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The Wine Industry Advisor is an Online Industry Publication featuring news and articles relevant to the wine industry. Our goal is to be a resource for wine businesses and professionals by providing free access to our knowledge base articles, industry press releases, and daily news. We aim to provide you with the information most relevant to you.

Afternoon Brief, July 1

Gov. Newsom Orders Indoor Restaurants, Wineries, Movie Theaters to Close in Most of CA: Effective immediately, California is instructing certain sectors to close indoor operations for all counties that have been on the state's watch list for three consecutive days...

Growing Cannabis in Wine Country: The Shone Farm Project

In 2019, the Santa Rosa Junior College initiated a hemp cultivation project at Shone Farm to specifically identify the best agronomic practices for cultivating hemp and understand the potential terpene drift between hemp and wine grape vines. This session, led by Dr. George Sellu, Ph.D., will address these questions, provide an overview of the Shone Farm project and share his observations and insights on the agricultural impact of hemp farming in wine country.​​​​​​​

Afternoon Brief, June 30

Tony Terlato, a Giant in the U.S. Wine Industry, Dies at 86: From working in his dad's retail store to building a leading wine distribution and import firm to producing wines in four countries, Terlato focused on giving consumers quality...

Afternoon Brief, June 29

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...

Pandemic Puts Twist on Vineyard Plantings

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...

Afternoon Brief, June 26

Courtwatch: Class Action Lawsuit Claims Copper Cane's Elouan Brand Deceives Buyers: Copper Cane has been hit with a proposed class action lawsuit alleging the company misled wine buyers because the 2017 Elouan Pinot Noir made representations on the labels, boxes, and marketing materials that the wine was made in the state of Oregon, or in the specific AVAs listed on the product's packaging but was vinified and bottled in the Napa Valley in California...

Afternoon Brief, June 24

The Evolution of Premium Canned Wine: How a growing number of boutique, sustainably-minded wine producers are carving an upscale niche in the canned category...

Afternoon Brief, June 23

When Will Big Beverage Alcohol Retailers Get Serious About eCommerce?: According to Nielsen, alcoholic beverage eCommerce has seen ten consecutive weeks of triple digit year over year growth since the beginning of the Coronavirus crisis...

When Will Big Beverage Alcohol Retailers Get Serious About eCommerce?

The Important Question: Interview with DRINKS Co-Founder and CEO Zac Brandenberg

Afternoon Brief, June 22

Uncertain Futures for Smaller Wineries Post-COVID: Big wine has been muscling independents out for years in the world's largest wine market – COVID exacerbates the trend...

Afternoon Brief, June 19

Time to Take Tariffs Threat Seriously: The US wine trade – and the media – needs to start learning the facts behind the latest tariff threat...

Afternoon Brief, June 17

A Black Winemaking Revolution in the Making: As Black Lives Matter protests drive more business to black winemakers, some wonder if a change is going to come...

Afternoon Brief, June 16

US Wine Market Volumes Will Be Flat in 2020, with Coronavirus-Related Off-Premise Surge Balancing Out 29% On-Premise Volume Decline, According to Wine Intelligence Modelling: Total wine consumption in the US will show static volumes for 2020, with consumers broadly drinking the same amount of wine, but doing more of it at home, according to modelling work based on Wine Intelligence’s Covid-19 consumer insights data collected during March and April 2020...

Afternoon Brief, June 15

Increased Demand for Sustainably Produced Wine: Millennials lead the way in purchasing from the range of sustainably and environmentally produced wine, and nine in 10 are “willing to pay” more for sustainable wine...

Energy Security for Wineries Facing Public Safety Power Shutoff

Energy Security for Wineries Facing Public Safety Power Shutoff: With Public Safety Power Shut Off (PSPS) now part of the fire season in Wine Country, power outages are “the reality we’re living with,” agrees Don Mortenson of Anderson Valley’s Roederer Estate...