[BND] Your Breakfast Briefing --

Good Morning and Happy Thursday. It's September 5, 2023.

Domaine Carneros Sues Chateau De Reve Over Trademark

Domaine Carneros sued Chateau De Reve over its use of "Le REve" and "Chateau De Rave" in selling wine. Domaine Carneros says this causes consumer confusion because the names are similar. Domaine Carneros sent a cease-and-desist letter to Chateau De Reve demanding it stop using De Reve and Chateau De

Illicit Elixirs Signs Wholesaler Contracts

Coming off the heels of e-commerce launches with Walmart and Amazon, Illicit Elixirs is proud to announce distribution partnerships throughout the states of Nevada with Summit Spirits & Wine, Tennessee with the Lipman Brothers, Minnesota and Wisconsin with Webb & Gerritsen, as well as the Southern California region with Tenace Incubation Food

Mash & Mallow Craft Whiskey Debuts

Mash & Mallow, a new craft whiskey brand, today announced its debut whiskey with flavors of rich chocolate, toasted marshmallow and graham cracker for an authentic s'mores-influenced experience. Inspired by the great outdoors and reminiscent of long nights beside the fire, the premium whiskey presents a smooth, smoky finish perfect for

Broken Shed Launches New Vodka From a Different World Campaign

"Our 'Vodka from a Different World' campaign invites consumers on a journey to the awe-inspiring environment of New Zealand, a place that is celebrated for doing things differently - including how Broken Shed makes our award-winning vodka using only three ingredients, two of them water," said Jean-Marie Heins, chief marketing

Seagram's Escapes, Cynthia Bailey Co-Create Berry Mimosa Flavor

"Berry Mimosa is a modern, cocktail-inspired flavor that offers a refreshingly sweet taste Seagram's Escapes fans expect from the brand," said Jaime Polisoto, Seagram's Escapes Brand Director. "We're excited to have a second flavor collaboration with Cynthia and we're traveling with her across the U.S. to host tastings, meet

Yellowstone Bourbon's New Ad Campaign Seek to Expand Audience

Yellowstone Bourbon – the 151-year-old brand now produced at Lebanon, Ky., Limestone Branch Distillery, said it rolled out three new ads, along with a new ad-buy strategy to expand its reach. The new ads, which began airing Oct. 1, follow the theme: "Always keep the park within reach." Among the changes,

Community Spirit Vodka, One Grand Books Celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month

Community Spirit Vodka, the award-winning B Corp-certified brand, has partnered with One Grand Books to curate a selection of books by queer authors in celebration and recognition of LGBTQ+ History Month. The collection of 20 novels, memoirs and histories that have helped shape the conversation around queer rights and aspirations

Giesen Introduces 0% Sparkling Brut

Giesen 0% of New Zealand, the global premium brand leader in alcohol-removed wines, is thrilled to unveil the newest addition to its premium non-alcoholic range: Giesen 0% Sparkling Brut. Available now, Giesen 0% Sparkling Brut is the latest release in an award-winning range of wines, including 0% Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot

J. Lohr Touching Lives Initiative Passes $1 Million to Support Breast Cancer Detection

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, a family-owned and operated winery, announces the 15th anniversary of its Touching Lives initiative in partnership with National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF). For every bottle sold of J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, a donation of $3 benefits NBCF’s breast cancer education and

Services Sector Grew for 9th Consecutive Month in September

Economic activity in the services sector expanded in September for the ninth consecutive month as the Services PMI registered 53.6%, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Services ISM Report On Business. The sector has grown in 39 of the last 40 months, with the lone

Who & What --

Terlato Wine Group hired Kim Beto, a level 3 sommelier, to be vp-Fine Wine & Spirits Business Development.  Most recently, he was Southern Wine & Spirits' senior vp-On Premise in Las Vegas.

What We're Reading --

During a decades-long tenure at E. & J. Gallo Winery, Joseph E. Gallo calmly charted a course for the world’s largest wine producer. ‘There Are Opportunities Every Day, the Secret Is to See Them,’ says Joseph E. Gallo, Lifetime Achievement Honoree | Wine Enthusiast’s 2023 Wine Star Awards. (Forbes)

Thanks for reading. See you tomorrow. – Joel

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