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News Briefs for January 16, 2020

January 16, 2020

•Joining Italy’s Vinitaly, France’s Vinexpo and Germany’s ProWein, Spain will debut a new wine trade fair called Barcelona Wine Week (BWW), which will take place in Barcelona Feb. 3-5. According to the organizers, the fair will showcase more than 400 wineries and related companies from 37 countries, and hopes to attract 15,000 visitors from the global wine trade. The primary emphasis will be on the wines of Spain. Wine Spectator has more.

•Boston, Massachusetts-based Latitude Beverage is rolling out Wheel Horse Rye, a new Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey. The 50.5% abv rye is distilled from 95% rye and 5% malted barley before aging for two to three years. The whiskey is made at Owensboro, Kentucky’s O.Z. Tyler Distillery and will be available in the Northeast, Colorado, California, and Illinois for a suggested price of $28 a 750-ml.

•Paula Kornell Sparkling Wines is launching a new California Brut NV sourced from the River Junction AVA. Retailing at $22 a 750-ml., the new entry is composed of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir and joins the brand’s inaugural offering, a 2017 vintage Napa Valley Blanc de Noir, in the range. Paula Kornell’s California Brut NV is rolling out next month, handled by Vintage Wine Estates.

•Napa, California-based importer The Sorting Table has added its first Austrian wines to its portfolio, partnering with three family-owned producers. Beginning in early February, The Sorting Table will launch wines from Ebner-Ebenauer, Leth, and Schauer across the U.S. Ebner-Ebenauer produces minimal intervention Grüner Veltliner in Veinviertel; Leth produces Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, and Roter Veltliner in the Wagram; and Schauer produces Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling in Südsteiermark.

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