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Packaging Spotlight: Bota Box Expands Category Leadership In Premium Wine In Alternative Packaging


Delicato Family Wines Adds Bourbon-Barrel-Aged Cabernet Sauvignon, Lush Pinot Noir and Vibrant Sauvignon Blanc to Fast-Growing "Nighthawk by Bota Box" Lineup

NAPA, Calif., Nov. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Delicato Family Wines, producer of Bota Box, the world's fastest-growing Top 20 wine brand1, announced today the launch of three new varietal wines under Bota Box's premium bag-in-box Nighthawk range: Nighthawk Black® Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon, Nighthawk Black® Lush Pinot Noir and Nighthawk Gold® Vibrant Sauvignon Blanc.

The Cabernet is the first bourbon-barrel-aged Cabernet Sauvignon to market in alternative packaging, making it the first such entrant in a hot category that's growing at a rate of 49 percent over last year2. Nighthawk Black® and Nighthawk Gold® wines by Bota Box deliver bolder, richer expressions of classic varietals, backed by the renowned quality, value, and eco-friendly packaging of Bota Box.

Bota Box Bringing New Consumers into Alternative Packaging Category
"Bota Box is now the U.S. category leader in premium wine in alternative packaging, and its strong performance is driving the growth of the premium alt-packaging category as a whole3," commented Jon Guggino, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Delicato Family Wines. "These three new Nighthawk wines build on the successful introductions of Nighthawk Black® Cabernet Sauvignon, Nighthawk Gold® Buttery Chardonnay and Nighthawk Black® Red Wine Blend, which quickly became the fastest-growing wines in their segments4," continued Guggino. The Nighthawk Black® Red Wine Blend is the number-two best-selling 3-liter red blend in the U.S., after Bota Box RedVolution5.

Together, Nighthawk by Bota Box wines are becoming a powerful brand in their own right, with sales on track to reach one million cases in 2019. "The Nighthawk by Bota Box family of wines is attracting new consumers to the boxed wine category, and has strong appeal with younger Millennial and Gen Z wine drinkers aged 21 and over, who love Nighthawk's bigger, bolder flavor profile," remarked Guggino. The wines' rich, intense flavors are reflected in the Nighthawk by Bota Box tagline, "Where Flavor Soars".

Multi-Million-Dollar Consumer Ad Campaign Supports Industry-Leading Growth
Propelled by strong consumer loyalty and outstanding quality, Bota Box is now the ninth-largest wine brand in the U.S. by revenue6. On August 1, the brand launched a multi-million-dollar consumer advertising campaign with the tagline "This Is How We Bota." Built around insights derived from consumer research, and validated by outstanding metrics for consumer favorability and recall, the ads illustrate how Bota Box wines unlock the potential to find good times in everyday moments. The "This Is How We Bota" campaign will run through the end of 2019 on major digital outlets, including You Tube, Hulu, and ESPN Digital, as well as social channels such as Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

Three Packaging Formats Offer More Portable and Environmentally Friendly Alternatives to Glass
Bota Box and Nighthawk by Bota Box wines are available in 3-liter cartons; select varietals are also packaged in 1.5-liter bag-in-boxes and in 500-milliliter Tetra Paks. Produced at Bota Box's Certified Sustainable California winery, the compact, portable, shatter-proof bag-in-box cartons go where glass cannot, and use state-of-the-art technology that keeps the wine fresh for up to 30 days once open.

The packaging is also environmentally friendly: Bota Box cartons create 85% less waste than traditional glass bottles and are 100% recyclable. Made from unbleached, post-consumer fiber, the cardboard is printed with VOC-free inks and bonded with cornstarch instead of synthetic glues.

Delicato Family Wines launched Bota Box in 2003, taking inspiration from traditional Spanish wine skins known as "botas", which were used to carry wine for centuries. Instantly popular among both outdoor adventure enthusiasts and eco-conscious consumers looking to reduce their environmental impact, Bota Box today appeals to a wide cross-section of wine drinkers who've come to trust the brand's quality and appreciate its outstanding value.

The new Nighthawk Black® Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon, Nighthawk Black® Lush Pinot Noir and Nighthawk Gold® Vibrant Sauvignon Blanc are available nationwide for a suggested retail selling price of $22.99. Each 3-liter carton contains the equivalent of four 750ml bottles of wine.

