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News Briefs for September 9, 2019

September 9, 2019

•Campari Group has added two new premium extensions to its Casa Cinzano family of fortified wines under the 1757 Vermouth di Torino G.I. brand. The new label comes in both Rosso and Extra Dry varieties and is targeted toward upscale cocktail occasions. Both vermouths are infused with wormwood from Piedmont, and the Rosso is spicy with notes of dried fruit. The Extra Dry, on the other hand, is bitter, herbal, and floral. Both the 16% abv Rosso and the 18% Extra Dry are now available across the U.S.

•Beam Suntory has created a new executive role, chief innovation, R&D, and RTD officer, and appointed Olga Osminkina-Jones to the position. Osminkina-Jones comes to Beam Suntory from PepsiCo, where she has served as vice president and general manager, global hydration portfolio and innovation and has most recently been focused on premium global food and beverages. In her new role with Beam Suntory, she will lead global innovation, global research and development, and the ready-to-drink (RTD) business in the North America and International regions for products developed outside of Japan.

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