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1881 Napa Wine History Museum and Tasting Salon Praised by Dignitaries...

OAKVILLE, Calif. (June 25, 2019) – 1881 Napa, the country’s only wine history museum, was officially opened during an event last night that included...

Imagery Estate Winery Introduces New Augmented Reality Mobile App, Connecting Consumers...

Sonoma Valley Winery Enhances Nationally Available Wines by Leveraging Latest AR Technology Glen Ellen, Calif. – June 20, 2019 – Imagery Estate Winery today announced...

ARTICLES

It Is Hard to Shine in a Sky Full of Stars

Good wines, even great wines, are not always enough to draw guests and customers back your winery. People are attracted to your wines and...

Women, Wine & Weed

The women on this Wine and Weed Symposium panel are unmistakably movers and shakers of the cannabis community. They approach the responsible marketing and consuming of cannabis as professionals, either migrating from the wine and related business to weed and adding this new frontier to their already busy wine life or transitioning completely.

Slow Summer Sales Defines Busy Winter Sales

It is hot out there! Summer is in full swing and the 4th of July just passed, so that would be the theoretical middle...

What Consumer Experience Is Your Winery Providing?

In most small and large businesses, it is important to the company that the guests are satisfied with the service they receive when they...

Harvest in Compliance with California’s Changing Overtime Laws

Harvest season is the time of year when every winegrower’s attention turns primarily to the grapes themselves. For modern winegrowers doing business in California, attention must also be paid to your workforce and compliance with California’s changing and complex overtime laws.

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Robert Mondavi Winery Named the Best Vineyard in North America

Global Academy of Voters Recognizes Napa Valley Winery for its World-Class Vineyard and Hospitality Oakville, Calif., (July 18, 2019) – Robert Mondavi Winery, known for...

Travel California Wine Country’s Back Roads This Summer: Central Coast (North)...

Wine Institute Series Highlights the Wine Roads Less Traveled SAN FRANCISCO — California’s northern Central Coast, extending from the San Francisco Bay to Monterey County, is the...

Bonterra Organic Vineyards Launches New Brand: The Elysian Collection

Elysian to Debut at Grand Wailea Fire it Up! BBQ of the Pacific, July 20 MENDOCINO COUNTY, Calif., July 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Bonterra Organic...

Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) and Young’s Market Company (Young’s) Expanded...

New Orleans, Louisiana, and Tustin, California – July 17, 2019 – Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) and Young’s Market Company (Young’s) announce that the...

California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation Awards $31,500 in Student Scholarships

SACRAMENTO, July 17, 2019 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Foundation has awarded $31,500 in college scholarships to eight students. The scholarships...

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G3 Enterprises is a trusted source of high quality winemaking supplies, packaging, and services. They are a distributor of...

Crop Protection Device Saves 95-100% of Grape Damage in Vineyards

Since Falcon Crop Protection (FCP) began the marketing of its FrightKites™ four years ago, demand for the highly effective...

Why IBWSS San Francisco Is a Must-Attend Event for You

The 3rd annual International Bulk Wine & Spirits Show will bring together  industry leaders and exhibitors(global producers) in California...

Central Membrane Press Provides Quality Wine Production

Franck Lambert, longtime winemaker at Stama Winery in Lodi, has been using Della Toffola grape receiving equipment and their...

Prevent Breakdowns and Optimize Your Harvest and Bottling Efficiency

“You don’t want to get stuck with grapes in a press and have it go down. That can be disastrous when you’re in the middle of crush,” says Ron Varner, Director of Operations at ColloPack Solutions.

AFTERNOON BRIEF

Afternoon Brief, July 18

More Lawsuits Follow Supreme Court Decision: After the US Supreme Court's landmark ruling outlawing discrimination in wine shipping last month, the obvious question was, what's next? This week we got the answer. Lawsuits have been filed against four states Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey and Texas that allow their own wine shops to ship to consumers, but not out-of-state shops ...

Afternoon Brief, July 17

Gallo Deal Uncertainty Delaying Grape Purchases: The sale between two major winemakers is keeping some grapes from being purchased. The $1.7 billion deal in which E&J Gallo Winery would buy 34 wine and spirit labels from Constellation Brands remains in limbo after being announced back in April ...

Afternoon Brief, July 16

Wasps May Save California Vineyards from ‘Invasion’ by Chinese Fly: Researchers are concerned about the potential spread of the spotted lanternfly, which first showed up in the US in Pennsylvania five years ago but was found in Virginia vineyards in early 2018 ...

Afternoon Brief, July 15

The Role of Nanotechnology in the Future of Wine Research: Early research into smart materials or magnetic nanoparticles to remove proteins and unwanted aromas has been promising and researchers say the technology could potentially be used to remove other wine faults such as smoke or cork taint in the future ...

Afternoon Brief, July 12

How to Stop Losing Half Your New Winery Club Members in First 15 Months: Churn may make great ice cream and butter, but churn in winery club membership can sour a significant source of sales for many North Coast wineries. Yet, modern tools for digesting the increasing flow of sales and consumer data can yield greater long-term revenue, according to marketing experts...