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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.

New Napa Ballot Initiative Splits Wine Industry, Set to Repeat Measure...

After the controversial and hotly debated Measure C was narrowly defeated in Napa County, the organization responsible for bringing the measure to the ballot, Napa Growers and Vintners for Responsible Agriculture (NGVRA), is attempting to get a new initiative on the November 2020 ballot ...

Afternoon Brief, March 19

Online Alcohol Providers See Major Boost Amid Coronavirus Sheltering: As COVID-19 continues to force Americans to stay at home, online purchases of beverage alcohol are seeing major increases. E-commerce retailer Wine.com reports surging demand over the past week as people continue stocking up on wines and spirits by using home delivery...

Afternoon Brief, March 18

Wineries Get Creative to Reach Customers During Pandemic: As the mandate came down in California and other states to close tasting rooms as part of the prevention of the spread of the Coronavirus through gatherings, wineries were forced to pivot from normal operations to both creative ways of selling wine, but also engaging with their current customer base and figuring how employees would survive...

Corona Pandemic Boosts Alcohol Deliveries

Wineries, bars, and restaurants are closed across the world and people are staying home, but they still want their favorite drinks, and to get them, they are increasingly turning to delivery services ...

Wineries Get Creative to Reach Customers During Pandemic

As the mandate came down in California and other states to close tasting rooms as part of the prevention of the spread of the Coronavirus through gatherings, wineries were forced to pivot from normal operations to both creative ways of selling wine ...

Afternoon Brief, March 17

Impact of County Shelter-in-Place Orders on Wineries: Seven Bay Area counties in California today issued shelter-in-place orders. The orders require individuals living in these counties to remain in their place of residence and leave only to provide or receive certain essential services or engage in certain essential activities and work for essential businesses and governmental services...

Wine Event Cancellations Hurt Associations’ Marketing Efforts and Budgets

I was in a tasting room in downtown Healdsburg on Sunday, March 15, when a passerby called in the window and said “enjoy your glass of wine….

Afternoon Brief, March 16

Governor Newsom Calls for Discontinuation of Winery Tastings & Events: The closure recommendation applies only to winery tasting activities and events. The purchase and pick up of wine and winery business and production operations are not impacted...

Coronavirus Again Exposes Fragility of Hospitality Driven Wine Business

In the beginning of March when the seriousness of the Coronavirus outbreak began to dawn on US Consumers, WineDirect noticed an immediate 22% volume decrease in weekend tasting room sales compared to the previous month across the 900 US and Canada wineries that use their point-of-sale system ...

Afternoon Brief, March 13

Pandemic a Double-Edged Sword for Wine: There's good news and bad news about the impact on the wine industry of the corona virus, and Donald Trump's sudden European travel ban...

Afternoon Brief, March 12

Wine Tasting Room Sales Drop 22% in February, says Napa Valley-Based Transaction Software Provider: Jitters over the new coronavirus may be cutting into wine tasting room revenues, according to a Napa Valley company that handles point-of-sale systems for several hundred North American wineries...

Afternoon Brief, March 11

Global Wine Experts Describe Impact of Turbulence Ahead: Wine Intelligence’s global expert network on the impact of Coronavirus: ‘Christmas trading’ in Italian supermarkets amid a gloomy outlook, calm in Brazil and South Africa, fewer Chinese tourists in Australia, silver linings in South Korea, growing concern in the UK and US...

Afternoon Brief, March 10

Experts Encourage Washington Vineyard Acreage Removal to Address Grape Surplus: Washington state wine industry leaders are encouraging growers and wineries to correct an imbalance in supply and demand by removing more vineyard acreage from production this year. Their message to grape growers is clear: many grapes could go without a buyer this year...

Afternoon Brief, March 9

Coronavirus Trip Cancellations Hit Wine Country Hospitality Businesses: The regions hospitality industry is beginning to show signs of distress with the new coronavirus outbreak. The Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country hotel in Santa Rosa is reporting more than $500,000 in lost revenue for March and people are still on the fence for the beginning of April, said Nanci Figueroa, director of sales and marketing...

Argentina’s Domaine Bousquet Adds Two Wines to USDA-Certified Organic Virgen...

New York, NY, March 9, 2020 – Just a year after the highly successful U.S. debut of Virgen Organic Red Blend 2018, Domaine Bousquet’s first-ever...