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Chile Seeks Greater Recognition For Its High-End Wines

Value wines may still dominate Chilean wine consumption in the U.S., but Chile’s vintners are striving for better awareness of their higher-end offerings. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 29, 2014

Treasury, Refocusing Penfolds On The U.S., Unveils Latest Vintage Of Grange In New York

Earlier this year, Treasury Wine Estates shifted the annual release of its Penfolds luxury wines to October (replacing the previous dates of March and May) to bolster availability in the run-up to the holidays. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 15, 2014

Constellation, Diageo Loom Large On Impact’s “Blue Chip Brands” List

In a business where so many products are seemingly here one day and gone the next, Impact’s “Blue Chip Brands” have not only stood the test of time, but also grown stronger over the years. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 13, 2014

Wine Spectator: Will Breaking Up Be Good for Paso Robles?

Paso Robles wine just got a lot more complicated—but many local winemakers say that’s for the better. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 13, 2014

New York State Cracks Down On Top Wine Merchants, Reports Wine Spectator

Business is getting tougher for wine merchants in one of America’s biggest markets, and consumers may pay the price. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 9, 2014

Interview, Part One: DFV President and CEO Chris Indelicato

While California’s Delicato Family Vineyards has been operating as a family-owned company since its founding 90 years ago, it’s gone through a transformation over the past decade that’s been as dramatic as that of any wine marketer in the U.S. As recently as 2005, DFV’s branded wine business sold roughly 1.5 million cases annually (not including private label). By 2013, Manteca, California-based DFV had become one of the U.S. wine market’s biggest players, with branded sales approaching 5 million cases on the strength of double-digit yearly growth. SND managing editor Peter Zwiebach recently spoke with DFV president and CEO Chris Indelicato about the company’s remarkable journey and what lies ahead. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 8, 2014

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