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News Briefs for November 10, 2022

November 10, 2022

•Barton & Guestier (B&G), has collaborated with multidisciplinary French artist Woo on limited packaging for its Bordeaux red bottling. Available in select Florida, Texas, and New York retail and online stores this December, the B&G Limited Edition Bordeaux Red by Woo features the artist’s signature style reflected on the label as an ode to Germain Rambaud, the first cellar master at Barton & Guestier dating back to the 18th century. The new limited edition is rolling out through BGPL USA, the distributor and marketer of Barton & Guestier in the U.S.

•After a scorching summer that saw record temperatures across much of Europe and wildfires in France, Portugal, Spain, and Greece, winemakers in the three largest wine-producing countries are cautiously optimistic about the 2022 vintage. They also believe techniques they have been adopting to counter climate change are working—for now. The common theme across the continent was heat and a lack of rain. A wet spring gave way to a dry summer, which led to lower yields in most regions. But vintners in many regions still believe the vintage is a promising one, thanks to high quality fruit. Wine Spectator has more.

•Lambay Irish Whiskey is introducing Single Malt Castle Prestige Edition 20 Years Old. A limited-edition of 8,000 bottles selling across the U.S., E.U., and Asia, the 43% abv whiskey is triple-distilled, Bourbon barrel matured, and Cognac cask finished, and retails at €560-€600 a bottle. The Lambay brand is a partnership between France’s House of Camus and the Baring family’s Revelstoke Trust.

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