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Afternoon Brief, April 19

Wine Executives Debate the Promise and Peril of Millennial Wine Consumers: Top wine executives on Thursday offered differing views on the promise and peril of marketing wine to millennials, who are poised to overtake baby boomers this year as the largest generation in the United States...

Afternoon Brief, April 18

Bordeaux Fire Destroys $13 Million Worth of Wine in France: Fans of Bordeaux have plenty of reason to whine this week. A blaze at a warehouse in the vaunted wine-making region in South West France incinerated $12.9 million worth of vino on Tuesday afternoon...

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Be a Great Manager (Part Two)

This week we continue the topic of managing employees. Last week’s blog discussed giving credit where credit is due, which is the first rule...

Navigating Smoke Taint and Other Disasters: Wine Manufacturing Strategies to Turn...

Smoke, drought, rain, and other flavor-altering events are what separate the winemakers from the wine masters.A single harvest impacted by mold, smoke, or other faults can take down a vineyard or a farm winery—if those grapes are rejected as impossibly tainted.

Pinot Noir Auction the Flywheel of Success for the Willamette Valley...

As auctioneer Fritz Hatton, pointed his finger and called “Sold!” for the last lot of Pinot Noir, the crowd at the Willamette Valley Barrel Auction responded with jubilation. The fund raising event broke the $1 million goal in a rather dramatic final act.

Be a Great Manager (Part One)

Being a boss, at any level, is rarely easy. There are times that you wish your employees would just do what you want them...

Turning the Tables on Joe Roberts

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 the...

NEWS RELEASES

9th Annual Cider Summit Portland Returns June 21 and 22

Oregon’s largest cider tasting festival celebrates artisanal hard cider industry. PORTLAND, Ore – April 23, 2019 – Cider Summit Portland, an artisanal hard cider tasting...

The 20th Edition Marks a New Chapter for Vinexpo Bordeaux

Bordeaux, April 25th 2019 - Vinexpo Bordeaux, the international wine and spirits trade show, returns reinvigorated this year from 13-16 May, prioritising quality, ROI...

Afternoon Brief, April 24

Why Scientists Are Studying Sommeliers’ Brains: Twenty-five sommelier students outperformed an untrained control group of 29 people at identifying a range of common wine aromas within around two months of education, according to a study recently published in the journal Chemosensory Perception ...

Largest Ever Economic Summit and Trade Show in Ukiah, May 9,...

Mendocino Winegrowers Inc. is hosting an Economic Summit and Trade Show on Thursday, May 9th at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds in Ukiah. As the...

KEDGE Business School Opens New Spaces for the Wine & Spirits...

On Wednesday, 17 April, KEDGE Business School opened almost 1,000 m² of space at its Bordeaux campus dedicated to the Wine & Spirits Academy and...

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Showcasing Values with the 2019 Sunset International Wine Competition

Early Bird Entry Deadline is May 3rd. Sunset showcases the Western region’s unique lifestyle and noteworthy destinations, inspiring readers to...

The Making of the Perfect Ageing Tool

The oak barrel is the benchmark tool for premium winemaking with its slow addition of oxygen and gentle extraction...

Groundbreaking Vineyard Tracking Tool Provides Critical Data to Winemakers

Just in time for budbreak, InnoVint, one of the wine industry’s top winery management software companies, has released a...

Time to Submit Your Wines in the Sommeliers Choice Awards

Enter your wines in the 2019 SCA Awards and get it judged by leading on-premise buyers and sommeliers of...

Migrating and Permanent Resident Birds Create Visual and Health Risk Hazards...

Swallows and Pigeons Linked to Disease and EPA Enforcements They are incredible animals that fly hundreds of miles from South...

AFTERNOON BRIEF

Afternoon Brief, April 23

Gallo’s Acquisition Strategy Is Gift That Keeps on Giving for Premium Wine: The premium branded wine market can do with all the help it can get which is what makes E&J Gallos acquisition strategy potentially so important, not just for itself, but for the overall wine industry ...

Afternoon Brief, April 22

Dave Phinney and Co. Are on a Spirited Mission to Transform Mare Island: Talk with many Napa Valley winemakers and theyll tell you that Dave Phinney has the Midas touch when it comes to making wildly popular, edgy wines ...

Afternoon Brief, April 19

Wine Executives Debate the Promise and Peril of Millennial Wine Consumers: Top wine executives on Thursday offered differing views on the promise and peril of marketing wine to millennials, who are poised to overtake baby boomers this year as the largest generation in the United States...

Afternoon Brief, April 18

Bordeaux Fire Destroys $13 Million Worth of Wine in France: Fans of Bordeaux have plenty of reason to whine this week. A blaze at a warehouse in the vaunted wine-making region in South West France incinerated $12.9 million worth of vino on Tuesday afternoon...

Afternoon Brief, April 17

CEO of Francis Ford Coppola's Wine Pursuits Talks Reading the Consumer Zeitgeist: Forward-thinking has served Francis Ford Coppola in his pursuits in film, wine, hospitality and now cannabis. At the helm of much of this business is Corey Beck...