Weekly Update Week 4: January 24th-28th

Operations Update:

New York Office Closure
Our New York office is currently closed due to the high Covid case count in NY. It will remain closed to in-person visits until at least the 16th February.


CBMA Letters in Globe –Allocations where you are not the primary CBMA holder.
Over the New Year, we updated all of the letters we received for 2022 from our customers for their 2022 allocations. However, if another of Elenteny’s customers wants to use the CBMA allocation from the primary CBMA allocation holder, they MUST have the primary CBMA holder send us an authorization letter to cover the 2022 period.
The 2021 authorization letters for 2021 allocations, where our customers share the CBMA for their allocations, are no longer valid.


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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.

Vessel Wait Times Throughout the U.S.



California Coast, vessel plot.

NY: Vessel waiting time averaging up to 3 days due to import volume, weather events.Trucking capacity in the region is averaging a delay of two weeks for all equipment types. NB: Currently 4 of our vessels anchored off Long Island

OAK: Vessel wait time is 6-8 days due to high import volume and labor availability. 8 containership vessels at berth and another 12 arriving/en route.

Long Beach: Vessel wait time is up to 28 days (Los Angeles) and 38-45 days (Long Beach) due to yard congestion, high import container dwell at terminals and labor availability.

SEA: Vessel wait time is 10 days due to high import volume and labor availability. Terminal T18 yard is at 110% capacity.

News to Know


When it comes to Natural Wine, New Zealand isn’t the first country that springs to mind. That’s changing. Names to know in New Zealand Natural Wine Wave.


Recently the wine industry found itself under intense scrutiny from within and without. The Wine Industry Pledged to Improve Inclusivity. Has Anything Changed? | Wine Enthusiast.


See which beverage podcasts leaders in the wine and spirits worlds frequently tune into. The Best Industry Podcasts, According to Beverage Professionals | SevenFifty Daily.


As restaurants and tasting rooms reopened, sales of higher-priced wines increased. Will that trend last? US: Premium wine sales strong but challenges remain – Decanter.


Once considered a purely North American spirit, rye whiskey has new producers popping up around the world. No Longer Limited to North America, Rye Whiskey Goes Global | VinePair.