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It's Tuesday's close when -- but that's okay does annually so can -- -- -- wine or not an entry we wish we could drink here.
-- -- we got this amazing festival coming up in York city the New York City wine and food festival.
Happening in the middle of October October -- -- the fourteenth.
And one of the big representations this year is going to be Robert Mondavi.
And we are fortunate to have the junk -- you know with us right now vice president of -- for Constellation Brands which now owns.
John -- -- with us today you must fixated about festival.
We are -- for -- -- -- really appreciate being on the shelf.
Okay Jerry forward.
It's all good right -- festival is terrific play and ask you this what's the -- -- A company like yours -- Constellation Brands is way more than Mondavi right.
You have Blackstone Kim Crawford Sydney we're -- actually which will probably which will be there as well.
What is it -- -- for sales.
-- -- -- The -- great because -- really get the opportunity to showcase all the brands that you mentioned none -- and not as you said compilation you know it's day company that would.
Off founded in 1945 by modern man and it started -- a very small and we -- company but.
That very -- the entrepreneurial spirit and a focus on driving enable growth.
And that's still part of the company's core values they felt.
-- -- -- of oil and god that that's the whole New York we want coupled with the Moffett field showcase a lot of plans about -- hole.
Over a hundred wines Beers and spirits under the company's umbrella but -- in particular represented.
The Robert Mondavi private selection the -- -- bridge which is also Mondavi wine.
So what is showcasing this weekend.
Yes we're showcasing Robert Mondavi private collection and I was really excited about when that if there's.
I'm glad that featured wines from the central coast California.
And died of cooler climate and god you know.
-- had a vision for the central cults that know what others are cool climate are -- chilly temperatures.
He really thought opportunities the Platte high quality -- that you'll be great supportable and affordable want.
-- step -- a good opportunity.
Really showcase both want but the band's self -- wouldn't want about the -- an opportunity to really break.
Essential code in your backyard Manhattan so I'm hopeful -- -- stop button and experience -- many great -- here.
Well you know it's ironic is that I'm going to Napa for the first time that exact weekends -- uniting across from each other in the air probably.
So let's not -- The -- -- about the private selection because.
Basically the difference is just so people understand is the kind of where you plant in the -- right Woodbridge will -- is much more south.
Robert -- private selection central -- That's correct you have Robert W want what about a private collection it is thought central -- And basically that did -- feel much more food it's such a warrant and I would go to the but one that.
Really are approachable and they're not widely available for a variety of occasions and on their -- social cope or varietal.
And which is why everything that we won't show pick them up about what you'd almost forgotten wondering if you know where we focused on winds from Napa Valley.
I would bridge as you mentioned I actually did it more focused on the southern part of Californians -- We really have a broad range of wind -- -- -- and -- portfolio and that really mimic -- -- what mr.
-- Kuwait want done on American able.
Let me ask you you -- -- out September 1.
How do you compete in this industry you know you keep putting now everyone right keeps putting out new -- -- -- called vineyards all over Napa.
How do you what it what does it take to stay on top -- to be that the bottle -- that I decide to take home.
Yeah and it took it -- great question because it's here and competitive out there in the realm of -- and really -- -- private collection was not introduced in 1994.
And -- -- glad that mr.
-- had that foresight and vision not want that this product line.
And one of them that the -- them at least the over the years is obligated back inherited to move the central -- so.
Would bet that we want to -- the duration of the planet just rolled out.
-- a couple of weeks ago if it's really an opportunity to believe what the central coast you've got a dominant feature.
But all of the really displayed the -- -- often that.
I think that -- you're -- over who I was because.
What a lot of wind went out there right now that -- -- -- -- -- which he named in the rough on -- but.
That's really get -- opportunity you.
Especially when it's rumored that worked hard hitting some really showcase the plan that we all are on their -- real they've made by real wind -- -- you're truly a tropical.
-- -- was a pioneer in the -- in the wine business of the name in and of itself holds value but.
I think sometimes not you run the risk of being so commonplace that it's not.
-- considered a high end decision.
Is that part of why the private selection was created.
-- private collection of newly created or what effect mr.
Darby wanted have been made an amazing journey been -- He really had a deep appreciation for the different growing region could have won and what what what the bottom of the fact that into the region head -- -- -- Different for all climate -- -- that are felt more than one important wanted to know if that's -- the bat and a terrific and about wanting.
-- -- both Bob and I thought we got our actions.
But that -- affordable.
Portable wind and they're just as great or off medication -- that way all of the winded but it's also very elegant it.
Let's talk about the sustainability.
Of the you know growing -- a -- these days a lot of people are talking about this is this really make a difference to the wind at the end of the day or is this just something as you said.
It's kind of like the cool -- thing to mention.
Now that there's been absolutely a compilation it's just not a battle to -- in the -- -- favorability at home not compensate area very very play.
And you know at the end of the day it's all about giving back -- fifty arable land and form a unity that we knew didn't work.
And compilation of what -- committed itself of the company you make sure that we're going up -- -- -- You're also really robbed with courts for cancer tells a little bit about that as well.
