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"Hot Prospect" Wines Highlight Wealth Of Emerging Premium Brands

September 10, 2019

Domestic wine Hot Prospects above the 100,000-case mark include J. Vineyards, Ava Grace, Duckhorn Vineyards, Z. Alexander Brown, 7 Moons, Orin Swift, Gruet, The Hess Collection, Josh Cellars Reserve, 1000 Stories, and 1924. On the import side, Italy and France lead this year's Hot Prospects, with sparkling and rosé wines once again making a strong showing. Overall, 21 imports made the grade and earned Hot Prospect status this year, and more than half of the list-12 brands-received the award for the first time. Nine Italian brands made the list, followed by France with seven brand