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U.S. Now Largest Export Market For New Zealand Wines

On the strength of strong premium-level growth, the U.S. has become the largest export market by value for New Zealand wines, overtaking Australia. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 17, 2015

Wine Spectator: New Zealand’s Yealands Wine Group Sells Majority Share for $60 Million

Marlborough Lines, a New Zealand electricity company, is investing $60 million in Yealands Wine Group, one of the country’s largest wine producers, purchasing an 80% stake. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 9, 2015

New Zealand Wine Exports To The U.S. Continue Double-Digit Climb

New Zealand wine exports rose 10% by volume to nearly 190 million liters and saw value climb 10% to NZ$1.33 billion ($1.12b) in the 12 months through June, according to the New Zealand Winegrowers trade group. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 22, 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

News Briefs for June 11, 2014

•The state of Tennessee has ended its inquiry into Diageo’s warehousing of some whiskey made at its Tullahoma-based George Dickel Distillery out-of-state. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 11, 2014

New Zealand Wines Thrive Stateside, Led By Super-Premium Brands

New Zealand wine imports continue to gain ground in the U.S., with much of the segment’s growth concentrated in the premium-and-above range. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 5, 2014

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