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New Zealand Exports To U.S. Market Hit Record High

With the U.S. market’s thirst for New Zealand wines continuing to surge, New Zealand’s total wine exports hit a record high of NZ$1.66 billion ($1.2b) in the 12 months through June on 6% growth, according to the New Zealand Winegrowers trade group. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 12, 2017

Led By Italy And New Zealand, Premium-Plus Imported Wines Are Surging

While overall imported table wine depletions were flat at 67 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank, the category’s premium end is painting a much brighter picture. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 11, 2017

New Zealand Wine Nears 5 Million Cases In U.S. Market

New Zealand wine’s U.S. volume has exploded over the past five years, with bottled shipments at almost 4.7 million cases in 2016, according to Impact Databank—an increase of nearly 2 million cases since 2012. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 13, 2017

News Briefs for April 12, 2017

•Luxco has announced that its new Tequila distillery is nearly complete, with distillation expected to begin by mid-summer. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 12, 2017

News Briefs for September 2, 2016

•Following yesterday’s announcement that retailers Total Wine & More and BevMax will reverse course and stop marketing spirits prices below the state-mandated minimum in Connecticut, Total Wine noted in a statement that its compromise arrangement with the state’s Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) “made no admission of wrongdoing or liability, and DCP didn’t find there to be any wrongdoing or liability on Total Wine & More’s part.” Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 2, 2016

Upscale New Zealand Players Cloudy Bay And Loveblock Look Beyond Sauvignon Blanc

Two of New Zealand wine’s most prominent luxury players—Cloudy Bay and Loveblock—see openings to diversify the kiwi category by moving beyond the core Sauvignon Blanc varietal and secondary offering Pinot Noir—but they aren’t necessarily agreed on what comes next. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 7, 2016

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