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Daily Archive: December 7, 2011

California’s Crimson Wine Group Doubles In Size With Seghesio Acquisition

Napa-based Crimson Wine Group was founded in 2007 by New York investment firm Leucadia National Corp. At the time, the company’s wine holdings included Napa’s Pine Ridge Vineyards and Archery Summit in Willamette Valley. In 2008, Crimson expanded with the purchase of Edna Valley’s Chamisal Vineyards (formerly Domaine Alfred). This past June, Crimson took another leap with the acquisition of Sonoma-based Seghesio Vineyards, a deal which doubled its scale to roughly 250,000 cases and $50 million in annual revenue. Erle Martin, who previously has served as president of Francis Ford Coppola’s wine business and head of Young’s Market Co.’s California fine wine unit, has led Crimson as CEO since 2007. Shanken News Daily recently caught up with Martin to discuss Crimson’s ongoing expansion. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 7, 2011

Ascentia, Southern Align Across 23 States In Multi-Year Deal

Ascentia Wine Estates has aligned with Southern Wine & Spirits across a total of 23 open and control states and Washington, D.C. in a multi-year distribution deal, effective immediately. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 7, 2011

News Briefs for December 7, 2011

Treasury Wine Estates has made the fifth and final appointment in its new brand management structure, naming Gary Burnand as managing director of Penfolds. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 7, 2011