New York, New York (PRWEB) August 28, 2009
Armand de Brignac Champagne and Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) proudly announce a new distribution partnership in the states of Florida, Texas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, New Mexico (National Distributing Company), North Dakota, and South Dakota. Combined with Maryland, South Carolina, and Washington D.C., where Republic National already distributes the Champagne brand, the two companies have forged a significant national relationship. Peter Madden, Corporate Vice President for Wine of RNDC, says of the partnership, "With RNDC's expertise and relationships, and Armand de Brignac's unparalleled growth in the luxury Champagne category, we foresee great things." "We look forward to working with RNDC," adds Jean-Jacques Cattier, Armand de Brignac's head winemaker. "Their commitment to our brand will continue to raise its profile in the United States and produce fruitful results across the country."
Each bottle of Armand de Brignac is crafted entirely by hand by winemaker Jean-Jacques Cattier and a staff of eight at M. Cattier's family estate in Chigny-les-Roses, France. The luxury Champagne brand has become one of the world's hottest luxury items - it is currently sold in more than 40 countries, despite being produced in strictly limited quantities. A blend of three exceptional vintages from Premier and Grand Cru vineyards in the Montagne de Reims, Côte des Blancs, and Vallée de la Marne terroirs of Champagne, Armand de Brignac is bottled in a distinctive opaque gold bottle (pink-gold for the Rosé, or silver for the Blanc de Blancs). Four hand-applied pewter appliqués, including the brand's trademark "Ace of Spades" insignia complete the package, which has become renowned as the definitive luxury Champagne worldwide.
Armand de Brignac counts among its fans the famed Spanish wine critic José Penín (who rated the Brut 98 points, his highest ever for a Champagne), Italian critic Alberto Lupetti, whose Spirito diVino publication featured the brand in its "Best Champagne Guide," and celebrities including actors Tom Cruise and Leonardo diCaprio, recording artists Jay-Z and Sean "Diddy" Combs, and athletes LeBron James and Roger Federer.
RNDC is the second-largest distributor of premium wine & spirits in the U.S. Formed in 2007, when Republic Beverage Company and National Distributing Company combined their businesses in seventeen states and the District of Columbia, RNDC is an organization built on the strong foundations of two long-term, well-established family owned companies, the oldest of which dates back to 1898.
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