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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

Oyster Bay Aims To Surpass 500,000 Cases In 2014

New Zealand wine brand Oyster Bay ($15-$19 a 750-ml.) continues to be a top performer in the booming New Zealand category. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 14, 2014

Charles Banks Group Invests In New Zealand’s Trinity Hill Winery, Reports Wine Spectator

Charles Banks and his winery investment group Terroir Selections are expanding to New Zealand, acquiring a controlling share of Trinity Hill, a producer based in New Zealand’s Hawkes Bay region, Wine Spectator reports. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 14, 2014

Accolade Acquires Range Of Premium Wines From New Zealand’s Mud House

Aiming to expand its presence in wine’s premium segment, Accolade Wines has acquired the portfolio of New Zealand wine company Mud House. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 6, 2013

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