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News Briefs for June 2, 2016

June 2, 2016

•Milestone Brands, the recently formed spirits company from former Deep Eddy Vodka executives Eric Dopkins and Chad Auler, has acquired American Born Moonshine from Nashville-based Windy Hill Spirits. American Born Moonshine was founded in 2013 and has a distribution footprint spanning more than 25 states. The current lineup includes an 83-proof Apple Pie Moonshine, 103-proof White Lightning and 83-proof Sweet Tea Moonshine. Milestone Brands says the moonshine brand has doubled its sales volume over the past year. The Austin, Texas-based Milestone Brands was formed this past February and last month acquired Dulce Vida Tequila.

•Kobrand Corporation has added historic Lambrusco wine producer Medici Ermete to its Italian import portfolio. Located in Italy’s Emilia Romagna region, Medici Ermete is owned and operated by the fourth generation of the Medici family. The winery is made up of four estates over 185 acres and includes Tenuta Rampata and Tenuta Quercioli. Kobrand will assume all sales and marketing for the Medici Ermete portfolio, which includes its flagship Concerto Reggiano Lambrusco ($22.99), I Quercioli Secco Reggiano Lambrusco DOC 2015 ($13.99), I Quercioli Dolce Reggiano Lambrusco DOC 2015 ($13.99) and Solo Reggiano Rosso DOC 2015 ($19.99).

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