For more information about Bota Box wines and Nighthawk by Bota Box, visit www.botabox.com or www.facebook.com/botabox.

Delicato Family Wines is a fourth-generation, family-owned company founded in 1924 and has grown to be one of the U.S.'s fastest-growing top-ten wine companies. Delicato's diversified portfolio of leading brands includes Bota Box, Noble Vines, Gnarly Head, Z. Alexander Brown, Black Stallion, 1924, Three Finger Jack, Toad Hollow, Mercer Bros., Santa Rita 120 (Chile) and Schmitt Söhne Family Wines (Germany). Transcendent Wines, Delicato's Fine Wine Sales & Marketing portfolio, includes such luxury brands as Black Stallion Limited Release, Diora, Dobbes Family Estate Wines and Wine by Joe, in addition to imported luxury estate wines such as Schloss Vollrads, Franz Keller, and Bischöfliche Weingüter (Germany), Casa Real and Triple C (Chile), and Torbreck Vintners (Australia). For more information, visit www.delicato.com.



Nighthawk by Bota Box Lineup

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Spirits Spotlight: Trinchero Family Estates Partners With Hanson Of Sonoma® Organic Grape-Based Vodka



ST. HELENA, Calif., Oct. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Trinchero Family Estates today announced a partnership with Hanson of Sonoma® Organic Grape-Based Vodka. Trinchero will be the sales, marketing and distribution partner for the craft organic grape-based vodka with distribution rights for North America. The partnership is a significant addition to the Trinchero Spirits and Specialty Beverage division, which was founded in 2012. The Trinchero Family Estates and Hanson of Sonoma strategic partnership taps into shifting alcohol beverage growth trends. Notably, the spirits industry – up 2 percent1 – has grown for 24 consecutive years, with support from vodka – up 1 percent and the largest spirits category by far1. The $20+ craft vodka segment where Hanson of Sonoma Organic Vodka resides has seen impressive growth – up 9 percent at retail2 – and craft cocktails have gained and maintained strong consumer interest on-premise.

Launched by the Hanson family in 2013, Hanson of Sonoma Organic Vodka is a grape-based, USDA-certified organic, gluten-free and non-GMO line of artisan vodkas that includes Original Vodka and Meyer Lemon, Mandarin Orange, Cucumber, and Habanero flavored vodkas. The small-batch vodka retails at $30 and is distilled seven times in a hybrid pot and column still, infused with hand-peeled and hand-chopped organic fruits and vegetables, and bottled at a craft distillery in Sonoma, California. The Hanson family consists of Scott and Judy Hanson and their four adult children – Brandon, Darren, Chris and Alanna Hanson – all of whom will remain actively involved in the Hanson of Sonoma Vodka business, operations, and two tasting rooms. The family's primary tasting room is located at the Hanson of Sonoma distillery in Sonoma; in the spring of 2019 they opened a second tasting room above Hanson Gallery Fine Art in Sausalito.

The addition of Hanson of Sonoma Vodka to the Trinchero Family Estates portfolio underscores TFE's commitment to expanding its partnerships with like-minded family businesses that will continue to elevate its offerings. Now the second-largest family-owned alcohol beverage company in the United States, the Trinchero family's history is rooted in spirits, as founder Mario Trinchero began his career as a bartender at the prestigious Waldorf Astoria and Barbizon Plaza hotels in New York City when he first immigrated to the U.S. from Italy, prior to making his way further west and founding Sutter Home winery in 1948.

Trinchero Family Estates President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Torkelson commented, "Hanson of Sonoma Vodka will be one of the key pillars of our Spirits portfolio. We greatly admire the quality, authenticity and breadth of offerings that the Hanson family have created, and we look forward to working with them to further grow and build their brand."

Hanson of Sonoma Founder Scott Hanson adds, "We are thrilled to partner with Trinchero Family Estates. TFE provides sales, marketing, distribution expertise, a family-owned perspective and a collaborative team spirit that we know will take Hanson of Sonoma Vodka to the next level."