Yeah of course it can't hurt I've been in court against cancer is -- great initiative and -- basically it's its involve our.
Asian -- and why didn't you know the battle against file with him as well.
I'm really our effort there are helping to benefit well -- foundation for childhood I would definitely search.
And down basically what are remarkable number of retail or I'm not confirm or -- -- country and look at -- 48.
New York New Jersey and they didn't and and in that -- And down basically.
We'll help you ought to wait dollar or not raise awareness or I can't believe Turkey dwell on helpful -- -- -- -- You know I.
-- let's go back to the big picture wine business before we run out of time here you have all these winds and in your umbrella -- What's what's changed about the consumer these these are.
And my walking into the wind -- -- saying you know what I can only spend fifteen dollars on a bottle of wine or am I willing to say this is it great bottle it's worth.
3540 -- I'm still going to put that kind of money on the table.
Yeah -- and that you know what Robert Mondavi private selection.
You know that -- Play within the -- we've got a book full of -- so Cold War there are widely acceptable -- -- dollar obviously we have.
I want not what all that many jobs were involved about one -- 25 all the way up 135 dollar we don't want to break.
After the consumer and where they're headed that -- now.
I you know I think were around were all want to be together yeah we've obviously had coming to an economic downturn and were making recovery and it is wolf though.
You know what we're still kind of waited in what they have been -- -- let's start -- don't turn out -- -- I'm sure you know created a normal it won't work.
-- don't think on determine what we're we're gonna met outside.
We're optimistic that the economy is gonna come back and got it right and consumer confidence gonna come back and they even looked at great Monfils.
-- that the diversity of when he -- -- portfolio.
Yeah I mean -- is the new black gray and and that's actually -- it -- -- brand has been an interesting stock and you know as a business reported that I followed through this recession because.
You can have your vices you know basically really bad but the end of the -- I still -- -- really good glass of wine and Constellation Brands has held on through this whole thing but.
I do have to believe that some lines are selling better than others these days right like what what what would you say is -- you know your top seller.
Yeah quote -- -- you're you're absolutely right you've been wondering about what or don't need to -- here.
It and you don't have that through this that don't turn but -- actually did find that they had thought that would make it swallowed got a lot of categories Muzak which showed up optimism that -- a moan don't.
But this sweet spot is really.
-- within the web site admin but I'm I've talked about while we adopted by the election yeah that's -- -- 112 dollars and fifty dollar would feel if these are.
And -- and and if I -- a lot of great -- and won't quality wine then again that's Obama got a private collection really the bill which is.
Why we we view of the revitalization.
Efforts yacht but thought it true that one out -- and I would in the.
And along those same price lines you know -- Kim Crawford -- we're Fino the thorny rose all kind of in the same price range aren't that.
That's correct and that all of their -- But for an and there are a few Patrick -- -- in the summer and they're just very -- and have been eight and.
How we have you know -- what that I portfolio -- -- want and other ones that you just mentioned a great -- -- won't put it toward the brand that will really excited about because it.
Really brand new one just part of long now and we're targeting 15 to 41 year old Milwaukee open -- -- that -- and it.
-- -- you get a chance yet and that worked well that's the other one basketball really great and you have a plan that we that we had -- -- or.
And that's you know it's interesting that those -- the winds -- -- -- the festival right -- stain and Matt price point.
Will they all be at the grand tasting or are are just the my -- Yeah our outfit I think the grandkids you will be probably about -- lucky to have that we're gonna but couldn't be there and look at -- -- and try to bring the actual code -- -- Manhattan.
-- -- -- -- -- and other front there as well all I bland but with you know what you merchant are going to be could be part of an immediate all the benefits not held by god she ought to be want to.
And forty -- yeah the other -- rock -- moment ago.
Really fit the Bill Walsh Adam Richman -- welcome back yard it's going to be fooled myself and that's -- a couple of examples we've got all the want to admit it.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- but but what they think people realize how much falls under the Constellation Brands umbrella.
Before it lets you gotta tell people how they can get involved in courts against cancer.
-- so it's very easy and really encourage everyone to get involved in this because what it felt good morning unwind.
-- -- got beat by the election as well why don't want to -- branded partnered in the initiative or.
Event that there.
I look at that participating retailers and -- restaurant or off the country are involved enough.
And it didn't going to consolation.
Saw or didn't compilation.
-- art dot com you can find what those participating album so what's what -- -- in the -- city line food festival is October 11 to the fourteenth grand tastings at thirteen of fourteen good let -- get tickets they think the event is sold out.
And toilet to go John I know we asked you what your best wine and food pairing -- And I love you said it was among -- -- with your mother sauce I am Sicilian it is sauce that gravy.
I love them.
It's not good see now vice president of marketing with Constellation Brands thanks so much for taking the time good luck and best -- -- They thought through this is fair game.
All right -- tries thousands alliance it's it's amazing actually you wouldn't imagine that legal under Constellation Brands you should check it out.
Definitely check out the -- obvious select out.
It's good stuff my -- a selection middle part of the country that tried to from parts of California it's not all -- Napa.
Go have a drink a -- next week.