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Climate Has Changed—How Global Wine Regions Are Responding

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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

Philosophy—Maryland’s First Black-owned Winery

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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—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

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—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...