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.

Operations Update

Supply Chain Improvements
At the risk of sounding overly enthusiastic, we’ve seen continued improvement in inbounding times on both coasts, with dramatic improvements to both pier operations and the welcomed clearing of 3PL backlogs. Availability of equipment and better LTL delivery times are also bright spots. We remain cautiously optimistic about the eventual resumption of west coast LCL shipments, but there are still question marks with lengthy transit times, high prices and the lack of movement in ILWU-PMA talks. Stay tuned for updates.

French industrial unrest remains an ongoing concern and we continue to recommend allowing additional time for French shipments.

VinExpo Paris will take place Monday, February 13th to Wednesday, February 15th 2023 at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.  We are looking forward to meeting with many of our customers and prospects in person.  Please reach out to either your sales rep or support@elentenyimports.com if you would like to schedule dedicated time with us.  You will also be able to find us at the St. Hildie’s stand: H5.2 B 035.

Customer Spotlight: Iola Wines

Iola Wines focuses on women winemakers who make outstanding wines.  Founder Marilee Bramhall started Iola Wines after years of working in wine in Washington and California, studying and traveling the wine regions of Europe, and completing with Highest Honors certifications for French and Italian Wine Scholar and WSET L3 with Merit.

The women wine growers she works with are producers who’ve consistently grown and made wines of depth and beauty.

Iola Wines also takes the concept of “Natural Wines” very seriously.  Before they agree to import a wine, they do on-site visits with each vigneronne; walking her vineyards and witnessing her production to be confident they share the same definition of what it means to make wine naturally.

Raising a glass to Iola Wines!

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.

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“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.

-Helen Keller

Cheers, Elenteny Imports