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Jeff Siegel is an award-winning wine writer, as well as the co-founder and former president of Drink Local Wine, the first locavore wine movement. He has taught wine, beer, spirits, and beverage management at El Centro College and the Cordon Bleu in Dallas. He has written seven books, including "The Wine Curmudgeon’s Guide to Cheap Wine".

Dreamers and True Believers: A Wine Industry in Denial

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Therapists weigh in on factors that influence the industry’s glass-half-full mindset. By Jeff Siegel   The litany of bad news — falling sales, attacks by health officials,...

Experts Agree: Direct to Consumer Sales Will Be One of Wine’s...

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Direct-to-consumer has been one of the most resilient parts of the wine market. By Jeff Siegel   The consensus is that Direct to Consumer sales will be...

Two Studies: Wine Market Council Explores Demographics and Engagement

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Wine Market Council seeks answers to perception and consumption challenges By Jeff Siegel   In 2024, the Wine Market Council, acknowledging the pressures currently facing the wine...

A Harsh Pill to Swallow: 2024 SVB Report Predicts Tough Times...

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Changing demographics, dropping demand and “bulging” inventories call for industry leadership and vision. By Jeff Siegel   There is very little good news in this year’s Silicon...

WINnovation Award 2023: VinWizard — Delivering Accurate Brix and Temperature Measurements...

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The wine industry is constantly faced with new trends, challenges and the pressure to stay ahead of the competition. With that comes the opportunity...

WINnovation Award 2023: Revida Water — Democratizing Wastewater Treatment by Updating...

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The wine industry is constantly faced with new trends, challenges and the pressure to stay ahead of the competition. With that comes the opportunity...

WINnovation Award 2023: Onafis — Real-Time Tracking and Monitoring of Wine...

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The wine industry is constantly faced with new trends, challenges and the pressure to stay ahead of the competition. With that comes the opportunity...

WINnovation Award 2023: Lumo — Helping Growers Fine Tune Their Irrigation...

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The wine industry is constantly faced with new trends, challenges and the pressure to stay ahead of the competition. With that comes the opportunity...

WINnovation Award 2023: HotSpot AG — Taking the Mystery Out of...

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The wine industry is constantly faced with new trends, challenges and the pressure to stay ahead of the competition. With that comes the opportunity...

Down to Zero: Ignoring neo-Prohibitionists Could Prove Dangerous to the Wine...

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The recently completed Lifestyle, Diet, Wine & Health congress in Toledo, Spain, brought together experts from around the world to acknowledge the threat from...

The California Bottle Bill: 9 Important Takeaways (UPDATED)

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The deadline for compliance is fast approaching. Are you ready? By Jeff Siegel   One of the biggest changes in the California wine industry since the end...

Bubbles for Everyone: Behind the Rack & Riddle Expansion

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The company’s plan is to transform the supermarket private label bubbly business. By Jeff Siegel Rack & Riddle, the California custom sparkling wine house, garnered lots...

Gallup Poll: Wine Lags Behind, Spirits Gain Ground

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Gallup’s annual Consumption Habits poll, which tracks American attitudes toward drinking and surveys who drinks what, shows wine dropping in popularity. By Jeff Siegel   More Americans...

Tennessee Sues Out-of-State Retailers: Frivolous or Far-Reaching?

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In July, Tennessee attorney general Jonathan Skrmetti filed a federal lawsuit against six out-of-state retailers, claiming they illegally shipped alcohol into the state.  By Jeff...

SOVOS and WBA Report: DTC Market Wends Toward a Re-Balanced Standard

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Mid-year market report indicates DTC sales recalibration after pandemic years. By Jeff Siegel   The direct-to-consumer wine market is still trying to figure out what the new...
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