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The More Things Change…

The More Things Change…

We are familiar with the saying by Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr a 19th century French critic and journalist, which is loosely translated “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” In marketing while the delivery of the messages may have changed (email and text instead of letters and newspapers) the questions we need to […]

By July 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Finding the World’s Best Wines in the Finger Lakes

Finding the World’s Best Wines in the Finger Lakes

Three times on Wine Spectator’s top 100 listing, Ravines have a proven mastery of dry Rieslings. But how do you consistently create high quality Riesling?

The Finger Lakes area is New York State’s largest wine region. The focus here is Riesling and with such superb results as autumn harvests are being converted into some of the best Rieslings in the World. “… and New York Rieslings don’t come any better than those from Ravines,” noted Eric Asimov New York Times Wine Critic.

By July 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Wine Intolerance

Wine Intolerance

You may know it as wine allergy, wine intolerance, wine sensitivity, red wine headache, white wine headache, asian flush – what is the origin of this problem? There are a lot of opinions, and there is some controversy about the issue. Sulfite comes up frequently, but very few people are sulfite sensitive enough for this to be an issue. Tannins and histamine have been blamed. Biogenic amines, too. Who is right? What are the triggers for this problem of wine intolerance?

Economic and Sustainable Winery Events Management with a View toward Changing Rules

Economic and Sustainable Winery Events Management with a View toward Changing Rules

First let’s make sure if you are planning on hosting an event at your site, it is in your economic best interest to do so.

Identify Personalities to Increase Sales

Identify Personalities to Increase Sales

I came across an interesting article by Mikita Mikado the co-founder and CEO of PandaDoc on the ways people think, and how you can get them to buy by paying attention to their actions to discern the way they think. Mr. Mikado suggests that one method to understand what motivates buyers is to apply a […]

By July 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Riesling Vines in High Demand

Riesling Vines in High Demand

By Randy Agness – Times Wine Columnist You can call, email or visit the two largest producers of Vinifera Riesling grapevines in the Finger Lakes, but the response will be exactly the same: “We are completely Sold-Out!” Higher demand for Finger Lakes Riesling wines both locally and nationally has resulted in the need by many […]

By July 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

News Releases

Napa Valley’s 2016 Wine Grape Harvest Underway

Napa Valley’s 2016 Wine Grape Harvest Underway

Recent warm weather helping grapes transition to optimal ripeness 7/29/2016 – Napa, CA – The Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) and Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) announced today the first wine grapes of the 2016 Napa Valley vintage have made their way from the vineyard to the crush pad for what looks to be another early but […]

By July 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Buena Vista Winery Adds to Its One-of-a-Kind Visitor Experiences By Unveiling the ‘Wine and Music Wine Tasting Experience’

Buena Vista Winery Adds to Its One-of-a-Kind Visitor Experiences By Unveiling the ‘Wine and Music Wine Tasting Experience’

Sonoma, CA (July 28, 2016) – This month, Buena Vista Winery unveils the ‘Wine and Music Wine Tasting Experience’ in the original historic caves of the winery which date back to 1864.  Featuring a live performance by esteemed local musicians, Steel and Ivory, made up of pianist Dr. Kristie Janczyk and violinist Matthew Vincent, this […]

Davis Estate Opens for 2016 Harvest, Offers Tasting Experiences

Davis Estate Opens for 2016 Harvest, Offers Tasting Experiences

CALISTOGA, CA – After four years of construction, Mike and Sandy Davis are excited to welcome guests to Davis Estates, a family-owned and operated winery located on the Silverado Trail, just south of Calistoga. The Napa Valley winery has been a long-time dream of the couple, whose newly opened tasting room and terrace offers a […]

Art Nouveau Design Meets a New Art in Wine

Art Nouveau Design Meets a New Art in Wine

A Collaboration between Daum Crystal and Jean Claude Mas Languedoc, France (July 28, 2016) – Jean Claude Mas, art collector and vigneron of Domaines Paul Mas, seeks to marry the art of winemaking with major artistic fields such as painting, crystal glassworks and jewelry. Inspired by artists’ alliance with French crystal maker Daum, Jean Claude […]

Yard House to Tap Exclusive Pinot Noir Barrel-Aged IPA August 9 as Part of Its Rotating Chalkboard Series

Yard House to Tap Exclusive Pinot Noir Barrel-Aged IPA August 9 as Part of Its Rotating Chalkboard Series

French Pinot Noir Oak Barrels Give the Rogue Chehalem Spruce Tip IPA Its Unique Flavor Profile Irvine, Calif. — (July 27, 2016) – On August 9 Yard House will tap the exclusive Rogue Chehalem Spruce Tip IPA as part of its popular Chalkboard Series, which features limited and small batch brews. The beer, available only at […]

Pioneers of Washington Wine Narrow the Generation Gap with Promotion of Millennial Winemaker

