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Terlato Wines Launches Artisan Spirits Division with Langley's No. 8 Gin and Tigre Blanc Vodka

 Terlato Wines Launches Artisan Spirits Division with Langley's No. 8 Gin and
                              Tigre Blanc Vodka

PR Newswire

LAKE BLUFF, Ill., Aug. 27, 2013

LAKE BLUFF, Ill., Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Terlato Wines, the leading
marketer of luxury wines in the U.S., announced today the launch of its new
Artisan Spirits portfolio, commencing with two long-term partnership
agreements: Langley's No. 8 gin and Tigre Blanc vodka.

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Terlato is expanding its luxury portfolio with craft spirits as consumer
interest in the category is growing at a fast pace. "The spirits business is
evolving," said Terlato Wines CEO William A. Terlato. "It's starting to look
a lot like the wine business, with mixologists, craft bartenders and consumers
embracing a new category of small-production, hand-crafted, super-premium
brands. Our Luxury Wine Report indicates that today's consumers are actively
looking for new brands and categories to discover and share, and their
preference for luxury wines and craft spirits is growing well above the
category."

Terlato Wines' Artisan Spirits portfolio will include a selection of
hand-crafted premium spirits from around the world. The portfolio will have a
dedicated sales and marketing team in addition to Terlato's current Premier
and Estate marketing and sales team. The portfolio will include gin, vodka,
Scotch, Cognac, Tequila and rum, among others.

Terlato Signs Langley's No. 8 Gin
To launch its new Artisan Spirits division, Terlato Wines has entered into
partnership with Langley's No. 8 gin, a super-premium London gin crafted from
a proprietary recipe.

"Terlato is an ideal partner for our brand," said Mark Dawkins, co-founder of
Langley's No. 8. "We hit it off right away, when we saw their brand-building
expertise and passion for their brands. We're excited to have Terlato launch
Langley's No. 8 in the States."

The Langley Distillery in Birmingham, England has been producing award-winning
gins since 1920. For Langley's No. 8, Dawkinsand partner Mark Crump use 100
percent English grain spirit and a blend of eight secret botanicals, picked at
their freshest to produce a gin with smooth, rounded flavors.Langley's No. 8
is distilled in a small, English-made, 53-year-old copper pot still named
Constance, and nicknamed "Connie," in honor of the Master Distiller's late
mother. The brand name was inspired by the eighth of 12 gin blends tasted by
its crafters – and the one that was preferred for its balancedand complex
finish.

"After a blind tasting of Langley's and 20 other gins, we knew this was the
one," said Terlato. "The makers are serious about their craft and the product
reflects that. They've created a super-premium London dry gin that is the
essence of the ultimate gin and tonic and a game changer for other cocktails
as well."

Langley's No. 8 will be available in early 2014.

Tigre Blanc Vodka Joins Terlato Artisan Spirits Portfolio
Terlato Wines also has entered into a partnership agreement with French
boutique vodka brand Tigre Blanc, a super-premium vodka produced in the Cognac
region of Francefrom 100 percent French wheat, using fresh locally sourced
spring water. Produced by hand, in the same small alembic stills used to
produce Cognac, Tigre Blanc reflects the terroir of Cognac, with a round,
smooth, well-balanced flavor.

According to Tigre Blanc President Renaud Dutreil, "Tigre Blanc has been
well-received in key luxury goods markets around the world. The Terlatos are
known as the clear leaders in luxury wine and are the perfect partner for our
artisan vodka."

"After meeting Renaud and his team, I knew Tigre Blanc was the right fit for
our portfolio," said Terlato. "Not only is the vodka exceptional, but their
knowledge of the luxury spirits market is unmatched. As former head of LVMH
North America, Renaud is very knowledgeable about the luxury market. Tigre
Blanc will have enormous appeal to a specific audience of luxury consumers
that search for the highest quality in every category."

Tigre Blanc was originally created by the Belleville family. Francois
Belleville's interest in Indian art and culture led to Tigre Blanc and a
partnership with the "Save the Tiger Fund" project in India. A portion of
profits from the sale of each bottle of Tigre Blanc helps fund conservation
efforts to save wild tigers.

Tigre Blanc has recently been introduced in Paris, London, Dubai and New Delhi
and under Terlato leadership, will be available in New York, Chicago and Miami
in early 2014.

Terlato Wines has a global portfolio of more than 65 brands from world class
wine and spirits producers in more than a dozen countries and currently has a
20 percent market share of wines $20 and up. According to Nielsen AdViews,
Terlato Wines accounts for 43 percent of all advertising dollars in the wine
category, making it the number-one wine advertiser. Terlato Wines garners more
90+ ratings than any wine company in the world and is a division of the
Terlato Wine Group, the parent company comprising several businesses
specializing in the marketing and production of exceptional wines. Owned and
operated by the Terlato family for four generations, the Group also includes
the family's winery investments and partnerships in some of the world's most
esteemed wine regions including: Napa Valley; Sonoma County; Sta. Rita Hills
in Santa Barbara County; Victoria, Australia; the Rhone Valley in France and;
Montalcino, Italy.

The Terlato Wines portfolio of brands includes:Napa Valley:Chimney Rock,
EPISODE, Galaxy, Jack Nicklaus Wines, Luke Donald Collection, Markham
Vineyards, Quickfire, Rutherford Hill, Tangley Oaks, Terlato Family
Vineyards;Sonoma County: Alderbrook, Giarrusso, Hanna, Rochioli, The
Federalist, Terlato Family Vineyards;Santa Barbara County:Flor de Campo,
Sanford; California Appellation:Glass Mountain, Greystone Cellars, Mike Ditka
Wines, Seven Daughters; Oregon:Sokol Blosser; Washington State: Grace Lane;
Argentina: Cuarto Dominio,Tamari; Australia: Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier, the
Lucky Country, Twelftree Wines,Two Hands; Austria: Kracher; Canada: Peller
Estates; Chile: Lapostolle; France: Belleruche by M. Chapoutier, Champagne
Bollinger, Chateau de Sancerre, Chateau Timberlay, Domaine Chanson,
Langlois-Chateau, M. Chapoutier, MARIUS, Mischief & Mayhem; Greece: Boutari;
Italy: Berlucchi, Ca'Marcanda (GAJA Toscana), Colavita, Cusumano, Fizz 56,
GAJA, Goretti, Il Poggione, Mazzoni (Toscana), Nino Franco, Santa Margherita,
Torresella,; Japan: Shimizu-no-mai. Sake; Mediterranean: Elios; New Zealand:
Loveblock, Turning Heads, Wairau River; Oregon: Sokol Blosser; South Africa:
Anthonij Rupert, Ernie Els, Guardian Peak, Protea, Rust en Vrede; Spain: Marco
Abella. Artisan Spirits: Distillatori Nonino (Grappa), Langley's No. 8 gin;
Tigre Blanc vodka, Tiramisu Liqueur.

SOURCE Terlato Wines International

Website: http://www.terlatowines.com
Website: http://www.langleysgin.com
Website: http://tigreblancvodka.com
Contact: Liz Barrett, 847-604-5825, barrettl@twg.com
 
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