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News Briefs for April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

•Palm Bay International has expanded the Roscato brand with Gold, its latest sweet, slightly effervescent wine. The 7% abv offering is made with grapes sourced from northern Italy and joins Rosso Dolce, Rosé Dolce, Moscato, Dark, and Smooth in the lineup. Roscato Gold is now available across the U.S., retailing at around $13 a 750-ml. Last year, Roscato reached 1.2 million cases, up nearly 23%, earning an Impact “Hot Brand” award.

•Ardbeg single malt Scotch whisky is introducing Scorch, a new limited edition. Matured in heavily charred American ex-Bourbon casks, Ardbeg Scorch is aimed firmly at devotees of smoky Islay malts. It’s bottled at 46% abv and will roll out June 1, retailing at $120 a bottle. Along with Glenmorangie, Ardbeg is part of the Moët Hennessy single malt portfolio.

•Raventós Codorníu is launching a new California sparkling wine, Incandesa Brut. A blend of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir, Incandesa Brut is debuting nationally, retailing at $25 a 750-ml. One of Spain’s oldest wine companies, today Raventós Codorníu has 7,500 acres of vineyards and 17 wineries spread across Spain, Argentina, and California.

•Casa Noble Tequila has revamped its ultra-premium range, unveiling refined liquid and overhauled packaging for its Single Estate Organic Blanco ($44), Reposado ($50), and Añejo ($55) expressions. The brand’s new packaging features taller, sleeker bottles with a crest featuring Tequila cues like agave, coa harvesting blades, and a barrel. The redesigned brand, part of the Constellation portfolio, is launching nationwide. Casa Noble had U.S. volume of 36,000 cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

•Biagio Cru Wine & Spirits label Rosé All Day has added a new Prosecco Rosé to its lineup. The wine is made from a blend of 90% Glera and 10% Pinot Noir from Italy’s Venezia region. The wine is rolling out across the U.S. now, retailing for around $15 a 750-ml. Rosé All Day Prosecco Rosé joins the brand’s sparkling and still rosés as well as its Spritz offering, which launched last year. Next up for Rosé All Day is a 3-liter boxed variant of its Grenache rosé. Rosé All Day was up 17% to 88,000 cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

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