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Daily Archive: October 8, 2014

Interview, Part One: DFV President and CEO Chris Indelicato

While California’s Delicato Family Vineyards has been operating as a family-owned company since its founding 90 years ago, it’s gone through a transformation over the past decade that’s been as dramatic as that of any wine marketer in the U.S. As recently as 2005, DFV’s branded wine business sold roughly 1.5 million cases annually (not including private label). By 2013, Manteca, California-based DFV had become one of the U.S. wine market’s biggest players, with branded sales approaching 5 million cases on the strength of double-digit yearly growth. SND managing editor Peter Zwiebach recently spoke with DFV president and CEO Chris Indelicato about the company’s remarkable journey and what lies ahead. Continue reading →

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Wine Spectator: Roederer Launches New Brut Nature Champagne

Louis Roederer Champagne, best known for its tête du cuvée Cristal, is launching its first new cuvée in more than 40 years, a brut nature, meaning no dosage of sugar was added to the wine after secondary fermentation. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for October 8, 2014

•Accolade Wines has offered an update on the status of its North American leadership team in the wake of former managing director Tim Matz’s departure to take the helm at Zonin USA. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for October 8, 2014

•Aveníu Brands is launching Zodiac premium craft potato vodka to the Texas market this month through Glazer’s, with expansion to additional states planned for early next year. Continue reading →

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