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Yellow Tail’s $5 Mil “Tastes Like Happy” ad aimed at 2019 Super Bowl

According to Shanken Daily News: Yellow Tail is planning to spend $5 million on Superbowl 2019 ads. The brand’s — Yellowtail – Tastes Like Happy — “casting call”  solicits user-produced videos to be used in the effort. The rules can be found at this link.

Vintage Wine Estates buys Qupé

NEWS RELEASE – Nov 4, 2018 Vintage Wine Estates has purchased the Qupé wine brand. Founded in 1982 by Bob Lindquist, Qupé is internationally recognized for cool-climate, high-scoring Rhône varietals on California’s Central Coast; notably Syrah, Grenache, Roussanne and Marsanne. The name Qupé (kyoo-pay) is taken from the Chumash word for poppy—the California state flower […]

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Vintage Wine Estates buys Leslie Rudd’s Distillery No. 209

Acquires brand and inventory of San Francisco distillery founded by Leslie Rudd NEWS RELEASE November, 1, 2018. San Francisco, CA. Vintage Wine Estates announced the acquisition of the brand and inventory of Distillery No. 209. The No. 209 portfolio includes the flagship No. 209 Gin, which has won numerous awards and accolades, along with a […]

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With Vintage Point Partnership, Dave Phinney Looks To Bolster Department 66 Brand

Courtesy of Shanken Daily Known as one of California’s most innovative winemakers, Dave Phinney is also at work on the other side of the Atlantic, building his Department 66 label from Southwest France’s Roussillon region. Earlier this year, Phinney partnered with Sonoma-based sales and marketing company Vintage Point in a bid to boost the momentum […]

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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, […]

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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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Dutton disagrees with anti-sustainability movement link

  EDITOR’S NOTE: The following email text below is reproduced in its entirety and without changes by permission of Steve Dutton.   Wine Industry Insight Publisher/Executive Editor Lewis Perdue’s emailed response: “News Fetch publishes opinions from all sides of a controversy.  We have published many positive links on the program and will continue to do […]

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Former Brown-Forman President Bill Street Dies

NEWS RELEASE   Louisville, KY – July 26, 2018 — Brown-Forman regrettably announced today the death of former long-time executive William M. Street after a courageous multi-year battle against cancer.   Born September 23, 1938 in Louisville, KY to Daniel Street (former president of Brown- Forman) and Frances (Woodruff) Street, Bill Street graduated from Princeton […]

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BevMo and Minibar Delivery to Partner on Alcohol Delivery in California

NEWS RELEASE JULY 25, 2018 Will kick off with 4 stores in the Los Angeles area   BevMo, has partnered with Minibar Delivery, to begin alcohol delivery service in Los Angeles, California starting on July 25, 2018. The retailer has 166 stores across 3 states, while Minibar Delivery currently operates in over 41 states across […]

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Bill Stoller forms Stoller Wine Group to leverage economies of scale for its four existing brands

  NEWS RELEASE – July 13, 2018   Dayton, OR – Bill Stoller HAS announced the formation of the Stoller Wine Group which will leverage economies of scale for its four existing brands:   Stoller Family Estate, Chehalem Winery, History, and its new autonomous brand, Canned Oregon. The move for the Oregon based company strategically […]

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