2018 in Review
We’ve enjoyed another wonderful year here at Talon Wine Brands, with much to be thankful for this holiday season. It is part of our mission to share the JOY of wine. Thanks to you, our phenomenal trade partners, we have been able to do just that more than ever before! The joy we share is the joy we receive, and that makes it all worthwhile.
It's an appropriate time of year to reflect on the successes we've enjoyed. We established the Talon Wingspan Trio when we introduced our Wingspan Rosé. This Colorado trio is a great house wine selection for any on-premise account wanting to support and feature local wine. We also unveiled our St. Kathryn Cellars Sangria, the only ready-to-drink, Colorado sangria on the market! Thanks only to the great relationships we have with each of you, our wholesale department is projected to finish the year up 10% over last year. Finally we ran nearly 90 tons of Colorado grapes this crush season. What a year!! We are very much looking forward to 2019.
It's clear to us we wouldn't be where we are without you. We are truly grateful for our wholesale partners, and we look forward to continuing to build relationships with each and every one of you. We wish you and yours much happiness through the holidays and into the new year, and we look forward to sharing the JOY of wine with you and your customers in 2019!
2019 Industry Days
When choosing a wine, shoppers are more likely to consult a retailer rather than the internet or another source. Consumers want an authentic grape to glass experience; they want a narrative, and you can give them one by being a part of our Industry Days! Our brands each have a story, and we want to share them with you. As you and your staff become familiar with our wines and learn our story, you’ll become more comfortable discussing our wines or recommending any of our three labels!
Our 2019 Industry Days event will take place February 6th and 7th. This is a great opportunity to visit Palisade and learn more about the wines we produce. Industry Days includes a full tour of our production area, wine tasting at each of our tasting rooms, lunch, and a raffle for Talon Wine Brands prizes! We're able to secure discounted lodging in Palisade for out-of-town or front range partners who wish to attend, making the trip into Colorado Wine country that much more accessible. Please contact us using the information in the righthand column to secure your spot, we'd love to have you!
Our St. Kathryn Cellars Sangria is a hallmark of the successes we enjoyed in 2018. What started as a limited run to gauge the feasibility of a local, ready to drink Sangria has become a best seller among our fruit-inspired wines. Looking ahead to 2019, we’re confident that we’ll continue to see growth in Sangria sales. Debby Wang, Commercial Direction of Analytics & Insights at Breakthru Beverage, has noted that “Sangria has sustained a long history of steady growth – in line with the popularity of batch cocktails, and also with Hispanic demographic and food growth trends.” Don't wait until the summertime to stock up, this Sangria has the potential to be your next best-seller!
Pete's House of Spirits
Pete’s House of Spirits recently increased their volume from Talon Wine Brands, proving that it’s not the size of your space that matters – it’s how you use it! They’ve created a great single rack display showcasing all of their available Talon, St. Kathryn, and Meadery wines that’s sure to turn heads in their high-traffic area (as seen above). Contact your wholesale rep for more ideas on how off-premise accounts with low-volume and high-traffic can improve sales by increasing your selections!
We’re excited to welcome The Feisty Pint to our Talon Family!
The Feisty Pint focus is to gather Colorado beer, wine, and spirits in one room in order to introduce visitors to everything Colorado has to offer! They’ve put their own twist on the classic Cosmo to create the Cranberry Kiss Cosmo (pictured at right), featuring St. Kathryn Cellars Cranberry Wine! We’re sure to see more success from them in the future, and we’re proud to be partners. Welcome to the Grand Valley, Feisty Pint!
All of us here a Talon Wine Brands wish you and yours great Joy this Holiday Season and throughout the New Year!
Be sure your shelf or wine list includes these wines from our three brands to entice thirsty customers all through the summer!
St. Kathryn Cellars Pomegranate
Vibrant color and bright nose loaded with fruity goodness. Medium sweet, slightly tart, smooth and full of ripe pomegranate flavor. Absolutely delicious and very popular! These tropical fruits are in season now and customers are clamoring for all things pomegranate!
Talon Cabernet Sauvignon
Talon Cabernet Sauvignon is aromatic and full-bodied, with flavorful notes of black currant and cherry to complement its robust structure. With a smooth finish, this wine is perfectly suited for immediate enjoyment. Pair with substantial foods, grilled beef or wild game.
Meadery of the Rockies
Honey Sheré is decadence in a glass. Made from the highest quality ingredients and aged in oak barrels, it is rich, mellow and luscious. The expansive flavors add joy to the holidays with notes of honey, vanilla and caramel.
Offset Split Case Charges with Level 8
For Breakthru Beverage customers, we're continuing a deal ("Level 8") that helps offset split case charges: buy 6 bottles of a new product and get the 7th bottle free! It's a great way to test new products!
Take Advantage of Standard Free Goods Program
Our standard free goods program will help you stay restocked. Discounts are applied at the 5-, 12- and 25-case levels. Use feature pricing to pass savings on to your customers and build sales faster. For restaurateurs, we offer special bottle pricing for wine list and by-the-glass. Contact your Breakthru Beverage sales rep or our sales team: