News Briefs for August 2, 2022August 2, 2022
•Vineyard Brands has added the first Austrian winery to its U.S. import portfolio, Weingut Ingrid Groiss. Located in the Weinviertel, a northern zone within Austria’s Niederösterreich, Ingrid Groiss oversees 20 hectares (49.4 acres) of organic vineyards. Ingrid Groiss produces traditional, minimal-intervention white wines from indigenous Austrian varieties: Gruner Veltliner, Riesling, and Gemischter Satz (a traditional field blend), with U.S. retail prices ranging from $20 to $49 a bottle.
•After three years off U.S. shelves, Guatemalan rum Botran has returned, sporting new packaging and sustainability certifications. The line consists of five rums, all aged in a solera system, with the blends consisting of rums aged between five and 18 years, depending on the release, and prices ranging from $20 to $45. Botran’s line is now available in Florida, California, Texas, Arizona, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania through Mexcor International Wine and Spirits.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.