Vendor News

 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.
 TORONTO, ONTARIO, March 5, 2019—Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Canada (“Southern Glazer’s”)—a division of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, the world's pre-eminent distributor of beverage alcohol—today announced the launch of a new wine division focused on growing the Company’s wine business across the Canadian market.
SONOMA (March 5, 2019)—StaVin, the world’s leading supplier of high-quality toasted oak products for wine, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The local, family-owned company started in 1989 with a unique vision. Brothers Stephen and Alan Sullivan turned that vision into a reality that dramatically transformed the industry.
 (March 4, 2019, New York, NY) – Today, Breakthru Beverage Group announced it has expanded its sales partnership with O’Neill Vintners & Distillers. Effective March 1, 2019, Breakthru will represent O’Neill’s full portfolio in Pennsylvania, which includes many top performing brands including Line 39, Robert Hall, Day Owl, Harken and Exitus.
(NAPA, Calif.) – Portocork and Trefinos USA announce strategic partnership allowing Portocork representation of CWINE and COMPAC Technical cork stoppers in North America. “Since establishing Trefinos USA with a permanent US presence in 2017, we’ve seen tremendous growth and acceptance from the market.
MARE ISLAND, CA--Two of the most creative and highly respected brand-design services agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area have merged together. Affinity Creative Group and Sterling Creativeworks are now one.
Summit, New Jersey – March 1, 2019 – Uruguay’s excellent geographic location has led it to become a producer of wines with international standards of quality, not only in the region but also in the world. It is considered one of the greenest and most environmentally sustainable countries in the world.
Baker Wine & Grape Analysis (BWGA) is now offering three new sensory evaluation services: trouble shooting, sensory evaluation and wine stylizing. Trouble shooting identifies wine flaws or undesirable sensory defects and determines what happened to the wine and how to prevent the issue. Sensory evaluation includes a descriptive analysis for a complete wine aroma and flavor profile.
FORT WORTH, Texas (February 26, 2019) The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) is excited to announce a new partnership with Paris-based FIVS, a global organization designed to serve the wine, spirits, and beer sectors, to broaden and expand BRIT’s unique international sustainable winegrowing competition and award.
Garçon Wines – the London-based inventors of innovative, eco-friendly, flat wine bottles – have launched a revolutionary 10 Flat Bottle Case that will significantly cut carbon emissions and logistics costs from the supply chain of wine.
Jean-Charles Vicard announced the launch of weOak oak alternatives. The new line of oak alternatives offers a range of inserts sorted by tannin potential, using the same technology as the company’s Vicard Generation 7 barrels — analytical selection by tannin level followed by computerized, molecular toasting.
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