August Newsletter

We’ve woven this week’s update into the monthly newsletter so you can get all your import news in a single click.

Customer Spotlight: Coeur Wine Co.

Eric Clemons started Coeur Wine Company in 2013, proudly plying a trade that dates back millennia. The goal is simple: to connect passionate producers making honest, authentic wines, spirits, and ciders with equally passionate customers.

Coeur Wine seeks out these properties: high acidity, minerality, balanced alcohol levels, quirky, off-beat, and oft-overlooked wines that make the wine world such an interesting place, traditional winemaking that preserves the ways of the past as well as young upstarts daring to be different.

They are big believers in wines being made with as little manipulation as possible, and their portfolio focuses on natural, organic, and biodynamic wines. For spirits, they take a similar approach and work with actual human beings making these beverages and not with “brands”.

 Raising a glass to Coeur Wine Co.!

Keeping you in the Loop

Dates & News you need to know

The head of one of the largest U.S. gateways for trade said robust demand for imported goods will likely be sustained into 2022, as companies scramble to rebuild stockpiles during an uneven rebound from the pandemic. Ports Prepare For US Container Import Surge Lasting Into 2022


Big US wine companies are on notice: federal regulators have been ordered to essentially find ways to make their business more challenging. Biden to Take on Big Wine


Hospitality industry recouping lost business. Three UK-listed drinks makers and sellers raised their financial targets on Tuesday, betting on soaring demand from bars and restaurants.


The pandemic has changed the ways shippers and third-party logistics (3PLs) connect with last-mile transportation providers. New strategic partnerships have been created to combat same-day delivery expectations fueled by the “Amazon Effect” during lock-down. Pandemic Demands Cause Major Shift in Supply Chain Provider Relationships


Non-alcoholic, or NA, spirits have found firm footing in the drinks world. According to IWSR Drinks Market Analysis, in the U.S., sales volume of NA grew 289% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) between 2016 and 2020, and 78.9% last year alone. Non-Alcoholic Spirits Are Here to Stay. Here’s Why

Check out Alexi’s Podcast: Interview with Aimee Cronin

Do you struggle with handling a multitude of digital resources for your business? How can you give your brand the muscle it needs to succeed and grow your online business?

Integrating your retail supply into a slew of online platforms can be daunting. However, there is a way to digitally transform your wine, beer, and spirits business that surpasses all other methods. Aimee Cronin of City Hive knows how to extract value out of products and engage with customers. She believes in giving a company tried-and-true tools for success — which is why City Hive created an omnichannel experience for today’s wine, beer, and spirits retailers, suppliers, and distributors.

In this episode of the Alexi Cashen Show, hear from Aimee Cronin, the Vice President of Trade Growth at City Hive. Alexi and Aimee chat about Aimee’s passion for technology and wine, how the alcoholic beverages industry is evolving, and Aimee’s hard-won tips for helping your business grow, scale, and reach new heights of success. Take the jump and stay tuned!