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News Briefs for September 15, 2016

September 15, 2016

•Bisol Prosecco, which recently joined the Wilson Daniels portfolio, is set to add three wines to its U.S. stable. Bisol’s Molera Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG ($21 a 750-ml.), Eliso Bisol Cuvée del Fondatore Millesimato Talento Metodo Classico DOCG ($63) and Private Cartizze Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG ($80) are slated to debut in early January. They will join Crede Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG, Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG, Jeio Brut Prosecco DOC and Jeio Cuvée Rosé Brut in Bisol’s U.S. lineup. Bisol has U.S. volume of roughly 20,000 cases.

•Scotch whisky distiller and blender Loch Lomond Group is launching in the U.S. through importer A. Hardy USA. Offerings include High Commissioner blended Scotch ($16 a 750-ml.), a Loch Lomond blended and single malt Scotch range ($26-$99 a 750-ml.), and the Inchmurrin ($61-$110) and Glen Scotia ($54-$91) malts. Also making its U.S. debut is Loch Lomond Group’s special edition Littlemill 25 Year Old ($3,000), which is limited to 1,500 bottles. Previously family owned, Loch Lomond was acquired by London-based Exponent Private Equity in 2014, and has since rebranded its Scotch portfolio and upgraded capacity.

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