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The Wine Group’s Cupcake Eyes Growth In Chardonnay, Sparkling Segments

Cupcake, the third-largest brand in The Wine Group portfolio and by far the company’s largest offering in the above-$10 segment, has seen overall volume slip slightly the past few years, but solid performances for its Chardonnay and sparkling portfolios are helping to bolster momentum. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 25, 2018

Imported Sparkling Wine’s Upswing Continues, Driven By Prosecco

The U.S. market’s imported sparkling wine category showed an 8.4% increase to nearly 10 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 23, 2017

Wine Spectator: The Wine Group Buys Sonoma’s Benziger Winery

The Wine Group, a beverage giant known for supermarket wine brands such as Almaden and Cupcake, has acquired Benziger Family Winery, one of California’s highest-profile practitioners of organic and biodynamic grapegrowing and winemaking, the companies announced Monday. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 9, 2015

Wine Spectator: Lawsuit Claims California Wines Contain Dangerous Arsenic Levels

Are some California wineries “secretly poisoning wine consumers”? That’s one of the incendiary charges being leveled in a class-action lawsuit against several of the biggest companies in American wine, filed March 19 in a California state court. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 20, 2015

Exclusive: After Strong Year, Mionetto Looks Upmarket With Revamped Luxury Range

One of the driving forces behind the Prosecco category’s U.S. surge, Italy’s Mionetto kept up the momentum in 2013, rising 13% to 430,000 cases, according to Impact Databank. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 4, 2014

News Briefs for February 25, 2014

The Wine Group has tapped New Orleans-based Sazerac Co. to take over global marketing and distribution for three of the California company’s spirits brands. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 25, 2014

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