In a preemptive measure, Wine.com opened an online marketplace on Monday for third-party sellers to sell and distribute their wines amid reports that Amazon is planning to launch a similar business later this year.
Vice president and general manager Bob Brock, a 14-year veteran there, is now in charge of the daily grind, with national sales manager Spurlock, a veteran of the Kendall Jackson and Forest Glen wineries in California, spearheading growth for the sweeter Chaddsford wines - a newer focus for the vintner- into regional markets.
After millions of East Coast residents were left without power in the post-Sandy aftermath last week, restaurants stepped in to help provide relief to customers, from serving food and supplying power to raising funds for recovery efforts
Through research over the last 15 years at Rio Farms Inc. and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the work of determined growers like Jorge Jaber, wine-grape production is mushrooming in a region where many once thought it impossible.
Sylvie Cazes, president of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux and co-owner of Chateau Lynch Bages, will be stepping down from her role as director of Chateau Pichon Comtesse de Lalande, it was announced yesterday.
Most grapes have been brought in from the vineyards, though a few outliers still hang on the vines, waiting for tank space to open up in wineries that have absorbed more grapes than expected over and over again since harvest began 12 weeks ago.
With the wine market in China evolving - as more middle-class drinkers uncork modestly priced imports while demand for top-tier Bordeaux cools - French winemakers are following their New World counterparts in looking to occupy the Chinese mid-market.
A wine label should communicate your brand, your uniqueness and increase the perceived value of your wine. A wine label is your biggest piece of advertising and the first contact most people will have with your wine. I
Wineries are increasingly adopting the mystery shopper practice as a way to identify opportunities to drive more sales in the profitable direct-to-consumer channel. Shoppers are paid $40 for the visit, their tasting is comped, and sometimes bottle purchases are comped, depending on the winery.
Classic Winemakers, a 10-year-old micro-winery that has relatively new owners, has moved to downtown Olympia from Lacey, completing an upgraded picture for a recently renovated building and a corner downtown.
The measure is part of a wider ban on alcohol advertising that comes into force on Jan. 1 next year, which itself is just one element in the biggest crackdown on drinking and smoking since the end of the Cold War.
"Because we've now protected the areas, it's a great opportunity for people to come into McLaren Vale and see the vineyards and the produce through here, rather than urban sprawl gobbling up all the historic sites."
Wine.com, the nation's leading online wine retailer, today launched the Wine.com Marketplace, which will allow domestic and imported wines with limited distribution channels the opportunity to reach additional consumers in the United States.
Hot on the heels of the San Francisco Giants' world championship 2012 season and World Series win, Ledson Winery is re-releasing limited quantities of its wine collaboration featuring legendary former San Francisco Giants baseball player and Hall of Famer, Orlando Cepeda.