Weekly Update : Week 3 : 15-19 January 2024

Weekly Update

Week 3 : 15 – 19 January 2024

Are you looking to clear out slow-moving inventory?  Elenteny Imports is partnering with several wine club offerings in an effort to churn through lagging inventory.  Send an email here to LEARN MORE !

Operations Update

New Zealand and South Africa – Space for Q1 & Early Q2

We have several customers booked on both our next New Zealand and South African lanes and we are keen to fill the rest of these Containers.  Based on demand we anticipate containers will ship by the end of the quarter, make sure you secure your space on these lower volume lanes.

Need inspiration?  check out New Zealand wine growers here and visit this article about South African wine for 2024 of note.  Get in touch with our Sales Team to book.

Red Sea Update

The impact of events in the Red Sea is now being seen in the increase in shipping times, increase in blank sailings, limited supply of equipment in some areas, and the surcharges being levied by container operators.  Notably, the longer transit times will have a cascading effect on the availability of vessels to operate across some lanes.  Some providers have pinpointed the additional time on popular routes from Asia.

While there are multiple challenges to navigate, Elenteny Imports is working closely with our vendors, suppliers, and shippers to put customers first and limit the impact of delays.

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What is California Redemption Value (CRV)?

Consumers pay a California Redemption Value (CRV) fee when they purchase beverages and receive CRV refunds when they redeem containers at a recycling center or retailer.

CRV eligible beverages are packaged in:

  • Aluminum

  • Glass

  • Plastic

  • Bi-metal

Do I have to change my labels/packaging?

California Redemption Value (“CRV”) labeling on beverage packaging (for wine & spirits) is not mandatory until July 1, 2025. January 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025 is the “transition period” when the CRV labeling is “optional” for the newly covered products. Wines and spirits that were filled/bottled and labeled before January 1, 2024 do not require the CRV labeling (they are exempt and will not need the CRV labeling ever).

You should already be discussing these labeling changes with suppliers/manufacturers/producers now. If the products will be bottled and labeled in 2024, you should add the CRV. If the products were already subject to the rules, e.g., beer/cider, then the CRV labeling is still required immediately.

Find out more information here

Building Containers | LCL Spaces Available 

We are filling containers now:  below is the number of cases to be booked BEFORE we close the doors on the next sailing.
France to Oakland: 405 cases
France (FOS) to New York: 450 cases
France (Le Havre) Insulated to New York : 935. * New Dry Lane
Spain to Oakland: 970 cases
Italy to Oakland: 100 cases *loading 1/26
Germany to New York: 800 cases
Portugal to New York: 375 cases
Austria to New York: 1000 cases
New Zealand to Oakland: 1100 cases
France to Seattle: 1050 cases
Australia to New York: Full
Georgia to New York: Full

NEW LANES for Q1: Building New Containers!

Australia to New York: 1200 cases
Argentina/Chile to New York: 1200 cases
Italy to Seattle: 1200 cases

Want to jump on these containers : Click here to get a Quote

News to Know

Areas of Columbia Valley experience record low temperatures | North West WIne Report 

The Columbia Valley, a sprawling appellation largely in eastern Washington experienced record low temperatures recently.  This article explores the effect extreme cold temperatures have on certain wine varieties.

Does a sustainable wine bottle really exist? |  The Drinks Business 

This is not an article about canned, kegged, or bag-in-box wines. As much as half of a wine bottle’s entire carbon footprint can be traced to the bottle itself. This article takes a look at the alternatives.