Weekly Update: Week 34: Aug 23rd -27th

Good News! Reduced Wait Time at Port of Oakland

Delays down from 15-20 days to “only” one week.

West Coast Shipments


Year End Wine: Now is the time

If you are on the West Coast, it is time to start booking your end of year shipments. With the current state of the supply chain, European wines to the West Coast are seeing timelines of 100+ days from when a shipment is ready at the vineyard, to when it lands in your warehouse. This means shipments booked now are projected to land around mid December. Do not wait. The annual holiday delays will only compound the issues that have made this one of the most logistically challenging years in history.

Celebrating the launch of St. Hildie’s Botanica! This botanical spiked tonic is a better-for-you adult beverage co-founded by our very own Alexi Cashen, CEO of Elenteny Imports. Check it out!

News to Know


The wine world loses a legend. Fond farewell to Becky Wasserman: American champion of Burgundy’s small wineries.


You’re not the only one seeing rising prices and shortages. The shipping crisis is getting worse. Here’s what that means for holiday shopping.


Winemakers at the top end of the market are facing a new headache: a growing shortage of prized French oak in which to mature their top cuveés. Shrinking supply sends price of French oak barrels soaring.


Maersk, the world’s largest container-shipping line, is making a $1.4 billion investment in a greener fleet. Maersk Makes $1.4 Billion Green Bet on Methanol-Fueled Ships.