About Trinchero Family Estates Wine & Spirits

The world's second-largest family-owned winery and fourth-largest overall, Trinchero Family Estates (TFE) comprises more than 50 award-winning wine and spirits brands distributed in nearly 50 countries around the globe. Founded in 1948—when Italian immigrant Mario Trinchero brought his young family from New York City to Napa Valley and purchased an abandoned Prohibition-era winery called Sutter Home in St. Helena—Trinchero Family Estates has been an innovator for seven decades. Today, Trinchero Family Estates remains deeply rooted in Napa Valley, encompassing a broad portfolio of global offerings, including flagship brands Sutter Home Family Vineyards and Ménage à Trois; luxury brands Trinchero Napa Valley, Napa Cellars and Neyers Vineyards; partner brands Joel Gott Wines, Charles & Charles and Bieler Père et Fils; import brands Angove Family Winemakers, Avissi Prosecco, Echo Bay, Finca Allende and Terras Gauda; and Spirits and Specialty Beverage brands Hanson of Sonoma Organic Vodka, Tres Agaves Organic Tequila, Tres Agaves Organic Cocktail Mixers, Amador Whiskey, Trincheri Vermouth, Sugar Island Rum. Learn more at www.tfewines.com

About Hanson of Sonoma Organic Grape-Based Vodka

Hanson of Sonoma® is a family-owned, small-batch organic vodka distillery. Owned and operated by four siblings – Chris, Brandon, Alanna and Darren – and their parents Scott and Judy, Hanson of Sonoma makes 100 percent organic vodka from grapes and uses only real ingredients to infuse each flavor which currently includes Original, Meyer Lemon, Mandarin, Cucumber, Habanero and other limited releases. In July 2018, four years after their launch, Hanson opened up a tasting room in the Los Carneros Appellation of Sonoma. A first of its kind in Wine Country, the tasting room offers a unique experience to visitors that, in addition to vodka flights and expertly-crafted cocktails, also offers educational courses like martini and caviar pairings or vodka infusion courses. Hanson of Sonoma's distillery is located at 22986 Burndale Road in Sonoma, CA. The tasting room is open every day from 11 a.m.5 p.m. In spring 2019, Hanson of Sonoma opened their second tasting room in Sausalito, CA. This tasting room, located within the Hanson Gallery Fine Art at 669 Bridgeway, is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 6 p.m. More information can be found at HansonofSonoma.com

1. Shanken's Impact Databank 2019 edition
2. Nielsen, Total US xAOC, 24 Weeks Ending 6/15/19, Dollar Sales

SOURCE Trinchero Family Estates

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Drink Spotlight: POP, SPARKLE, SIP House Wine Rosé Bubbles Are Just in Time for Holiday Cheer


Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc just around the corner

SEATTLE, Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time to put the sparkle in your party this holiday season and House Wine is here to help. Now available nationwide, House Wine Rosé Bubbles 375 mL cans are the latest offering in the winery's lineup of quality wine in a fun, portable package. In addition, two other House Wine favorites, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, will be available by January of 2018 in the 375 mL can format nationwide.

A true original, House Wine has consistently pushed the boundaries of consumer innovation since Charles Smith launched this iconic wine brand in 2004 offering consumers exceptional quality and value. It pushed the envelope again when it launched three-liter boxes in 2013 and now, with spectacular consumer response, is introducing even more offerings in the 375 mL can format.

Selling more than 2.4 million cans from its debut in May 2017 to Labor Day, House Wine 375 mL cans have been met with resounding consumer support. In fact, House Wine cans rank No. 4 nationally and are outpacing established can brands, according to Nielsen data1.

"The instant success of House Wine cans continues to blow our minds," Alex Evans, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Precept Wine, said. "House Wine is made for this category, which delivers fresh wine and caters to the grab-and-go lifestyle of busy and active wine consumers. They are also accessible, affordable and recyclable, which helps reduce overall waste, but most of all they are delicious!"

Can wine reigns as the fastest-growing packaging format in the wine category, with sales experiencing triple digit growth year after year. House Wine has surged with that trend in the 375-mL format and has also continued to experience growth in 750 mL bottles and 3-liter boxes. For the third year in a row, House Wine 3-liter boxes achieved the Impact "Hot Prospect Brands" status (based on 2016 depletion volume).

All of House Wine's versatile package offerings are available nationwide and line priced for convenience; $5.99 for 375 mL cans, $11.99 for 750-mL bottles and $19.99 for 3L-boxes.

How does it taste?

