three women at Beringer Blass Wine Estates
, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Meanwhile, Fosters, the Australian brewing giant, which had already owned Beringer Blass Wine Estates
, wound up acquiring the international behemoth Southcorp, putting the Penfolds, Rosemount and Lindeman's brands in the same portfolio with Beringer (resulting in two of the world's greatest red wines--Penfolds' Grange and Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon--being under the same ownership).
BASED BERINGER Blass Wine Estates
has gone the unusual route of developing the first premium wine to be designed by women especially for the American female consumer.
Step into a food and wine pairing seminar with Jerry Comfort, and you'll see the expected semicircle of partly filled wineglasses: But Comfort--director of wine education at Beringer Blass Wine Estates
Beringer Blass Wine Estates
recently entered the increasingly popular 3-liter premium wine cask category, with its Carmenet Winery Vintner's Collection wine cask.
drink wine at least once a week," said Dan Leese, managing director, Beringer Blass Wine Estates
WINES (thousands of 9-liter cases) Brand Cavit Palm Bay Imports Foxhorn The Wine Group Blackstone Pacific Wine Partners/Constellation Jacob's Creek Pernod Ricard USA Sterling Vineyards Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines Ravenswood Franciscan Estates/Constellation Black Opal Beringer Blass Wine Estates
Bogle Bogle Vineyards Alice White Canandaigua Wine Pepperwood Grove Don Sebastiani & Sons Camelot Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates Rancho Zabaco E&J Gallo Winery Hardys Pacific Wine Partners/Constellation Fat Bastard Click Wine Group Greg Norman Estates Beringer Blass Wine Estates
Toasted Head R.
And Beringer Blass Wine Estates
is aiming its new screw-capped TwoTone Farm Chardonnay and Merlot at a young audience it's counting on to bring an open mind--and a fear of corkscrews--to the table.
WINES (thousands of 9-liter cases) Brand Supplier 1999 2000 Cavit Palm Bay Imports 510 1,000 Foxhorn The Wine Group 755 1,026 Blackstone Pacific Wine Partners/Constellation 246 412 Jacob's Creek Pernod Ricard USA 272 423 Sterling Vineyards Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines 353 430 Ravenswood Franciscan Estates/Constellation 345 450 Black Opal Beringer Blass Wine Estates
340 400 Bogle Bogle Vineyards 215 240 Alice White Canandaigua Wine 136 221 Pepperwood Grove Don Sebastiani & Sons 272 302 Camelot Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates 61 114 Rancho Zabaco E & J Gallo Winery 85 100 Hardys Pacific Wine Partners/Constellation 120 140 Fat Bastard Click Wine Group 15 46 Greg Norman Estates Beringer Blass Wine Estates
20 138 Toasted Head R.