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Marijuana and Wine: Understanding New Competition to Build New Opportunities

Marijuana and Wine: Understanding New Competition to Build New Opportunities

The legalization of marijuana in California is a topic with polarizing effects on wine grape growers. Tina Caputo, moderator for WIN Expo’s upcoming session; Marijuana and Wine: Understanding New Competition to Build New Opportunities, believes this topic is important and pertinent to the wine industry.

By September 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Bakery Succeeds with Wine Industry Marketing Strategy

Bakery Succeeds with Wine Industry Marketing Strategy

La Brea Bakery takes a page out of the wine industry’s playbook with their new La Brea Bakery Reserve line of farm designated breads and asks the consumer to taste the terroir of Big Sky Country, Montana and their heirloom grains. So can you taste the difference? Yes you can, but as vintners know, it’s […]

By September 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
What Is Your Body Language Telling Your Customers

What Is Your Body Language Telling Your Customers

Body language sends silent (non-verbal) signals, many of which we are not aware of. Though all the time we are talking to someone our body is communicating messages that are picked up consciously or subconsciously by the person or people you are speaking with. According to Psychology Today, “Micro-expressions, hand gestures and posture register almost […]

By September 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
National Organization Is Influential Ally for Wine Industry in Washington, D.C.

National Organization Is Influential Ally for Wine Industry in Washington, D.C.

“We’re always talking about having a good climate to grow grapes, but we neglect to understand that we also need a good business climate to have a healthy industry,” Trezise affirms.

By September 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Dr. Mark Matthews Discusses Winegrape Quality Paradigms at Healdsburg SHED

Dr. Mark Matthews Discusses Winegrape Quality Paradigms at Healdsburg SHED

Winegrape Quality Paradigms: Observation and Explanation was the topic of Thursdaynight’s Luminarias talk, sponsored at SHED, Healdsburg, by the Healdsburg Literary Guild. The speaker was Professor Mark Matthews of UC Davis, who has written the idea-challenging book, “Terroir and Other Myths of Winegrowing”. Dr. Matthews is an environmental plant biologist in the UC-Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and has done extensive research concerning the traditions of grape-growing.

By September 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Competition Is Fierce, so How Does a Vineyard Stand Out in the Crowd?

Competition Is Fierce, so How Does a Vineyard Stand Out in the Crowd?

According to Karissa Kruse, president of Sonoma County Winegrowers, a shift has happened in the past few years. “Consumers now care about what goes on at a farm level,” she notes. Kruse mentioned that, not that many years ago, it was unique to put the vineyard name on the bottle, but now that is a fairly standard way to give an added marketing benefit to a bottle of wine.

By September 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

News Releases

TAP’s IN-Flight Portuguese Wines Awarded in USA

TAP’s IN-Flight Portuguese Wines Awarded in USA

According to Global Traveler, TAP serves the best white and second-best red wine in Executive Class The US magazine Global Traveler has ranked two of the wines served by TAP in its Executive Class – Paulo Laureano Reserva 2014 and Churchill’s Estates Grande Reserva 2011 – among the best wines served on board the world’s […]

By September 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Vintners Craig & Kathryn Hall, HALL & WALT Wines, Named New York Times Bestselling Authors

Vintners Craig & Kathryn Hall, HALL & WALT Wines, Named New York Times Bestselling Authors

The Halls’ book detailing their personal 20 year journey chronicling their experience in the wine industry, A Perfect Score, is No. 11 on the New York Times bestseller list for Print Hardcover books. The book shares insight into the art, business and soul of creating a 21st century winery through their eyes. A Perfect Score […]

By September 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Côtes du Rhône Launches New U.S. Ad Campaign

Côtes du Rhône Launches New U.S. Ad Campaign

“Be Your Own Character” ads are unlike any other wine region New York, NY, September 22, 2016 — Côtes du Rhône, one of the most popular French regions in the U.S. market, continues to redefine the way we see wine with a fresh, modern and playful advertising campaign based on the theme of “Be Your Own Character.” […]

By September 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Oregon’s Willamette Valley Nominated for Wine Enthusiast’s Prestigious 2016 Wine Star Award for “Wine Region of the Year”

Oregon’s Willamette Valley Nominated for Wine Enthusiast’s Prestigious 2016 Wine Star Award for “Wine Region of the Year”

Portland, Ore. (September 19, 2016) – Just over fifty years ago, David Lett, founder of The Eyrie Vineyards, planted the Willamette Valley’s first Pinot noir. Others soon joined the quest, giving rise to an entire wine industry known for its world-class Pinot noir and inviting hospitality. Days ago, the Wine Enthusiast confirmed the region’s place […]

By September 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival, Launches 13th Annual Culinary Classic with Huge New Lineup of Events and Celebrity Chefs

San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival, Launches 13th Annual Culinary Classic with Huge New Lineup of Events and Celebrity Chefs

The Moment Has Arrived – Tickets Now On Sale For Southern California’s Most Anticipated Culinary Classic, November 14-20, 2016 San Diego, CA (September 22, 2016) – The San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival® launches ticket sales for its 13th annual culinary classic held November 14-20, 2016, and announces an impressive lineup of new events […]

By September 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
La Rioja Alta, S.A. Retains Balzac Communications

La Rioja Alta, S.A. Retains Balzac Communications

Agency Will Provide Public Relations and Marketing Services Napa, CA (September 22, 2016) – The iconic Rioja producer, La Rioja Alta, S.A., has retained Balzac Communications to manage media and trade communications, and implement digital marketing strategies in the United States. The history of La Rioja Alta, S.A. extends more than 125 years, during which […]

By September 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Spotlights

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 […]

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 […]

Afternoon Brief

Afternoon Brief, September 23

Afternoon Brief, September 23

Healdsburg Vintner Truett-Hurst Sales Surge 19% for Fiscal Year: Healdsburg-based wine company Truett-Hurst Inc. capped its fiscal year with 19.1 percent growth in net sales, better margins and net loss turned down to a trickle, helped partly by cutting two challenging brands…

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

Afternoon Brief, September 22

How the Wente Chardonnay Clone Became America’s Choice: The Wente wine story began in 1883, with German immigrant C.H. Wente. He learned his craft studying winemaking under Charles Krug in Napa Valley…

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Afternoon Brief, September 21

Afternoon Brief, September 21

Maryland Booze Peddlers Cheated NYC Distributor Out of Millions of Dollars in Tax-Dodging Scheme, Lawsuit Alleges: The metropolitan area’s largest distributor of wine and spirits has filed a civil racketeering lawsuit alleging two liquor wholesalers in Maryland schemed with an assortment of retailers to smuggle millions of dollars’ worth of alcohol to New York City to avoid paying the higher excise tax here…

By September 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, September 20

Afternoon Brief, September 20

Wine Retailers Throw Down Gauntlet Against Direct-Shipping Restrictions: The book on modern direct-to-consumer wine-shipping law was written at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2005 with the Granholm v. Healddecision…

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Afternoon Brief, September 19

Afternoon Brief, September 19

Sonoma Harvest Fair Releases List of Medalists: The judges for this year’s Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Competition have made their final recommendations, and 94 percent of the wines entered will receive some type of medal…

By September 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, September 16

Afternoon Brief, September 16

DTC Shipments Surge, Total Wine Sales Strong: A microalgae found in the sea off Brittany’s coastline can wipe-out key vine diseases with new scientific tests in France showing 100% efficiency in destroying Downey Mildew…

By September 16, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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