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Red Blends Popular; Lot18 Gets $30 Million

December 2011
 
by Jim Gordon
 
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So far this year red blends lead the pack in number of offers by the nine top flash sites monitored by WinesVinesDATA. Cabernet Sauvignon leads in bottle price. In the graphs below, we show the varietals/types by both measures of popularity. Domestic and imported wines were both included, so red blends include everything from red Bordeaux to Cotes du Rhone to super Tuscans to California Meritage. In other flash site news, fast-growing Lot18 announced $30 million in Series C funding led by Accel Partners and that Accel’s Sameer Gandhi will join Lot18’s board of directors. The company reported that in one year it had sold more than 500,000 bottles of wine and is selling more than $1 million per month.
 

 
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Off-Premise Sales » Month   12 Months  
September 2014 $575 million
5%
$7,743 million
6%
September 2013 $550 million $7,311 million
     
Direct-to-Consumer Shipments » Month   12 Months  
September 2014 $163 million
16%
$1,708 million
11%
September 2013 $141 million $1,538 million
     
Winery Job Index » Month   12 Months  
September 2014 166
14%
226
18%
September 2013 145 192
     
 
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