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Interview: Hi-Time Wine Cellars Thrives In Competitive Orange County Market

Hi-Time Wine Cellars operates just a single location in Costa Mesa, California, but the independent retailer churns big volumes, with annual revenues in excess of $28 million. At 22,000 square feet, the Orange County destination store attracts high-spending businesses and individuals, as well as locals simply looking for an everyday wine. Shanken News Daily spoke recently with Hi-Time Wine Cellars CEO Diana Hirst about trends in her market and her company’s route to success. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 25, 2015

Wine Spectator: California Sues Gallo for Using Hazardous Waste in Bottle Production

The state of California has filed a lawsuit against Gallo Glass Company, the wine company’s bottle manufacturer, alleging it illegally used hazardous waste materials in the production of its wine bottles, among other charges.  Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 6, 2015

California Wine Grape Harvest Falls 8%, As Washington Reaches New Record

California’s wine grape harvest was down 8% to 3.91 million tons in 2014, according to the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 11, 2015

Cameron Hughes Spreads Wings At Retail, Eyes Half-Million-Case Mark

California-based negoçiant Cameron Hughes, long a strong player in the big-box channel, is significantly expanding its grocery and independent retail business through its recent alignment with V2 Wine Group, marking a period of pronounced expansion for the company. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 5, 2014

Interview, Part 2: Bill Foley, Founder, Foley Family Wines

Already at the helm of one of the U.S. wine market’s fastest-growing companies, Bill Foley of Foley Family Wines (FFW) has moved into distribution. Foley acquired a majority stake in California’s Epic Wines in 2013, and is now aiming to aggressively build that business as he has done in recent years with FFW. In Part 2 of his interview with Shanken News Daily, Foley talks about his plans for Epic, FFW’s burgeoning New Zealand business and the company’s ambitious cross-marketing play. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 20, 2014

Michael Mondavi Family’s Winery Of Napa Valley To Sell Carneros Interests To Kieu Hoang Winery

Michael Mondavi Family’s Winery of Napa Valley has agreed to sell its 100,000-case Carneros winery facility, tasting room and adjacent 13-acre vineyard to Kieu Hoang Winery Napa Valley for an undisclosed sum, Shanken News Daily has learned. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 5, 2014

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