HPS EPICUREAN PARTNERS WITH EPIC WINES & SPIRITS TO CONTINUE WEST COAST EXPANSION

RAMONA, CA, MARCH 15, 2016 —HPS Epicurean, a third-generation company specializing in the importing and marketing of international spirits, wines and culinary niche brands, announces a new agreement with Epic Wines & Spirits to distribute the Bodegas Lleiroso wine line in the California market beginning March 1, 2016.

This nationally and internationally recognized wine producer from Ribera del Duero, Spain has been a part of the HPS Epicurean portfolio since 2014. Founded in 2012 by industry veteran Henry Preiss and his daughter, Nicole, HPS Epicurean aspires to establish a company that is truly epicurean by fostering a fresh perspective and appreciation for the finer, artisanal side of life. The Bodegas Lleiroso line was carefully selected by the Preiss’ because of the winemaking company’s unwavering philosophy: producing the highest quality wines possible and targeting those sophisticated consumers that aspire to a superior lifestyle. 

Situated at the “Golden Mile”, this small, family-run winery produces 100% Tempranillo wines, crafted from the only the best grapes year after year. Since 2001, the team has been carefully selecting the finest grapes form vineyards located in Valbuena de Duero, Pesquera del Duero and the highlands of the Ribera Burgalesa in order to produce innovative and elite wines that satisfy the most demanding palettes. The award-winning wines have been readily received across the globe, with the U.S., Mexico and China proving to be their top clients.

“The California wine and spirits distribution industry has become a very competitive mine field with large distributors getting bigger and very few of them building brands anymore,” says Carlos Blythe, Principle of Boutique Wine Marketing, an Oakland, CA based national sales company outsourced to expand the Bodegas Lleiroso Brand in the U.S. “Epic Wines and Spirits of California is an exception to that rule and we are lucky to be partnering with them to help build the Bodegas Lleiroso brand.”

Epic Wines & Spirit specifically selects its portfolio based on quality, innovation and respect for tradition, a reason the distributor makes an ideal partner for both HPS Epicurean and Bodegas Lleiroso.

Epic Wines & Spirits will carry the four Bodegas Lleiroso wines, including:

  • Luz Millar Roble 2013: 100% Tempranillo, all the expression of local wines, with a semi-aging of 6 months in French and American oak wood that gives it the necessary roundness to appreciate the fruit and freshness of the Ribera del Duero
  • Lleiroso Crianza 2011: 100% Tempranillo, aged for 12 months in French oak barrels and another 12 months in bottle, making this wine the perfect blend of fruit and wood
  • Lleiroso Reserva 2009: 100% Tempranillo, flagship of the Bodegas Lleiroso line
  • Lleiroso Special Reserva Sergio Hernandez 2009: 100% Tempranillo, only the best grapes are selected for the Special Edition. This wine is shaped with the renowned Mexican artist Sergio Hernandez, creator of the labels used on this line.

The Bodegas Lleiroso wines range in price from $20 – $65. HPS Epicurean’s full portfolio of products is available at specialty spirit and wine shops in most key U.S. markets. Gourmet specialties available for purchase online at http://hpsepicurean.com/shop/. Find more information about HPS Epicurean and Bodegas Lleiroso at www.hpsepicurean.com. Follow HPS Epicurean on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

About HPS Epicurean

HPS Epicurean is a third-generation company specializing in international wines, spirits, beers and gourmet specialties. With unequivocal appreciation of provenance, tradition and history, HPS Epicurean is poised to foster a fresh perspective and enjoyment of the finer, artisanal side of life. The company was founded in 2012 by forty-two-year industry veteran, Henry Preiss, with his daughter Nicole Preiss. Together they continue to build a platform that provides brand-driven, iconic products to the U.S. marketplace. Learn more at www.hpsepicurean.com.

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