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News Briefs for June 17, 2020

June 17, 2020

•Treasury Wine Estates is introducing three new Central Coast wines under its St. Huberts The Stag brand. They include a Santa Barbara County Chardonnay ($17 a 750-ml.), Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon ($20), and Paso Robles Red Blend ($20). The new entries—featuring familiar varietals from up-and-coming regions—are meant to address “a gap in the offerings available for the older millennial-male target audience,” according to Treasury Wine Estates senior vice president of marketing Carl Evans.

•The Macallan has partnered with beverage alcohol e-commerce platform Thirstie on a new e-boutique. The new Macallan website will feature the brand’s extensive range of single malt Scotch whiskies, making them available for shipping or same-day delivery. Gifts, including Highball glasses, ice buckets, flasks, and other items, are also available on the site. From now through July, 30% of all proceeds from Themacallan.com will be donated to the James Beard Foundation’s Open for Good campaign, which is aiding the struggling restaurant industry.

•Lawrenceburg, Indiana-based MGP has announced the latest limited edition of George Remus Bourbon, set to launch in September. Remus Repeal Reserve Series IV is bottled at 50% abv and is made from two mashbills distilled in 2008. 77% of the blend is a Bourbon made with 21% rye; the remainder is a whiskey with 36% rye content. The new limited edition will retail for around $85 a 750-ml. and will begin rolling out in September, reaching full distribution by Repeal Day in early December.

•David Pearson has been named managing director of The Meadowood Estate in the Napa Valley, owned by H. William Harlan and the Harlan family. Pearson, who’ll be overseeing all activities at the resort while also collaborating with Harlan on special projects, has been serving as managing director of Opus One winery in the Napa Valley for the past 16 years. H. William Harlan is a founder and the managing partner of Meadowood Napa Valley and The Napa Valley Reserve. The Harlan family properties include Harlan Estate, Bond, and Promontory.

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