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News Briefs for February 5, 2018

February 5, 2018

•California-based Cakebread Cellars is looking to raise funds for Napa’s wildfire recovery efforts with the launch of its new Phoenix rosé. Rolling out this month, the special edition rosé is made with Cabernet Sauvignon and limited to 240 cases. It will be available in select markets—including California, Texas, Florida and New York—and priced at $27.50 a 750-ml., with 100% of profits to be donated to the Napa Valley Community Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund.

•Geyserville, California’s The Family Coppola has promoted Corey Beck to CEO. Beck originally joined The Family Coppola in 1998 as assistant winemaker, and most recently served as the company’s president and director of winemaking. In his new, expanded role, Beck will oversee the Francis Ford Coppola Winery and Virginia Dare Winery, as well as Café Zoetrope in San Francisco and the newly launched Great Women Spirits range. The Family Coppola includes multiple wine and spirits brands, a food label, vacation resorts, an on-premise concept and a film production company. Coppola’s flagship Diamond Collection wine brand sells about 1 million cases in the U.S. annually, according to Impact Databank.

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