News & Notes

J.P. Wiser’s Sponsors ESPN Fantasy Football

The whisky brand is tying its sponsorship to a new marketing campaign, "Make the Wiser Call," which will include TV and online ads throughout the fall. From the press release:   NEW YORK (August 13, 2014)...

New Tasting Room for Madrigal Winery

The Napa Valley company recently opened a new tasting room in Sausalito, which will be open seven days a week. From the press release:   Sausalito, CA, August 6, 2014 On August 1st, the Madrigal Family...

Crowdsourced Wine from Columbia Crest

Washington-based Columbia Crest is asking internet users to help the company create a crowdsourced Cabernet Sauvignon. Over 18 months, interested participants can visit www.crowdsourcedcabernet to help make decisions in the winemaking process. From the...

Rocca Sveva Castelcerino Soave Superiore

Mionetto USA affiliate MW Imports is debuting the 2012 vintage of the new Cru DOCG Soave in the U.S. It contains flavors of yellow plum, quince, sage, spice and citrus, according to the company....

Midnight Moon Moonshine

Piedmont Distillers has released its Midnight Moon in "half-moon" 375-ml. trial size jars. The new size is available in Apple Pie, Strawberry and Blueberry. The new size jars are distilled from corn, handcrafted in...

Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary

To celebrate Wild Turkey's Master Distiller, Jimmy Russell, being with the company for 60 years, the brand is releasing a Diamond Anniversary limited-edition. The new release is a blend of 13- and 16-year old...

Cafe de Paris

Pernod Ricard USA has introduced a new line of sparkling wines, Café de Paris. Established in 1967, the number-one French sparkling wine is made in Saint-Andre de Cubzac, in Bordeaux. Café de Paris is...

New President for Clos Du Val Winery

Steve Tamburelli will serve as the new president of the winery located in Napa Valley. From the press release:   Napa, Calif—Clos Du Val Winery has appointed industry veteran Steve Tamburelli as president of the winery,...

Tanduay Asian Rum’s First Anniversary in the U.S. Market

The rum brand began U.S. sales in July 2013 and expects volume to grow 267 percent through next year through increased sales and market expansion. From the press release:   Avon, CT (July 28, 2014)— This...

Hudson Whiskey’s New Brand Ambassador

William Grant & Son's Hudson Whiskey brand held a contest earlier this year as part of a search for a new brand ambassador. Han Shan was selected as the winner, and he's now regularly...