  • House Wine Rosé Bubbles – Crisp and elegant aromas of fresh berries lead to lively citrus flavors on the palate. Bright, fruity and flavorful. (American).
  • House Wine Sauvignon Blanc – Crisp and refreshing grapefruit, melon and floral aromas give way to flavors of white peach on the palate. (American).
  • House Wine Pinot Noir – Aromas of black cherry, cocoa and clove, lead to silky tannins and smooth, polished finish (American).

How much are they?

  • SRP: $5.99 per individual can

Join the revolution

- Facebook: www.facebook.com/OurHouseWine/
- Instagram: @ourhousewine
- YouTube: http://bit.ly/2qBkaSI

About House Wine:
House Wine is approachable and unpretentious. It's a wine you can enjoy for any and all occasions. Created in 2004 by acclaimed winemaker Charles Smith – who partnered with and later sold House Wine to Precept Wine in 2009 – House Wine was designed with the goal of providing maximum quality and value in a minimalist package. Today, Winemaker Hal Landvoigt continues driving its irreverent spirit by travelling the world to source the finest grapes and cultivate its uniquely unpretentious style. Visit http://originalhousewine.com/.

Seattle-based Precept Wine – Is the largest, privately-held wine producer in the Pacific Northwest and Top 14 American wine producer. With deep roots representing close to 40 years of Northwest investments in the wine industry, it owns and maintains more than 5,000 acres of vineyards across Washington, Idaho, New Mexico and Oregon and owns leading wineries and brands such as House Wine, Gruet, Browne Family Vineyards, Canoe Ridge Vineyard, Waterbrook, Primarius, Ste. Chapelle and Pendulum and represents Shingleback and Red Knot of Australia. It also operates tasting rooms and hospitality venues throughout the Northwest. Co-Founded in 2003 by CEO Andrew Browne, the company's wineries have garnered more than 600 combined best buys and critical scores exceeding 90 points. Learn more at www.preceptwine.com.

Nielsen 4 Week ending 11/4/17. Market: Total US xAOC + Liq Plus | Container: CAN


Pop, sparkle, sip! House Wine Rosé Bubbles launch just in time for Holiday cheer! The 375 mL cans are the latest in the House Wine line-up and are available nationwide now. (PRNewsfoto/House Wine)

Pop, sparkle, sip! House Wine Rosé Bubbles launch just in time for Holiday cheer! The 375 mL cans are the latest in the House Wine line-up and are available nationwide now. (PRNewsfoto/House Wine)






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Drink Spotlight: Tinto Amorío launches new Spanish Wine Cocktail in response to shifting millennial consumption habits


NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Tinto Amorío announced today that it is releasing its first sparkling wine cocktail - Red Wine of the Summer™ - with limited availability in New York and online. The brand was created in response to a shift in millennial consumption habits in the alcoholic beverage and wine categories. Their first flavor is based on a Spanish wine cocktail - Tinto de Verano – which originated in Cordoba, Spain in the early 1900s. The flavor is in a new cocktail category – sparkling wine cocktails – and features a low-calorie profile, natural ingredients, and a refreshing lemon spritz.

"We are excited to get Tinto into the hands of millennial consumers," said Anish Patel, CEO & Founder of Tinto Amorío. "Millennials have started to shift consumption habits towards products that have an authentic story and deliver an experience. We already know they want more sparkling beverages, natural and low-calorie options, as well as premium products, but they also crave something that's new, and something that they can talk about and believe in. We check all of those boxes. Tinto Amorío is as much a conversation piece and experience, as it is a phenomenal product. We aren't just packaging wine in a can as most of the industry is trending towards. The only innovation in canned wine is in the packaging. We are introducing a brand-new cocktail category, flavor profile, and authentic experience to consumers who are looking to get to know brands and products on a more intimate level."

Tinto Amorío is committed to staying true to its Spanish wine cocktail origins as it discusses the story behind Tinto de Verano and its origins at the hands of Federico Vargas. Vargas operated an establishment, The Brilliante, where artists and bohemians found refuge on their travels through Cordoba in the early 1900s. He blended a mix of red wine with lemon soda pop for his patrons, which soon came to be known as: "Tinto de Verano" or Red Wine of the Summer. A legacy began at The Brilliante that spread like wildfire through Spain, and made Tinto de Verano into a household name.

