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News Briefs for May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017

•Bacardi Ltd. is launching a new limited edition of Grey Goose vodka to commemorate the brand’s 20th anniversary. The new Grey Goose Riviera bottle is intended to showcase the brand’s French heritage, featuring marinière stripes and imagery inspired by France’s Impressionist art style. Additionally, the package features a neoprene cover, designed to keep the bottle cool during the summer months.

•Vision Wine & Spirits, a division of Martignetti Cos., has added Tuscany’s San Felice to its national portfolio with a new multi-year agreement. San Felice, known for its Chianti and Brunello offerings, farms 520 acres of vineyards, divided between its San Felice estate in Chianti Classico and its Campogiovanni estate in Montalcino. The group also operates the Relais & Chateaux Borgo San Felice, a restored medieval village offering 5-star accommodations.

•Portland, Oregon-based Blossom Brothers has debuted its inaugural product, a trio of botanical-infused wine spritzers. The 6%-abv Blossom Brothers Wine Spritzers include White Peach & Jasmine Flower, Blood Orange & Ginger Root and Pink Grapefruit & Honeycomb flavors. Each flavor combination is comprised of wine, natural botanical essences, water and CO2, with no added sugars, sweeteners or artificial flavors. Priced at $11.99 a four-pack, the spritzers will be available throughout the Pacific Northwest starting in June, both on- and off-premise. Industry veterans Cameron Healy, Shawn Bavaresco and Marc Cramer founded Blossom Brothers earlier this year.

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