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News Briefs for June 23, 2022

•Darden Restaurants saw sales climb 14.2% to $2.6 billion in its fiscal fourth quarter ended in May, propelled by brands like LongHorn Steakhouse and Capital Grille. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 23, 2022

Phillips Distilling’s Prairie Organic Offsetting UV’s Struggles

Long led by its flavor-focused UV vodka franchise, Minneapolis-based Phillips Distilling is now putting more focus on premium vodka label Prairie Organic, which has roughly tripled in size to 120,000 cases over the past two years. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 2, 2016

Interview: On-Premise Specialist The Mark Wine Group Projects 25% Growth

Austin, Texas-based wine sales and marketing firm The Mark Wine Group has carved out a niche as a specialist for the on-premise arena, connecting family-owned and independent wineries with national restaurant and hotel chains. Launched in 2007 with a single partner producer—Napa’s Boisset Collection—The Mark Wine Group’s portfolio has since grown to include Mionetto USA, Vintage Point, Hahn Family Wines, Bogle Vineyards and O’Neill Vintners & Distillers, among others. This year, it’s projecting growth of 25%-30% and sales of roughly 230,000 cases. The Mark Wine Group founder and president Mark Gmur recently spoke with Shanken News Daily associate editor Christina Jelski to discuss the outlook for both the company and the on-premise market as a whole. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 21, 2015