We appreciate your business and have enjoyed working with you to achieve great results year after year. As we approach 2024, RJS and BSG have begun to strategically review our plans for the new year, to ensure that both our businesses and yours are set up for success.
RJS Craft Winemaking and BSG recently conducted a joint review of our wine kit portfolio to proactively bring forth efficiencies and offset pricing impacts in the new year. In order to pre-emptively work towards lowering 2024 prices, this is a decision that needs to be made much in advance of 2024.
We approached this with extreme care to ensure that our wine kit portfolio still meets the needs of our retailers and is competitive in the market. We have decided to move forward with eliminating low-performing products based off national volume. For most of the low-performing products selected, there is repetition within the portfolio that allows for a comparable substitution for you to transition in-store customers to.
Unfortunately, in some cases, products are simply no longer meeting the minimum juice order quantities to allow us to continue offering the product, therefore there is no comparable substitution available. In order to make it easier for you and your customers, we have compiled an easy reference guide below with the delisted SKUs and recommendations of alternative products that have been vetted by our Research and Development team based on similarities in tasting profiles.
To ensure an adequate transition period for your customers, RJS will be producing additional quantities of the delisted SKUs in September and October to supply the national forecast up until February of 2024 (6 months).
|NZZAEP17||En Primeur Winery Series Australian Riesling Gewürztraminer|
|NZZA4826||En Primeur Winery Series Chilean Pinot Noir Rosé|
|NZZA4786||Cru International Argentina Malbec Syrah|
|NZZA4980||Cru International Chilean Cabernet Merlot|
|NZZA4380||Cru International French Vieux Chateau du Roi Style|
|NZZA4781||Cru International Italian Sangiovese|
|NZZA4376||Cru International Italy Valpola Style|
|NZZA4467||Cru Select Australian Cabernet Shiraz Merlot|
|NZZA4483||Cru Select Chilean Cabernet Malbec Carménère|
|NZZA4684||Cru Select Rosso Grande™|
|NZZZ4854||Orchard Breezin' Blush Crush (case of 2)|
|NZZZ4851||Orchard Breezin' White Sangria (case of 2)|
|NZZZ4862||Orchard Breezin' Cranapple Celebration (CASE OF 2)|
|NZZZ4711||Cru Specialty Coffee Dessert Wine|
|NZZZ4714||Cru Specialty Raspberry Mocha Dessert Wine|
|NZZZ4701||Cru Specialty Premium Dessert Wine|
|NZZZ4706||Cru Specialty Vidal Dessert Wine|
Our Commitment to You
Our commitment to you has always been to deliver outstanding quality Craft Winemaking kits. We are confident that RJS Craft Winemaking will remain the supplier best positioned to meet your business requirements with quality products at competitive prices.
New core brand brochures will be available in warehouse to reflect our 2024 assortment mid Fall. In the interim, a digital copy can be viewed in the DropBox folder below. In addition, at your request, we have updated the brochures to include a target alcohol range.
As a valued retailer of RJS Craft Winemaking products, we appreciate your continued support, and we will continue to work in partnership with you to help reduce any impact this may cause.
For any questions or concerns, please contact your designated sales representative.