Fine Wine Agency, @daddyissues_ partner for Fun Wine Co brand
July 19, 2016
Comedian and Internet personalityViolet Benson, known by her followers as @daddyissues_, has co-founded a new line of wine with Anthony Allport, chief executive officer of Fine Wine Agency, New York. Fun Wine Co is available online at funwine.com and at 40 retailers in New York, the company says.
Whether it’s wine or spirits, consumers are turning to specialty products for their alcohol beverages. These alcohol markets also are being impacted by key demographics, such as millennials and women, research notes.
When Madonna sang, “You know that we are living in a material world, and I am material girl,” the American singer could not have foreseen that her “Material Girl” song would eventually characterize her in the mainstream media. Although Madonna was not singing about glass, aluminum or plastic, these primary packaging materials, like the 1984 pop hit, have become classics.
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Whether it's relaxing at home, dining out at a restaurant or celebrating with friends and family, American consumers are enjoying wine in a wider variety of occasions. A recent report titled “The 2015 Gallo Consumer Wine Trends Survey,” commissioned by Modesto-Calif.-based E. & J. Gallo Winery, found that 85 percent of frequent wine drinkers now consider wine as an appropriate beverage for casual and formal settings alike. One-thousand frequent wine drinkers between the ages of 21 and 64 were surveyed as a follow-up to the 2014 survey of the same name, which aims to capture the current state of American wine-drinking attitudes and behaviors, the company says.