Meet These Leading Wine Suppliers from USA at USATT 2017

On this page, you will find a list of some of the leading wine suppliers in USA. These includes Spirits Consulting Group, Glass Revolution Imports, Venetian Hills, Royal Comfort Distributors, Le Cantine Inc, Sarego Imports LLC, Ze Wine Connoisseur, P & M Beverage Imports, and Chateau Bianca Winery.

1. Spirits Consulting Group:

Spirits Consulting Group provides the strategic consulting and management for the companies and brands within the Beer, Wine and Spirits Industries. SCG is leading wine suppliers from USA. SCG offers a unique integration of sales and marketing services for spirits, wine and beer brands in any stage of development and growth. Spirits Consulting Group’s team has experience with craft spirits, small start-ups, big brands, and everything in between – They will help take your brand through all the phases of development, launch, growth, and expansion.

2. Glass Revolution Imports:

Glass Revolution Import is one of the leading wine suppliers from USA. Glass Revolution Imports is importers of wickedly cool spirits and wines into North America. They search the earth to find amazing products that will bring pleasure to your late. They represent some amazing Distilleries. Their job is to find small, craft, artisan or independent distilleries and brands. Glass Revolution Imports have created in-depth information on their products and their Producers.

3. Royal Comfort Distributors:

Royal Comfort is a wine and beer distributor to Asia, focusing on Hong Kong and China. Their goal is to share the fantastic wine and beer produced in the great Northwest to the rest of the world. The region has been producing amazing wines, including a cabernet Sauvignon that scored a 100 point rating in the Wine Advocate. Their philosophy at Royal Comfort Distributors is to share these values. They believe they complement each other and ultimately improve the quality of life, achieving happiness, laughter, and love. Cheers to exploring new wines, food, healthier living, and the new friends along the way!

4. Le Cantine Inc. :

Le Cantine Inc market is full of Spirits, Alcoholic beverages, and Wines of all levels. From High end to at best mediocre wines from countries not especially known for producing quality wines. Indeed, it’s wonderful to know that their firm, brings to the U.S. market, an extensive collection of wines ranging from the average economical basic wine to the very complex and very expensive classical and time-tested wines Imported directly from Italy, France, Spain, Austria, Germany and other well-known wine producing countries. They are now, of course, the envy of their competition. You can never replace a look-a-like for the real thing. They will continue to scan the globe in order to bring to their clients wines worthy of their respect and appreciation.

5. Sarego Imports LLC :

Sarego Imports LLC is a leading national importer of fine wines from lesser-known wine countries. The company’s management team is a Moldovan-American husband-wife team. ​Its founder is Stacy McArthur, an entrepreneur with almost 20 years of experience in business management and distribution both in the U.S. and Moldova. Marketing & Sales Manager Serghei Gulceac is a seasoned agribusiness marketing professional with wine industry experience in Moldova. Stacy and Serghei carefully select their portfolio to reflect the diversity of Eastern Europe’s wine regions and the native varietals that call them home.

Sarego Import’s industry connections and import/distribution experience uniquely position the company to build quality long-term partnerships with top Eastern European wineries and American wholesalers. The company’s partner wineries are leaders in their regions, and their selected portfolio is known for quality wines that offer fresh flavours, balance, and value to wine consumer.

6. Ze Wine Connoisseur

Wine Suppliers

Ze Wine Connoisseur is a wine broker specialized in wines from all the finest region of France. Their love and passion for wine, have lead them to find the best products to satisfy all the clients. From the wine amateur to the most wine enthusiast, clients will be delighted by their selection of unique wines recognized by the international critics and rewarded in multiple national and international wine contests.

7. P & M Beverage Imports:

After living overseas for many years, they grew to enjoy the wide variety of beers and wines available to them from some of the world’s premier manufacturers of spirits. Upon visiting the United States, They were distraught to see that the brands that they enjoyed abroad were nowhere to be found there. With this as their motivation, they decided to take things into their own hands and start P & M Beverage Imports. Many of the items that they import are new to the industry, so they are doing their part to introduce new products from smaller companies in an effort to help them gain a position in the American marketplace.

