[BND] Your Breakfast Briefing --

Good Morning and Happy Monday, March 6, 2024.

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Texas Real Estate Developer Buys Former Dutch Henry Winery, Reopens as Parable

The 10.5-acre Dutch Henry Winery in Calistoga, Calif., was destroyed by the 2020 Glass Fire of 2020, but the property has been acquired by Austin, Texas, commercial real estate developer

Stewart & Lynda Resnick Fund Cal Poly Student Success Center

A new student success center at CalPoly is being named after Lynda and Stewart Resnick, who jointly own JUSTIN Wines, Landmark Wines, JNSQ Wines. The Resnicks made a $20 million lead gift.

Smith-Madrone Riesling Brings $225,000 at Houston Wine Competition

A "trophy" Salmanazar bottle (9 L) of Smith-Madrone's 2018 Riesling raised $225,000, the second highest bid of the night and

Terry Wheatly, 3 Others Form Branding Consultancy

Terry Wheatley, former president of Vintage Wine Estates, has partnered with notable business leaders Jessica Kogan, Jenna Duran, and Stephanie Mayer to form

Michael David Announces Newest Wine Brand, Misfits & Mavens

Michael David Winery's launched a new brand, Misfits & Mavens. The Misfits & Mavens portfolio includes a Cabernet Sauvignon, a Pinot Noir and a Sauvignon Blanc, all of which will

Porto Protocol Releases 2d Documentary On How Climate Change Impacts Wine Industry

Porto Protocol launched its second documentary, ‘Seeding the Future.’ The film features testimonials from industry leaders sheds light on the impact of climate change on winegrowers worldwide, and showcases best practices implemented to mitigate its effects. ‘Seeding the Future’ is available on YouTube

Woodford Reserve's Derby Bottle Marks 150th Running of Classic Race

Woodford Reserve's 2024 commemorative Kentucky Derby bottle celebrates the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby and features the artwork of Kentucky native Wylie Caudill, known for his bold, repetitive patterns, and his signature roses. His painting, “Adorned in Roses,” depicts a racing thoroughbred covered with

SKYY Vodka & Soda Debuts

SKYY Vodka announces the U.S. arrival of SKYY Vodka & Soda, an effervescent, premium canned cocktail available in two citrus-led flavors: Lemon & Elderflower, and Lime & Mint, flavors

Kylie Jenner Intros a Canned Vodka Soda

In developing Sprinter, Jenner tapped Chandra Richter, a female beverage development expert with over 20 years of experience and a PhD in molecular biology, to serve as Head of Product

Archer Roose's Bubbly and Malbec Cans Debut in Regal Theatres

Archer Roose, the trailblazing purveyor of quality canned wines co-owned by the actress Elizabeth Banks, said it partnered with Regal Cinemas, bringing its Bubbly and Malbec cans to concessions in over 100 theatres nationwide.

Jones Hard Craft Soda Launches

Jones Soda Co. has expanded into alcoholic beverages with the launch of Spiked Jones Hard Craft Soda. Unique to the hard soda category, Spiked Jones is full flavor with the iconic brand's cane sugar formulation and elevated alcohol content. It was created in partnership with

Crown Royal Supports Rodeo Houston

Crown Royal returns to the 2024 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo as a title sponsor to celebrate the rich culture in Houston surrounding the rodeo. This year, Crown Royal has teamed up

Lionstone International Wine Wholesaling Launches E-Cellar Service

Lionstone International, a wine wholesaler serving the markets of New York, California, and Ohio, for more than 40 years, launched

DISCUS Launches 'Cocktail Party'

It's a fictional political party intended to unify adult consumers around key issues facing the distilled spirits industry.

Thanks for reading. We'll be back tomorrow. – Joel

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