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News Briefs for March 13, 2018

March 13, 2018

•Copper Cane Wines & Provisions has launched a number of new Pinot Noirs within its Elouan and Böen brands. Among the Elouan releases are two small-lot, Oregon-sourced Pinot Noirs: The 2016 Missoulan Wash Willamette Valley Reserve Pinot Noir and the 2016 Klamath’s Kettle Rogue Valley Reserve Pinot Noir, both retail priced $40 a 750-ml. Meanwhile, the California-based Böen range now includes the 2016 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir ($30) and the 2016 Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir ($30), with a Tri-Appellation Pinot Noir—sourced from the Russian River Valley, Santa Lucia Highlands, and Santa Maria Valley sub-regions—set to arrive in April. The Copper Cane portfolio also includes the Belle Glos, Quilt, Carne Humana, Beran, and Steorra brands.

•Frederick Wildman & Sons Ltd. has named Martin Sinkoff as its vice president, director of education, fine wine and spirits, and national director of Bordeaux sales. Sinkoff has been serving as Wildman’s vice president and director of marketing since 2008. Wildman president Marc Hirten said Sinkoff “will help build the footprint for our Bordeaux brands in our U.S. distribution network,” and has been “instrumental over the past 10 years in building our portfolio, helping to secure our supplier relationships and helping our sales and marketing teams grow.” The appointment is effective April 1.

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