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The Mark Wine Group Adds Charles Smith Wines To Portfolio, Targets 280,000 Cases

Austin, Texas-based wine sales and marketing firm The Mark Wine Group has unveiled a new partnership with Washington state’s Charles Smith Wines, and will begin representing the group’s Charles Smith Wines, ViNO, Wines of Substance, K Vintners, SIXTO and Casa Smith brands in on-premise national accounts this month. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 16, 2016

News Briefs for August 25, 2015

•Russian state-owned group FTE Sojuzplodoimport has renewed its fight asserting ownership of the Stolichnaya vodka brand. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 25, 2015

Vintage Point Expands Portfolio With Three New Brands

Sonoma-based Vintage Point has added three new wine brands, as well as a new Layer Cake extension, to its portfolio. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 22, 2015

Interview: On-Premise Specialist The Mark Wine Group Projects 25% Growth

Austin, Texas-based wine sales and marketing firm The Mark Wine Group has carved out a niche as a specialist for the on-premise arena, connecting family-owned and independent wineries with national restaurant and hotel chains. Launched in 2007 with a single partner producer—Napa’s Boisset Collection—The Mark Wine Group’s portfolio has since grown to include Mionetto USA, Vintage Point, Hahn Family Wines, Bogle Vineyards and O’Neill Vintners & Distillers, among others. This year, it’s projecting growth of 25%-30% and sales of roughly 230,000 cases. The Mark Wine Group founder and president Mark Gmur recently spoke with Shanken News Daily associate editor Christina Jelski to discuss the outlook for both the company and the on-premise market as a whole. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 21, 2015

Interview, Part Two: Vintage Point’s David Biggar

In this second part of our interview with Vintage Point partner David Biggar, the veteran wine industry executive talks innovation, the retail landscape and long-term aspirations for the portfolio. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 5, 2014

Interview, Part One: Vintage Point Eyes Million-Case Milestone

Established in 2006 by former Beringer Blass executives David Biggar and Tom Peterson, Sonoma-based wine company Vintage Point has found success with its Layer Cake brand, an internationally-sourced range retailing for $15 a 750-ml. Known for its core South Australian Shiraz, Layer Cake has grown to include a California Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir; Italian Primitivo; Argentine Malbec and red blend; and Spanish Garnacha. In addition, Vintage Point markets the Hundred Acre, Educated Guess, Cherry Pie, Gary Farrell, Moone-Tsai and Goose Ridge brands, among others. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 4, 2014

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