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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, September 17th

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2021 Close to Reaching 2019 Sales Levels in the On-Premise: It’s not news that 2020 was a volatile and challenging year for the On Premise, and with many openings and closings, sales suffered in comparison to previous years...

Afternoon Brief, September 16th

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Family of 10-Year-Old Girl Who Drowned in Lake at Washington Winery Sues for Wrongful Death: Danika Ross died in July after being sucked into a pipe in a man-made lake in Quincy, Washington. The lake is for both recreation and winery irrigation...

Climate Has Changed—How Global Wine Regions Are Responding

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Wine Industry Advisor reached out to scientists and vintners around the world to get a sense of how vulnerable wine regions are addressing the...

Afternoon Brief, September 15th

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North Coast Judge Denies Release of Wine Held in Smoke Damage Case: A Sonoma County wine grape grower had a setback in trying to convince a Lake County judge to order the release of tens of thousands of gallons of 2020 wine being held by a vintner that’s alleging hundreds of thousands of dollars in smoke damage from the fruit...

Afternoon Brief, August 14

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Multi-State Partnership Advances Sustainability in the U.S. Wine Industry Through Research, Education and Promotion: The largest winegrowing states in the country — California, Oregon, New York and Washington, which produce 95% of U.S. wine — have established educational and certification sustainability programs over the past two decades, furthering the widespread adoption of sustainable practices by U.S. winegrowers and winemakers...

Consumers’ Thirst for Wine Fuels the Storage and Cellaring Business

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Increase in wine purchases means increase demands for wine storage solutions. —Melanie Young The wine storage business experienced a measurable uptick during the pandemic-induced, wine-buying boom....

Afternoon Brief, September 13th

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Wildfire Smoke Ruins Taste of Some Wines: Grapes exposed to smoke absorb chemicals that can alter — and sometimes ruin — the taste and smell of resultant wines. This “smoke taint” has become a growing concern for the industry...

Afternoon Brief, September 10th

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Fire Watch: CalFire Continues Caldor Containment, Sierra Wine Country Begins Recovery: Amador and El Dorado vintners deal with physical injuries, smoke-tainted grapes, and contract cancellations...

Fire Watch: CalFire Continues Caldor Containment, Sierra Wine Country Begins Recovery

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Amador and El Dorado vintners deal with physical injuries, smoke-tainted grapes, and contract cancellations —Barbara Barrielle Following the Labor Day weekend, there was a sigh of...

Afternoon Brief, September 9th

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New Oregon Wine Industry Report Exposes Effects of COVID and 2020 Wildfires: While the majority of Oregon winemakers made wine from grapes from 2020, the year held challenges including a western U.S. weather phenomenon combined with naturally lower yields, wildfires and COVID-19-related labor shortages and restrictions...

Wine’s ‘Gender-Split’

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Expert analysts not convinced by recent poll concluding a massive wine consumer gender gap —Jeff Siegel There has always been a sense that women buy more...

Afternoon Brief, September 8th

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One of California’s Most Influential Modern Wineries, Dirty & Rowdy, Is Ending After 11 Years: One of California’s most cutting-edge wine brands is dissolving. Napa’s Dirty & Rowdy Wine Co., which has developed a devoted following for its experimental, genre-defying Mourvedres, is shutting down after 11 years...

Afternoon Brief, September 7th

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South Korea Closes in on US as Most Attractive Global Wine Market: The United States has once again topped the list of the most attractive wine markets in the world, though its lead over #2 South Korea was cut, according to a new report from Wine Intelligence, the global leader in wine consumer research and insights...

Philosophy—Maryland’s First Black-owned Winery

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Two Black female wine entrepreneurs breaking boundaries in Mid-Atlantic wine scene —Paul Vigna For Kimberly T. Johnson, winery ownership began with a much less complicated mission—...

Afternoon Brief, September 2nd

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Wind Change Saves Wineries from Fire: Wildfire flames might have bypassed vineyards in California's El Dorado County, but smoke taint remains a risk...