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Sojourn Cellars of Sonoma, California Wins First Place in International 2019...

(Sonoma, CALIF) – Sojourn Cellars of Sonoma, California won first place in the 2019 Wine Spectator Video Contest this week with the video entitled...

2019 North Coast Wine & Weed Symposium Session Content Available Now

Dates for 2020 symposium announced Healdsburg, CA, September 11th, 2019 – Expert speakers from both the cannabis and wine industry tackled the latest topics surrounding...

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Asking for Testimonials

Providing a good experience for guests takes time and attention and may not be easy on busy days. However, when you have the opportunity...

Should Tasting Fees Be Waived with Purchase?

I was discussing with my friend Karyn Howard Smith from Bryn Mawr Winery in Oregon whether tasting fees should be waived with a purchase...

Turning the Tables on Erin James

“Turning the Tables – Interviewing the Interviewers” ” is a Q&A series profiling Wine Writers. We hope you’ll discover more about the wine writers you know, and learn about many others.

Adoption of Innovative Winemaking Method Continues Advancement of Catoctin Breeze Wines

Catoctin Breeze Vineyard is settled in the hills along Route 15 in western Maryland, a few miles north of Frederick and in the vicinity of Camp David.

A New Breed of Wine Amphoras – Measured Porosity, Oxygen Transfer...

Amphoras have been used to ferment and age wine for thousands of years. And for thousands of years they served the wine community well. But as winemaking techniques and wine quality have evolved since, say, 6000 BC or so, the technology that goes into making amphoras has failed to keep up.

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Sojourn Cellars of Sonoma, California Wins First Place in International 2019...

(Sonoma, CALIF) – Sojourn Cellars of Sonoma, California won first place in the 2019 Wine Spectator Video Contest this week with the video entitled...

Walt | Baca Wines Announce Opening of New, Modern Tasting Room...

HEALDSBURG, CA (September 18, 2019) – WALT Wines and BACA Wines, two leading luxury wine brands owned by Craig and Kathryn Walt Hall, have...

Top Maryland Wines Named at 2019 Maryland Governor’s Cup

Big Cork Vineyards wins Maryland Governor’s Cup, Loew Vineyards wins Jack Aellen Cup (BALTIMORE, MD) - The Maryland Governor’s Cup will take up a year-long...

Wines of South Africa (WOSA) USA 2019 Sommelier Cup Winner to...

Triennial sommelier competition’s Grand Final to be held in South Africa this weekend. New York, NY, September 19th, 2019 - Wines of South Africa (WOSA)...

Sonoma County Takes Top Honor in 2019 Wine Enthusiast Wine Star...

The diverse region will be honored for exceptional wine quality and sustainability efforts at the Wine Enthusiast Gala on Jan. 27, 2020 in San...

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A growing winery management software company with a unique and highly functional vineyard and cellar module, Process2Wine® is always on...

Large Scale Vineyards Now Reaping Huge Benefits from Innovative Bird Deterrence...

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Recruiting Top Wine Industry Talent in a Competitive Job Market

As the economy continues to thrive and the unemployment rates decline, it's become increasingly difficult for employers to attract...

GrapeConnect Now ‘a Real Force in the Industry’ for Grape, Bulk...

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Groundbreaking Technology Changes the Face of Winemaking in Time for 2019...

Single Use Liner Reduces Use of Water, Sulfites. Eliminates the press. The GOfermentor is used by many commercial wineries all over the...

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Afternoon Brief, September 19

Napa Planning Commission Asks for More Time to Study Bremer Winery Compliance: Bremer Family Winery, which has been a focus of thorny county code and permit controversies, ran into a delay as it works to come into compliance. The winery recently settled with Napa County over a lawsuit in which the county alleged a variety of illegalities, which the Bremers contested...

Afternoon Brief, September 18

Would New Fee Empower Wine Country Marketing Efforts? : Should Santa Barbara County wineries impose a two percent fee on each bottle sold to help pay for regional marketing efforts? The staff and board members of the Santa Barbara Vintners certainly believe so...

Afternoon Brief, September 17

Accountants Calling the Shots at Wineries: A cooper claims that reduced use of new oak in winemaking is a result of pressure from bean-counters...

Afternoon Brief, September 16

As Harvest Season Ramps Up, Napa Wineries Mindful of Carbon Dioxide Poisoning: Harvest season isn't just a hectic time for winemakers in the Napa Valley. It's also a busy stretch for wine country safety consultants, including Nicol Cadet-Cottam of Nicola Health and Safety. Among the major safety concerns for wineries is the possibility that workers could pass out in confined spaces, such as wine storage tanks or presses...

Afternoon Brief, September 13

Napa County, Bremer Family Winery Reach Lawsuit Settlement - Napa County and Bremer Family Winery settled a lawsuit brought by the county against the winery over alleged permit and code violations, ending a dispute that called into question how the county interprets older use permits ...