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News Briefs for October 9, 2020

October 9, 2020

•Oakville, California-based Far Niente Family of Wineries and Vineyards has launched Post & Beam Winery. The new label debuts with two wines, a 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon priced at $50 a 750-ml., and a 2019 Napa Valley Chardonnay priced at $35. The wines will be available at retail and at limited restaurant locations throughout California, as well as direct-to-consumer via the winery’s website. Post & Beam joins the Far Niente, Dolce, Nickel & Nickel, EnRoute, and Bella Union brands in the Far Niente portfolio.

•Chopin Imports has launched a selection of spirits from Ireland’s Hinch Distillery in the U.S. For the initial rollout, Chopin has released Hinch Small Batch whiskey (matured in Bourbon casks and retailing for $30), Hinch 5 Year Old Double Wood (ex-Bourbon and new American oak, $40), Hinch 10 Year Old Sherry Cask ($55), and Ninth Wave gin ($30.) These spirits are now available in 11 states with national distribution (and an expanded lineup including Single Malt and Pot Still whiskies) to follow in February 2021.

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