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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.

Wine, beer, & spirits groups find more, not less, benefit in...

Most who enjoy adult beverages don’t confine themselves to one particular type of drink. A craft beer or hard cider on a hot day, cocktails on Friday evening with friends and a fine wine with dinner at a good restaurant all have their place in contemporary lifestyles. That said, do the makers and distributors of these products find themselves competing with one another for the same market share or struggling to define themselves as the one consistent beverage of choice?

Can a Cement Suitcase make the Yakima Valley go Sideways?

Will the Cement Suitcase movie be the Sideways of Washington and the Yakima Valley? 10 years later the Santa Ynez Valley is still celebrating...

Down to Earth Day at Coppola

Authenticity has become a major buzz word in the wine business. Wine marketing consultants will tell you that consumers, and not just millennials, want...

Find the Tools to Grow Your Boutique Wine Business at the...

As a boutique label, you may be feeling more pressure as imports and big wineries try to dominate the retail shelves and push the...

Crowdfunding: A Potential New Revenue Source for Wine Industry

by Elizabeth Hans McCrone  When Naked Wines was contemplating financing for a new, online wine venture in the United Kingdom five years ago, the company...

Wine Industry Revolutionary, Ben Parsons; Breaks with Tradition and Pushes Boundaries...

By Elizabeth Hans McCrone It’s no real surprise that Ben Parsons would be the chief instigator in a movement to change Colorado’s beverage distribution laws....

Adapted Space Technology Promises Huge Benefits for Wineries and Breweries

Advanced bio-technology can significantly reduce the cost of water treatment for wineries and make them more sustainable by reducing their energy consumption. According to Matt...

New Laws Set Tennessee Wine Industry to Emerge from the Shadow...

After a long struggle and compromise, the bill allowing wine in Tennessee grocery stores have left the legislature and been sent to Governor Bill...

Wine Regions Lay Road to Sustainability

By Elizabeth Hans McCrone  Sonoma County intends to be the first wine region in California – and throughout the US – to market its wines...

5 Unified Exhibitors You Should Have Visited

Randox Food Diagnostics Randox offered an excellent opportunity for wineries looking to expand their wine analysis capacity. They brought in their fully automated RX Monaco...

Wineries Report Increased Use of Social Media to Enhance Direct to...

By Elizabeth Hans McCrone More than 60% of wineries and wine-related businesses say they plan to increase their use of social media over the next...

Jordan Vineyard & Winery – Strategic Storytellers

by Elizabeth Slater Jordan Winery is quite an amazing place with its French-style chateau and 1,200-acre estate. Beginning with its 1976 vintage, Jordan has dedicated almost...

Recent Rain Does Little to Alleviate Drought in Northern California

Wine Industry Not “Overreacting” to Dry Conditions By Elizabeth Hans McCrone While many welcomed the light storm system that dampened North Coast skies last weekend, the...

North Coast Wine Industry Expo Draws Thousands to Sonoma County Venue

Conference Sessions Highlight Challenges / Opportunities for 2014 By Elizabeth Hans McCrone Over 3,000 people flocked to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on Thursday to attend the...

Proposed Federal Budget Raises Concerns About Excise Taxes on Wine

By Elizabeth Hans McCrone When talks resume in January on the president’s 2014 budget proposal, there are some in the industry who fear that an...