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News Briefs for April 20, 2017

•Sam’s Club has launched a house wine label to compete with rival retail chain Costco, the U.S. market’s largest wine retailer. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 20, 2017

Cune Blazes A Trail For Rioja In The U.S.

In 2013, Cune Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva 2004 was named Wine Spectator’s Wine of the Year, pointing the way forward for a storied Spanish wine region trying to honor its historical legacy while appealing to a new generation of American consumers. These days, the Cune brand is on fire in the U.S. market, having roughly quadrupled in size since 2012. That year, Cune shipped about 13,000 cases to the U.S. annually. By the end of 2016, company CEO Victor Urrutia tells SND, it reached 50,000 cases, bolstered by a portfolio ranging from accessible premium wines to upscale prestige offerings.

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Posted in News on January 17, 2017

Rioja Wines Make Inroads With U.S. Consumers

Spanish wines have been enjoying growth in the U.S. market, with bottled shipments up by more than half a million cases over the past two years. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 18, 2014

News Briefs for July 23, 2012

Pernod Ricard USA is relaunching its Frïs vodka brand and extending it with three new flavors. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 23, 2012

Jorge Ordoñez: Spanish Wine’s Leading Importer Expounds On The Category’s Rise

Jorge Ordoñez, owner of Dedham, Massachusetts-based Fine Estates From Spain, is a pioneer in the modernization of Spanish wine and the driving force behind more than 130 wines from 40 Spanish wineries in the U.S. market. Ordoñez wears many hats, working as consultant, marketer, broker, blender and winemaker. He partners with established winemakers to create unique wines, while also owning a Spanish winery near Málaga, his hometown. Ordoñez is credited with launching a wine revolution in Spain and creating the market for modern-style Spanish wines in the United States. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 26, 2011