Terlato Wines announces long-term agreement with Marnier-Lapostolle to import, market Marnier XO Cognac

LAKE BLUFF, Illinois , September 9, 2013 (press release) – Terlato Wines, a leading marketer of luxury wines in the U.S., announced today a long-term agreement with Marnier-Lapostolle, Inc. to import and market Marnier XO Cognac. This marks the second partnership between the Terlato and the Marnier-Lapostolle families, after the two families came together in 2012 on Lapostolle wines from Chile and Chateau de Sancerre wines from the Loire Valley.

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"Marnier Cognac is a perfect brand for our Artisan Spirits portfolio," said Terlato Wines CEO William A. Terlato. "We both agree that the luxury consumer expects and demands the best when it comes to Cognac. We are extremely pleased to introduce this exquisite XO Cognac to discerning American consumers."

Marnier XO Cognac is a blend of up to 30 rare and very old eaux-de-vie made from 100 percent Grande Champagne Cognac – the premier production area in the Cognac region of France. Over the last 150 years, the House of Marnier Lapostolle has worked to master the art of blending and aging Cognacs that are recognized the world over for their harmonious and aromatic flavor and complexity.

"We are developing an excellent relationship with the Terlato family through our Lapostolle and Château de Sancerre partnership," says Alexandra Marnier-Lapostolle, vice chairman of Marnier-Lapostolle. "Now we are very pleased to open a new chapter, with Marnier Cognac."

Terlato will introduce Marnier XO Cognac in key markets later this year. Suggested retail price will be approximately $200 for a 750 ml bottle.

Terlato Wines'Artisan Spirits portfolio includes a selection of hand-crafted premium spirits from around the world. The portfolio will have a dedicated sales and marketing team that will work alongside Terlato's Premier and Estate wine marketing and sales team. The portfolio includes Langley's No. 8 Distilled London Gin and Tigre Blanc Vodka from France and soon will include luxury aged rum, a single-malt, single-cask Scotch range and a 100 percent blue agave Tequila.Terlato Wines has a global portfolio of more than 70 brands from more than a dozen countries.

The Terlato Wines and Spirits portfolio 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, Château 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, Marnier Cognac,Tigre Blanc vodka and Tiramisu liqueur.

SOURCE Terlato Wines

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