Anish was first introduced to Tinto de Verano and other Spanish wine cocktails while in Cádiz, Spain, and knew they were the perfect response to shifting millennial consumptions habits back home in the states. A true labor of love, Tinto Amorío took 7 months and countless iterations to formulate their Red Wine of the Summer™. They were passionate about making sure it tasted perfect and that it wasn't just another commercially viable wine product, but one that was true to its roots. Red Wine of the Summer™ is translated from "Tinto de Verano" however the semi-sweet taste profile of this sparkling red wine cocktail is a perfect blend to be enjoyed year-round. "The flavor profile is complex enough that it draws you in and captures your attention, but it is also simple enough that you can distinguish hints of lemon and citrus. It's not another summer party drink; it's a finely crafted wine cocktail," described Anish.

Tinto Amorío also has a commitment to social responsibility and is donating a portion of every sale directly to causes in the community. Each production run is dedicated to a new cause with their 2017 run being dedicated to the Children's Hospital of LA.

Red Wine of the Summer™ is available in 4-packs for a suggested retail price of $20. Tinto's first cocktail is 110 calories, made with Natural Ingredients, and with No Artificial Flavors, Sweeteners, or Preservatives. It's also Gluten Free.

To Learn More:

To find Tinto near you, or to order online, visit https://drinktinto.com/buy-tinto/.

For updates, giveaways and deals, like us at https://www.facebook.com/tintoamorio/ and follow us at https://www.instagram.com/tintoamorio/



Tinto Amorío launches new Spanish wine cocktail in response to shifting millennial consumption habits - Red Wine of the Summer™ - a sparkling red wine cocktail, spritzed with lemon. (PRNewsfoto/Tinto Amorio)

Tinto Amorío launches new Spanish wine cocktail in response to shifting millennial consumption habits - Red Wine of the Summer™ - a sparkling red wine cocktail, spritzed with lemon. (PRNewsfoto/Tinto Amorio)


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Company Spotlight: Backpack Wine



Introducing Backpack Wine® in Cheeky Rose® and Snappy White®. For the first time, great-tasting, quality wine is offered in a take-anywhere, easy-open, recyclable can. Available in four-can packs of rosé and white wine blends sourced from the finest vineyards, Backpack Wine lets you skip the cork, grab a pack and take quality wine with you, no matter how far off (or on!) the beaten path you want to go.


Wine in a Can. Really?

The good news:  the canned wine category is growing, so there are more choices than ever before. The bad news:  not all cans are created equal, so there’s a common misperception that we at Backpack are working hard to overcome. Good wine CAN come in cans. Take a sip. Not a swirl and sniff, but a real, honest-to-goodness sip.

Ahhhh. Delightfully refreshing. Crisp. And oh, so much better than you were expecting, right? That’s Backpack Wine.

Welcome to consistent quality and overall great taste. As much as we’re all about our convenient can, we’re really all about what’s inside that can. Our wines drink like their much more expensive, less portable bottled competitors.


The Go-Anywhere Way to Enjoy Wine.

Backpack Wine taps into the same love of exploration and discovery that our independently spirited, on-the-go customers embrace. Canned wine is easy to drink, serve and socialize over. It’s portable, sharable and fun to pair with any foods from casual to elegant. And that packaging…it’s recyclable, it’s cost-effective and it makes wine more approachable, rebellious and fresh.


Where to find us

We’re all over the U.S. and continue to expand each day. Be sure to follow us on social to find where to buy Backpack in your local stores or to check us out the next time we’re in your city.



Company: Backpack Wine Co.
Brand: Backpack Wine
Slogan: Skip the Cork and Grab a Pack
Origin: USA
Category: Wine
Packaging: 250 ml
Claims: Portable. Easy to drink. Sourced from the finest vineyards
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Distributors





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Wine Spotlight: Iron Side Cellars Introduces Two Limited Release Reserve Wines


Latitude Beverage Company ramps up for holiday season with addition of new, high-end California reds.

BOSTON, Oct. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Iron Side Cellars announces the launch of two limited release reserve wines: the long-awaited second vintage of Iron Side Reserve Napa Valley Red and the brand new Iron Side Reserve Pinot Noir from Monterey, CA. Both 2016 releases represent the best wine in the Iron Side portfolio.