By helping smaller companies expose their unique beverages to a new market, they are also allowing their clients to enjoy drinks that they may have never encountered otherwise. They take pride in what they do, and they have a passion for developing a personal bond between the manufacturer and the importer. In an effort to help businesses grow outside of their local markets, they spread the love of fine drinking to places it has never been before.

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What Content Marketing looks like for Wineries and Breweries

Content marketing

It can be difficult to stand out from the crowd when you consider the many millions of accounts that appear on social platforms daily. With over a billion Facebook users, almost 650 million Twitter accounts and then all of the social media in between.

The most vital part of starting a new platform (or advancing your current one), is how you use all of the available information in order to achieve success.

People are on the internet to consume, so don’t be shy in sharing. Start with creating a strategy, because there are millions of potential consumers just waiting to hear what you have to say.

That being said, here are the 5 tips we’re imparting to you to build your brand.

1. Create a Marketing Strategy
Before you do anything, sit down and make a plan of what it is you want to accomplish. Consider how you can use social media to create traffic to your website, blog, and company. Who is your target audience and what platforms do they use with the most frequency? What are your brand’s most popular concepts and how can you use that in order to engage followers? What is your brand identity?

2. Listen & Talk Equally
Social media moves fast, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by that and start bombarding the platform with messages and images. Don’t fall in to that trap, because people like to feel valued, and they enjoy personal relationships. Take time to engage in two-way conversations, find out what people are looking at, and engage as frequently as possible. If you can answer questions- even better.

3. Quality beats Quantity
It’s easy to get drawn into how many followers you have, but just because they’re following or subscribing doesn’t mean they’re keeping up. So make sure you’re offering something that will engage your audience and keep their interest.

4. Consistency is Key
There are plenty of content creators out there and people have a short attention span. So unless you provide consistent content that engages your audience they will simply replace you. Update your profiles and blogs regularly to ensure that your audience has something interesting to engage with.

5. Be Creative
Content marketingPeople are more likely to buy into your brand is you are offering things for their enjoyment, versus someone just selling something. Be yourself, and offer unique information- breweries and wineries have a lot more behind the scenes information to share than plumbers and electricians. So think about what parts of your business you can use to catch consumer attention. Have fun with it.

Social media and blogging are two of the most popular ways to exercise content marketing, but understanding who your audience is and where they congregate is the key to success. You can find a breakdown here of the users for each social media platform. Remember to link all of your social media sites to your website and blog and vice versa.

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India’s Craft Brewery

New York will become the host to India’s first and leading craft brewery in New York. Bira Beer which was started by Ankur Jain in India is one of the hottest craft brewery out of India will be coming to USA Trade Tasting 2017 to grow its US Distribution.

A handcrafted beer, imagined in India, that is tasteful, with a mascot that isn’t overtly masculine or feminine but fun; Bira 91 is a brand that is irreverent, urban and resonates with the millennial!

India's Craft Brewery

B9 Beverages (the company behind Bira 91) has started up with the mission to bring a craft beer revolution in India & the US. Based out of New Delhi, with expansion throughout the US, everyone at B9 cares deeply about one thing, and one thing only – creating and making beers that people can fall in love with.

India's Craft Brewery

And, they begin with careful selection of the world’s best ingredients: malts from France & Belgium, hops from the lost & unknown Himalayas and from traditional Bavarian farms, water from the world’s most protected sources – all combined with the passion and skill of their brewers to bring you the world’s finest beer!

Bira is the smart simian mascot, a idiosyncratic monkey which reflects everything that they stands for – being estoric, eccentric, unconventional and unorthodox. They are  the lynchpin of their services with a peerless insight into the tastes of  beer connoisseurs! Beers brewed by them are an eclectic mix of exotic ingredients that epitomize the flavors of the traditional Bavarian farms, the mystical Himalayas and the gourmet tastes of France and Belgium.Their style is aesthetic and thus they have a penchant for organic, handcrafted beers.

India's Craft Brewery

Know More about India’s Craft Brewery Bira91 at USATT.

Explore premium beer offered by BIRA at USATT 2017. USA Trade Tasting (USATT) is an annual trade only event in New York city helping producers connect with wine, beer, spirits importers, distributors, retailers and press of USA. Meet Importers, State Distributors, Retailers and Press of USA in New York City.

Event Producer: Beverage Trade Network

Every year, the USATT Show brings together small and medium sized importers, distributors, retailers and press professionals of the US wine, spirits and beer industry in New York City for 2 days of learning, buying and selling, networking and fun — all designed to help participants grow their bottom line. Get Your Visitor Trade Pass Now. 

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Beer, Spirits, & Wine – Packaged Imports Grow

Beer, Spirits, & Wine – Packaged Imports Grow +5.3% By Value Over Last Twelve Months through November 2016, Packaged Exports Decline -2.3%

Packaged Imports

  • Total beverage alcohol imports (including bulk and packaged) grew +5.3% by value over the last twelve months and grew +4.9% by value over the last three months. 23.7% of all imported beverage alcohol by value came from Mexico over the last twelve months.

Total beverage alcohol imports

  • Total beverage alcohol exports (included bulk and packaged Imports) declined -2.7% by value over the last twelve months and declined -4% by value over the last three months. 21.1% of all exported beverage alcohol by value went to Canada over the last twelve months.

Each of the bw166 Import and Export Reports (for Beer, Spirits, and Wine) enable tracking Beverage Alcohol imports and exports on a monthly basis for volume, value in USD, and value in local currency for all major trading countries.

Beer:

  • Packaged Imports of beer grew +8.3% by volume and grew +9.4% by value over the last twelve months. Over the last three months imports grew +7.2% by volume and grew +6.1% by value. 63.6% of imported beer by value comes from Mexico.
  • Exported beer grew +2.5% by volume and grew +1.5% by value over the last twelve months. Over the last three months exports grew +5.6% by volume and grew +7.9% by value. 27.7% of exported beer by value goes to Mexico.

For more details regarding imported and exported beer across all countries, subscribe to the bw166 Beer – Imports and Exports report.

Spirits:

  • Packaged Imports of spirits for the last twelve months grew +5.4% by volume and grew +4.4% by value. Over the last three months volumes grew +3.8% and grew +2.2% by value.
  • Imported bulk spirits for the last twelve months grew +4.2% by volume and grew +5.3% by value. Over the last three months volumes grew +11.3% and grew +33.1% by value.
  • 31.4% of all imported packaged spirits by value arrived from France while 55.6% of all imported bulk spirits by value arrived from Mexico.
  • Exported packaged spirits for the last twelve months grew +1.9% by volume and declined -9.7% by value. Over the last three months volumes grew +2.9% and declined -14.1% by value.
  • Exported bulk spirits for the last twelve months grew +10.4% by volume and declined -2.5% by value. Over the last three months volumes grew +2.5% and declined -6.3% by value.
  • 11.9% of all exported packaged spirits by value is destined for United Kingdom while 24.7% of all exported bulk spirits by value is destined for Canada.

For more details regarding imported and exported spirits including detailed category breakdowns across all countries, subscribe to the bw166 Spirits – Imports and Exports report.

Wine:

  • Packaged Imports of wine for the last twelve months grew +3.2% by volume and grew +3.1% by value. Over the last three months volumes grew +2.4% and grew +4.1% by value.
  • Imported bulk wine for the last twelve months grew +2% by volume and grew +7.8% by value. Over the last three months volumes grew +11.4% and grew +31.1% by value.
  • 33.5% of all imported packaged wine by value arrived from Italy while 29.6% of all imported bulk wine by value arrived from New Zealand.
  • Exported packaged wine for the last twelve months declined -14.1% by volume and grew +2.5% by value. Over the last three months volumes declined -16.5% and grew +3.1% by value.
  • Exported bulk wine for the last twelve months declined -5.4% by volume and declined -8.2% by value. Over the last three months volumes declined -1.4% and declined -9% by value.
  • 29.9% of all exported packaged wine by value is destined for Canada while 29.6% of all exported bulk wine by value is destined for United Kingdom.

