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Simply Naked, a brand of Constellation Wines U.S., is a line of unoaked wines designed to express the true varietal character of the wine without the influence of oak barrels. It accomplishes this by aging the wine in 100 percent stainless steel, the company says. The Simply Naked inaugural collection includes the 2010 vintages of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Healdsburg, Calif.-based Dry Creek Vineyard released its 2010 Fumé Blanc wine in newly designed bottles that incorporate QR code technology. Consumers with smartphones equipped with QR code readers can scan the image and be taken to a 2-minute video of the winery family discussing the new vintage. In addition to the QR code, the 2010 Fumé Blanc bottle features the image of a sailboat, which reflects the family’s passion for sailing.
Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co., a collaboration between Underdog Wine & Spirits and Grammy Award-winning band Train, launched Calling All Angels Chardonnay.
Winery Exchange Inc. introduced two new collections of the Echelon Vineyards wine brand.
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