Proprietor August Sebastiani debuted a reserve line of Gehricke Wines through its first direct-to-consumer (DTC) program, featuring three small production, single vineyard wines from top sites in Sonoma County.
As a follow up to National Wine Day (May 25), St. Louis-based WINESTIQ announced that it will release a “by the bottle” offering of its “swizzle stick,” which helps remove sulfites from wine by transitioning them to sulfates.
Packaging innovations have become an important solution for beverage-makers in established categories. The wine market is no different. In an attempt to shatter the “stigma” associated with bag-in-box (BIB) or bagged wine, some wine brands have taken an innovative approach to the “vessel” for this type of wine packaging.
BrandBuilder program showcases weekly, special occasion menu pairings
February 10, 2020
Alcohol brands including Bacardi, Jackson Family Wines and Francis Ford Coppola Winery are partnering with digital meal planning service eMeals, Birmingham, Ala., to build online and digitally influenced grocery revenues. Strategies include menu pairings that place branded wine, beer and spirits recommendations as options on the weekly eMeals shopping list.
Limited-edition bottles will be available at Oscars, Governors Ball and to public
January 13, 2020
Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Geyserville, Calif., premieres two limited-edition wines to be served at the 92nd Oscars and the Governors Ball on Feb. 9, including a 2017 Reserve Chardonnay and 2018 Reserve Pinot Noir. These new wines from Sonoma County are bottled with a sleek gold-colored exterior finish inspired by one of the motion picture industry's top honors, the company says.
Wine outperforms spirits, beer, cocktails and beer during holiday time
November 26, 2019
The latest consumer data from New York-based Nielsen CGA has revealed that Thanksgiving is the most valuable annual occasion for still wine, providing ample opportunity for local bars and restaurants expecting an influx of hometown consumers this week, it says. Wine outperforms spirits, beer, cocktails and soft drinks in that 39 percent of U.S. consumers choose to drink wine when out-of-home during the Thanksgiving period, with significant opportunity for wine-led bars as well as specific dining channels where wine and food pairings are key.
Alternative packaged wine available in 3 varietals
November 4, 2019
Napa, Calif.-based Delicato Family Wines, producer of Bota Box, announced the launch of three new varietal wines under Bota Box's premium bag-in-box Nighthawk range: Nighthawk Black Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon, Nighthawk Black Lush Pinot Noir and Nighthawk Gold Vibrant Sauvignon Blanc.
In the June 2020 issue of Beverage Industry the publication highlights how the pandemic has fast-tracked the digital alcohol delivery market. Also featured in this issue is the annual Top 100 Beverage Companies Report, a look at the U.S. tea market, the latest flavor trends driving formulations and much more.