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Tuesday, 05 January 2021 18:34

Gallo Acquires 30 More Brands

TASTE News Service, January 5, 2021 -- E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of more than 30 wine brands from Constellation Brands, Inc. 

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 10:16

Gallo Survey Charts Consumer Wine Preferences

Stephanie GalloStephanie Gallo

TASTE News Service December 9, 2014 — E. & J. Gallo Winery, the world’s largest family–owned winery, recently commissioned its inaugural Gallo Consumer Wine Trends Survey to capture the current state of Americans’ wine drinking attitudes and behaviors. The survey posed a series of questions to 1,001 frequent wine drinkers in the US, which resulted in a better understanding of exactly where, when and how Americans are enjoying wine.

“We are committed to capturing an annual snapshot to help us continue producing wines that meet America’s evolving tastes and reflect today’s growing number of different wine occasions,” said Vice President of Marketing and third generation Gallo family member Stephanie Gallo. “For over 80 years, Gallo has been committed to excellence, and in today’s wine market that means we must remain at the forefront of innovation by crafting wines that reflect wine behavior at the dinner table and beyond.”

As a whole, the survey told us that Americans are enjoying wine more often than ever before by bringing it into dining, entertaining and even the most casual experiences — all while demonstrating an eagerness to experiment with various flavors and formats. These changes are part of an exciting transition in the wine industry as wineries focus more on catering to customers rather than asking them to conform.

Everyone Is Now a Wine Criticgallo wine survey slide Younger drinkers PicmonkeyAmong frequent wine drinkers, those in the younger 25–40 age group are increasingly turning to social media to talk about and discover new wines, with more than half (54 percent) participating in conversations about wine on social media and nearly half (49 percent) posting and sharing wine photos. Every wine drinker now possesses a platform to be both critic and influencer through the seemingly limitless reach of this medium. In this same respect, they are using the internet as a trusted resource for wine knowledge, with nearly half (49 percent) of younger drinkers saying that they respect bloggers’ opinions.

Sweet and Bubbly Are in StyleWhen asked about specific varietals they typically purchase, Moscato and Champagne were popular choices among the younger set. In fact, frequent wine drinkers under 40 are more than twice as likely to purchase Moscato (22 percent) when compared to 26 other popular varietals (11 percent on average) as well as when compared to older wine drinkers — 22 percent of younger drinkers versus 10 percent of older.

These younger wine drinkers are also shedding the preconception that sparkling wines are just for special occasions. Many reported that they are popping bottles for everyday moments and nearly all of them (93 percent) would pair sparkling wine and Champagne with the foods they’re enjoying.

Wine Drinkers Are Mixing It UpGenerational differences were on prominent display with younger drinkers between the ages of 25 and 40 seemingly unbound by traditions that have often governed wine. Unlike previous generations, they are experimenting with different ways to enjoy wine and are unapologetic about their choices. Of those surveyed:

66% mix wine with fruit or fruit juice

51% make a wine cocktail

48% mix wine with other cocktail mixers like club soda

46% drink wine over ice

27% occasionally even drink wine in a cup with a straw

Convenience Is Keygallo wine survey slide 187ml bottles PicmonkeyThough there were many notable differences between the younger and older age groups, the survey also revealed key thoughts and behaviors shared by almost all frequent wine drinkers. Of these, the most noticeable common ground was convenience. Recognizing that this has become a key factor for many consumers, wine aisles have seen dramatic transitions across the country – from the traditional ‘sea of glass’ to a place of much more varied offerings.

Between premium and value box wine, tetra paks, screw tops, and portable 187ml bottles, there are many different and convenient ways to enjoy wine today. In fact, retailers are beginning to dedicate entire sections of the wine aisle to single-serve packaging or other convenient options such as box. Box wine is particularly more relevant in today's wine culture than ever before, with 58 percent of wine drinkers indicating that they have purchased it.

Whtat's On The Inside CountsWhile two–thirds (66 percent) of American wine drinkers admit to buying a wine based on its label, it may not be enough to make a lasting impact. Unsurprisingly, 76 percent say that taste is the most important factor that will keep them coming back for more. The varietals that continue to enjoy the most popularity were Merlot, Cabertnet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio, which rounded out the top five choices of survey respondents.

About The Survey

The 2014 Gallo Consumer Wine Trends Survey was conducted by Libran Research & Consulting (www.libranresearch.com) among 1,001 nationally representative U.S. wine-drinking adults* ranging in age from 25 to 64. The survey was conducted using an email invitation and online survey between the dates of June 20th and June 24th, 2014. More information about E. & J. Gallo Winery can be found at www.gallo.com and additional findings from the 2014 Gallo Consumer Wine Trends Survey are available at www.GalloWineTrends.com.

* Wine-drinking adults are defined as those who drink wine on more than one occasion per month and at least one glass of wine per week.

Sunday, 09 November 2014 19:59

Gina Gallo Honored by American Wine Society

Gina Gallo PicmonkeyGina Gallo

TASTE News Service November 10, 2014 - Gina Gallo of the E & J Gallo Winery received the American Wine Society's 2014 Award of Merit at the organization's national conference in Concord, N.C. Nov. 1.

Part of the third generation of the family that helped shape the world of wine, Gina Gallo distinguished herself through the Gallo Signature Series, limited production wines made with the best grapes from Gallo's estate vineyards.

Granddaughter of company co-founder Julio Gallo, Gina began her life in agriculture at the age of 10, working in the family's vegetable garden. Farm and vineyard became both a school and playground.  She earned her bachelor's degree from Notre Dame de Namur University and studied winemaking at University of California at Davis, later apprenticing at the Gallo family's experimental micro-winery in Modesto, California, and developing the Gallo Signature label.

Before the crowd of 570 at the Embassy Suites Golf Resort & Spa in Concord, Gina Gallo explained how she had recently left harvest, trading her jeans for a skirt to accept the award. 

"My grandfather, Julio, and great uncle Ernest, taught us to tend to the fields and left us a legacy that we continue to learn from," she said.  "I am truly humbled and honored to receive the Award of Merit from the American Wine Society."

The AWS presents the Award of Merit in recognition of significant and meritorious contributions to the wine industry.  "Throughout the history of E&J Gallo, the Gallo family has shown an ability to evolve with consumers and the market," said Jane Duralia, president of the American Wine Society. "Gina has continued that tradition through her passion and incredible wine making abilities, helping Gallo continue as major force in wine industry."

About the American Wine Society

Founded in 1967, the American Wine Society (AWS) is the largest consumer-based organization in the U.S. dedicated to promoting wine appreciation through education. AWS is a non-profit organization of over 4,300 wine enthusiasts, from novice to expert, in 130 chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada. Membership is open to any adult interested in wine. For more information visit American Wine Society.

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