first_imgHome Industry News Releases Biltmore Winery Sees Highest Single Day E-Commerce Sales EverIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessBiltmore Winery Sees Highest Single Day E-Commerce Sales EverBy Press Release – December 7, 2020 283 0 Pinterest Linkedin Email Twitter Facebook Share AdvertisementNew Wines Recognizing Key Anniversaries Add to Storied PortfolioAsheville, N.C., December 7, 2020 – Biltmore Winery, located on the estate in Asheville, N.C., saw its highest ever single day sales results this Cyber Monday. E-commerce has played a critical role for the business in 2020, and significant growth in online sales has been recorded all year. Alongside this success, Biltmore Winery introduces two new wines, available through the online shop, which honor key anniversaries in 2020; the Winery’s 35th Anniversary and the Estate’s 125th Anniversary. Biltmore Wines Vice President and Winemaker Sharon Fenchak and team created these special wines which carry on the legacies of hospitality and self-sustaining business that were so important to Biltmore founder George Vanderbilt.Biltmore Winery plays a unique role in the greater ecosystem of the Biltmore business, serving as a key factor in bridging the estate’s present with its founding goals. The business generated by the wine program in these unprecedented times has helped to offset what was affected in other areas. This Cyber Monday, Biltmore saw the highest one-day sales ever at +50% YOY for the day. In the past 12 months e-commerce sales for Biltmore wines have grown 219%, with growth from April – November at 317%. Heather Jordan, Senior Director of Marketing and Sales, attributes this growth to “a well-established e-comm business coupled with increased digital communication on our part. We believe demand for purchasing our wine online will continue at an increased level well into the future.”While the estate first welcomed guests in December of 1895, it was not until 1985 that Biltmore Winery first opened its doors to the public. “A winery was a natural extension of George Vanderbilt’s agricultural legacy. Today, the winery carries on stewardship of the land while also diversifying Biltmore’s business. Through each bottle of wine, our guests have a chance to experience and share Biltmore’s legendary hospitality” says Heather Jordan. Today, Biltmore Winery has vineyards on the west side of the estate in Asheville, N.C. where they specialize in growing Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. They also work with growing partners in other areas of AmericaThe celebratory wines created by winemaker Sharon Fenchak to recognize these anniversaries are a fitting tribute to how far this visionary project for a winery has come for Biltmore. Grapes for the 35th Anniversary Chardonnay (SRP $35) were selected from specific clones grown in Biltmore’s estate vineyards in Asheville. The wine is barrel fermented and aged, giving it a buttery smooth texture with notes of Meyer lemon and creamy custard.  In a nod to George Vanderbilt’s legendary hospitality and entertaining, the Biltmore Estate® 125th Anniversary Sparkling is crafted from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and vinified in the traditional method. The bouquet of tangerine, yeast, and honey are complemented by its delightful flavors of strawberry and mint (SRP $40).All of Biltmore’s wines are available through Biltmore’s online wine shop, the Vanderbilt Wine Club, and a selection are also available in three tier distribution in 19 states.About Biltmore Wines Biltmore Winery is located on the estate in Asheville, N.C. Biltmore was the vision of George W. Vanderbilt, a thoughtful collector of wines and passionate steward of the land with intent on making it a self-sustaining estate. Today it encompasses more than 8,000 acres, including the Winery and Antler Hill Farm, two hotels, numerous restaurants, an equestrian center, and event and meeting venues. Under the direction of head winemaker Sharon Fenchak, Biltmore Winery produces a storied portfolio of award-winning wines using grapes harvested from its own estate vineyards as well as from partners in other premium growing regions across America. Each wine has a source, an intention and a story behind it, much like the estate itself. Through these wines, share in the ongoing family legacy of agricultural innovation, conservation and sustainable business. Continue the story of George Vanderbilt’s legendary hospitality by enjoying a Biltmore wine with friends and family.To learn more about Biltmore Wines, please visit and follow us @biltmorewines.Advertisement TAGSBiltmore Wines ReddIt Previous articleAfternoon Brief, December 4thNext articleSilicon Valley Veteran, David Cross, Appointed LibDib CTO Press Releaselast_img read more

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Facebook By News Highland – October 17, 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Motorist clocked speeding at 223km/h in South Donegal Google+ Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Previous article‘Broken promises’ – Mum of Danielle McLaughlin dismayed at TaoiseachNext articleDerry woman loses over £20,000 in online romance scam News Highland It’s emerged that a motorist has been caught speeding at 223km/h in a 100 zone in South Donegal.The motorist was clocked by a go safe van on the N15 at Ballintra and is one of the highest speed detections recorded nationally so far this year.The data has been released as part of a warning to people that Gardai will be conducting speed enforcement operation “Slow Down” tomorrow.It will begin from 7am and will run for a 24 hour period.The aim of “Slow Down day” is to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding, increase compliance with speed limits and act as a deterrent to driving at excessive or inappropriate speed.The overall objective is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest Twitter Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

