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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

Moët Hennessy Maps Out Ambitious Plans For Napa’s Newton Vineyard

Moët Hennessy’s Estates & Wines division is targeting a renaissance for its Newton Vineyard winery in the Napa Valley, focused on boosting the quality of its Cabernet Sauvignon Unfiltered ($60). Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 2, 2014

Wine Spectator: Second Sale of Roy Welland Collection Totals $5.6 Million

The first installment of the Wally’s Auctions sale of Roy Welland’s wine collection, held in New York in September and raising $6.6 million, was going to be a tough act to follow. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 1, 2014

Merchants Of Beverage, An Online Spirits And Wine Gift Service, Expands To 10 States

San Francisco-based Merchants of Beverage, an online gifting service for spirits and wine that launched in August, has now expanded to 10 states, with spirits comprising nearly two-thirds of sales thus far, according to president Jeffrey Meisel. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 26, 2014

Deutsch Family Sees $9-$15 Wine Offerings Soar, Led By Josh Cellars, Barone Fini

Known for the 8.6-million-case Australian wine Yellow Tail, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits is now seeing its best growth further up the pricing ladder, with brands positioned above the $10 mark. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 25, 2014

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