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Shanken: Direct-Shipping, Part 2: The Retail And Wholesale Landscape

While wineries are hitting their stride with direct-shipping, retailers are facing resistance on the shipping front. Since 2005, the retail tier has witnessed a decline in the number of markets where they can legally ship from out of state, from 18 states to 14. Where enforcement was once lax in states where direct-shipping isn’t legal, […]

WX Brands – Winetech funding #10: Edges out DRINKS. Probably ranks higher but the data is too hazy to know

New data for WX Brands has moved it into the #10 slot for winetech fund, edging out DRINKS. The company most probably should be higher, but no data is available to support that supposition.   The full charts and additional articles are available to Wine Executive News Premium Subscribers including: Background Weathering the DotCom Bubble […]

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Useful info (not promo) best for email marketing

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Mt. Beautiful USA Hires National Sales Manager and Adds Distributor

News Release – Benicia, September 19, 2018   – Mt. Beautiful USA, the import, sales and marketing company owned by Mt. Beautiful New Zealand, welcomes its new National Sales Manager Karl Ziegler along with a new partnership with Aurora Wine & Spirits.   Effective Aug 17th 2018 Karl will oversee and direct the development and […]

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Direct-Shipping Goes Mainstream

Direct shipping of wine is now mainstream in much of the United States. Last year, volume of direct-shipped wine was up 15.3% to 5.78 million cases, with consumer spending growing 15.5% to $2.69 billion, according to the 2018 Direct to Consumer Wine Shipping Report by Sovos and Wines & Vines.   The channel is on […]

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Do you and your neighbors live longer than the U.S. average? This interactive tool will show you

Source: Washington Post With data from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation & the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information   Be sure to enter your address in exactly the format shown above: 1234 Main Street, Anytown, NY 12345 (Spaces, one comma. Abbreviation OK for St Ct Blvd etc, but full spelling best if you […]

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A Cool Trend is Proving Excellent for Sierra Foothill’s El Dorado Wine Region’s 2018 Harvest.

NEWS RELEASE – HARVEST REPORT   El Dorado County, CA. (September 17, 2018) El Dorado Winemakers and growers weigh in on the first wave of the 2018 El Dorado county harvest. Their assessments are from vineyard elevations ranging from 1200 to nearly 3,000 ft. that are planted to nearly 70 grape varieties all toll. The […]

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U.S. now has 12,573 wineries and wine facilities – one for every 30,000 persons in the country!

Source: The Wine Gourd

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Amazon Has Nearly 50% of US Ecommerce Market (But lags big-time in food and beverages)

Source: eMarketer

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Treasury Wines volume up 1.4% despite declines in top 2 brands

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