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The latest statistics are out...

Building on 10 Years of Double-Digit Growth, Provence Rosé Exports to the U.S. Climb Another 29%

– Consumer demand continues for dry rosé wine, with imported rosé sales growing at double-digit rates each year since 2004 

(New York, NY, February 19, 2015) – For the 11th consecutive year, exports of rosé wines from Provence to the United States have grown at double-digit rates.  In 2014, exports from the world’s rosé capital climbed 29% on volume and increased 38% on value according to the French customs agency and the 
CIVP/Provence Wine Council.  See Figure A

The French customs report is backed up by U.S. retail sales data released this month by research firm Nielsen, which shows the entire rosé category to be on a sustained upward trend, with the premium imported rosé segment seeing a 53% increase on dollars in 2014.  See Figure B.

“While the majority of Provence rosé is still consumed in France, we are very pleased that American wine consumers have discovered and are increasingly enjoying our wines,” said Francois Millo, Director of the CIVP/Provence Wine Council. “With this increasing demand, more Provence rosé producers are bringing their wines to the U.S. As a result, there are more styles to choose from and greater distribution in the U.S. than ever before.” 

Viewed together, the sustained growth of exports along with retail sales figures tell a story of rosé growth that continues to far outpace the U.S. wine market as a whole.

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Thanks Rob!!!!

Rob and his new baby Ray

Rob and his new baby Ray

Five years ago Rob became the wine buyer for SV. More importantly he became a lifelong friend.

Today is his last day at SV. He can truly NEVER be replaced. He has built an amazing selection of wines over all these years, securing our name and reputation in the 'wine world'.

I'm so proud and grateful for his partnership and friendship...he will be missed. 

THANK YOU Rob!!! 

Peace, Chuck

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Labor Day Rosé Wine Sale

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Labor Day Rosé Wine Sale

We will be having a SPECIAL 20% Off Sale on all wines in our Rosé section this week. The 20% Off begins this Wednesday and ends on Saturday. Great time to stock up for the Labor Day weekend.

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Store Remodel

We are so excited to have done a bunch of wonderful work to the store. New layout, extra shelfspace, floors redone ... we love it! We hope you will too. 

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 GYST - A Fermentation Bar coming soon!!!

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GYST - A Fermentation Bar coming soon!!!

Mel Guse

Jill Mott

Ky Guse

 

These three amazing women are opening up the FIRST fermentation bar in the Twin Cities.

 

Here's a short description of what to expect...

 

At GYST you will find artisanal cheese plates, craft beer and wine, mouthwatering sandwiches, pickle plates, charcuterie, yogurt creations, chocolate, and coffee, as well as other specialty fermented products. Our goal is to give people a sense of where these products come from while "creating community through food" (Sam Mogannam of Bi-Rite Market in San Francisco).

They have a Kickstarter campaign in progress.

Follow the link to find out more about it.

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