A.V. Imports is set to add a wine and a Sherry to its González Byass portfolio.

The US company said late last week that Beronia Tempranillo Rioja (2003) will join the Byass stable. The Spanish red wine is now available nationwide in the US at a retail price of US$10.99, A.V. confirmed.

"Beronia Tempranillo Rioja combines Spanish tradition, modern wine making and the quality we anticipated from a producer such as González Byass," said Will Comotto, vice president of brand development at A.V. Imports. "We expect this wine to make a bold impact on the US market and deliver great value and sales."

Beronia Tempranillo Rioja is produced at the Bodegas Beronia estate in the Rioja Alta district. A. V. Imports ships wines and spirits from several countries, including Spain to licensed wholesalers throughout the US, Puerto Rico, Canada, Aruba and the Bahamas.

At the same time, A.V. is adding cream Sherry Solera 1847 to the portfolio. At 18% alcohol, this cream sherry is available nationwide at a SRP of US$15.99.

"We're pleased to introduce Solera 1847 and expand our relationship with González Byass," Comotto continued. "This cream Sherry is a market leader in taste and quality, with the potential to be a huge success at all levels of sales."