Originally posted by futronic:
It was at this point I realized that Vincor was supplying all the wine for the evening, and I was less than impressed since I have yet to enjoy any of their labels from anywhere in North America. Vincor owns Jackson-Triggs, Inniskillin, Sumac Ridge, and other wineries.
Vincor is a terrific company (and an outstanding stock that was up about 25% in 2003). I take your point on some of their domestic lines, such as Jackson-Triggs, but the company has done a great job of adding more up-market offerings to the line-up. In recent years, Vincor has improved its portfolio by acquiring some very good wineries around the world. Recent acquisitions include Kim Crawford, Hogue Cellars, Goundrey Wines and R.H. Phillips.
Full disclosure: I participated in a financing for Vincor earlier this week (LINK - you'll see my name at the back) and the company has been getting quite a bit of press here lately (LINK and LINK).