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News Briefs for March 8, 2017

March 8, 2017

•Constellation Brands has introduced the Callie Collection, a new range of wines sourced from California’s Central Coast. Following a soft launch last year, the Callie Collection ($14 a 750-ml.) will debut nationwide this month with three offerings, including a Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and red blend. The wines are packaged with a resealable Helix cork closure, which features a twist-to-open design and eliminates the need for a corkscrew. The Callie Collection joins brands such as Mark West, Meiomi, Black Box, Clos du Bois and The Dreaming Tree, among others, in Constellation’s premium California wine portfolio.

•Guarachi Wine Partners has launched two new rosé offerings. Adding to its Tenshen range, Guarachi has released Tenshen Rosé ($20 a 750-ml.), featuring a blend of Syrah, Mourvédre and Viognier sourced from Santa Barbara County. The California rosé joins Tenshen’s existing red and white blends. Concurrently, Guarachi has partnered with boutique French wine importer Jeff Welburn to introduce Fleur, a new French rosé brand, to the U.S. Produced by France’s Château de Brigue, Fleur ($20) is composed of estate-grown fruit from Côtes de Provence.

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