UPS Capital, which provides supply chain financial, insurance and payment services, launched a UPS Customized Declared Value for Wine in France. The program, which is already available in Italy, provides wine shippers in France packaging consulting and custom pricing for shipping and protection in the event of loss or damage.
"We recently closed on The Prisoner acquisition and have successfully integrated this collection of super-luxury wine brands into our portfolio. Our other high-end wine acquisition, Meiomi, posted IRI dollar growth of more than 90% during the quarter and achieved double digit depletion growth along with several of our other Focus Brands including Kim Crawford, Black Box, Clos du Bois, Ruffino, Mark West and Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi,""
Sebastopol winegrowers Terri and John Balletto, whose land stewardship and dedication to community have made them respected leaders in agriculture, education and philanthropy, are being honored by the Santa Rosa Junior College AgTrust for their many contributions to Sonoma County.
"Matt's experience making wine, operating our machines, and his education made him the obvious choice for this position," said Bob Kreisher, Mavrik's President. He will be responsible for all territories other than the east coast
Gusmer Enterprises is excited to announce that Peter Sommer has joined Gusmer as our Biological Products Technical Manager. In this role he will be responsible for development and support of Gusmer's manufactured biological products as well as providing the technical support of the products we represent through our supplier partnerships.
Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery today announced the appointment of Steve Lister as Director of Sales. With more than 20 years of experience in the wine industry, Lister will lead the company's sales priorities to further build the Vina Robles brand in the U.S. and export markets. He replaces Marc Laderriere, who was with the company since 2003.
Whenever JJ Williams reads another story about the demise of Lemberger, he shakes his head, checks his sales numbers and smiles. The champion of Washington Lemberger finds the obscure Austrian red grape to be easy to sell and wonderful to drink.
The Almond Board of California has given a $145,000 grant to the University of California to continue research on grounding up whole almond orchards and putting the material back into the ground to help soil quality.
More than 100 Nobel laureates have signed a letter urging Greenpeace to end its opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The letter asks Greenpeace to cease its efforts to block introduction of a genetically engineered strain of rice that supporters say could reduce Vitamin-A deficiencies causing blindness and death in children in the developing world.
As American craft spirits continue their rise in both popularity and market share, exclusive or limited edition bottlings have become a significant part of their continued allure. This, of course, is par for the course for any product-perceived rarity breeds increased desire among consumers-but it's notable in the realm of domestic craft spirits because it is yet another indication of their rising prestige and desirability.
Increasingly, national logistical suppliers are looking at the opportunities to meet the need of customers within the wine industry and could ultimately improve supply chain offerings as more players enter the market.
An Italian wine consultant is working to raise the profile of low histamine wines believing the category to hold great potential, particularly in the UK and US, given that up to 4% of the world's population is thought to be intolerant to the naturally occurring organic compound.
Mr. Bate, who has overseen a period of significant growth for the Long Island wine region, has learned a great deal about the industry and the viewpoints of each of the council's member wineries. Now in his final two months with the association, he's also confident his successor will step into the role with a stronger understanding of the region than he had