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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, January 24th

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The New California Merlot Crisis: Northern California wineries that rely on Merlot for Bordeaux-style blends and varietal wines are struggling to secure enough high-quality grapes. What’s driving this shortage and what can be done to fix it?...

Afternoon Brief, January 21st

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A Bottle of Wine Could Cost $5 More This Year as California Winemakers Grapple with a Glass Crisis: California winemakers are grappling with a glass crisis that has sent the price of bottles shooting up, raising fears that they'll have to increase costs for consumers...

Afternoon Brief, January 20th

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Wine Shipments to Consumers Reach Record $4.2 Billion in 2021: Annual Sovos ShipCompliant Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Report shows a return to normalcy as pandemic buying patterns wane...

Afternoon Brief, January 19th

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Following a Mixed Year for the US Wine Industry, Silicon Valley Bank Predicts Generational Shifts and Climate Change Will Be Turning Points for Wine Industry in Years Ahead: Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of the world's most innovative companies and their investors, today released its 2022 State of the Wine Industry Report. The 21st edition of the annual report assesses current conditions in the wine industry and provides a unique forecast for the year ahead based on proprietary research and economic and behavioral trends among consumers...

Afternoon Brief, January 18th

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With Napa Cab Increasingly Out of Reach, Could It Be Sonoma’s Turn for the Spotlight?: It’s hard to talk about California wine without immediately turning to Napa Valley. And with good reason. California was in large part put on the global wine map thanks to the 1976 Paris Tasting, when a Napa Valley Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon bested their French counterparts to the whole world’s surprise...

Wine Industry Needs to Ramp Up Recruitment in Competitive Job Market

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HR experts discuss key techniques to recruiting and maintaining a strong wine business team. —Melanie Young Building a strong workforce is essential for many industries, including...

Afternoon Brief, January 17th

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Henkell-Freixenet, the world's biggest sparkling wine company, has acquired Bolney Wine Estate, an English wine producer located in Sussex, southern England...

Afternoon Brief, January 14th

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Joel Gott Wines Buys Napa's Historic Edge Hill Winery: Joel Gott Wines has purchased Napa’s historic Edge Hill property from Rudd Estate. The deal includes 25 acres, 6 of which are planted to a red field blend, as well as a retrofitted three-story stone winery built in 1867, existing inventory and the Edge Hill name...

Wine’s Most Inspiring People: Julia Coney—Writer, Educator, Speaker

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Over the last year and a half, Julia Coney’s influence within wine continues to deepen, inspiring wine professionals to become more thoughtful about how...

Afternoon Brief, January 13th

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Wine Spectator's Kim Marcus, 1959–2022: Longtime senior editor helped shape the magazine's global coverage of wine for more than three decades...

Wine’s Most Inspiring People: Tony Wolf—Viticulturist, Educator

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Lucie Morton says she remembers when Tony Wolf first appeared on her radar. He was a recent Cornell graduate, and she was a member...

Afternoon Brief, January 12th

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The Wine Industry Pledged to Improve Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity—Has Anything Changed?: In 2020, several critical events caused the wine industry to reckon with the underrepresentation and mistreatment of marginalized groups in all sectors of the trade. The industry found itself under intense scrutiny from within and without...

Wine’s Most Inspiring People: Donniella Winchell—Executive Director, Ohio Wine Producers Association

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Growing up on a Concord grape farm, Donniella Winchell never had the desire to pursue a career in the grape or wine business. Instead,...

Afternoon Brief, January 11th

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Rabobank: Alcohol E-Commerce Sales Surpass $6 Billion in 2021, Will Continue to Grow: U.S. online alcohol sales reached $6.1 billion in 2021 with more growth expected in 2022, according to a report based on exclusive industry data released today by Rabobank, a leading global food and agribusiness bank...

Wine’s Most Inspiring People: Dennis Murphy—Founder & Winemaker, Caprio Cellars

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“We give regularly and as often as possible. There's no reason to wait until the holidays. People need help year-round. And if more companies...