first_imgiStock/Graffizone(NEW YORK) —  A former New York City police officer was indicted for attempting to cover up a crime scene after shooting a man in the face, multiple sources confirmed to ABC News.Ritchard Blake turned himself in to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office on Friday and is expected to get arraigned on two counts of tampering with physical evidence charges, sources said.Blake, 41, allegedly got into an altercation with Thavone Santana during the pre-dawn hours of Aug. 2, 2018 and fired two shots. One of the bullets burrowed through Santana’s face and landed in his neck where it remains, according to a federal civil lawsuit he filed in January.After the shooting, Blake allegedly told 911 he opened fired in self-defense because he was being robbed. The following day, video surveillance showed a different story, an internal investigation was launched and Blake was fired from the force.Blake is not charged in the shooting itself but in the cover-up after police said he hovered over Santana, noticed the security cameras on a lamppost and planted a knife on the victim.A law enforcement source told ABC News that “all the evidence was presented to the grand jury and they found that the shooting was justified.”According to the lawsuit, Blake has a history of violence.“Sgt. Blake has a prominent and long history of violence, assaults and was the subject of Internal Affairs investigations of his actions in 2010, 2011 and 2016 and was disciplined for his violations of NYPD Policies.”Request for comment by ABC News from Blake’s attorney Abe George was not immediately received.George previously told ABC News his client acted in self-defense and that Santana was the aggressor. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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first_imgFlorida quarterback Jeff Driskel (6) scores a touchdown on the fourth-down attempt against Vanderbilt during the second quarter on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.He finished 7-for-10 for 65 yards.Tight end TDs: Steven Scheu’s first-quarter TD catch marked a third straight game that a Vanderbilt tight end made a scoring reception. It was the fifth TD catch by a tight end in the past three games after posting just one score by that position in the first seven games.QB homecoming: Former Vanderbilt quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels was on the sideline during the game. Currently a graduate assistant at Missouri, Carta-Samuels made the trip to Nashville during the Tigers’ bye week. Fellow former Vanderbilt quarterback Jay Cutler attended the previous game against Old Dominion during the Chicago Bears’ bye week. Jordan Rodgers, another ex-Vanderbilt quarterback, came to home games earlier in the season before signing with the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League in October.Briefly: Attendance was 35,191 … Vanderbilt punt returner Trey Ellis’ father, Tracy Ellis, was a Florida wide receiver in the late 1980s. … Darrius Sims’ 33-yard kickoff return in the second quarter was his longest in six games since breaking two for TDs against South Carolina … Linebacker Darreon Herring started at nickelback for a third straight game to give Vanderbilt more physicality against wide receiversReach Adam Sparks at 615-259-8010 and on Twitter @AdamSparks. Vanderbilt running back Ralph Webb broke the program’s freshman single-season rushing record against his hometown Florida Gators in Saturday’s 34-10 loss.Webb, a former standout at Gainesville (Fla.) High, passed Warren Norman (783) and previous leader Kwane Doster (798) to claim the record. He moved to the top of the list with an 8-yard run late in the first quarter, but then soon followed that with fumbles on back-to-back carries.“Ralph is the type of player that can break a record, but still worry more about what he did wrong in a game,” quarterback Johnny McCrary said. “That’s how we are coached, not to worry about accolades.”Webb finished with 83 yards on 12 carries and now has 843 yards on the season.Climer: Vandy’s revolving QB door still spinningRelated: Vandy fumbles away chances in loss to GatorsIn the black, barely: Vanderbilt’s disastrous second quarter included 16 total yards and 14 penalty yards, notching a net of only 2 yards for the period. Incidentally, 12 of those 16 yards came on two rushing plays that ended in fumbles.Sent home on bus: Florida defensive tackle Leon Orr was put on a bus headed to Gainesville before the game due to “displeasure when he realized he would not be in the starting lineup for the fifth straight game,” according to the school’s official athletic website.“He was more concerned with starting than being part of the team,” Florida coach Will Muschamp said.Orr, a fifth-year senior, had started two games this season.Robinette back: Vanderbilt sophomore quarterback Patton Robinette played for the first time since suffering a concussion in a Sept. 20 loss to South Carolina. He had a 2-yard run on a zone-read quarterback keeper on the final play of the first quarter.Robinette, the season-opening starter, has been sidelined by two different injuries this season and had played only six quarters entering the Florida game. Vanderbilt is the only team in the Football Bowl Subdivision to start four different quarterbacks this season.last_img read more