Iron Side was first introduced in 2012 by Latitude Beverage Company, one of the fastest growing wine companies in the U.S. Unlike the other brands under the Latitude umbrella, including 90+ Cellars, Iron Side was created as the company's first foray into winemaking. Along with two all-star winemakers in Healdsburg, CA, the team sources super premium red wines from some of the best vineyards in California, and crafts custom blends that highlight a bold perspective on California red wine.

In time for fall, these new releases are robust, elegant and sure to impress:

Iron Side Cellars Reserve Red, Napa Valley, CA, 2016  — This full bodied red features a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. The Cabernet comes from the prestigious appellation of Howell Mountain, known for producing some of Napa's boldest wines. The Merlot grapes, which grow in the cooler region of Carneros, provide a cool sensibility and counterweight to the dramatic Cabernet. (SRP $29.99)

Iron Side Cellars Reserve Pinot Noir, Monterey, CA, 2016 — Brand new to the Iron Side portfolio, the Reserve Pinot Noir is bold and fruit-forward, showing off a style of California Pinot Noir that has grown in popularity over the past few years. It's a  smooth and elegant wine, featuring generous flavors of black cherries, plus a sweet spice, making for the ultimate crowd-pleaser. (SRP $24.99)

"Iron Side embodies the qualities we know and love in an exceptional bottle of California red," says Brett Vankoski, VP and Wine Director, Latitude Beverage Company. "Napa Valley Reserve Red is one of our fastest selling wines and this year's blend is our best yet. We're excited to bring the new vintage to market along with our new Reserve Pinot Noir. If you enjoy a robust, fruit-forward California Pinot, you are going to fall in love with this wine."

Iron Side Reserve Red and Iron Side Reserve Pinot Noir feature a new felt label and premium medallion for an elevated look that will make a striking first impression. The wines are now available for a limited time at retail locations in 15 states where Iron Side and 90+ Cellars wines are sold. Both wines are also available for purchase online with direct shipping to more than 30 states nationwide. For more information about Iron Side Cellars, and to see the full portfolio of Iron Side reds, please visit www.ironsidecellars.com.

About Latitude Beverage Company

Latitude Beverage Company is the innovative, Boston-based company behind a portfolio of national wine brands, including 90+ Cellars, Lila Wines, Mija Sangria, Iron Side Cellars, and Magic Door Vineyards. The company was founded in 2007 by Kevin Mehra who saw an opportunity to make high-end wine more accessible by purchasing oversupply from top wineries across the globe, bottling the wine under his own labels, and selling it to consumers at a lower price. This unique business model, based on the centuries old function of the négociant, became the foundation for 90+ Cellars. This same model has enabled Latitude Beverage Company to expand its portfolio with four additional labels, and the company is now recognized as one of the fastest growing wine companies in America. For more information, visit ninetypluscellars.com.


Iron Side Cellars launches two new limited release reserve wines (PRNewsfoto/Latitude Beverage Company)

Iron Side Cellars launches two new limited release reserve wines (PRNewsfoto/Latitude Beverage Company)






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Wine Spotlight: Provocative Wine Brand Launches Ménage à Trois Decadence



Indulgent New Cabernet Sauvignon Joins Bold Brand's Winning Portfolio

ST. HELENA, Calif., Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ménage à Trois — the wine brand widely credited with defining the premium Red Blend category — has launched a new Cabernet Sauvignon, Decadence ($14 SRP). An annual $2-billion-dollar category, Cabernet Sauvignon is the no. 1 red varietal in the United States*. Maintaining momentum following three consecutive no. 1 new wine item releases over the past three years**, Ménage à Trois aims to bring to Cabernet Sauvignon what the powerhouse brand brought to Chardonnay with Gold and to Red Blends with Midnight and Silk.

"Ménage à Trois Decadence promises to be the portfolio's most lavish, over-the-top Cabernet Sauvignon yet, and it delivers," said Mark Dunlea, senior marketing director for Ménage à Trois wines. "Luxurious, rich and seductive, the seventeenth addition to the Ménage à Trois family aims to please." Bold and boundless as the name suggests, full-bodied Ménage à Trois Decadence boasts uniquely rich, red berry flavors and aromas with a soft, round mouthfeel and a smooth, chocolatey finish.

Ménage à Trois was born from boldly curious founders who famously blended three distinctively different grapes into one wine in 1996. Ménage à Trois' eye for innovation ensues today, with the iconic blend brand's deliciously different Decadence release. Decadence works hard to deliver on the rich, sensorial experience expected from largest-dollar-growth varietal Cabernet Sauvignon***. Made with grapes sourced from California's finest growing regions, Decadence is sure to steal the show and leave indulgence-seekers wanting…more.