Source : BW166

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Every year, the USATT Show brings together small and medium sized importers, distributors, retailers and press professionals of the US wine, spirits and beer industry in New York City for 2 days of learning, buying and selling, networking and fun — all designed to help participants grow their bottom line. Get Your Visitor Trade Pass Now. 

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Discover Light & Refreshing Wines from Beaujolais Region at USATT

The vineyards of Beaujolais region stretch from north to south across 55km of hillsides,bordered to the west by the foothills of the Massif Central and to the east by the Saone river plain. Situated a stone’s throw from Lyon, less than 30 minutes by car, this region’s past as well as its future are closely bound to that of this gastronomic capital, giving it a particular stature.Sometimes called the vineyard of Lyon or Lyon’s ‘third river’, if only one word had to be chosen to resume the Beaujolais it would without any doubt be ‘diversity’.

The region has ideal growing conditions. It receives lots of sunshine and has granite-based soils that lend excellent structure to the wines. The Gamay grape is used to make all Beaujolais wines with the exception of white Beaujolais, or Beaujolais blanc, which is made of Chardonnay grapes.

Total surface area of vine growing area: 67 square miles

Grape Variety: Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc (99 percent of production)

Annual production: 850,000 hl

Number of appellations: 12, including 10 Crus

1. Brouilly
2. Chénas
3. Chiroubles
4. Côte de Brouilly
5. Fleurie
6. Juliénas
7. Morgon
8. Moulin-à-Vent
9. Régnié
10. Saint-Amour
11. Beaujolais
12. Beaujolais Villages

Number of winegrowers: 2,600

Average surface area of an estate: .03 square miles

Yield authorized per appellation: 13,000 hl per square mile

The French wines of the Beaujolais region are made from handpicked Gamay grapes. The region is best known for its light red wines, which taste great chilled and offer a refreshing flavor profile.

beaujolais region

Discover more about the Beaujolais wine region at USA Trade Tasting 2017.

 

 

Event Producer: Beverage Trade Network

USA Trade Tasting is brought to you by Beverage Trade Network, the leading online platform dedicated to connecting the global beverage industry. Beverage Trade Network (BTN) successfully connects wineries, breweries, distilleries and brand owners with international importers, distributors, brokers and beverage industry professionals on a daily basis. Strong partnerships with international and US organizations have helped BTN establish USA Trade Tasting as a premiere sales and marketing event committed to connecting the beverage industry.

 

Every year, the USATT Show brings together small and medium sized importers, distributors, retailers and press professionals of the US wine, spirits and beer industry in New York City for 2 days of learning, buying and selling, networking and fun — all designed to help participants grow their bottom line. Get Your Visitor Trade Pass Now. 

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9 Tips to Write a Profitable Wine List for your Restaurant

Wine list

The wine list is the ultimate business card for restaurants. To create a functional and profitable one is not a simple task even for an experienced sommelier. Here are some 9 tips to consider when curating a wine list that will increase profits for your restaurant.

1. Understand your target audience.
Evaluate your target audience according to the proposed menu (quality standards, sophistication and prices). The ambience of the restaurant will relate directly to the wine menu. A casual dining space would call for easy drinking wines and the prices would go hand-in-hand with the dining fare. An Italian restaurant without Prosecco and Chianti does not complete the menu.
The location of the restaurant also plays a key role. A restaurant or a wine bar situated in the center of a metropolis can afford greater ease in choosing the wines to be put in the list, thanks to tourism from around the world.

A restaurant that is “off the beaten track”, with a loyal customer base, will focus on the exclusivity of its menu, the originality of their proposals and a carefulselection of wines from across the country and around the world. Ensuring both a selection of “always present” wines, which allow you to build customer loyalty, and the introduction of new itemsfrom time-to-time will allow your restaurant to please your patrons’ palate.
A great strategy is to involve your customers in selecting next month’s “new release” by asking them to vote from a proposal of wines. Customers will feel like a part of your restaurant’s framework and be curious to know if the wine that they voted for made next month’s release. They could choose to provide their contact details and be informed of the results of the vote, making their affiliation with your restaurant more personal.

