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Quintessential Acquires U.S. Brands From Accolade Wines

The wine importer Quintessential has become the custodian of all U.S.-produced wines in the Accolade Wines portfolio. This acquisition, effective Aug. 1, includes production, global sales and marketing of...

Why Grape Ripeness Trumps Variety

Newcomers often latch onto grape varieties as though wine were like ice cream: the name of the flavor sums up how the product will taste. This is understandable. Grapes...

Quintessential to Represent Accolade Wines in the U.S.

Quintessential, a family owned-and-operated import, marketing and sales company headquartered in Napa, CA, will represent Accolade Wines in the U.S. Accolade Wines is one of Australia’s largest wine companies, with 51 brands...

Travel Report: Living The Languedoc

While the Languedoc region of southern France has been hailed recently as a “new” source of fine wines, it’s been making wine for some 2,000 years. It’s France’s largest wine region, responsible...

ProWein Postponed Until 2021 Over Coronavirus Fears

Worried about the spread of Coronavirus, the global wine event ProWein has postponed its 2020 event by an entire year. Previously the organization had simply said it would postpone the expo, set for mid-March in Düsseldorf, Germany. Today,...

Blanton’s Gold Bourbon is Coming to America

Buffalo Trace has announced the first-ever launch of Blanton’s Gold Edition in the U.S. Normally only available overseas, this single-barrel bourbon, aged between six and eight years, will hit the American market this summer. Blanton’s...

Legendary Beaujolais Winemaker Georges Duboeuf Dies at 86

Georges Duboeuf, the influential winemaker behind the Beaujolais Nouveau movement, passed away from a stroke on Saturday at the age of 86. Duboeuf first launched Nouveau commercially in Europe in 1974. Made from gamay grapes...

Port Ellen Receives Approval for New Distillery Construction

Soon enough, whisky fans can sip Port Ellen without paying huge prices on the secondary market. This legendary “ghost distillery” — closed in the mid ’80s during the most recent Scotch nadir — recently received...

Bacardi Acquires Stillhouse

Bacardi Limited today acquired all the assets of Stillhouse, LLC. Bacardi made an initial investment in Stillhouse in 2014 and has provided additional funding and strategic support to the company through the years. This acquisition...

Palm Bay Adds Piedmont’s Beni di Batasiolo to Wine Portfolio

U.S. wine and spirits importer Palm Bay International has announced the addition of Beni di Batasiolo to the company’s portfolio. Based in Piedmont’s Langhe district, Batasiolo was established in 1978 by the Dogliani family. Today...

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