29, 2013
•Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte has launched D’Luscious—a demi-sec rosé Champagne—in the U.S. market. Made with a blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, the entry is priced at around $59 a bottle. D’Luscious joins Brut, Brut Grande Reserve, Brut Reserve, Brut Rose and Demi-Sec in the Nicolas Feuillatte portfolio, as well as the brand’s Refined Collection, Gourmet Collection, Palmes d’Or range and limited edition expressions. The fourth-largest Champagne brand in the U.S., Nicholas Feuillatte is handled in the market by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates.
•U.K.-based Shepherd Neame has signed a five-year deal with Canada’s Moosehead Breweries to bring its beers to the U.S. and Canada markets. The brewery’s flagship beer, Spitfire Ale (4.5% abv), will be released in North America beginning in September, with distribution in the U.S. initially focused on the East Coast, followed by the Midwest, including Chicago and Michigan. A second beer in the brewer’s lineup, Bishops Finger (5.4% abv), is slated to roll out in the country next year. The launch marks the first time since 2001 that Shepherd Neame has sold its beers in the U.S.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.
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