Pioneers of Washington Wine Narrow the Generation Gap with Promotion of Millennial Winemaker

July 27, 2016 – Milbrandt Vineyards announced it is promoting 33-year old Emily Haines to Head Winemaker, making her one of the youngest in Washington to oversee a large winery producing more than 40,000 cases. It’s apropos farming pioneers Butch and Jerry Milbrandt – considered forefathers of Washington Wine Country – put faith and confidence […]

Spotlights

International Bulk Wine & Spirits Show Exhibitor Registration Opens

International Bulk Wine & Spirits Show Exhibitor Registration Opens

IBWSS exhibitors are wineries and distilleries looking to sell bulk wine and spirits, producers and negociants who offer contract manufacturing or private label programs, and wineries, distilleries and importers who have one-time excess stock to clear. WHY EXHIBIT? IBWSS exhibitors are wineries and distilleries looking to sell bulk wine and spirits, producers and negociants who […]

RX altona Made for the Winemaker of Today and the Future

RX altona Made for the Winemaker of Today and the Future

The new RX altona was built to fit the needs of winemakers in small to medium sized wineries. “After speaking to many of them we took into consideration the complete process, identified their individual and common needs, and created a semi-automated analyser that is extremely easy to use and highly accurate,” says Krista Kelly, Randox […]

Environmentally Conscientious BPSGLASS Brings Glass Expertise to California Wine Market

Environmentally Conscientious BPSGLASS Brings Glass Expertise to California Wine Market

BPSGLASS, a second-generation family business, is poised to launch operations in California, bringing with it fifty-eight years of expertise and dominance in the South American alcohol beverage marketplace, plus all the knowledge on the Chilean Wine Industry. BPSGLASS began by manufacturing Spirits bottles in Chile and distributing in the region, creating a Partnership with CRISTORO […]

Relationship Building/Sponsorship Opportunities Highlighted at 9th Annual Wine Bloggers Conference in Lodi

Relationship Building/Sponsorship Opportunities Highlighted at 9th Annual Wine Bloggers Conference in Lodi

You have exactly five minutes to tell a table of influential wine writers why your brand is the hottest thing to hit the market since Instagram. Your message must be clear, concise and captivating because you know it will end up online, representing you and your winery to the world, within minutes. How did you […]

Maverick: Raising the Bar on Capsule Production for the Beverage Industry Since 1992

Maverick: Raising the Bar on Capsule Production for the Beverage Industry Since 1992

In 1992, Maverick Enterprises, Inc. was founded with the goal to domestically produce capsules for the wine industry in the United States with nothing, but the best quality on the market. Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, had banned the use of lead in all capsule products, so the wine industry […]

Concrete NuBarrel™ – Superior Quality, Control and Durability for Contemporary Winemaking in a Competitive World

Concrete NuBarrel™ – Superior Quality, Control and Durability for Contemporary Winemaking in a Competitive World

Steve Rosenblatt, CEO of Sonoma Cast Stone, the manufacturers of Concrete NuBarrel™, is on a mission to demonstrate the superiority of his product over oak barrels in an industry steeped in tradition. He appears to be succeeding. “Concrete has become the darling of high-end wines everywhere,” In Europe Rosenblatt attests, upwards of 80 percent of […]

Afternoon Brief

Afternoon Brief, July 28

Afternoon Brief, July 28

Vineyard Destroyed by Fire, Others Threatened by Smoke: The Soberanes Fire that grew to more than 23,000 acres near Big Sur today already has claimed one vineyard and is threatening the 2016 vintage in parts of Monterey County…

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Afternoon Brief, July 27

Afternoon Brief, July 27

People Spend as Much on Legal Weed as They Do on Alcohol: Consumers are reaching for cannabis nearly as often as they are for a can of beer, a new report has found…

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Afternoon Brief, July 26

Afternoon Brief, July 26

Winemakers’ Push for Stricter Label Rules Fraught with Unintended Consequences: A federal proposal that California winemakers and legislators hope will tighten labeling rules for wine in the state also will have unintended consequences, a law professor said during a recent interview…

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Afternoon Brief, July 25

Afternoon Brief, July 25

Huneeus Vintners to Buy Hambrecht Wine Group’s Russian River Valley Winery Complex for $15.5 Million: Napa-based Huneeus Vintners has decided to buy a winery complex in Sonoma County for $15.5 million, ending months of speculation over the future of the property, according to court records…

By July 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, July 22

Afternoon Brief, July 22

The Wine Industry May Not Be at the Conventions, but It’s Watching: Presidential candidates used to be able to win their party’s nomination by courting bigwigs over drinks at the bar outside the convention hall…

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Afternoon Brief, July 21

Afternoon Brief, July 21

California Crop Forecast: 4 Million Tons: Speaking at the 64th annual meeting of the Allied Grape Growers last week, Nat DiBuduo told the audience that the 2016 crop “seems to be getting smaller”…

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