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News Briefs for August 8, 2014

August 8, 2014

•Gruppo Campari’s flagship Campari bitter brand has unveiled a series of limited edition art labels. Launched each year ahead of the holiday season, Campari’s art labels feature interpretations of works created by Italian artist Fortunato Depero throughout the 1920s. This year’s collection features two designs based on advertising art originally from 1927 and 1928, as well as one design originally from 1928, which depicts Depero drinking Campari. All three will be available at retail in 750-ml. formats starting in mid-October. Propelled by the Negroni cocktail, Campari’s U.S. volume rose 14% to 75,000 cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

•Winetracks International of the Netherlands has enlisted New York-based Black Hawk Imports for the distribution of its flagship brand Canei—a light, low-alcohol sparkling wine. Beginning in September, Black Hawk will further establish the brand in the U.S. and Mexico. Canei wine was created in Italy in 1975 by Luigi Bosca and became popular in Europe and the U.S. The wine features Moscato grapes for a sweet, light, sparkling character, Winetracks says. The Canei line, previously imported by Aveníu Brands, includes a White, Rosé, Forest Fruit, Peach, Apple, Lemon & Lime and Lambrusco.

•St. Helena, California-based importer Wilson Daniels has added Burgundy winemaker Château du Moulin-à-Vent to its import stable. Spanning 91 acres within Burgundy’s Moulin-à-Vent appellation, Château du Moulin-à-Vent specializes in producing estate-grown and -bottled 100% Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc. The current Château du Moulin-à-Vent portfolio includes 2009, 2010 and 2011 Château du Moulin-à-Vent; 2011 Croix des Vérillats; 2011 Champ de Cour; 2009 Clos de Landres; 2012 Couvent des Thorins; and 2012 Pouilly-Fuissé Vieilles Vignes. Château du Moulin-à-Vent marks Wilson Daniels’ fifth Burgundy winery, joining Domaine Laroche, Domaine Leflaive, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Olivier Bernstein.

•Hahn Family Wines has appointed industry veteran Vince Berry as senior director of marketing. Berry was most recently an independent wine marketing consultant focusing on luxury brands. Prior to that Berry held key marketing posts at Carneros Estate, Artesa Winery and Constellation Brands among others. In his new role, Berry will be responsible for all marketing functions for the Hahn Winery, Hahn SLH, Lucienne, Smith & Hook, and Boneshaker brands, and also oversee marketing efforts for Hahn Estate, the company’s winery located in Monterey County, California.

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