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Yellow Tail Marks Key Milestone, Adds Whiskey Barrel Expression

Australian wine powerhouse Yellow Tail, created in 2001 as a partnership between Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits and Australia’s Casella Family, reached 13.5 million cases in global volume this year, as the brand marks its 20th anniversary. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 27, 2021

Deutsch Mounts Super Bowl Push Behind Yellow Tail, Looks To Expand Redemption Whiskey

Josh Cellars has led growth lately for Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, but Australia’s Yellow Tail remains the company’s largest brand by far. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 20, 2016

News Briefs for February 2, 2016

•William Grant & Sons has made several key executive appointments to its U.S. team, and announced the departure of senior vice president, sales, Ted Roman, who is leaving to pursue other interests. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 2, 2016

Exclusive: Casella And Deutsch To Relaunch Peter Lehmann Wines In U.S., Test New “Low Lux” Offerings

One of Australia’s most iconic wineries will get a relaunch in the U.S. market this May. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 19, 2016

News Briefs for December 22, 2015

•U.S. wine exports to key markets Canada and Mexico dodged a bullet in recent days with passage of the U.S. government’s omnibus funding bill, which smoothed over a burgeoning trade dispute among the NAFTA countries. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 22, 2015

Interview, Part 1: Hess Family Wine Estates Managing Director Timothy Persson

Hess Family Wine Estates, part of The Hess Group of Switzerland, has undergone a strategic overhaul recently, offloading Australia’s Peter Lehmann Wines to Casella for $49.5 million last November, and making major investments in its flagship Hess Collection range, which includes Mount Veeder, Napa Valley and Select tiers. The company—whose other brands include MacPhail, Sequana and Artezin among others—has also revamped its leadership team, with Hess family member Timothy Persson named managing director in 2012, and John Grant—formerly managing director for Treasury’s Beringer brand—joining as COO last August. SND associate editor Christina Jelski recently met with Persson to discuss the company’s U.S. outlook. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 18, 2015