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Climate Has Changed—How Global Wine Regions Are Responding

Wine Industry Advisor reached out to scientists and vintners around the world to get a sense of how vulnerable wine regions are addressing the...

Opinion: Natural Winemaking Is the Most Natural Thing

Hands off those vines, hands off those wines—what comes naturally should be respected —Randy Caparoso I love natural style wines. In fact, I'm partial to them,...

Consumers’ Thirst for Wine Fuels the Storage and Cellaring Business

Increase in wine purchases means increase demands for wine storage solutions. —Melanie Young The wine storage business experienced a measurable uptick during the pandemic-induced, wine-buying boom....

Fire Watch: CalFire Continues Caldor Containment, Sierra Wine Country Begins Recovery

Amador and El Dorado vintners deal with physical injuries, smoke-tainted grapes, and contract cancellations —Barbara Barrielle Following the Labor Day weekend, there was a sigh of...

Wine’s ‘Gender-Split’

Expert analysts not convinced by recent poll concluding a massive wine consumer gender gap —Jeff Siegel There has always been a sense that women buy more...

Turning the Tables on Deborah Parker Wong

“Turning the Tables – Interviewing the Interviewers” is a Q&A series profiling Wine Writers.

Philosophy—Maryland’s First Black-owned Winery

Two Black female wine entrepreneurs breaking boundaries in Mid-Atlantic wine scene —Paul Vigna For Kimberly T. Johnson, winery ownership began with a much less complicated mission—...

The Future of Winemaking Is Hybrid

Why US winemakers are seeking out non-vitis vinifera grapes —Kathleen Willcox There will always be a place for conventionally produced vitis vinifera. But, in truth, more...

Nothing Wrong with Hot Climate Winegrowing

Some of the best wines of the Old and New World are produced in hot climate regions. —Randy Caparoso I once attended a Hospice du Rhône...

Fire Watch: Caldor Fire Burns Big Doubling in Size

In the week following our last report, Caldor has destroyed nearly 200,000 acres —Barbara Barrielle The Caldor Fire is only 16% contained as it continues its...

Smaller Producers Need Independent Retailers—Now More Than Ever

Distributors, brokers, and buyers discuss the importance of connecting with niche-focused wine shops —Jeff Siegel “You’re the only one who can tell your story,” says a...

The Hock Bottle and Fighting a Wine Stereotype

Between consumer (mis) conception, business logistics, and marketing techniques, wine industry pros consider the right package for classic aromatic white varieties. —Kathleen Willcox For many consumers,...

Sustainable Packaging for a More Wholistic Wine Business

Eco-friendly packaging engages consumers, improves brand image, and is simply better for the environment. —Barbara Barrielle In the wine industry, packaging is vital for the conservation...

In Defense of Terroir

—Randy Caparoso Does wine-related terroir exist anymore? This is a valid question, even if a silly one. Of course, terroir exists. If it doesn’t, entire belief...

WIN’s packXplore Conference Studies Consumer Acceptance of Nontraditional Wine Packaging

—Alexandra Russell Wine Industry Network continues to keep the industry informed despite continuing challenges with in-person seminars and trade shows. Its newest conference, packXplore, broadcasted...