News Briefs for October 12, 2016October 12, 2016
•Trinchero Family Estates is introducing Ménage à Trois Gold, a Chardonnay-focused blend. The new wine ($12), which is composed of Chardonnay, Viognier and Verdelho, brings the Ménage à Trois portfolio to a total of 16 wines, including six blends. The brand grew 9.1% to 2.7 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.
•Total Wine & More is set to open its second San Francisco-area location on October 27 in Pleasant Hill. The Pleasant Hill store, located at 3250 Buskirk Avenue, will join Total Wine’s existing Bay Area venue in Fremont, which opened earlier this year. With the new opening in Pleasant Hill, Total will have 17 locations across California, out of nearly 150 stores nationwide.
•Avuá Cachaça is releasing a limited edition aged in Brazilian Tapinhoã wood. Avuá Tapinhoã ($80) is made with single-estate sugarcane from a family-owned farm in Carmo, near Rio de Janiero, and aged in Brazil’s native Tapinhoã wood for up to two years. The first batch of 600 bottles is rolling out to select U.S. markets this month. Avuá’s lineup also includes an unaged Prata Cachaça and Oak Cachaça, aged in French oak for up to two years. Avuá launched in the U.S. in 2013 and is self-imported by Avuá Imports, based in New York.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.