US: E&J Gallo captures Brancaia distribution deal
Gallo will distribute Brancaia's Tuscan wines in the US
This story originally appeared on just-drinks yesterday (2 April), but is being published again today due to a technical error.
E&J Gallo Winery has won the exclusive rights to distribute Italy's Brancaia wines in the US.
The deal, which took effect from yesterday (1 April), includes Brancaia's Tre, Chianti Classico, Ilatraia and Il Blu brands. Details of who handled the brands before Gallo were not immediately available.
“This is a great addition to our luxury portfolio of fine wines,” said Roger Nabedian, senior VP of Gallo's premium wine division. “The Brancaia portfolio consists of several noteworthy wines from diverse vineyards within Tuscany that we are excited to share with American consumers.”
Brancaia, founded in 1981, is one of the larger wineries in Tuscany.
“We are excited to tap into [Gallo's] marketing expertise and best-in-class network of distributors to expand our sales in the US” said Brancaia's CEO, Martin Kronenberg.
Gallo, the world's largest family-owned winery, said earlier this year that it would put aside US$1.15m to reimburse customers who bought 'fake' Pinot Noir sourced from France.
Glazer's has teamed with Premier Wines and Spirits to set up a distribution venture in the US Virgin Islands....
- Why Scotch must drop the 'malts good, blends bad'
- Pernod's mood darkens over India - Analysis
- Soft drinks is losing the recycling game
- Heineken Q1 2017 by region - results data
- Remy Cointreau Fiscal-2017 sales - results data
- Diageo to cut 105 jobs in Scotland, 50 in Italy
- Scotch sales set to soar, despite recent struggles
- Pernod Ricard posts solid YTD sales jump - results
- Edrington shifts innovation to US in shake-up
- Pernod Ricard YTD fiscal-2017 sales performance
- Global Champagne and sparkling wine insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends
- Global Scotch insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends
- Battle of the Generations - The fight for iGen, Millennial, Gen X and Baby Boomer consumers
- Myanmar - ISA Country Report
- Flavoured Powder Drinks in 2017: Confronting an Ageing World