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Daily Archive: January 21, 2015

Interview: On-Premise Specialist The Mark Wine Group Projects 25% Growth

Austin, Texas-based wine sales and marketing firm The Mark Wine Group has carved out a niche as a specialist for the on-premise arena, connecting family-owned and independent wineries with national restaurant and hotel chains. Launched in 2007 with a single partner producer—Napa’s Boisset Collection—The Mark Wine Group’s portfolio has since grown to include Mionetto USA, Vintage Point, Hahn Family Wines, Bogle Vineyards and O’Neill Vintners & Distillers, among others. This year, it’s projecting growth of 25%-30% and sales of roughly 230,000 cases. The Mark Wine Group founder and president Mark Gmur recently spoke with Shanken News Daily associate editor Christina Jelski to discuss the outlook for both the company and the on-premise market as a whole. Continue reading →

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Brown-Forman Extends Woodford Reserve Into Rye

Thriving Bourbon brand Woodford Reserve is set to add a new rye offering to its portfolio next month. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for January 21, 2015

•Italian wine importer Vias Imports has added Northern Italy’s Pacherhof Winery to its U.S. portfolio. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 21, 2015

•Washington-based Seattle Cider Company says it far exceeded its 2014 goals by producing more than 7,000 barrels of cider in its first full year of production. Continue reading →

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