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News Briefs for September 5, 2018

September 5, 2018

•Europvin USA has named Matthew Green national sales director, effective immediately. Green comes to the wine importer with over three decades of experience in wine industry sales, portfolio management, and business development, most recently serving as division manager of Palm Bay International’s Genesis Estates division. In his new role, Green will be responsible for leading Europvin USA’s sales team and driving revenue, among other objectives. Europvin imports a wide range of offerings from Spain, France, New Zealand, and Hungary, including brands like Lustau, Vega Sicilia, Macan, and Rimapere among others.

•Templeton Rye has unveiled a slate of new distribution partners in Canada. Under the agreements, Templeton will be represented exclusively in Ontario by Woodman Wines and Spirits, in Quebec by Societe Clement, in the Western provinces by Vintage West, and in Atlantic provinces by McCarthy Wines and Spirits. Last month, the brand unveiled a new $35-million, 34,500-square-foot distillery in Templeton, Iowa capable of producing 500,000 proof gallons annually.

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