Kevin Parker discussing Chateau Maris on Bloomberg Television
The TTB has made the process of getting label approvals for wine a bit easier. After conferring with industry experts and a lengthy public comment period, the TTB has changed some of the rules and streamlined the application.
At ShipCompliant’s annual Direct Sales Seminar today, Kent Nowlin of ShipCompliant and Danny Brager of The Nielsen Co. presented data developed by Wines & Vines and ShipCompliant with Nielsen research about direct-to-consumer sales. The survey confirmed that DtC sales are a robust and growing trade. While comprising only 2% of total wine sales, the segment accounted for 11% of total value. Read more at: http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=101894&htitle=DtC%20Volume%20and%20Value%20on%20the%20Rise&Copyright © Wines & Vines
April 10, 2012
"We have found some very good sources and distillers that can work on projects with our clients from conception through formulation and finally to finished, bottled product," writes Steve Seltzer, CEO of Convivium Brands. "Our distillery partners are located in the US and France, and range from small artisinal distilleries to larger-scale production facilities. These sources allow a wide range of packaging options, including minis for hotel in-room bars and airline service, PET plastic bottles, as well as specialized distillates such as Organic spirits and botanicals. We can scale production to fit a multitude of needs."
Among our offerings are export-ready American vodkas, priced for direct sale to China and other countries.
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Convivium Brands CEO Steve Seltzer has found some amazing sources for great-value private label wines in Bordeaux, France and Mendoza, Argentina.
"There are still good values to be found in Argentina, and some responsive and aggressive wineries are more than meeting us halfway. We have been offered some exceptional wines in a range of prices, from entry-level to Grand Reserva. "
NY State's largest distributors are supporting a bill that would amend the New York State Alcoholic Beverage Control laws to include an "AT-REST" provision that would make all out-of-state suppliers and distributors shipping wine into New York State store the wine for 48 hours in a facility within the state before it can be delivered to the retail store or restaurant. This would cripple small distributors and raise the cost of all wines, as well as lessen the choices given to consumers.
Hearth Restaurant, New York, New York February 20th, 2012
Convivium Brands CEO Steve Seltzer recently attended a grower/producer Champagne tasting put on by Ubifrance at Hearth Restaurant in New York City. All of the Houses were part of Les Champagnes de Vignerons, an organization established to represent about 5,000 independent wine growers and producers.
Convivium Brands CEO Steve Seltzer visited 16 New Jersey retail stores in a little less than a day and a half on February 16th and 17th. The visits were commissioned by a private label wine supplier that was interested in seeing how the wines were being embraced by sales staff in the stores, as well as how effective the merchandising and point of sale were.
Convivium Brands has been picked to put together a portfolio of wines and spirits for distributors in China. With our extensive contacts in wine regions World-Wide, we have assembled a compelling assortment of wines and spirits from all regions in a wide range of price points.