June Newsletter 2023

Juneteenth Schedule, Summer Temperatures – Use Elenteny LCL Which is Always Reefer, Ocean Schedule Reliability is Improving, Strike Activity in France 

Operations Update

In observance of Juneteenth, we will be working with limited staff on both Friday, 6/16 and Monday, 6/19. Please expect delays from our teams during these days. All warehouses will be operating on their normal schedule.


Summer Temperatures – Use Elenteny LCL Which is Always Reefer 

The highs today in some of our favorites wine regions:

84° F in Bordeaux

79° F in the Jura

72° F in Rioja

84° F in Piedmont

74° F in the Mosel

65° F in Tbilisi

Keep your best sellers in stock this summer with our LCL service featuring temperature control from pick up at your supplier to Fond du Lac cold storage in New Jersey.


Ocean Schedule Reliability is Improving
On a global scale, in 2021 ocean schedule reliability was from 35% to a low of 31% at the end of the year.  In 2022 it was 30% up to 55% by the end of 2022.  We began this year around 53% and are now above 60%.  Port issues and vessel schedules still change and cause delays, but things are steadily improving.

Strike Activity in France 
Unions are striking over pension reform.  Le Havre and Fos sur Mer are both closed part time June 6th-8th.  Though the closures are only part time, it does result in notable disruption and backlog.

Customer Spotlight

Convivium Imports

In 2021, Dan Hess started Convivium Imports LLC with the intent to share stories of small wine producers who respect nature and embrace their cultures. Growing up in Spain and Switzerland, surrounded by his Guatemalan mother’s culture, Dan was inspired by the comfort of experiencing diverse cultures at the same table.

As we emerge from the solitude of the past years, Convivium Imports is eager to help people experience the world anew through a shared bottle. Let’s taste the world together!

Raising a glass to Convivium Imports!

Elenteny Spotlight

Claudia Brennan, Jr. Accountant

Claudia has a mind for organization and a satisfaction in cleaning up accounts, making a career in accounting an obvious fit.  She has 7+ years of AR experience and now leads the AR team at Elenteny Imports.

Originating from Naugatuck, CT and graduating from SUNY Albany in 2015, she moved to NYC and never looked back.  After a year of enjoying the restaurant scene, when her company relocated to Long Island an AR role at a wine logistics company was very appealing. Since she was captain of her swim team in high school and president of her sorority in college, the leadership role came naturally.

After bouncing back and forth between Queens, Jersey City, Lower East Side, Rockland County and the Upper East Side, Claudia has finally settled in the Bronx, along with her boyfriend Chris and a cat whom she loves very much.

Her hobbies include hiking, painting, gardening and creating bouquets. Claudia especially enjoys travel and is excited to return to Italy this September.

Keeping you in the Loop

News you need to know

1,500 years ago, the wine industry was booming. See what an archaeological dig just uncovered. Scientists Identify Ancient Grapes from Byzantine Days | Wine Spectator

Port dispute reaches President’s desk. Pressure Builds for White House to Mediate West Coast Port Labor Dispute

Growers in famed Danube valley debate proposed pesticide regulations. A Proposed Pesticide Ban Divides Austrian Vintners | SevenFifty Daily

Summertime, and the mixin’ is easy. Cocktail recipes for June – The Spirits Business

“Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.

– Kellie Elmore

Cheers, Elenteny Imports