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Afternoon Brief, March 23

Afternoon Brief, March 23

Gallo Buys Stagecoach Vineyard and its 600 Acres of Napa Valley Hillside Vines
E. & J. Gallo, the world’s largest family-owned wine company, continues to see premium wine as the future…

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New Company Breaks Barriers to Distribution for Small Producers

New Company Breaks Barriers to Distribution for Small Producers

Consolidation continues to make distributors bigger and fewer while the number of producers grow with new small producers enter the market. The vast majority of wineries in the US produce less than 5,000 cases, and they’ve been effectively blocked from three-tier distribution because distributor giants won’t take them on, but that’s about to change. Liberation […]

By March 22, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
How Napa Valley Plays to Its Strengths and Nurtures the Roots of Its Success

How Napa Valley Plays to Its Strengths and Nurtures the Roots of Its Success

It’s Cabernet season in the Napa Valley. Cabernet season is a marketing program like wine month or international [insert-wine-name here] day in that it tells you it’s timely to drink (and eat), but it also speaks authentically to the history and identity of the Napa Valley and its signature grape. Photo by Bob McClenahan, courtesy […]

By March 22, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Liberation Distribution (LibDib) Launches the First Web-Based Three-Tier Alcohol Distribution Platform

Liberation Distribution (LibDib) Launches the First Web-Based Three-Tier Alcohol Distribution Platform

New distributor uses technology to open alcohol distribution to any winery, brewery or distillery, while giving restaurants, bars and retailers access to a larger variety of boutique craft libations San Jose, CA, March 22, 2017 — Alcohol distribution has not changed since the inception of the three-tier system at the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. […]

Don Sebastiani & Sons Names Industry Legend Tom Hawkins Chief Operating Officer

Don Sebastiani & Sons Names Industry Legend Tom Hawkins Chief Operating Officer

Omar Percich named Chief Financial Officer for the family company Sonoma, California — Don Sebastiani & Sons, the Sonoma-based, family-owned producer of innovative wine and food products, today announced exciting changes to its senior leadership team. Tom Hawkins is the company’s new Chief Operating Officer. Tom Hawkins joined Don Sebastiani & Sons (DSS) in 2009 […]

WIN Expo Expands Sponsorship Opportunities at 2017 Event

WIN Expo Expands Sponsorship Opportunities at 2017 Event

New sponsorships & pre-show program guide provide additional exposure Healdsburg, CA, March 20th, 2017 – Exclusive new top-level sponsorship opportunities are now available for exhibiting companies to increase their brand awareness at the 6th Annual North Coast Wine Industry Trade Show & Conference (WIN Expo) scheduled to take place at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds and […]

Rare and Unique Wine Lots Unveiled for the Trade-Only Sonoma County Barrel Auction

Rare and Unique Wine Lots Unveiled for the Trade-Only Sonoma County Barrel Auction

(March 20, 2017; Santa Rosa, CA)—The Sonoma County Vintners today unveiled the official lineup of wines for the third annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction, taking place April 21 at the Vintners Inn in Santa Rosa, Calif. Comprised of 90 one-of-a-kind lots, the live auction will offer members of the wine trade “never before, never again” […]

A Documentary Short Detailing a Relationship Between a Vineyard and It’s Vintner

A Documentary Short Detailing a Relationship Between a Vineyard and It’s Vintner

Stags Leap District, Napa, CA: WINERAM’S documentary short, Vineyard to Vintner, explores an aspect never looked into before – a relationship between a vineyard and it’s vintner. From the morphology to grape leaves, to the faces of their vintners, every leaf has different needs. WINERAM was fascinated with capturing this unique connection that every vintner establishes with their […]

Meetings Slated to Update Sonoma County Well Owners on New Groundwater Agencies   

Meetings Slated to Update Sonoma County Well Owners on New Groundwater Agencies  

Santa Rosa, CA – A series of community meetings are scheduled to update well owners and others on the creation of three new agencies to locally implement California’s new groundwater law. The meetings will take place in Sonoma County’s three groundwater basins immediately affected by California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA): Santa Rosa Plain, Sonoma […]

French Wine Capitalizing on U.S. Drinking Trends

French Wine Capitalizing on U.S. Drinking Trends

Major trends in the U.S. wine market including premiumization, sparkling wine, and rosé play to the strengths of French wine leading to a 14.2% value growth, surpassing runner-up New Zealand at 13.7%, to claim the highest import growth by nation over the past 52 weeks according to Nielsen data*. Bubbles to the Top While the […]

By March 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Game of Thrones Wines Debut with Chardonnay, Red Blend & Cabernet Sauvignon

Game of Thrones Wines Debut with Chardonnay, Red Blend & Cabernet Sauvignon

New Wines from HBO Global Licensing® & Vintage Wine Estates Available in March Santa Rosa, California (March 13, 2017) – The Emmy® Award-winning HBO® drama Game of Thrones has long given wine a prominent role in its scenes from the Seven Kingdoms. Now fans and fine wine drinkers can uncork a bottle of Game of […]

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Placing Your Brands with Big Distribution Is Like Dating a Supermodel

Placing Your Brands with Big Distribution Is Like Dating a Supermodel

This article is penned at 30,000 feet traveling home from a weekend in Las Vegas. Two things about Vegas that are always interesting facts is that in Vegas, the house always wins—always, and second, Vegas is the second largest bar and restaurant population per square block aside from Key West, Florida. There are more bars, […]

Texas Wine Means Texas Wine at Dallas Liquor Store Chain Sigel’s

Texas Wine Means Texas Wine at Dallas Liquor Store Chain Sigel’s

Sigel’s, one of the largest wine sellers in the Dallas area, has taken a pathbreaking decision to promote Texas wine. Going forward, only wine legally appellated as Texas (or a sub-division within Texas) will be placed on the Texas shelves in all eight stores.

By March 9, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Williams Selyem Promotes Jeff Mangahas to Director of Winemaking and Other Promotions

Williams Selyem Promotes Jeff Mangahas to Director of Winemaking and Other Promotions

Healdsburg, CA (March 9, 2017) —Williams Selyem Winery Proprietor John Dyson is pleased to announce that Jeff Mangahas has been promoted to Director of Winemaking. Jeff joined the Williams Selyem team as the winemaker in 2011 and has diligently worked side-by-side with the growers and the winemaking team to consistently produce world-class wines. This title change best reflects […]

Wineries Can Expand Distribution by Offering Private Label Option

Wineries Can Expand Distribution by Offering Private Label Option

Attend IBWSS show in San Francisco to learn all about Private Label and Bulk Wine Business “Wineries seeking to grow their businesses should focus on relationships with their retailers. Private label / Offering Store Brands is one great way to build relationships.” So says Siddarth Patel, owner of the Beverage Trade Network, an industry organization […]