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Pharmaceutical Technology Adapted for Winemaking Advances Wine Quality

“It eliminates the labor of punch down, not to mention cross contamination problems in cellar environments,” Smith reports. “This machine pays for itself in one season.”

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

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Acquiring Customer Information – The Three Types

Your winery guests will usually fall into one of three categories: Category One: First time or occasional visitors who may or may not know much...

Picking a Distributor for Your Wine Brand Is Tough. Here’s Why...

As a wine brand, one of the most important decisions you make is picking your distributor. Finding the right distributor to represent your brand...

Wine Is in Decline, but Sonoma Still Sees Growth and Opportunity

This year the Sonoma County Winegrowers’ annual Dollars and $ense meeting was held in conjunction with the Sonoma County Vintners, and Glenn Proctor, Board...

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2020: In Pursuit of Chardonnay Perfection

It’s fitting that David Ramey has a Bachelor’s in Literature because he’s pretty much written the book on crafting fine Chardonnays from distinctive California vineyards. But his influence goes beyond Chardonnay. Ask anyone who has worked with him and they will tell you he’s the genuine article: he works the plan ...

Wine’s Most Inspiring People: The Consistent Force Behind Sustainability in Practice

Over the holidays, I stopped to taste the extraordinary array of wines at Castoro Cellars in Paso Robles and almost tripped over the SIP certified sign at the entrance. This winery is proud of their role as an early adapter of Sustainability in Practice (SIP) and the principle of sustainable practices don’t stop with a sign ...

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Amador Vintners Member Wineries Bring Home 177 Medals from 2020 San...

Plymouth, CA (January 2020) – Amador wineries, once again, thrilled judges at the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, bringing home 177 medals from...

Walt Wines to Host Official Kick-Off Event for World of Pinot...

Mile Marker 60: Clos Pepe Vineyard Experience Takes Place on March 5 LOMPOC, CA (January 9, 2020) – WALT Wines, one of the leading luxury...

Wine Women Announces Nicole Cummings as New President

The board of directors of WINE WOMEN, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, held elections on 12/9/19, and voted in Nicole Cummings as the new president. Ms....

Rodney Strong Vineyards Statement on Wine Leak

HEALDSBURG, California (January 24th, 2020) – In the early afternoon of Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020, we became aware of a leak in one of...

5StarWines & Wine Without Walls 2020: Registration Open for the Wine...

January 22, 2020 - 5StarWines & Wine Without Walls, the wine selection—currently in its fourth edition—that emerged out of Vinitaly, will convene once again...

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STARSpH with Bipolar Membranes: A New Process for Modern Winemaking

What if you didn’t need to chemically manipulate your wine to achieve the correct pH? Oenodia’s new U.S. launch...

Della Toffola Delivers Complete Line of Technologically-Advanced Bottling and Packaging Solutions...

Innovative Bottling & Packaging equipment with a full team of experienced technicians for a complete Bottling line Solution! DELLA TOFFOLA...

Maspack Delivers Innovation with Their Case Packer with Patented Flap Control...

  The new case packer was designed specifically for the US market and can alternate between high-use re-shipper cases and...

New Multi-Pronged Smoke Taint Removal Process Patented

Climate change presents real challenges to wine producing locations when wildfires strike where wine grapes are grown. Essentially sucking...

Cutting-Edge Screen Printing and Etching Company Increases Production Capabilities with Innovative...

Since 1989, Mike Bergin and his talented team of artists and technicians have been impressing the wine industry with...

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Afternoon Brief, January 24

Rodney Strong Vineyards Statement on Wine Leak: In the early afternoon of Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020, we became aware of a leak in one of our blending tanks. We worked urgently to contain the leak and save as much wine as we could...

Afternoon Brief, January 23

Up to 96,000 Gallons Spilled from Tank at Rodney Strong Vineyards Leaks into Russian River: More than 97,000 gallons of wine spilled Wednesday from a tank at the Rodney Strong Vineyards in Healdsburg, an accident that sent much of the alcohol into a storm drain and a creek that drains into the Russian River, where the effect on water quality was not immediately known, authorities said...

Afternoon Brief, January 22

Wine Shipments to Consumers Reach Record $3.2 Billion in 2019: Annual Sovos ShipCompliant Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Report points to slowing channel growth despite prices reaching new highs...

Afternoon Brief, January 21

Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte Owners Buy Napa’s Flora Springs Winery: Bordeaux's Cathiard family plans to launch a new venture; the Komes and Garvey families will keep the Flora Springs brand and their other vineyards...

Afternoon Brief, January 20

Macron Seals Tariff Truce with Trump in Digital Tax Dispute: