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News Briefs for June 13, 2014

•Diageo has unveiled Crown Royal Monarch 75th Anniversary Blend, the latest limited release from the Canadian whisky brand that celebrates its history tied to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Canada in 1939. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 13, 2014

Bodega Catena Zapata Leads Argentina’s Push For Quality, Bolstering Its U.S. Market Presence

Mendoza, Argentina-based Bodega Catena Zapata has long been among the leaders in moving Argentina into the realm of fine wine. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 22, 2011

Reddic of Green’s Sees Growth In Super-Premiums and Value Brands

Green’s Discount Beverage Stores president Lock Reddic reports both a strong revival in super-premium spirits brands and stellar performance in the value priced segment, especially in vodkas, in his 6 stores in Atlanta (2) and South Carolina (4). Reliable industry sources estimate Green’s total company sales are over $60 million. Spirits account for 55% of sales, with wine at 24% and beer 21%. Reddic notes that his best growth indicator is case volume, with bottles sold up 1.5% so far in 2011. Shanken News Daily recently spoke with Reddic about sales trends in his stores. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 12, 2011

Martin Wine Cellars Rebuilding In New Orleans

In late August 2005, Hurricane Katrina lashed through New Orleans, destroying the Martin Wine Cellar store on Baronne Street. It’s been a long process, but next year owner Cedric Martin will reopen that location, where his father David founded the business 65 years ago. Martin Wine Cellar currently has five locations in Louisiana—on Magazine Street in New Orleans, in Metairie in Jefferson Parish, in Mandeville (about 30 miles from New Orleans) and Baton Rouge (90 miles away). About 70% of the company’s sales are in wine, while spirits account for 12%-14% and gourmet food and catering comprise 12%. Beer plays a minor role. Overall revenue exceeds $15 million annually. Long renowned as a retail destination in a city famous for celebration, Martin Wine Cellars has kept pace with change in the marketplace. Shanken News Daily interviewed Cedric Martin recently about trends in his operation. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 27, 2011

Latest Wine Spectator Tasting Report Finds Its High Scoring California Cabernets

A tasting report filed today on winespectator.com featured 13 top-ranked California Cabernet Sauvignons representing vintages from 2008 to 2006. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 13, 2011