Wine

Valentin Bianchi Brings "LEO" to the U.S.

Valentin Bianchi Brings "LEO" to the U.S.

Bodega Valentin Bianchi debuts its LEO label in the United States in cooperation with the Lionel "Leo" Messi Foundation.
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Cupcake Vineyards Earns Spot as America’s Number-One Premium Wine

Cupcake Vineyards Earns Spot as America’s Number-One Premium Wine

Cupcake Vineyards has announced that it has become America's number one premium wine for the first time, according to data from Nielsen. Read More ==>

Aveníu Brands Announces Mermelada

Aveníu Brands Announces Mermelada

Aveniu Brands has announced the debut of Mermelada, a "sassy" sweet, red blend from Spain with targeted appeal to younger, primarily female wine lovers, scheduled to release nationally this summer. Read More ==>

Echelon Vineyards Relaunches with a New Look and a Brand New Line of Wines

Echelon Vineyards Relaunches with a New Look and a Brand New Line of Wines

The new national brand division of Winery Exchange announces the relaunch of Echelon Vineyards, a proven and trusted brand with a legacy of strong trade equity and consumer pull; wine lovers have purchased more than 18.5 million bottles of Echelon Vineyards wines since its original launch in 1998.

Winery Exchange is revitalizing the brand by introducing a new tier of wines, the Collection Series, featuring some of California's best sub-appellations, and by presenting a more focused California Series featuring a narrower varietal selection. In addition, the California Series will carry an updated, vivid new label and medallion. The new label introduces a re-design of the familiar medallion and typeface, including the iconic ―E‖ recognized everywhere by fans of Echelon wines. Colorful 12-bottle shippers for the California Series will add an eye-catching graphic element to any case stack display, clearly differentiating varietals.

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The Wines of Chile Experience Commemorates Chilean Bicentennial

The Wines of Chile Experience Commemorates Chilean Bicentennial

In honor of the nation's bicentennial, the Wines of Chile Experience, supported by Chile Brands, Enotour and Puro Chile, announces Tweet, Tweet, Chile, a competition in which one passionate wine enthusiast and a friend will win a dream journey to Chile to tweet their experiences to the world. Read More ==>

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