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Press Release Source: Vina Ventisquero
11/20/2006

Elegant Cabernet Sauvignon and Album of Timeless Holiday Classics Perfect for Holiday Gatherings and Gift Giving

SANTIAGO, Chile /PRNewswire/ -- Multi Grammy winner and Latin superstar Luis Miguel and award-winning Chilean winery Vina Ventisquero have announced the U.S. launch of UNICO Luis Miguel, an expressive, elegant 2003 Gran Reserva Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine, a result of a three-year collaboration between Luis Miguel and highly acclaimed Chilean winemaker Aurelio Montes Del Campo, has already received rave reviews from some of the nation's top wine publications. UNICO Luis Miguel was previously launched in limited quantities in Chile and Mexico in late 2005, where it sold out in just days.

UNICO Luis Miguel Cabernet Sauvignon was unveiled at Luis Miguel's album release party held November 13 at the lush restaurant Cipriani's in New York City. At the event, the artist and winemaker celebrated with guests his first Christmas album, "Navidades Luis Miguel," and his exceptional, new wine.

The creation of UNICO Luis Miguel wine is a passionate departure for the multi Grammy winner, who has more than 35 platinum records and a career total of more than 52 million records sold. A long-time wine collector and connoisseur, Luis Miguel worked side-by-side with Aurelio Montes Del Campo, winemaker for Vina Ventisquero, to hand select the grapes and craft the complex, seductive, fruit-forward Cabernet Sauvignon blend. UNICO Luis Miguel is produced from grapes grown in the Maipo Valley, one of Chile's most renowned regions for producing high quality, elegant and complex Cabernet Sauvignons.

"I've always admired and respected the artistry and passion that goes into crafting a great wine," said Luis Miguel. "When I set out to create UNICO Luis Miguel, it was important to me to find a partner that shared my vision. Vina Ventisquero is the perfect choice because of its progressive approach to winemaking and extraordinary vineyards. It has been great working alongside such a well respected winemaker as Aurelio and I'm excited about the tremendous wine that we've created."

About Vina Ventisquero

Vina Ventisquero was founded in 1998 by Gonzalo Vial, owner of Chile's leading fresh food producer, Agrosuper. It is solely focused on crafting outstanding Chilean wines that consistently over-deliver for the price point. Vina Ventisquero has already been bestowed more than 180 medals in the most important world wine competitions. With annual production of 1.5 million cases, the winery is one of the most modern in Chile, yet manages to retain a 'boutique' and innovative outlook. As a top Chilean winery, Vina Ventisquero uses detailed production methods, including hand harvesting and environmentally sensitive land management practices.

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