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Interview, Part One: Damon Franzia On The Growth Of Bronco’s Classic Wines Portfolio

Damon Franzia is California general sales manager for Classic Wines of California, a division of Bronco Wine Company. Bronco is America’s fifth-largest winery and largest vineyard owner, farming more than 40,000 acres in California. Its Classic Wines unit distributes Bronco-owned and third-party brands within California. In recent years, Classic has grown its portfolio significantly. Today it has a lineup of 120 domestic brands and 76 import brands, with products spanning across the wine, beer and sake categories. In Part One of this interview, SND contributing editor Jean Deitz Sexton spoke with Franzia about Classic Wines’ domestic wine portfolio. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 9, 2016

Wine Spectator: Hackers Access Data from Dozens of California Winery Customer Lists

California wineries are learning an unwanted lesson in cyber security after hackers gained access to the financial and personal data of thousands of their customers. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 17, 2015

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

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