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Daily Archive: November 4, 2019

Interview, Part 1: Chris Indelicato, President And CEO, Delicato Family Wines

California’s Delicato Family Wines has been on a remarkable growth run, with volume roughly tripling from 4 million cases in 2010 to approximately 12 million cases currently. While the family-owned winery has diversified recently, gaining a foothold in both domestic and imported fine wines, its breadwinner remains the Bota Box label, which has earned multiple Impact “Hot Brand” awards on its way to a projected 8 million cases this year. The majority of volume remains in the core 3-liter ($23), but Bota has also expanded into newer formats like 1.5-liter boxes and 500-ml. Tetra Paks. Meanwhile, the brand’s Nighthawk extension—geared toward bolder flavor profiles—is now releasing three new offerings: a Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon, Lush Pinot Noir, and Vibrant Sauvignon Blanc. Overall, Delicato is investing $10 million this year in Bota Box, including a new ad campaign that debuted in August. SND executive editor Daniel Marsteller recently caught up with president and CEO Chris Indelicato for an update. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for November 4, 2019

•Michter’s 20-year-old Bourbon, Buffalo Trace O.F.C., Glendronach 1993, and newcomers from Southern Tier, Glencadam, and Kilchoman are among the offerings featured in Whisky Advocate’s latest whiskey roundup. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for November 4, 2019

•Comstock Park, Michigan-based Perrin Brewing Company has launched its 2019 Barrel-Aged Specialty Pack. Continue reading →

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