News Briefs for August 26, 2019August 26, 2019
•International wine player AXA Millésimes has acquired a second estate in Portugal’s Douro Valley, Quinta do Passadouro, from the Bohrmann family. The sale includes the brand, the cellars, and 89 acres that lie close to the vines of the AXA’s other Portuguese estate, Quinta do Noval. Neither party would disclose a purchase price. Quinta do Passadouro produces about 10,000 cases a year. Quinta do Noval, which makes about 50,000 cases a year, owns 358 acres. Passadouro will remain a separate brand, and its team will stay intact moving forward. Wine Spectator has more.
•A new Game of Thrones whisky from Johnnie Walker, Bourbons from Remus Repeal Reserve and Widow Jane, and Irish bottlings from Jameson and Dingle are among the new offerings featured in Whisky Advocate’s latest whisky roundup. The magazine’s website has all the details.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.