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Mitigating for Smoke Exposure and Returning Value to Tainted Wine

Mitigating for Smoke Exposure and Returning Value to Tainted Wine: That wildfires have become an annual summer ritual comes as no surprise to anyone. Not only are the numbers increasing – in 2017, there were 71,499 wildfires, compared to 65,575 wildfires in the same period in 2016, according to the National Interagency Fire Center

Concentrated Flavors Emerge from 2019 Napa Valley Harvest: Precision Farming and...

Industry leaders discuss 2019 growing season during Napa Valley Grapegrowers annual harvest press conference Napa, CA (October 15, 2019) – With approximately 75% of total...

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Turning the Tables on Eric Degerman

By Carl Giavanti, Carl Giavanti Consulting “Turning the Tables – Interviewing the Interviewers” ” is a Q&A series profiling Wine Writers. We hope you’ll discover more about...

Automation Aimed at Consumer Preferences Is Key to Successful Digital Marketing...

Automation Aimed at Consumer Preferences Is Key to Successful Digital Marketing Strategies: “Not everyone in your CRM is created equal. Some are more engaged, some purchase more, some are involved in wine club, some aren’t. Should you treat them all the same? No!”

Wineries Back to Business After Kincade Fire and Encouraging Visitors to...

Soda Rock met the challenge head on. Once route 128 and Alexander Valley opened and people were probably going to be travelling to check out the damages, the winery set up a temporary tasting bar. They invited the public to come see what they lost but also what they had not. The wines were good, the spirits were up, and everyone was safe.

Time v Patience / Patience v Time and the Adult Beverage...

We have the good fortune of meeting brand-trepreneurs (people who make booze) all day every day. They come to our offices or we meet...

The Art of Premium Pricing

Premium (higher) pricing of wine is one way to display the quality associated with the wine. Before you decide to enter the premium pricing...

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State Liquor Distributor Asks Temporary Pause in Delivering Orders This Week...

Lansing, Mich. – Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC), one of Michigan’s major distribution agents handling liquor and wine warehousing and delivery to local retailers, today announced...

Foley Family Wines and Charton-Hobbs Group of Companies Establish New Agency...

Santa Rosa, Calif. and Toronto, ON, Canada, November 12, 2019 – Foley Family Wines (FFW) announced they have established a new multi-year strategic agency...

They’re Here: Premiere Napa Valley Wines Come to Market

Exceptionally rare expressions of Napa Valley wines come on the scene for wine lovers across the country and around the world 11/12/2019 - St. Helena,...

Peju Supports Sonoma County Resilience Fund Donates $10 from Every $100+...

Rutherford, Napa Valley, November 2019---Peju Province Winery and its sister property, Calmére Estate Winery, are making donations in the month of November to the...

Ben & Jake Fetzer Introduce Rural Wine Company

New Wine Brand Showcases Mendocino Sub-Appellations Redwood Valley, Calif. (Nov. 11, 2019) – Third-generation vintners Ben and Jake Fetzer have expanded their wine business with...

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Harvest 2019 – Where Are My Aromas?

Over 300 analyses in blocks followed by Vivelys’ Dyostem system are showing signs of a complicated harvest. “I’m waiting,...

Grow Your Wine Brand’s Presence in the US Market

If you are looking to sell more of your wines to the on-premise establishments, enter your wines in Sommeliers Choice Awards now.

Expertly Curated & Custom Products for Marketing Your Wine

Vanessa Topper, the founder of TopNest Designs, was naturally destined to curate the perfect lineup of custom gifts for discerning clients in the wine industry. Her father sold California wine in the late 60’s, her mother was an art consultant and interior designer and her brother is a private chef.

Vinexpo New York Creates Unprecedented Opportunities for Wine & Spirits Producers

Vinexpo New York, now in its third year, is drawing thousands of exhibitors, buyers, and conference attendees into what...

Study Confirms That Dry Steam Vapor Provides Superior Sanitation to Wineries...

Steamericas, Inc., the first U.S. subsidiary of SJE Corporation, an industrial steamer manufacturer out of Busan, South Korea, is...

AFTERNOON BRIEF

Afternoon Brief, November 12

Missing: 6 Million Female Premium Wine Drinkers: Women are significantly under-represented among US wine drinkers who spend $15 or more on a bottle. Could they be the next growth opportunity?

Afternoon Brief, November 11

Sonoma County Studies Take Issue with Wine Industry’s Expansion, Scrutinizing Traffic, Events: Sonoma County wineries should bear the bulk of the responsibility for improving relations with rural neighbors, according to a pair of recently released county studies calling for fewer events, more coordination and a higher standard of review for new or expanding wineries...

Afternoon Brief, November 8

Oregon Wine's Civil Civil War: Oregon has always been one of the chummiest wine-producing states in the US and one of the leaders of a new breakaway trade group says that is still the goal ...

Afternoon Brief, November 7

Is Wine Premiumisation a Doom Loop?: Wine sales figures for the first half of 2019 show that the premiumisation trend in the US has begun to head south. The question every wine producer should be asking themselves is: So what do we do now? ...

Afternoon Brief, November 6

Wineries Back to Business After Kincade Fire and Encouraging Visitors to #GatherInSonoma and #SipSonoma - Sonoma County wine country has been hit twice by massive fires in the space of three years. The first, on October 8, 2017, was an unexpected frenzy that caused unfathomable damage, took thousands of structures and many lives, displaced countless families, and uprooted the wine business in both Napa and Sonoma counties ...