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Sophisticated Monitoring System Can Detect Temperature Damage to Wine in Transit

Sophisticated Monitoring System Can Detect Temperature Damage to Wine in Transit

No one knows exactly how much wine may become damaged due to temperature fluctuations during transport, but data collected by a savvy entrepreneur suggest the problem is much more widespread than commonly believed.

By November 30, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Making the Most of Your Time

Making the Most of Your Time

If you are in retail sales it is even busier, with most retail businesses open longer hours. There is also more packing and shipping to think about as well as managing stock and making sure that everything reaches buyers before the holidays start in earnest. On top of all of this work stuff, you have […]

By November 30, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Helix Closure Combines Tradition with Convenience for a Satisfying “Pop”

Helix Closure Combines Tradition with Convenience for a Satisfying “Pop”

There’s no denying the romance of opening a bottle of wine containing a cork. Peeling back the foil top, inserting the corkscrew, twisting, pulling and then hearing that satisfying pop as the cork comes loose, releasing the perfume of the wine’s aromatics with its promises of good things to come. Ah, yes.

By November 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Free Flow Wines Sparkles with Innovation on Tap and Beyond the Keg

Free Flow Wines Sparkles with Innovation on Tap and Beyond the Keg

Free Flow Wines saw the rising popularity of sparkling wines and the category’s particular challenges for delivering an optimal by the glass experience as an opportunity to expand the portfolio of services they offer, and their innovative work to create a sparkling keg program for wineries was recognized with a 2016 WINnovation Award. Jordan Kivelstadt, […]

By November 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Sell More Successfully

Sell More Successfully

Some of the biggest shopping days of the year are coming up in the next few weeks, so here are a few tips on how to persuade consumers to purchase your products for holiday gifts and for themselves. From now until the beginning of January, your customers are ready to buy. What are you doing […]

By November 23, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
What the Winemakers Are Drinking at Thanksgiving

What the Winemakers Are Drinking at Thanksgiving

We asked a few winemakers to share two wine recommendations for Thanksgiving, one of their own wines, and one from another winery, because one wine is obviously not enough. The result is a variation of the Thanksgiving theme that’s bound to feature something for everyone at the family table. Ed Sbragia, Sbragia Family Vineyards I […]

By November 18, 2016 1 Comments Read More →

News Releases

Wine Business Examined and Deals Done at 5th Annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo

Wine Business Examined and Deals Done at 5th Annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo

Healdsburg, CA, December 2nd, 2016 –The 5th Annual WIN Expo, North Coast Wine Industry Trade Show & Conference has been branded a huge success with more than 3,600 registered attendees, by the event producer, Wine Industry Network, Exhibitors, and industry attendees. The Expo was once again held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds and covered more […]

By December 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Tasting Panel Magazine, The SOMM Journal & The Clever Root Named Official Media Partners for the World of Pinot Noir

The Tasting Panel Magazine, The SOMM Journal & The Clever Root Named Official Media Partners for the World of Pinot Noir

The annual event is the industry’s marquee celebration of Pinot Noir and its acclaimed winemakers December 1, 2016 (Los Angeles) – M Dash Publishing is pleased to announce The Tasting Panel Magazine (tastingpanelmag.com), The SOMM Journal (sommjournal.com) and The Clever Root (thecleverroot.com) will be active media partners at the 2017 annual World of Pinot Noir (WOPN). […]

By December 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Wine Enthusiast Selects Gran Reserva 904 as Best Wine of the Year

Wine Enthusiast Selects Gran Reserva 904 as Best Wine of the Year

La Rioja Alta ranks first among standout wines on The Enthusiast 100 of 2016 Haro, Spain (December 1, 2016) – After tasting nearly 22,000 wines from 15 countries, Wine Enthusiast selected La Rioja Alta 2005 Gran Reserva 904 as the #1 Wine of the Year on The Enthusiast 100 of 2016. Representing the best of […]

By December 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Sonoma County Welcomes the World: Delegates from Five Continents Arrive for Wine Vision 2016

Sonoma County Welcomes the World: Delegates from Five Continents Arrive for Wine Vision 2016

Almost 200 wine industry leaders from 20 countries and five continents are arriving in Sonoma County, California in readiness for Wine Vision 2016 – the premier international wine industry event – which opens this Monday, 5 December.  This is the first time an American wine region is hosting Wine Vision which every year brings an […]

By December 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Lewis Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013 Named Wine Spectator’s #1 Wine of the Year

Lewis Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013 Named Wine Spectator’s #1 Wine of the Year

—Top 10 Wines of 2016 Unveiled at WineSpectator.com, as Magazine Celebrates 40th Anniversary— New York, NY (December 2, 2016)—Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine, today announced Lewis Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013 as the 2016 Wine of the Year. The Top 10 list is now available on http://top100.winespectator.com, with the full Top 100 list […]

By December 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Family Winemakers of California and WineAmerica Announce Revised Joint Membership

