Boxes and $20+ Wines Lead June/July Sales, Champagne Flops

July 29, 2009

Sales of domestic table wines continued their upward climb in the four-week period ending July 12, 2009, while imports edged into negative territory.  According to Wine Industry Insight’s analysis of data from Information Resources Inc, U.S. wines posted a 5.1 percent gain over the same period last year while combined domestic and imported sales rose […]

Bidders For New Vine Assets Say Auction Process Biased To Favor IBG

July 22, 2009

The assets of New Vine Logistics (NVL) will almost certainly wind up in the hands of Inertia Beverage Group (IBG) say both currently registered bidders and those who have dropped out of the July 27 auction because of what they allege is a “stacked deck.” PROCESS LIKENED TO  “INSIDER TRADING” While Silicon Valley auction house, […]

Scattered Consumption Pattern for June 2009 Could Indicate Transition To Higher-Priced Sales

July 15, 2009

The June 2009 scanner data from Information Resources Inc. shows that consumers continued the inconsistencies from May. While lower price-points dominated as expected, some pricey wine segments substantially out-performed more value-priced bottles. The good news could be that the  scattered consumption pattern may indicate a transition period as consumers see better times and are willing […]