Cherry Wine, the company behind Coppolas popular Cherries wine, has been bought by the Swiss wine company Muller.
The deal is expected to close in the coming weeks.
The sale of Muller’s Coppolas brands is part of a strategy by Muller to diversify its portfolio in wine and spirits, as it aims to reach a wider audience in the future.
The company has about 100 stores across Switzerland, and is the largest wine producer in Switzerland.
It has been involved in wine production since the 1950s, when it purchased its first winery in the small town of Bergstrom.
The wine brand is a strong contender in Switzerland, having won several awards in the past year including best in category for 2016.
Muller has already made a splash in the wine industry by buying the rights to produce wines from the prestigious Altes de Vaudreuil in France.
Muller’s move to the wine business came as the German company’s CEO, Jörg Eberhard, announced in April that the company had been acquired by the company owned by the Austrian investor Dietrich Möhlenhard, who was instrumental in Coppo’s early success.
Muller said that Muller’s acquisition would bring about “the biggest expansion in the history of the company” and will provide the Coppols customers with a “great future”.
Mollière and Coppolella’s Cherries were one of the most popular wines in Switzerland in 2016.
The brand, which was also the mainstay of the Copps store in Zurich, was widely available and enjoyed a strong reputation in Switzerland as a premium brand.
Coppoli’s Cherry was a winner of the award for best wine in the world in 2016 and was sold to the German wine company Döner in 2016 for an undisclosed amount.
In addition, Muller has a strong relationship with Muller’s owner, Dietrich.
Muller had previously said in November that Muller and his wife had become friends and that Muller had been working closely with his family.
“I want to thank Dietrich and my wife,” Muller said in an interview with the DPA news agency.
“We have enjoyed a lot of good times together and I hope we will be able to do more together in the years to come.”
Müller said the purchase of Muller and Muller’s portfolio of brands would help the company continue to reach out to more people.
“The combination of Muller, his family, and his colleagues in the Coppa business has created a very strong base, and now the future of Muller Wine is in the right direction,” he said.
Mervé has been working with the company since 2015 and will be joining Muller’s board in the near future.
The acquisition of Muller will allow Muller to move into the “new world of the wine market” and “provide a better product, better service, and a better environment for our employees and customers”, he added.
Coppola has also acquired a brand from French brand Saint Germain that was the biggest seller of Coppoles wines in 2017.
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