About Ménage à Trois

The Ménage à Trois portfolio comprises 17 offerings, including five wine blends, six red wines and six white wines. Ménage à Trois originated in 1996 with one wine — a blend of three red varietals — created by two psychiatrists at Folie à Deux Winery in Saint Helena, CA. Ménage à Trois wines are wholly owned and operated by Trinchero Family Estates, family-owned Napa Valley vintners since 1948. Please visit www.MenageaTroiswines.com to learn more.

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Wine Spotlight: Chloe Wine Collection Celebrates New Luxurious, Single-Vineyard Merlot


Premium, sophisticated wine brand releases its first estate grown varietal

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Chloe Wine Collection is expanding its portfolio of premium wines with the introduction of a single-vineyard Merlot, crafted using grapes grown exclusively in the San Lucas Estate Vineyard in Monterey County. This new varietal is a highly anticipated addition to the collection, and the first within the brand portfolio to receive this designation.

The San Lucas Estate Vineyard is part of the San Lucas AVA located in in southern Monterey County, home to one of the largest diurnal temperature variations in California (temperature difference between day and night), and is renowned for producing exceptional and complex Bordeaux varietals. Warm sunny days allow for grape skins and seed tannins to fully develop, while cool nights and foggy mornings help to maintain natural acidity and promote a long ripening season. The shaley loam soil of the vineyard provides excellent drainage, allowing the winemakers to fully regulate the water, resulting in small concentrated berries that deliver intense aromas and robust flavors.

Barrel aged for 12 months in 50% new French and American oak, this elegant wine exudes flavors of fresh-picked blackberries, black cherry and plum along with delicate notes of vanilla, mocha and spice. A full-bodied wine, Chloe Merlot is exceptionally well-balanced with luxurious intensity and a silky finish that lingers on the tongue. Soft tannins and smooth acidity along with abundant fruit flavors provide a plush, velvety mouthfeel. With a rich burgundy color palette, this luscious wine is the ideal addition to a sophisticated dining experience and pairs perfectly with rosemary and oregano pork chops or apricot-mustard glazed chicken.

"Chloe wines are crafted with exceptional fruit sourced from prized vineyards, and we are thrilled to introduce the first single vineyard varietal within the collection," said Winemaker Georgetta Dane. "Chloe Merlot is a complex, sensuous wine with delicious flavors, ideal for celebrating memorable occasions."

"The addition of the new Merlot to the portfolio demonstrates the success of the Chloe Wine Collection and its commitment to excellence," said Chloe Marketing Director Kimberly Fabbri. "We are thrilled with our ability to offer our another premium varietal, especially one which adds a new AVA to the collection."

Under the direction of Winemaker Georgetta Dane, the San Lucas Estate Vineyard Merlot is a perfect addition to the following varietals from the Chloe Wine Collection:

  • Prosecco DOC
  • Valdadige DOC Pinot Grigio
  • Sonoma County Chardonnay
  • Central Coast Rosé
  • Monterey County Pinot Noir
  • California North Coast blend, Red No. 249

About The Chloe Wine Collection
Developed by acclaimed Winemaker Georgetta Dane, the Chloe Wine Collection is a portfolio of super-premium wines offering an elegant and alluring wine experience. The portfolio includes Prosecco DOC, Valdadige DOC Pinot Grigio, Sonoma County Chardonnay, Central Coast Rosé, Monterey County Pinot Noir and California North Coast blend, Red No. 249. Named after the ancient word meaning "blooming," Chloe wines are radiant and burgeoning with beautiful aromas and luxurious flavors. Chloe wines offer the structure and depth of exceptional fruit sourced from some of the world's preeminent growing regions, to create elegant wines with sophisticated intensity. Made for wine enthusiasts who appreciate all things extraordinary and timeless, the Chloe Wine Collection is a portfolio of exceptional wines at an accessible price, in a striking and memorable package. Visit www.chloewinecollection.com for more information and a store locator


Chloe Wine Collection San Lucas Estate Vineyard Merlot (PRNewsfoto/Chloe Wine Collection)

Chloe Wine Collection San Lucas Estate Vineyard Merlot (PRNewsfoto/Chloe Wine Collection)





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Spirits Spotlight: Francis Ford Coppola Winery Launches Award-Winning Diamond Collection Wines Into the Canned Category



GEYSERVILLE, Calif., July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Francis Ford Coppola Winery is proud to announce the release of the winery's popular Diamond Collection white wines in cans. The winery, which revolutionized wine-in-a-can, now adds three premium quality Diamond Collection whites – Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Sauvignon Blanc – to the flagship portfolio. The move solidifies the winery's position as the leading premium wine producer in the canned category.

