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Springboard Wine Company Appoints Jay James Vice President/General Manager

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Veteran Industry Executive Joins Progressive California Distributor/Broker Petaluma, Calif. – September 14, 2022 – Springboard Wine Company is excited to welcome industry veteran Jay James to...

Taking the Reins: The Next Generation Is Putting Their Mark on...

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By Paul Vigna In an industry where a majority of the businesses nationally are owned and operated by families, meet three next gen owners who...

Cultivars in the Commonwealth App Helps Pennsylvania Growers Share Vital Information

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 “I want to empower the state’s growers to give us feedback. Hopefully, the truth shakes out across all the variations of vineyard sites.” —Cain...

Michigan Wine Month: Showcasing Growth and Progress in America’s Mitten

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By Paul Vigna Matt Killman is a winemaker at Cool Climate Consulting in Petoskey, Mich., located in the Tip of the Mitt American Viticultural Area...

International Wine Exchange Liv-ex Retains Colangelo & Partners as Agency of...

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Largest Global Marketplace For Fine Wine Expands Communications Campaign in The United States  New York, NY, April 20, 2022 — Liv-ex, the global marketplace for...

Garden State Wine Growers Welcomes Devon Perry as Executive Director

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She’s a marketing and hospitality industry professional who knows the landscape and understands the challenges ahead. By Paul Vigna For six years, Tom Cosentino shepherded the...

Newest Approved AVA—Virginia Peninsula

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Vintners in Virginia's newest AVA speak pride of place and hope for increase in consumer engagement. —Paul Vigna Matthew Meyer has been the winemaker at The...

American-native Grape, Muscadine, Proves Profitable

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That Duplin Winery in eastern North Carolina is included among the country’s top 50 producers, according to Wine Business Monthly’s February 2021 issue, wouldn’t surprise anyone who lives in the state. The wines are found on grocery store shelves everywhere, from Southport on the coast to Elkin in the mountains.

Battlelines of the Eastern Front of the War on the Spotted...

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Seven years since the Spotted Lanternfly was discovered in a quarry around 60 miles northwest of Philadelphia, it remains a time bomb to the Mid-Atlantic wine industry and a potential threat as far west as California...

Lucie Morton: Enthusiasm and an Eye for Deep Insights with Viticultural...

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Lucie Morton is loaded with specialties attached to her name: viticulturist, ampelographer, rootstock expert, author, historian, educator...

Molly Chappellet: Growing Grapes, Gardens, Family and Community in Napa

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Maybe no image epitomizes winery matriarch Molly Chappellet more than the image of her walking out of her home and into the vineyard, a visit she enjoyed making from the time she and her husband Donn settled on the slopes of California's Pritchard Hill...

Improved Dealcoholization Technology Preserves Beverage Quality and Meets New Consumer Demands

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“Low and no” are shorthand for one of the beverage industry’s most pronounced trends, a worldwide shift toward low- and nonalcoholic wine and beer...

Pandemic Forces Change in Wineries’ Wholesale Strategy 

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Dale Stratton is the owner of Five Points Consulting, LLC, a 35-plus year veteran on the wholesale side of the wine industry who previously worked for Constellation Brands, among others, offering insights into consumer and brand research and data...

Wine Industry Embracing Technology and Innovation to Drive Sales

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There will be numerous changes that history will associate with 2020. For those involved in the wine industry, maybe the one that will best define the year is pivoting, adjusting on the fly to the additional ways to effectively do business...

Pandemic Puts Twist on Vineyard Plantings

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Pandemic Puts Twist on Vineyard Plantings: John Duarte runs the largest permanent crops nursery in the country and has seen his share of ups and downs since his family opened its namesake business in California’s Central Valley in 1989...
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