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Wineries Report Increased Use of Social Media to Enhance Direct to Consumer Sales
More than 60% of wineries and wine-related businesses say they plan to increase their use of social media over the next three years in response to changing market demographics, to build their brand and to reach targeted customers…

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New York Lawmakers Stir Debate With New Effort To Pass “At-Rest” Legislation
The battle over New York states proposed at-rest legislation for wine and spirits is heating up. State legislators, led by state senate co-leader Jeff Klein, are considering a bill to require wine and spirits sold in New York to be warehoused in the state for at least 24 hours…

U.S. farm bill clears hurdle in Senate, final vote seen Tuesday
Long-delayed farm legislation easily cleared a procedural hurdle on Monday in the U.S. Senate, with final passage of the nearly $1 trillion bill expected as early as Tuesday…

Wines of Wind Country
There are a lot more vineyards in the Petaluma Gap region than tasting rooms, so it can be hard to understand exactly what the areas wines are all about…

Consumers in favor of changing the Go Texan mark to Texas grown grapes

Enter the World’s Largest Consumer Evaluated Wine Competition

California water allocation forecast hits record-low level

Michigan Introduces Wine Country Touring for Skiers & Snowshoers

Bordeaux is on the rise

New York Wine dealers say new tax could raise alcohol costs by $2 a bottle

Rathbone merges wine distribution with Burge

Southern Wine & Spirits of America opens first Southern Supply Center

Austrian wine exports reach record high

Craft beer boom emerges as threat to wine sales

New York sees surge in distilleries, wineries


Steve Tamburelli joins Flora Springs Winery & Vineyard

Rajat Parr, Charles Banks and Sashi Moorman Join Oregon’s Evening Land Winery

5 Questions for wise and witty ‘Wine Wench,’ Sue Straight

The Man Who Turned Against Cabernet

Q&A with Ben Glover of Mud House

Italian Winemaker Antonio Mastroberardino Dies at 86

Hobbs and Selbach for Finger Lakes

Schlatter Family Wines Appoints Vice President of Direct-to-Consumer Sales

Phil Laffer honoured for services to Australian wine

Latour ex-director Jean-Paul Gardere dies

Virginia Vineyards Association names Jeff White Grower of the Year

Q&A with Adolfo Hurtado of Cono Sur

The DRC Interview: Aubert de Villaine

VIRUN boss warns beverage startups: ‘Don’t assume you’ll crack Costco and Kroger’s!’

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