"It was Francis's instinct and creativity that first brought wine-in-a-can to the forefront of the wine industry with the introduction of the Sofia Mini cans more than a decade ago," says Corey Beck, Francis Ford Coppola Winery's President and Director of Winemaking. "For a category that's accelerated so rapidly over the years, consumers are still loyal to the Coppola brands they trust and admire, because they know we will deliver the same premium quality, consistency, and authenticity they know and love in a bottle, into a can."

In 2002, the winery began producing canned wine, and in 2004 they single-handedly launched the canned wine category with the debut of the stylish Sofia Minis (187ml mini aluminum cans filled with Sofia Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine), in an effort to make premium wine more accessible. Over the years, the canned phenomenon grew rapidly as other producers entered the category and consumers flocked to the single-serve options for their convenience and portability.

Known for being a trusted leader in the premium wine category, the canned category, and the alternative packaging and innovation category, it's a natural evolution for Francis Ford Coppola Winery to expand the ever-growing Diamond Collection into cans. The bold move redefines the canned still wine category by bringing an elevated level of superior quality and authenticity to the segment. The Coppola winery differentiates itself from canned competitors through its uncompromised brand integrity and consistent signature flavor profiles portrayed in the can, which embraces the distinct award-winning, critically-acclaimed wines that consumers recognize. The winery is repeatedly awarded top honors from prestigious wine industry competitions – receiving coveted Winery of the Year and Producer of the Year accolades multiple times – earning the reputation as one of the world's most impressive, top-tier, premium wine producers.

The Diamond cans will be highlighted on August 4 at Francis Ford Coppola Winery's Shine, Splash, Shindig mid-summer pool party event, taking place from 7 -10 p.m. Admission is $75 ($65 Wine Family). The evening swimming pool soirée is an ideal location to showcase Diamond cans' versatility for all things related to summer. To purchase tickets: www.francisfordcoppolawinery.com/en/visit/winery-events/.

The 250ml cans are available in a portable and lightweight 4-pack that's environmentally friendly and recyclable. The SRP is $19.99, making them the perfect accessory to all of life's adventures. Diamond Collection Cans may be purchased at the winery's tasting room and online at https://www.francisfordcoppolawinery.com/en/shop/ffcw/p/diamond-collection-4-pack-cans, and at select restaurants and retailers. To join The Family Coppola's adventure, visit www.DiamondAdventure.com or follow on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, @coppolawine, using #DiamondAdventure and #CoppolaWine.

About The Family Coppola
The Family Coppola encompasses all of the things Francis loves most – cinema, wine, food, resorts, and adventure – and embraces quality, authenticity and pleasure as a backbone to each of these vibrant business endeavors. Anchored in Sonoma County, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, known for the superior level of quality and integrity, is, as Francis puts it, "a wine wonderland, a park of pleasure where people of all ages can enjoy all the best things in life: food, wine, music, dancing, games, swimming and performances of all types. A place to celebrate the love of life." Coppola's second foray into Sonoma County came in 2015 with the launch of Virginia Dare Winery, American wines since 1835, ushering in a new era of elevated quality and vineyard-specific wines. The Family Coppola Hideaways are a collection of unique properties where adventure meets serenity. Drawing upon inspiration from his film career and travels around the globe to the far reaching corners of the world, Francis created each resort embracing its off-the-beaten-track location, making it an ideal destination for exploring the natural wonders of the area while relaxing in tranquil surroundings. Additionally, The Family Coppola operates a venerable film production company, American Zoetrope; the award-winning all-literary magazine, Zoetrope: All-Story; Cafe Zoetrope in San Francisco's iconic Sentinel Building in North Beach; and Mammarella Foods, an authentic line of premium organic pastas and sauces. www.TheFamilyCoppola.com.


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