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Exclusive: Santa Margherita USA Bolsters Italian Sparkling Range With Franciacorta’s Ca’ del Bosco

Miami-based Santa Margherita USA has expanded its import portfolio with the addition of Franciacorta winery Ca’ del Bosco on an exclusive basis. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 13, 2017

Australia’s Chateau Tanunda And Lambert Estate Form New Venture For U.S. Market

Australia’s Chateau Tanunda, formerly handled by Banfi in the U.S. market, has partnered with fellow Barossa winery Lambert Estate on a new U.S. import arrangement. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 12, 2017

Interview, Part 1: Ste. Michelle Wine Estates President And CEO Ted Baseler

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates (SMWE) has long reigned as the U.S. market’s leading Washington wine player, led by its flagship Chateau Ste. Michelle brand, which sells more than 3 million cases annually. The company’s stable also comprises Washington state standouts including 14 Hands (about 2 million cases), Columbia Crest (1.1 million cases, excluding Two Vines), Col Solare, Snoqualmie, Northstar and Stimson Estate Cellars, among others, as well as a variety of California and Oregon offerings. A subsidiary of Altria Group, SMWE achieved 8% revenue growth to nearly $500 million for the first nine months of 2016, on volume growth of 6% to 6.2 million cases. With the Washington category heating up, SND senior editor Christina Jelski recently spoke with SMWE president and CEO Ted Baseler to discuss the outlook for the coming year. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 9, 2017

Vinexpo Teams With Wine Spectator On “A Taste Of Spain” Showcase At 2017 Bordeaux Event

In partnership with Wine Spectator, Vinexpo Bordeaux 2017 will feature an exclusive food and wine event titled “A Taste of Spain.” Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 6, 2017

New Products Report: U.S. Wine Market Embraces Innovation

The U.S. wine market hit another all-time high in 2016 in consumption volume terms, according to Impact Databank, bolstered in part by American drinkers’ affinity for new, competitively-priced styles—particularly red blends—as well as a growing interest in alternative packaging formats, including premium-boxed and single-serve wines. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 4, 2017

Trinchero Acquires Fetzer’s Five Rivers Winery

Trinchero Family Estates (TFE) has acquired Paso Robles, California-based Five Rivers Winery from Fetzer Vineyards for an undisclosed sum. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 28, 2016

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