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Johnson Brothers Expands Relationship with Copper Cane

Johnson Brothers, family-owned and operated since 1953, is pleased to announce that it is expanding distribution of the award-winning Copper Cane Wines & Spirits portfolio into four new markets, Hawaii, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. These states join existing partnerships in Minnesota, Iowa, and West Virginia.

Established in 2014 by fifth-generation Napa Valley vintner Joe Wagner, Copper Cane has taken the wine industry by storm with its rich, innovative wines. Since then, the portfolio and reputations of both Copper Cane and Joe Wagner have only grown, with Joe establishing himself not just as a leading winemaker but also as a wine influencer on TikTok and his podcast, “Go with your palate.” Through these platforms, Joe shares his dynamic personality and content to engage a new generation with the world of wine and what that world can be.

“Copper Cane and Johnson Brothers have already successfully partnered in other markets, and we are very excited to broaden our relationship with them, bringing us to seven markets,” states Joe Wagner, owner and winemaker of Copper Cane Wines & Spirits. “We are both family-owned and operated businesses that share values of passion, integrity, teamwork, excellence, and the commitment of collaboration with our customers to ensure they and consumers can enjoy our excellent brands in their respective markets.”

One of the fastest-growing luxury wine suppliers in the industry, the expanded Copper Cane portfolio will be managed by Oxford Street Merchants, Johnson Brothers’ luxury organization.

“We are beyond excited to expand our successful partnership with Copper Cane to seven states,” said Yale Johnson, Vice President of Johnson Brothers, who leads Oxford Street Merchants. “The portfolio features some of the most dynamic and fastest growing brands in the luxury space today, and we are confident our relentless commitment to executional excellence will drive lasting results.”

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Johnson Brothers Expands Relationship with HiteJinro

Johnson Brothers is pleased to announce an expanded partnership with HiteJinro to now include the state of Indiana. Prior to this agreement, Johnson Brothers represented the portfolio in Minnesota, Hawaii, and North Dakota and recently expanded into Nevada.

“We are pleased to be expanding with Johnson Brothers in the state of Indiana,” said Tae Kim, Sales and Marketing Manager for Jinro America. “Our expanded partnership with Johnson Brothers now covers five markets, and we’re thrilled that their uppermost commitment to executional excellence will be further applied to our brands.”

The Hite and Jinro portfolios include such internationally recognized brands as Jinro Soju and Flavored Soju, Hite Extra Cold Beer, Terra Beer, and more.

“We are thrilled to further expand our relationship with HiteJinro and further build upon the momentum of one of the best-selling spirit brands in the world,” said George Marsden, Chief Commercial Officer for Johnson Brothers. “The increasing popularity of Soju and Flavored Soji presents a tremendous opportunity for our teams and company.”

Johnson Brothers Expands Relationship with Maisons Marques & Domaines

Johnson Brothers announced today that it has expanded its partnership with Maisons Marques & Domaines (MM&D), the U.S. subsidiary of Maison Louis Roederer.

The two new additional markets include Nebraska and South Dakota. These two states join existing partnerships in Minnesota, North Carolina, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. Johnson Brothers’ luxury organization, Oxford Street Merchants, will manage the expanded six-state alignment.

“We are pleased to expand regionally our longstanding and fruitful relationship with Johnson Brothers, a company sharing similar family values and leadership ambitions,” said Frédéric Bernabeu, Vice President of Sales. “This joint strategic decision between our two dynamic organizations points to a successful future together as well as for the iconic brands we represent.”

“We are honored to expand our decades-long partnership with Maisons Marques & Domaines and apply our unwavering commitment to executional excellence and brand stewardship in these two new markets,” said Yale Johnson, Vice President of Johnson Brothers, who leads Oxford Street Merchants. “Complete with some of the industry’s most iconic brands, the Maisons Marques & Domaines portfolio speaks for itself and aligns perfectly with our mission to represent items of the highest quality and authenticity in the luxury category.”