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News Briefs for May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

•Weller Single Barrel, Wild Turkey 17-year-old Bottled in Bond, and newcomers from Basil Hayden’s and Kilchoman are among the offerings featured in Whisky Advocate’s latest weekly roundup. The magazine’s website has all the details.

•New Jersey-based Royal Wine Corp. has added two Provençal châteaux—Roubine-Cru Classe and Sainte Beatrice—to its import portfolio. Both rosé-focused wineries are owned by winemaker Valerie Rousselle and her family. Roubine is one of only 14 wineries in Provence that carry a Cru Classe designation, while Sainte Beatrice has vines aged up to 60 years. Quintessential Wines previously handled Roubine and Sainte Beatrice in the U.S.

•New Zealand winery Lawson’s Dry Hills is returning to the U.S. market after an absence of several years. The Marlborough-based producer, known for Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay, is launching first in California, with expansion to other states planned for the future. The company is handling its own sales in the Golden State, where its Sauvignon Blanc will retail at around $19 a 750-ml. and its Pinot Noir is positioned at $25.

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