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What’s in a Name?

If you want to sell something, the first step is to introduce yourself, and not just by saying: “Do you need help?” but by...

AVA Update: SLO to Be Recognized

by Andrew Chalk Ask the American wine consumer to describe San Luis Obispo wine and they will likely tell you about the Paso Robles AVA,...

Are You Ready for the Weekend?

Happy Thanksgiving! After a wonderful day with family and friends, it is back to work on Friday and through the weekend for some of the...

Innovation Advances Natural Cork Consistency and Quality

Innovation Advances Natural Cork Consistency and Quality: The SARA ADVANCED® process is unique in its meticulous treatment of corks, and has created a product that virtually takes away the guesswork of using natural corks.

Bolstering Grapevines to Handle the Effects of Climate Change

Bolstering Grapevines to Handle the Effects of Climate Change: BluVite (pronounced bloo veetay) was developed in Italy by BluAgri about 10 years ago to help grape growers deal with the inevitability of climate change. Enartis USA began trialing it here in the US in 2018.

Three Perspectives on the Challenges of the North Coast Wine Industry

Three Perspectives on the Challenges of the North Coast Wine Industry: Dire warnings, cautions, and stories of winegrowers beginning to feel the pinch of a stagnating wine market have emerged through the harvest season.

Setting Sales Goals

Sometimes goal setting is measured on what management would like to see; rather than what is a reasonable increase or numbers that your sales...

Forget the Date…2019 Is Over

While typing this I am yet again on a plane heading to another city to meet with suppliers to talk about the end of...

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.”

Gathering the Sonoma Wine Industry After the Fires

The Kincade Fire struck the Geysers in northern Sonoma County two years and two weeks after the Tubbs fire started in Calistoga. The two fires were both blown southwest by high winds. While the Tubbs fire moved into populated Santa Rosa, the Kincade Fire threatened agricultural areas belonging to winegrowers and wineries.

Groundbreaking Production Software Enhances Winery Efficiency and Bottom Line

She set out to create a platform that would transform how winemakers worked through the production process, but it had to be mobile-friendly, intuitive and flexible as well as easy to learn.

ConeTech Builds on Core Expertise to Solve for the Increasing Problem...

ConeTech Builds on Core Expertise to Solve for the Increasing Problem of Smoke Taint in Wine: For a company built on removing alcohol from wine, the focus over the past decade for ConeTech, a member of Advanced Beverage Technologies (ABT) family of companies, has been on innovation and other ways to use its equipment and expertise.

Five Award Winning Innovations for the Wine Industry

Five Award Winning Innovations for the Wine Industry - Innovation often happens when a new or growing problem needs to be addressed, but sometimes it happens just because someone brings a new perspective and imagination to the industry.

Alternatives to SO2 in Winemaking; Bio-Protection & Its Role in Lowering...

Alternatives to SO2 in Winemaking; Bio-Protection & its Role in Lowering Sulfite Content: Arthur O’Connor’s familiarity with sulfites includes more than his use of them while working for wineries in Argentina, Australia, Spain and the United States.

Connecting with Guests

Think of connections with your guests as the most valuable tool in your sales toolbox. Once you have created a connection with the people...