February Newsletter

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

What’s New at Elenteny?

How Long Will My Shipment Actually Take?

One of the most common questions we get asked is: ”How long will my shipment take?”  To help you see some real-world data and help you with your planning, we created a special report on Shipping Time. You’ll see 3 years of our own shipping data, by origin, by coast compiled  into an easy-to-read report. Keep an eye out for the Shipping Time report, coming to your inboxes next week.



Dates to Know:

March 9th-10th: Vinexpo America in New York

Meet buyers and decision makers from all tiers of the beverage alcohol industry. Do everything from business matchmaking to master classes, demonstrations, and round-table discussions.  Elenteny will be there, reach out if you’d like to meet! support@elententimports.com

Feb 16th: 7pm ET/4pm PT/ Online Webinar:  Debating and Debunking Generations of Wine Myths: A Wine Access Webinar

March 8th-10th: Craft Beverage Expo & Distribution Conference

Elenteny’s CEO, Alexi Cashen, will be moderating a discussion on Supply Chain Disruption and speaking with Women in Craft about her new brand, St Hildie’s Spiked Tincture Tonics.  Get 50% off full conference rate discount code, SPK50  Register here.

Customer Spotlight: Branchwater Farms



Branchwater Farms is more than just a distillery; they’re an integrated group of micro-farms all cultivated in accordance with organic and regenerative farming principles. They created an outpost of responsible land stewardship rooted in respect for tradition, quality, and craft. They also make the most expressive, terroir-driven spirits possible.

What was once deforested land is again a precious mix of water, forest, and field.  At Branchwater’s heart is a mid-1800s post-and-beam cow barn filled with shiny copper pot stills, fermentation tanks, mash tuns, spirit tanks, pumps, motors, steam generators and condensers designed and built in Germany and Austria.

Visit their site and see the amazing work they’ve with the land, the community, and the many unique spirits in their distillery.

Raising a glass to Branchwater Farms!

Want to get the spotlight? Every month we shine the light on an Elenteny customer.  Let us know if you’d like to be featured in an upcoming newsletter: support@elentenyimports.com.

Job Opportunities at Elenteny Imports


Elenteny Imports is growing!  We’re looking for more great people to join us. Take a look at our open positions below. Sound like a good fit for someone you know?  Send them our way!


Customer Service  Data Specialist:

Process all order submissions from our direct and national customers. Key responsibilities: Accuracy, attention to detail and compliance requirements. Excellent customer communication skills.  Job description


Accounts Receivable Associate: 

The Accounts Receivable Specialist will be able to work in a high volume, fast-paced environment. As a primary Accounting team member responsible for all accounts receivable functions,  this position requires an understanding of various AR channels from differing aspects of the business.  Job description


Compliance Coordinator:

The Compliance Coordinator will work closely with a small team to ensure the company’s compliance with state alcoholic beverage regulations, including but not limited to completing product registrations, submitting price schedules, maintaining and applying for licenses/permits, and filing monthly tax/sales reports. The Coordinator should preferably have at least 2 years’ experience in the field. The position demands meticulous attention to detail, excellent communication skills, high organization, and critical analysis. The environment is fast-paced, the work is varied, and the candidate must be a problem-solver, able to think quickly on their feet to provide accurate responses.  Job description

Keeping you in the Loop

News you need to know

When you look at the waiting time, the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach are ground zero for the global container congestion contagion. Study shows ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach responsible for 80% of global shipping delays.


Wine shipments in the U.S. increased by almost 3% in 2021 from the previous year, despite challenges. Industry grapples with attracting young consumers.

Check out Alexi’s Podcast: Helping Consumers Discover Wine, Sippd’s Blake Hershey


How is AI moving the wine industry forward?

Listen in as Alexi chats with Blake Hershey, Founder and CEO of Sippd. He shares how technology is evolving consumer connection and discovery in the wine industry. Blake also talks about the details of the Sippd app, how he empowers employees, and his plans for future innovation.

Listen to Interview with Blake Hershey