March 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

See you at VinExpo NY:  We will be attending VinExpo NY – March 8th – 9th at the Javits Center in NY.  Come find us at booth number 1509 – If you are attending, please drop by our booth, or if you would prefer a dedicated time, please reach out to your account rep, or

Rosé Timelines:  We have some updates for you on the current timelines for Rose shipments.  As port congestion continues to lessen and the impact of COVID moves further and further into the past, the pace has quickened for shipments coming out of Southern France.  Currently, we are seeing an average timeframe of 7 weeks from when a Rosé shipment is ready at the producer, to when it is ready for pickup in New Jersey.  Please make sure that you are planning accordingly if you have any deadlines you wish to hit for your Rosé sales.

Greek Container Space:  If you are planning on importing Greek wine we have good news!  We are offering less than container load service from Greece to New York. Please reach out to your sales representative, or if you are interested in learning more about this shipment.

Sidekick Warehouse – California Email Change:  Sidekick has now transitioned to as their one point of contact for everyone and everything.  When you email, be sure to be very clear in your email to use known key words.  For example: URGENT : 2.22.23:  Att : Charisse :  Scheduling : Truck Can’t pick up INV568974

Elenteny Spotlight

Kas Adams, Operations Manager

Working across both the Distribution and Logistics teams, Kas is part of Elenteny Imports Leadership team. Her mandate:  to improve our systems, process, and our customer service offerings.

Kas joined Elenteny in-mid 2021, motivated to work on global freight movements, and emergent challenging supply chain dynamics. She keeps an eye on what is next for Elenteny, catching issues and problem-solving tricky situations as they arise across our freight business and with our partners. 

Kas’ operations, policy and management experience spans over 25 years and ranges from corporate and government organizations to international and domestic humanitarian charities in both England and Wales.

Cheers to Kas! We’re glad to have you with us.

Tim Kealey, Logistics Manager

Tim joined us in July with the goal of pushing our freight operations to the next level – ensuring Elenteny remains on the cutting edge, growing our capacity while adding new efficiencies.

With over 20 years’ experience in the wine & spirits industry spanning manufacturing, import operations & distribution management, Tim started his career in logistics management at a fine wine importer in New York before moving on to work for Russian Standard Vodka & Disaronno.

Cheers to Tim! We’re glad to have you with us.

Customer Spotlight: Vintage Wine Marketing

Steven and Faith Ventrello are the founders of Vintage Wine Marketing, importers, distributors and brokers of fine wines from Europe and California.

Steve has been in the wine business over thirty years working in wine sales & marketing in California, and Faith spent 12 years working as an executive in the Music Industry, including Elektra Records in NYC, as well as Capitol Records and Virgin in Los Angeles.

In 1998, Steve and Faith founded Parador Cellars, a boutique winery focusing on single vineyard sites of Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley.

They have a new project underway, rehabilitating a vacant building in downtown Napa, where they will be opening FolkLore, a Record Store/Wine and Cocktail Bar/Cafe which will also house the FM Radio Station (KCMU 103.3FM in Napa or stream at Faith established five years ago.  FolkLore will have a deep and diverse wine list, featuring the Parador wines, that will appeal to both locals and visitors to the Napa Valley.

Raising a glass to Vintage Wine Marketing!

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Keeping you in the Loop

News you need to know

Will boxed wines emerge as a sustainable solution? 8 Boxed Wines Industry Insiders Love

Meet the sommeliers of social media. 10 Social Media Accounts That Will Help Expand Your Wine Knowledge

How has global trade been affected by the Ukraine-Russia war? One year later: How Ukraine-Russia war reshaped ocean shipping – FreightWaves

“Every cold and dark phase ends and hence begins a beautiful phase of warmth and vibrance. Don’t believe? Just notice March.

– Anamika Mishra

Cheers, Elenteny Imports