New Mexico Sparkling Wines Headed For Japan

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Belluna Co. Ltd., JapanÂ?s leading mail order sales company, has announced plans to feature the award-winning sparkling wines of New MexicoÂ?s Gruet Winery in its upcoming spring 2005 catalogue.

Belluna Co. Ltd., Japan’s leading mail order sales company, has announced plans to feature the award-winning sparkling wines of New Mexico’s Gruet Winery in its upcoming spring 2005 catalogue. Gruet’s Brut Non-Vintage and Blanc de Noirs Non-Vintage were chosen for their balance and complex flavors, which complement the fresh tastes of Japanese cuisine.

Wine consumption in Japan has doubled in the last ten years, lead in part by the popularity of New World Wines. By introducing Gruet’s Brut NV and Blanc de Noirs NV, Belluna is offering its customers two samples from one of the most respected producers of American sparkling wines.

For additional information, contact James Christianson at Cap-Marin USA.

About Belluna Co. Ltd.

Established in 1977, Belluna Co. Ltd. offers a broad array of food and lifestyle products to over 8 million Japanese customers through catalogues and the mass media. In 2004, Belluna imported over 2.5 million bottles of wine for resale. With increased demand from Japanese consumers, Belluna expects continued growth in wine imports and sales.

About Gruet Winery

In 1984, the Gruet family, proprietors of the Champagne house, Gruet et Fils, founded Gruet Winery in New Mexico after searching the United States for the perfect climate and soil conditions to create the finest sparkling wines. Today, Gruet Winery produces over 80,000 cases of wine per year and distributes throughout the United States.

Contact Information:

James Christianson

Cap-Marin USA

Tel: 415-308-5184

http://www.capmarinusa.com

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