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News Briefs for November 16, 2021

November 16, 2021

•Glenmorangie, part of the Moet Hennessy portfolio, is launching A Tale of Winter, a new innovation from the single malt Scotch whisky brand. Finished in Marsala wine casks from Sicily, the 13-year-old single malt retails at $100 and is bottled at 46% abv. Glenmorangie recently opened a new experimental distillery called the Lighthouse, devoted to furthering its innovation efforts in the years ahead.

•Importer and marketer Vineyard Brands is adding Burgundy’s Domaine des Lambrays to its portfolio. Located in the heart of Morey-Saint-Denis, Domaine des Lambrays traces its history back to the 14th century. Today its wines are made by Jacques Devauges, and include an eponymous Grand Cru, Clos des Lambrays, as well as a Morey-Saint-Denis Premier Cru, a Morey-Saint-Denis Villages, and two Puligny-Montrachet Premier Crus.

•Cognac Frapin is introducing two new offerings in the U.S., a VSOP and VIP XO. Frapin’s VSOP is made of 100% Grande Champagne Cognac, aged in limousin oak, and retails at $70 a 750-ml. The VIP XO expression, higher up the ladder, is a blend enhanced with very old Cognacs from the family cellars and retails at $250.

•Terlato Wines has named Karl Waldschmidt as director of operations and logistics. Waldschmidt spent the last 17 years with Walgreens in a series of progressive management roles including senior manager of global transportation and manager of import operations & administration. Matthew Ligay, Terlato’s commercial vice president – pricing and analytics, said Waldschmidt’s “impressive experience and tenure in logistics and transportation will be invaluable as we enter the next phase of supply chain concerns.”

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