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News Briefs for March 29, 2018

March 29, 2018

•Moët Hennessy’s Belvedere Vodka has introduced a new flavored expression. Belvedere Ginger Zest features Dankowskie Gold rye vodka that’s infused with a macerated blend of pure ginger, spring lemons, and grapefruit. The new offering is available nationwide in both 750-ml. ($30) and 1.75-liter ($50) formats, and joins the existing Peach Nectar, Wild Berry, Pink Grapefruit, Lemon Tea, Mango Passion, and Citrus flavor expressions in the Belvedere portfolio.

•New York-based importer Cape Classics has partnered with Lauber Imports as its sole distributor in the New York market, beginning April 1. Moving forward, Lauber will handle Cape Classics’ entire portfolio of South African and French wines in the company’s largest market. Cape Classics’ previous New York distributor was M.S. Walker. In 2017, Cape Classics’ portfolio depleted roughly 300,000 cases in the U.S., making it the nation’s leading marketer of South African wines.

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