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News Briefs for March 26, 2018

March 26, 2018

•The Boisset Collection has launched JCB Spirits, including three high-end vodkas and a gin. All three are distilled from a wine base of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay sourced from the Côte d’Or in Burgundy, and are made from a single vintage, with the inaugural 2012 offering numbering 7,200 bottles. The line features a Classic Vodka ($125), Caviar-infused Vodka ($150), and Truffle-infused Vodka ($150). JCB’s Gin ($125) is infused with juniper, roses, coriander, and the extracts of 44 herbs, spices, and biodynamic plants including chamomile, honeysuckle, dandelion, calendula, borage, valerian, stinging nettle, lemon balm, and yarrow. The new JCB spirits are rolling out to select accounts in 16 U.S. markets.

•Biagio Cru Wines & Spirits is extending its Rosé All Day rosé brand with new Beaujolais and sparkling wine offshoots. Both rosé expressions will be available nationwide starting this spring, retail priced at $15 a 750-ml. Launched last May, Rosé All Day also offers a namesake rosé, made with 100% Grenache from the Languedoc-Roussillon region and available in 750-ml. ($14) and canned four-pack formats ($15). Concurrently, the brand, which is currently self-distributed in New York, is now exploring partnership with a third party distributor in the state.

•Indiana-based Beach House Beverages is launching Café Rumba, a blend of Kona Coffee from Hawaii, Wisconsin cream, and Caribbean rum. Retailing at $20 a 750-ml., Café Rumba is at 12.7% abv and will launch first in the Missouri, Minnesota, and Wisconsin markets. Founder and CEO Troy Woodrow was previously vice president of national accounts for fellow cream liqueur brand RumChata.

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