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Kathleen Willcox writes about wine, food and culture from her home in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. She is keenly interested in sustainability issues, and the business of making ethical drinks and food. Her work appears regularly in Wine Searcher, Wine Enthusiast, Liquor.com and many other publications. Kathleen also co-authored a book called Hudson Valley Wine: A History of Taste & Terroir, which was published in 2017. Follow her wine explorations on Instagram at @kathleenwillcox

Win Win Wine: How to Build and Broadcast an Authentic Wine-Charity...

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Demonstrating that a nonprofit is everything it seems to be, and establishing just how much support a winery is giving to its cause, is...

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2024: Sam Parra — Elevating the Latinx...

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By Kathleen Willcox    For decades, the Venn Diagram intersection of the Latinx and the wine communities happened solely in the vineyard. Slowly but surely, that’s...

Wine’s Most inspiring People 2024: Aaron Lieberman — Walking the Wine...

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By Kathleen Willcox   As any CEO (or parent) worth their salt knows, going out and doing the thing — instead of pontificating about the importance...

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2024: Deborah Brenner — Making the Wine...

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By Kathleen Willcox    Deborah Brenner built her career on creating spaces for and celebrating women in places where, while they weren’t necessarily unwelcome, they certainly...

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2024: Duff Bevill — Propelling Sustainability in...

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By Kathleen Willcox  Duff Bevill grew up in Southern California, and says he “couldn’t wait” to “get away from L.A. and get to farmland up...

What Is the New Normal When It Comes to Wine Tastings?

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Is there a way for brands to meet the lofty expectations of guests without scaring them away with sky-high fees? By Kathleen Willcox   In 2019, wine...

Hello Scott Henry: A Second Chance for Troublesome Vines

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How a widely dismissed trellising system can boost productivity and quality By Kathleen Willcox   Wine styles and production methods fall in and out of fashion: just...

Time to Shine: A Second Honeymoon for Hybrid Grapes

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Producers are rethinking their devotion to the nobles. By Kathleen Willcox    The last few years have not been kind to vitis vinifera. Damage from wildfires, hail...

Winemakers Take a Walk on the Wild Side (With Yeast)

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WIN reached out to winemakers to find out more about how they’re finding and using wild yeast. By Kathleen Willcox  For millennia, the process of alcoholic...

Research and Legwork: Manage Your Distributor Relationship and Get Results Amid...

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Distributors, both large and small, share their thoughts on how wineries can best work with them to increase sales. By Kathleen Willcox  As anyone who has...

Celebrate Everything: Get More From Marketing Around Under-the-Radar Holidays and Causes

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Leveraging widely recognized but under-utilized events can help initiatives that might otherwise get lost in a broad marketing blitz get a foothold. By Kathleen Willcox  It’s...

Countdown to Success: 11 Ways to Invite New and Young Wine...

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Attracting a more diverse and younger cohort of repeat customers requires creative thinking. By Kathleen Willcox    Bad news first (and this is hardly breaking news): the...

How — and Why — Wine Brands Are Working to Grow...

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To bridge the gap between intention and reality, many wineries are now creating apprenticeship programs or reaching out to organizations designed to boost inclusion. By...

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2023: Emily Wines — Leaning in Amid...

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By Kathleen Willcox    “I saw women leaving the Court, and I knew I had a decision to make,” Emily Wines recalls. “I felt like the...

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2023: Remy Drabkin — A Universal Drive...

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By Kathleen Willcox   “It’s all about equity,” Remy Drabkin says of her mission as a winemaker, mayor and co-founder of a nonprofit LGBTQ+ advocacy group....
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