performance represented a 1.3% drop from the previous year and the third straight year of decline. On the positive side, the category is tracking with the overall market in showing strength at the high end
Erica Harrop, President and founder of Global Package LLC, is pleased to welcome Anne-Marie Ammann back to the Global Package team. Ammann will be working as part of the sales team to provide customers with glass options from around the world.
Allen Wine Group LLP (www.allenwine.com) is pleased to announce that it has named Sandy O'Shea a partner in the firm. Founded by Timothy Allen, Allen Wine Group is a leading wine industry business advisory firm that provides a complete range of accounting services, including CFO, controller, and bookkeeping services exclusively to the wine industry.
Today, Vivino announced that the company's user community has grown to 10 million worldwide. Wine lovers have been using Vivino's application to discover and share new styles and labels via crowd-sourced reviews and ratings since it launched in 2011.
Washington's first winery opened in the 1870s, but Washington wine wasn't really a serious business until a tall, lanky researcher from Oklahoma showed up in the 1930s and began to realize the possibilities of viticulture in Eastern Washington.
Imported wines priced $20 and under declined by 5.7 percent to 98 million cases, according to the trade website Shanken News Daily. It was the sixth decline in the past seven years. Six of the top 10 brands declined.
As a segment, box wine is growing. Nelson scan data shows that 3-liter box wine sales have doubled since 2009. As of last year, box wine sales represented 17 percent of all wine sold by volume. Most folks are happy paying $15 to $20 for a 3-liter box. That would be the equivalent of $4-$5 per 750-milliliter bottle (a 3-liter box has the same volume as four bottles).
The 62-38 vote to end debate on a carefully brokered deal to give the president trade promotion authority came in a dramatic moment, when Democratic senators secured a commitment from Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and majority leader, that the Senate will vote on an extension of authorization for the Export-Import Bank, which faces extinction June 30 without congressional action
Editor's note: This is the second part of a three-part series, written by James Conaway. The article was originally published in the University of Virginia Quarterly Review and is reproduced with permission from the University of Virginia. Part 3 runs on May 29.
This remarkable book represents a lifetime of work for Hudson Cattell, its author. Now 83 years old, he has been around the wines of the Eastern United States long enough to have personally known and photographed (he receives the credit for many of the photos in the book), the characters who were instrumental in the slow rebirth of the Eastern wine industry ...