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News Briefs for June 8, 2018

June 8, 2018

•Boisset Collection’s DeLoach Vineyards has released its first sparkling wine, Le Royal. The wine is a 2015 vintage blanc de noir sourced from the Charles Heintz Vineyard in California’s Green Valley appellation in the Russian River Valley. The méthode champenoise sparkler spent two years aging on the lees before bottling and retails for a suggested price of $75. Last year, the Boisset Collection was up 4% overall to 875,000 cases in the U.S. Earlier this year, the company debuted a new JCB Spirits range of upscale vodkas.

•Canada’s Peter Mielzynski Agencies (PMA) will begin representing Distell-owned wines Nederburg, Inception, Obikwa, and Blouberg nationwide in the Canadian market effective July 1. PMA also represents the Distell wine brands Two Oceans, Fleur du Cap, Durbanville Hills and Flat Roof Manor; spirit brands Amarula, Black Bottle Blended Scotch Whisky, Bunnahabhain, Cape Mountain Single Grain Whisky, Deanston, Three Ships Whiskies and Tobermory; and Savana Dry Premium Cider. Distell is a shareholder in PMA, along with William Grant & Sons, Breakthru Beverage, Gruppo Italiano Vini, and Peter Mielzynski Jr. Last month, Brown-Forman announced that it will be going exclusive with PMA in Canada on July 1.

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