Victor, N.Y.-based Constellation Brands announced it has reached an agreement with Charles Smith Wines LLC to acquire its fast-growing Washington State wines for approximately $120 million. The transaction, which closed in October, includes five super and ultra-premium wines: Kung Fu Girl Riesling, Velvet Devil Merlot, Boom Booom! Syrah, Eve Chardonnay and Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon.
St. Helena, Calif.-based Sill Family Vineyards announced it acquired the Ardente Estate Winery, an Atlas Peak AVA Napa winery. The property consists of 24.4 acres within the fabled Atlas Peak appellation, it adds.
Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits receives case number 4 million
October 25, 2016
Napa, Calif-based Delicato Family Vineyards announced that Bota Box, the eco-friendly wine producer of premium 3- and 1.5-liter bag-in-box and 500-ml Tetra Pak wines, has reached another pivotal benchmark for the family-owned winery by reaching 4 million cases in sales.
Delicato wines to be available in China, Hong Kong and Macau
July 26, 2016
Delicato Family Vineyards, Napa, Calif., announced a new partnership with ASC Fine Wines, a distributor of imported wines in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. ASC Fine Wines will have exclusive distribution rights to a select portfolio of Delicato brands, including Gnarly Head, Delicato Family Vineyards and Irony, the company says.
Fine Wine Agency, @daddyissues_ partner for Fun Wine Co brand
July 19, 2016
Comedian and Internet personalityViolet Benson, known by her followers as @daddyissues_, has co-founded a new line of wine with Anthony Allport, chief executive officer of Fine Wine Agency, New York. Fun Wine Co is available online at funwine.com and at 40 retailers in New York, the company says.
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