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The Wine Industry Continues to Expand in Texas Hill Country

The industry’s showroom is the stretch of US-290 between Johnson City and Fredericksburg. Location makes it the second most visited wine route in the country after Highway 29 in Napa.

Turning the Tables on Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher

Turning the Tables on Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher: Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher conceived and wrote The Wall Street Journal’s weekly wine column, “Tastings,” from 1998 to 2010...

Selling Wine, Beer, and Spirits in America

I spent years in sales and building my brand before starting Beverage Trade Network, trade shows and our media business. My first brand was...

Reimagining the Legendary Sleepy Hollow Vineyard

Reimagining The Legendary Sleepy Hollow Vineyard: When E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) of Modesto, purchased the iconic Talbott brand in 2015, a shockwave hit the Monterey wine community...

Trump’s Tariffs on European Wine Backfire on US Wine Industry

Last year the Trump administration placed a 25% tariff on a broad section of European wines as part of the WTO judgement against the...

The Secret to Building a Successful Wine Club

The Secret to Building a Successful Wine Club: Whether your wine business features a brick-and-mortar tasting room, a direct-to-consumer model, or both, having a robust wine club is essential to your success...

WIN Insider Series: Dale Stratton, President of the Wine Market Council

Wine Industry Network’s Insider Series features thought leaders and influencers helping to shape and direct the wine industry. This edition (video above) features Dale...

Why Wine Competitions Are More Relevant Than Ever

Why Wine Competitions Are More Relevant Than Ever: In a world turned upside down by uncertainty, some things stand fast. Wine competitions are part and parcel of the yearly routine of the wine world, as much as tending vines, picking grapes, and making wine go on despite the havoc wreaked by nature or otherwise...

Growing Cannabis in Wine Country: The Shone Farm Project

In 2019, the Santa Rosa Junior College initiated a hemp cultivation project at Shone Farm to specifically identify the best agronomic practices for cultivating hemp and understand the potential terpene drift between hemp and wine grape vines. This session, led by Dr. George Sellu, Ph.D., will address these questions, provide an overview of the Shone Farm project and share his observations and insights on the agricultural impact of hemp farming in wine country.​​​​​​​

Solutions and Words of Wisdom from Black Female Vineyard Manager, Brenae...

Solutions and Words of Wisdom from Black Female Vineyard Manager, Brenae Royal: When Blake Gray published his ground-breaking interview with four black wine sales professionals at E&J Gallo, and I read that they want more journalists to publish on the topic of racism, I immediately contacted several black people I knew in winemaking and viticulture...

Pandemic Puts Twist on Vineyard Plantings

Pandemic Puts Twist on Vineyard Plantings: John Duarte runs the largest permanent crops nursery in the country and has seen his share of ups and downs since his family opened its namesake business in California’s Central Valley in 1989...

How to Build Your Online Presence to Drive Your Delivery &...

These 17 tips will help you in building your online presence and how one can drive their delivery and curbside sales. 1. Define your USP...

When Will Big Beverage Alcohol Retailers Get Serious About eCommerce?

The Important Question: Interview with DRINKS Co-Founder and CEO Zac Brandenberg

Energy Security for Wineries Facing Public Safety Power Shutoff

Energy Security for Wineries Facing Public Safety Power Shutoff: With Public Safety Power Shut Off (PSPS) now part of the fire season in Wine Country, power outages are “the reality we’re living with,” agrees Don Mortenson of Anderson Valley’s Roederer Estate...

Turning the Tables on Randy Smith

Turning the Tables on Randy Smith: Randy Smith is the man behind The Wine Write. Randy grew up in the Mississippi Delta many years ago with not a vineyard in sight...