Posts Categorized: Retailer Marketing

The Ongoing Attempt to Kill America’s Greatest Wine Retailers

In the face of the declining brick and mortar retail sector at the hands of Amazon and other online players, it’s hard to overstate the shortsightedness of the opponents of retailer-to-consumer wine shipping. Without the ability to access the broader, more expansive national marketplace for fine wine via direct interstate shipment , traditional specialty wine… Read more »

Texas Tests Anti-Competitive Theory vs. Free Markets in Wine

A recent story in the Houston Post highlighted a Texas lawmaker who has recently filed a bill challenging the state’s ban on consumer shipments of wine from out-of-state retailers. In the article, Representative Matt Rinaldi said the ban “is ridiculously anti-competitive‚Ķ It is protectionist and it violates the rights of anyone who values the free… Read more »

Open Letter to State Liquor Administrators

The following letter was sent to the National Association of State Liquor Administrators and the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association: Is now the moment for the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators and the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association to follow the recommendation of the Wine & Spirit Wholesalers Association and attempt to prejudice the… Read more »

The Present and Future of Wine Retailing

Online wine specialists are siphoning off more engaged consumers from the supermarket, which has captured the bulk of wine sales. An article in Drinks Business notes that this is just one of the conclusions drawn by Richard Halstead, CEO of Wine Intelligence, a consulting firm in the UK, that in London recently reported on a… Read more »

Wine Retailers, Third Party Marketers and New York

Many wine retailer will have noted the increase in what are called “Third Party Marketers” (TPM) over the past few years. These TPMs are essentially unlicensed advertisers that put a wine or set of wines in front of their readers. Some TPM have very large audiences. Lot 18 and Amazon.com are among two of the… Read more »