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News Briefs for February 14, 2018

February 14, 2018

•Fetzer Vineyards’ 1000 Stories wine brand is set to debut Gold Rush Red, a new red blend offering. Along with Gold Rush Red, which is rolling out this spring, 1000 Stories is also planning a limited-release Carignan expected to hit the market around Father’s Day, June 17. Led by its core Bourbon barrel-aged Zinfandel, 1000 Stories has seen strong growth since launching in 2014. Last year, the brand was up 45% in the U.S. to 90,000 cases, according to Impact Databank

•Mionetto USA’s MW Imports division has added canned sparkling wine brand Bollicini to its portfolio. The brand’s lineup includes Cuvée and Rosé expressions, both made in Italy and packaged in 187-ml. cans that are retail priced at $12 a four-pack. Bollicini is available nationwide. The MW Imports stable also includes Champagne Alfred Gratien, Livio Felluga, Castello di Monsanto and Schloss Johannisberg, among others.

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