News Briefs for December 4, 2015December 4, 2015
•Quintessential Wines is adding the French rosés of Chateau Ferry Lacombe to its import portfolio. Based in Provence, the family-owned winery has 66 hectares (163 acres) of vines on its 320-acre estate in the Vallee de l’Arc. Quintessential will import Ferry Lacombe’s Haedus and Mira rosés, retailing at around $22 and $17 respectively. Napa-based Quintessential recently agreed to become the exclusive U.S. importer for Les Vins Georges Duboeuf.
•La Martiniquaise’s Saint-Vivant Armagnac has appointed Sazerac Co. unit 375 Park Avenue Spirits as its U.S. importer, effective December 1. 375 Park Avenue is now handling Saint-Vivant’s portfolio—which includes VS, VSOP, Napoleon and XO expressions—across 16 existing U.S. markets, and plans to expand the brand into an additional eight markets—Arizona, Massachusetts, Maryland, Georgia, Florida, Indiana, Missouri and Michigan—in the coming year. Saint-Vivant joins Van Gogh vodka and gin and single malt Scotch labels Speyburn, Old Pulteney, anCnoc and Balblair, among other spirits brands, in 375 Park Avenue’s stable.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.