Vendor News

G3 Enterprises has introduced G3 Boutique, a new service intended for small and mid-sized producers and vintners of high-end premium and super-premium wines throughout California, Oregon and Washington. The boutique offering is intended to tailor to the demands of the small and mid-sized wine grape growers and wineries specific to their regions.
Garçon Wines, London-based inventors of eco-friendly, flat wine bottles, have launched a 10 Flat Bottle Case that the company touts will significantly cut carbon emissions and logistics costs from the supply chain of wine.
On March 10th, 2019, the Italian Wine Podcast celebrates its second anniversary since its first weekly episodes were launched on dedicated digital platforms.
Because of the growing demand for KeyKeg and UniKeg in Europe, Lightweight Containers is opening two warehouses in Spain. The warehouses are located in the Guadalajara and Bilbao regions and are an addition to the production plant in Guadalajara that will be opened in 2019. Thanks to the location, the warehouses will serve to meet orders not only from Spain but from all over Europe.
Portocork and Trefinos USA a have partnered together, allowing Portocork representation of Cwine and Compac Technical cork stoppers in North America. These technical cork stoppers are produced with supercritical CO2 for the eradication of TCA and more than 150 other non-desirable aromatic compounds below detectable levels.
VingDirect launched two new dashboards for the wine industry: Mystery Tasting Dashboards and Survey Dashboards. VingDirect’s reports its new dashboards provide real time views of mystery tasting and survey results for wineries. Each winery will have a unique custom dashboard where staff can login to view results from surveys and mystery tasting.
Fourteen new companies have committed to an ongoing campaign that expands market demand for recycled resins and improves plastic recycling in North America.
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. --BJ’s Wholesale Club (NYSE:BJ), the leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States, recently released five new wines from its exclusive brand, Wellsley Farms®. With prices starting at $6.99, the new wines offer unbeatable value and excellent quality available only at select BJ’s clubs.
PRESS RELEASE --  Janson Capsules celebrates its new identity! We are proud to announce the launch of our new logo and website as part of the ongoing evolution of our company’s brand. Our business has grown and evolved over the years, and we felt it was time for a change and consolidate our identity on the market.
OLD BROOKVILLE, NY, MARCH 12, 2019 – After a partnership spanning over 50 years, Banfi Vintners and Riunite have mutually agreed to part ways. Following a transition period ending June 10, 2019, Riunite and GIV brands will be marketed in the USA by Frederick Wildman and Sons.
 Los Angeles, CA, March 7, 2019 ? The Los Angeles-based SOMMELIER COMPANY and New York-based Colangelo & Partners announce today a strategic partnership created to provide the global community of wine promotion associations and institutions with the best combination of services available in the industry: professional sommelier-guided live tasting events integrated with industry-leading PR and communication services.
Tampa, FL – Proof Network Ventures Inc., a technology development and data solutions company serving the beverage alcohol industry, today announced its acquisition of Drync, a private-label mobile application and ecommerce solution for beverage alcohol retailers.
Richmond, VA, March 6, 2019 – Liqui-Box, a portfolio company of Olympus Partners, has agreed to acquire DS Smith plc’s Plastics Division to create a comprehensive and innovative leader in flexible and rigid packaging.
New York, NY, – March 6, 2019 – Today Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) and Headset, the leading data & analytics service provider for the legal cannabis industry, announced the formation of a U.S.-specific strategic alliance to deliver a read into the U.S. legal cannabis market for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies.
 Grapevine leafroll associated virus type (GLRaV-3) is a highly divergent virus and there are currently ten genetic variants known, many are still unknown. Commercial labs generally use published methods for LR3 testing. However, these methods fail to detect all variants in growers samples.
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