Exclusive news and research on the wine, spirits and beer business

Monthly Archive: October 2011

News Briefs for October 28, 2011

•The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has unveiled its latest Fine Wine & Good Spirits store in Indiana County. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 28, 2011

Ste. Michelle Sales Leap 23% In Third Quarter

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates saw a marked acceleration in both volume and value over the three months through September, with net revenue up 23.4% to $132 million on a volume increase of 19.7% to 1.84 million cases during the period. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 27, 2011

News Briefs for October 27, 2011

•In a quarterly report submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday, Google revealed that it paid $151 million in cash for restaurant and hospitality survey group Zagat. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 27, 2011

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

News Briefs for October 26, 2011

•Wine imports to Hong Kong surged 65% to HK$6.5 billion ($836m) in the first eight months of 2011, according to the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 26, 2011

Delicato Family Vineyards Achieves Torrid Growth With Value-Oriented, Creative Concepts

Despite the weak economy, Delicato Family Vineyards (DFV) has seen steady growth across most of its portfolio. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 25, 2011

← Older postsNewer posts →