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Optimizing Tasting Room Performance

“The single, best marketing decision that you can make is opening a tasting room.”

Afternoon Brief, January 22

Wine Industry Advisor had an informal chat with Carolyn Stark to learn more about who she is and what perspective she brings to Sonoma County Vintners...

Q&A with Carolyn Stark, Incoming Executive Director of Sonoma County Vintners

February 1st, Carolyn Stark will take over from Honore Comfort as Executive Director for the Sonoma County Vintners. Marking the beginning of a new...

Afternoon Brief, January 21

Breakout Year Ahead for U.S. Fine Wine Business: Silicon Valley Bank, a leading provider of commercial banking services to the innovation sector and the wine industry, released its Annual State of the Wine Industry Report in a live broadcast from the SVB TV studio today...

Cork Supply USA, Inc. Kicks Off the New Year with Community...

Cork Supply USA, Inc. (CSU) volunteers celebrated the spirit of the New Year with a great volunteer effort on behalf of Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity.

Top 10 Wine Industry Searches in 2014

There are three newcomers on this year’s list of top ten searches from the Wine Industry Network’s annual search report. The report provides a...

Afternoon Brief, January 20

Napa's Next Cult Cab Waiting in the Wings: What's the next Napa cult wine? That question may be answered next month at Premiere Napa Valley. Last year, 11 Napa wines sold for more than $1000 a bottle at the event...

Afternoon Brief, January 19

The growth of premium wines is being restricted by major grocers and tough economic conditions, despite more adventurous consumers seeking them out...

Afternoon Brief, January 16

Wine Anarchy on French TV Talk Show: A televised discussion about the Charlie Hebdo attacks risks censure by flouting a French law banning wine on TV... A televised discussion about the Charlie Hebdo attacks risks censure by flouting a French law banning wine on TV...

Afternoon Brief, January 15

American wineries increased the dollar value of their direct-to-consumer shipments by an unprecedented 15.5% in 2014, with an equally record-breaking increase in the volume of those shipments...

Afternoon Brief, January 14

This past week, the words "Je suis Charlie" ("I am Charlie") have traveled the world in sympathy with the victims of the deadly jihadist terrorist attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, for which Al Qaeda in Yemen is now claiming responsibility...

Afternoon Brief, January 13

Napa Valley might have spearheaded California's emergence on the world wine scene in the past 40 years, but it is neighbouring Sonoma that appears to have seen stronger interest in vineyard acquisitions in the last couple of years...

Afternoon Brief, January 12

Sonoma and Napa counties grapple with winery outreach directly to consumers: Sixty percent of wineries in the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County have tasting rooms, compared with 90 percent in Napa County, according to planning officials who have been analyzing winery use permit activity recently and trends in response to a growing number of applications for more direct-to-consumer marketing and hospitality activities where the wine is made...

TGIC Announces Corporate Name Change to Guarachi Wine Partners

TGIC Importers Inc., a long established importer, marketer and innovator of fine wines, announced today that it has changed its corporate name to Guarachi Wine Partners. The name change comes in celebration of the company’s 30th anniversary, honoring founder Alex Guarachi’s dedication to his long standing winery and industry partners.

Afternoon Brief, January 9

Natural Solution for Botrytis Developed: Deep within the laboratories of Reims University a professor called Christophe Clément is working on a longterm solution to the spread of botrytis in Champagne vineyards without using fungicides...