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News Briefs for June 15, 2020

June 15, 2020

•Trinchero Family Estates (TFE) has been selected as the U.S. importer and marketer for Montalcino-based winemaker San Polo. The San Polo portfolio includes six wines, four of which are Brunello di Montalcino-designated. The estate has been owned since 2007 by the Allegrini family, which is based in Valpolicella in northeast Italy and is led by Marilisa Allegrini and daughters Caterina and Carlotta. The broader Allegrini portfolio has been handled in the U.S. by E.&J. Gallo Winery since 2014. San Polo now joins TFE fine wine division The Heritage Collection, led by Trinchero third-generation member Carlo Trinchero.

•Last year, Alecia Moore—better known as P!nk—released her eighth studio album, adding to a career that features three Grammy wins, a string of hit songs and record sales in the tens of millions. But music isn’t the artist’s only ambition. In 2013 she purchased a 250-acre estate in Santa Barbara County, including 18 acres of vineyards, and established her winery, Two Wolves. Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth discussed this career shift and more with the world-famous musician during the June 11 edition of Straight Talk with Wine Spectator, an Instagram series sponsored by Wine Access. Watch the full episode with Moore on Wine Spectator’s IGTV channel, and tune in to @wine_spectator on Instagram to catch Straight Talk with Wine Spectator, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm ET. This week’s guests include Bill Terlato of Terlato Wine Group June 16 at 7pm; Jean-Charles Cazes, owner of Château Lynch-Bages, June 17 at 1pm; and David Duncan, proprietor and CEO of Silver Oak, Ovid, and Twomey, June 18 at 7pm.

•Riboli Family Wines is launching a range of canned wines, including Blueberry, Tropical Mango, Watermelon, Pineapple, and Ruby Rosé Grapefruit flavors. The cans come in 2-packs retailing at $7-$8, as well as in six-packs and eight-can variety packs. Stella Rosa has also launched a new dedicated app, with features like augmented reality screen filters, an in-app game, chances to win discounts and merch, cocktail recipes, and a store locator. It’s available for free in both the App Store and Google Play Store for iOS and Android devices. An Impact “Hot Brand,” Stella Rosa grew 20% to 2.5 million cases in the U.S. last year.

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