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Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: A Wine Communication Artist

As one gets to know Brown and follows her unconventional life to where it has lead her now – to the top of the wine writing heap – it becomes evident that this simple belief, or really practice, has been the reason her life has been an adventure. Not an adventure of extreme sports or pushing the limits, but an adventure of exploration. She chooses a path and excels, then may choose another path and give that avenue her full attention.

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: Washington’s Terroir Scientist and Explorer

“I was once like the Indiana Jones of Himalayan geology,” said Kevin Pogue PhD. He explains the cultural, political and topographical setting of his research sites in northwestern Pakistan would have made the famous fictional explorer feel right at home. World changes caused this Washington based geologist to turn his attentions from ancient lands across the globe to those under the vines. The vineyards of the Pacific Northwest have never been the same.

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: An Outspoken Voice for the Little...

Some see Tom Wark as an advocate for the wine industry, given his role as the Executive Director of National Association of Wine Retailers since 2007, but he prefers to think of himself as an outspoken voice for the “little guy.” Since 2004, he’s been unapologetically airing concerns over the three-tier distribution system and lack of consumer choice in the marketplace, lambasting what he terms “rent seeking, special interests and other self serving groups.”

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: Adventurous Winemaker and Mensch

Many know Mick Schroeter’s talents in winemaking and his path from the big reds of Penfold’s to the delicate Russian River Valley Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs of his current gig as Head of Winemaking at Sonoma-Cutrer, as well as his entry to Sonoma County wines at Geyser Peak where their Sauvignon Blanc became the standard bearer for U.S. produced wines of this variety.

Explore Featured Exhibitors at the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium

The Unified Wine & Grape Symposium trade show hosts more than 700 exhibitors spread out over multiple halls and floors. To help you find...

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: Oregon’s Wine Culture Disruptor

Right from the get go, it was a lively curiosity grounded in unpretentiousness that led Ryan Harms to the Oregon terroir and marked his ascent as CEO of one of the biggest brands in the state.

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: Apostle of the American Dream in...

Rolando Herrera is being honored as one of Wine’s Most Inspiring People by the Wine Industry Advisor. Herrera is an outstanding winemaker, overseeing his own family winery, Mi Sueño, and previously serving as Director of Winemaking at Paul Hobbs Winery and Paul Hobbs consulting. His joyous attention to detail and tireless venture for “beautiful” wine make Herrera a gifted winemaker. His journey to becoming a winemaker, and the joy he shares along the way, has made him a great inspiration.

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019

The North American wine industry is fortunate to have many passionate and inspiring luminaries, some that grew up among the vines, and others that...

Turning the Tables on Fred Swan

“Turning the Tables – Interviewing the Interviewers” is a Q&A series profiling Wine Writers.

How to Create a National On-Premise Wine Brand

From prep to pitching to programs, here’s what you need to know Creating a national on-premise wine brand requires a fundamentally different mindset from creating...

Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Celebrate the First Anniversary of the Petaluma Gap...

Petaluma, CA, January 8, 2019 -- On January 8, 2018, the first wine labels bearing the Petaluma Gap American Viticultural Area (AVA) were submitted by...

Introducing New Koch Wine-COR Crossflow Microfiltration Systems

Koch Membrane Systems (KMS), a global leader in membrane separations technologies, announces the launch of two modular crossflow microfiltration systems for the clarification of...

Most Read Wine Industry Stories of 2018

What were the biggest wine industry stories of 2018 or what do we really want to read about? Below are the most read Wine...

3-Tier Wine Symposium Announced

Wine Industry Network produces new conference to address challenges of three-tier system Healdsburg, CA, December 19, 2018 – The Wine Industry Network (WIN) today announced...

Mystery Shoppers Visit Nicholson Ranch

Perched at the top of the hill at the intersection of Napa Road and CA-Highway 121 Nicholson Ranch Winery is uniquely positioned to offer...