Family Winemakers of California and WineAmerica Announce Revised Joint Membership

Two organizations involved with public policy affecting the grape and wine industry—Family Winemakers of California, and WineAmerica—announced a revised joint membership program at the 2016 WIN Expo on December 1 in Santa Rosa, CA. Family Winemakers focuses primarily on State-level issues, while WineAmerica’s focus is on federal policy in Washington, DC.  A joint membership allows […]

By December 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Spotlights

OENODIA® Responds to Industry Demand with Faster, More Efficient STARS Mobile Service Unit

OENODIA® Responds to Industry Demand with Faster, More Efficient STARS Mobile Service Unit

In their ongoing quest for sustainable, efficient wine processing solutions that can improve wine quality, an increasing number of winemakers are turning to the remarkable technology offered through Oenodia’s STARS Mobile Service for tartrate stabilization and pH adjustment. This increased demand has propelled OENODIA to develop and deliver a new and larger state-of-the-art STARS Mobile […]

Owl Ridge Wine Services: The Complete Custom Winemaking Facility

Owl Ridge Wine Services: The Complete Custom Winemaking Facility

In today’s saturated industry, finding a winery that provides custom grape to bottle service, still based on an old-fashioned commitment to quality, is getting difficult. And yet, Owl Ridge Wine Services (ORWS) in Sebastopol, CA has been doing exactly that since 2004. In addition to creating award-winning wines under the Owl Ridge brand, ORWS leverages […]

Electrocoup F3015 the Most Powerful, Effective Pruning Tool on the Market

Electrocoup F3015 the Most Powerful, Effective Pruning Tool on the Market

Infaco’s redesigned F3015 pruning shear just hit the US this fall and is the most powerful, effective pruning tool on the market, with two tons of torque. It also features a safety system for the non-pruning hand, consisting of a light cotton glove with metal mesh fibers that are lightly conductive, so that if the […]

Respect for Wine Drives Technologic Advancements in Winemaking

Respect for Wine Drives Technologic Advancements in Winemaking

ConeTech and its sister company PolarClad have built a unique set of advanced technology solutions for winemakers that handle wine with the utmost care and help achieve the winemakers’ goals with the least possible disruption to the wine. ConeTech’s alcohol adjustment process, already the most advanced and least disruptive, has taken another leap forward by […]

Strategic Design Invigorates Brand Health

Strategic Design Invigorates Brand Health

“Clients call us when they need to revive a tired brand or bring a new brand to life, on the label and on the shelf,” says Ed Rice, Affinity Creative Group’s Director of Brand Strategy and Client Development.

Trident Enterprises Inc. Provides Global Solutions to Deer and Wildlife in Your Vineyard

Trident Enterprises Inc. Provides Global Solutions to Deer and Wildlife in Your Vineyard

It began as a group of hardworking people installing electric fencing for farmers who needed assistance with their livestock. It’s become a worldwide solution for multiple vineyards, winery owners, agencies and individuals who require protection from the deer and wildlife that threaten their investments through encroachment. “We kept getting calls asking ‘what do you have […]

Afternoon Brief

Afternoon Brief, December 2

Afternoon Brief, December 2

Lewis Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013 Named Wine Spectator’s #1 Wine of the Year: Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine, today announced Lewis Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013 as the 2016 Wine of the Year…

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Afternoon Brief, November 30

Afternoon Brief, November 30

Vivino Announces Year’s Best Consumer Rated Wines: Vivino, the worlds most downloaded wine app and largest community of wine drinkers, today announced Vivinos 2017 Wine Style Award winners…

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Afternoon Brief, November 29

Afternoon Brief, November 29

The Immigrants Who Help Make Your Wine Are Afraid of Trump: On election night in Napa Valley, Enrique Ayón was glued to the TV. Ayón, a Mexican citizen who’s worked in the wine industry for 20 years, was sure Clinton would win – she had experience, and he couldn’t imagine voters would support Trump after the way he had insulted Mexicans and women, among others…

By November 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, November 28

Afternoon Brief, November 28

Free Flow Wines Sparkles with Innovation on Tap and Beyond the Keg: Free Flow Wines saw the rising popularity of sparkling wines and the category’s particular challenges for delivering an optimal by the glass experience as an opportunity to expand the portfolio of services they offer, and their innovative work to create a sparkling keg program for wineries was recognized with a 2016 WINnovation Award…

By November 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, November 23

Afternoon Brief, November 23

Wine Spectator to Unveil Top 100 Wines of 2016: After tasting more than 18,000 wines from vineyards around the globe, the editors at Wine Spectator are set to release their much-anticipated list of the Top 100 Wines of 2016. The countdown begins on Monday, November 28…

By November 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, November 22

Afternoon Brief, November 22

How Millennials Are Breaking Down Class Barriers Post Brexit and Trump: Food – and wine in particular – are the next industries to see similar disruption because, according to John Gillespie of the Wine Market Council, Millennials are the largest wine consuming generation…

By November 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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