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News Briefs for August 30, 2022

August 30, 2022

•Blue Run Spirits has announced the development of a new $51 million distillery in Georgetown, Kentucky. The project, which will also serve as Blue Run’s headquarters, will create a 35,000-square-foot distillery and a 20,000-square-foot rickhouse, along with an estimated 45 new jobs. The brand is projecting 2022 volume to reach 50,000 six-pack cases, and foresees approaching 100,000 six-packs for next year.

•Sonoma-Cutrer has unveiled its annual Winemaker’s Release, a 2019 Grand Brut Rosé. The new entry is a cuveé of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay fruit from two of the Russian River Valley winery’s most renowned vineyards, Owsley Estate and Vine Hill Ranch, and was made by Pinot Noir winemaker Zidanelia Arcidiacono. It’s available at select retailers for $55 a 750-ml. Sonoma-Cutrer was up 13% to 463,000 9-liter cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

•Demeine Estates has appointed Andrew Deitz as senior vice president, sales. He comes to Demeine from Wilson Daniels, and prior to that served with M.S. Walker. Starting in mid-September, Deitz will report to Demeine president Philana Bouvier and join senior vice president of marketing and global brand strategy Scott Diaz on the company’s senior leadership team.

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