Jeff Nicholson brings investment expertise to winery
January 2, 2019
Vintage Wine Estates, Santa Rosa, Calif., has appointed Jeff Nicholson to the new role of chief operating officer. Most recently, Nicholson was an operating partner at AGR Partners. AGR Partners is an investment firm dedicated to food and agribusiness who acquired a minority equity stake in Vintage Wine Estates in April 2018. Nicholson will continue to be on the Advisory Board for AGR Partners.
Arizu family will continue to run and manage wine brand
December 18, 2018
Bodega Luigi Bosca | Familia Arizu, Mendoza, Argentina, announced that it has received a strategic investment from the Latin American fund of L Catterton, a global consumer-focused private equity firm.
Dramatic battle scene from 1879 depicted on wine labels
December 14, 2018
Vino dei Fratelli, which translates to “Wine of the Brothers,” features a new label that was inspired by the image on an ancient Roman coin of the famous brothers Castor and Pollux who, together, symbolize the ideal of brotherly love, the company says.
Sweepstakes for KISS End of the Road farewell tour part of launch
November 27, 2018
In collaboration with South Norwalk, Conn.-based Direct Wines Inc., Virgin Wines, Largo, Fla., is introducing the ultimate club for wine and music fans, the company says. Since the 1970s, Virgin has been a major force in the music world. Through Virgin Wines, the brand is bringing together wines from around the world and curated playlists for each bottle. Additionally, Virgin Wines is releasing an exclusive selection featuring bottles inspired by some of the legends of rock, it says.
Acquisitions part of wine company’s aggressive growth strategy
November 6, 2018
Vintage Wine Estates, Santa Rosa, Calif., has purchased wine brand Qupé. 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 company says.
Wine company enters FIFCO USA’s wholesaler network
November 5, 2018
Miami-based Friends Fun Wine and FIFCO USA, Rochester, N.Y., announced their intent to enter into a strategic marketing and distribution agreement. The partnership allows the Friends Fun Wine brand to expand across the U.S. market. Friends Fun Wine features a collection of Fun Wine drinks with a 5.5 percent alcohol by volume (ABV) and 71-94 calories in each 4.2-ounce serving, and a slight effervesce.
In the July 2020 issue of Beverage Industry, the magazine highlights how Calypso Lemonade is looking to follow up its 2019 success with more great releases. Also in this issue is the 2020 State of the Beverage Industry report, features on plant water beverages, clean label ingredients and THC usage in beverage formulations.