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November 18, 2008 13:02 ET

Dan Aykroyd Discovery Series Sauvignon Blanc Takes Gold Medal at 2008 Cellars of the World Wine Competition

Award marks the second time in 2008 that a Dan Aykroyd Discovery Series varietal is recognized in competition

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 18, 2008) - Dan Aykroyd Discovery Series Sauvignon Blanc was awarded the gold medal in the Sauvignon Blanc/Semillion category at the Cellars of the World 2008 International Wine Competition for the Ottawa Wine & Food Show, announced Murray Marshall, President and CEO of Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Ltd, the award-winning wine and spirits agency that successfully produces and distributes Dan Aykroyd's Canadian wine.

The Cellars of the World 2008 International Wine Competition was judged by a panel of 29 experienced wine judges who assessed 301 wines, which were entered into the competition.

"We are very proud of the on-going positive recognition and accolades that Dan Ayrkoyd's wines continue to receive from the Canadian wine industry's most respected critics as well as the consumers, said Marshall.

In May 2008, Dan Aykroyd's 2007 Discovery Series Sauvignon Blanc was awarded Gold Medal in the Sauvignon Blanc category at the All Canadian Wine Championship. As well, Dan Aykroyd's 2005 Signature Reserve Vidal Icewine won 'Wine of the Year' at the Ontario Wine Awards.

Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits produces, distributes and markets wines nationally from its own Niagara wineries and vineyards including 20 Bees Winery, EastDell Estate, Lakeview Cellars, De Sousa Wines, Birchwood Estate Wines and Dan Aykroyd Wines.

Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Ltd. is an award-winning wine and spirits distribution and marketing agency for various international brands across Canada. Since inception, the company has grown to become one of Canada's top agencies representing some of the most compelling beverage alcohol brands in today's marketplace.

For more information about Dan Aykroyd wines, please visit www.DanAykroydWines.com -- For more information about Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits, please visit www.diamondwines.com.

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