2. Meet, know and taste the wine
Taste the wines you would like to include in your wine list together with the team of your restaurant and note each team member’s feedback. Also try to organize a wine tasting with your restaurant’s distributors, sales agents, and, if possible, the producers themselves, on a day that the restaurant is closed for business. Focus not only on the sensory evaluation of the wine, but on a deeper knowledge of the story behind each production. Stories that will be very useful in proposing a label to customers. If you are not well-versed in the field, get assistance from partners, employees, sommeliers or a wine expert.

3.Don’t forget local wine
There isn’t a sadder thing than to be in a restaurant with typical local cuisine but missing wines from the local area. Taste wines from the wineriesin your vicinity or a neighboring wine-growing state and keep a selection of these on yourwine list. They will complement the carte du jour andas you have chosen to serve local cuisine at your restaurant, the target audience would also love to try the indigenous wines.
By supporting wineries in your area, you in turn will build a network in the community and wineries may recommend your restaurant to their customers.

4.Seasonality of the menu
Besides a fixed wine list, you can have a variable wine list that changes with the seasonality of the fare. People routinely make a shift towards whites in the summer months and reds in the cooler months so change your selection accordingly. Ciders become popular in Fall so having a few of these in this season will sit well with your customers. Align your menu with different times of the year; for example, market a wine as the Harvest Special for a month.

5.It’s all about the right order in the list
An ascending order of price is an enticingly easy route to take, but it is not always the most appropriate, since a novice wine-drinker will always stop at the first proposals.Grouping wines by type, region and vintage (for example: separate new world wines from the old world) would give a chance to the customer to acquaint themselves with the wine menu, without being influenced too much by the price.

6.Be concise, selective but inclusive.
Regardless of the level of your restaurant, unless you’re renowned for a high-level cellar, don’t abuse your customer’s patience by creating excessively heavy and long wine lists. Not only will this cause inventory issues for your restaurant, but a carefully curated list will be much appreciated by your customers.
It will be easier for you to educate your servers about the wines on the menu so they may in turn offer knowledgeable recommendations.

Be inclusive of the different categories of wine. For example, have two to three selections of dessert wine on the menu. Have at least one champagne that you can offer to customers celebrating a special occasion at your restaurant.

7.Hot Category wines.
Keep abreast of trending products and make sure these are included in your wine list (especially if you have a comprehensive list).There is no good reason to exclude these popular products from your list. For a novice wine drinker, it will add a level of comfort to try a varietal that they are familiar with or have heard of. Even for a connoisseur, a good quality wine in a popular category will not be one to pass up on easily. If possible, also add some value wines to the menu. It will make the difference between a yay or nay for some of your customers.

8. Source and Price Correctly
Wines of certain varietals and from different regions have expected price points. Introducing an exorbitantly priced wine from an area that is known for low price points is not advisable. This will look out of place and may also cause the customer to mistrust your pricing and product selection.
If the menu is moderately priced, so should the wines. This goes hand in hand.
Don’t overprice wines compared to their selling price in retail or online stores. Today’s customer comes aware and researched and nobody wants to feel like they have been taken for.

9. Changing Table Cards
No longer are designing and printing costs so astronomical that one may not be able to change wine cards once they are printed and placed on the table. By using table stands where print inserts are changeable, these can be replaced periodically. There are simple design resources available online that small to medium sized restaurant owners can use to modify wine cards from time to time. Make use of these to highlight new or seasonal products. People who frequent your restaurant will appreciate the change as these small touches keep the experience of visiting your restaurant fresh and interesting for them.

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USA Trade Tasting is brought to you by Beverage Trade Network, the leading online platform dedicated to connecting the global beverage industry. Beverage Trade Network (BTN) successfully connects wineries, breweries, distilleries and brand owners with international importers, distributors, brokers and beverage industry professionals on a daily basis. Strong partnerships with international and US organizations have helped BTN establish USA Trade Tasting as a premiere sales and marketing event committed to connecting the beverage industry.

 

Every year, the USATT Show brings together small and medium sized importers, distributors, retailers and press professionals of the US wine, spirits and beer industry in New York City for 2 days of learning, buying and selling, networking and fun — all designed to help participants grow their bottom line. Get Your Visitor Trade Pass Now. 

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