Wednesday August 21st 2013
Todays Liquor Industry News/Links
By: Mark C Lenzi CSW
Jackson Family Wines buys Oregon winery
Source: THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
By CATHY BUSSEWITZ
August 19, 2013
Jackson Family Wines has bought its first winery in Oregon, expanding its presence in the Willamette Valley just months after it acquired nearly 300 acres of vineyards in the state.
The Santa Rosa company bought Soléna Estate, a 15,000-case winery in the Yamhill-Carlton district with 35 acres of vineyards.
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21st August, 2013 by Andy Young
From avocado to watermelon and from bacon to banana bread, some brewers are really pushing the boundaries in the beer flavours they are offering.
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Washington’s great vineyards: Upland Vineyard
By Andy Perdue on August 20, 2013
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Johnnie Walker Platinum Makes U.S. Debut
Johnnie Walker has launched its Platinum expression in the U.S. market. The new entry—which is made with single malt and grain whiskies aged for a minimum of 18 years—is considered the brand’s “biggest product launch since the introduction of Blue Label,” said Diageo director of Scotch whisky Brian Radics. Rolling out nationwide this month, Platinum retails at $110 a bottle.
The launch, meanwhile, is part of Johnnie Walker’s efforts to reorganize its portfolio across several global markets. In the U.S., the brand has begun phasing out its Johnnie Walker Gold Label 18-year-old and Johnnie Walker Green Label, replacing them with Gold Label Reserve ($63 a 750-ml.) and Platinum. The two new variants, which are positioned between the brand’s Black Label ($34) and Blue Label ($210) expressions, follow the addition of Johnnie Walker Double Black ($40), which joined the U.S. portfolio as a permanent offering in April.
Angry Orchard Introduces Cinnful Apple
The Boston Beer Co. is set to add Cinnful Apple seasonal cider to Angry Orchard’s lineup in time for the fall and winter. Priced in line with the brand’s other offerings, the release of Cinnful Apple, which features a cinnamon spice flavor profile, also coincides with Angry Orchard’s first foray into the use of American apples (it was previously using European apples).
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