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Afternoon Brief, August 31

Wineries Need to Prep to Sustain Rise in Online Sales Beyond the Coronavirus Pandemic: In April and May, as the state was tossed into shutdown mode triggered by the coronavirus, the mandate may have provided a turning point, if not a wakeup call, for the wine industry when it comes to direct-to-consumer sales, according to the CEO of a Napa-based leader in selling wine online...

Afternoon Brief, August 28

How Metallica Secretly Filmed a Concert at a Sonoma Winery: Walkers along Sonoma’s Denmark Road at sunset on Aug. 10 wouldn’t have believed what they were seeing had they even known to look...

Afternoon Brief, August 27

Crop Insurance Fears for Smoke-Hit Vineyards: Growers affected by the California wildfires should take a close look at the small print on their insurance policies...

Afternoon Brief, August 26

Smoke Taint Looms Large for California Wine: I don't know how many of California's wine grapes right now are affected by smoke taint. Nobody does. But I know some are everybody does, and that's the problem...

WIN Insiders with Benson Marketing Group: Sarah Jones-Gillihan

Wine Industry Network continues to explore virtual tastings and experiences catered to wine industry professionals...

Afternoon Brief, August 25

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Industry Embracing Technology and Innovation to Drive Sales There will be numerous changes that history will associate...

Wine Industry Embracing Technology and Innovation to Drive Sales

There will be numerous changes that history will associate with 2020. For those involved in the wine industry, maybe the one that will best define the year is pivoting, adjusting on the fly to the additional ways to effectively do business...

Afternoon Brief, August 24

Napa, North Bay Growers Face a Softened, Fluid Market for Premium Grapes: Napa Valley’s growers are going into harvest now punctuated by fire with as uncertain a market for their grapes as there’s ever been, industry experts say...

Afternoon Brief, August 21

Wineries Harvest While Wine Country Burns: Large swathes of California continued to burn on Thursday from fires ignited by more than 10,000 lightning strikes. Firefighters are desperately overworked. Yet, even as homes and a hospital were evacuated, many wineries report clear skies and no smoke in the vineyard...

Introducing The Independent Distributor Network: WIN Insiders with David Browne, V.P....

This edition of Wine Industry Network’s Insider Series focuses on the launch of the Independent Distributor Network (IDN). The newly launched organization was established to...

Afternoon Brief, August 20

Wildfires Rage in Multiple California Wine Regions: Blazes in Napa, Sonoma, Santa Cruz and Santa Lucia are burning out of control, threatening wineries, vineyards and thousands of homes...

Afternoon Brief, August 19

Hennessey Fire Threatens Napa's Oldest Family-Owned Winery: There’s a saying in Aimee Sunseri’s family: never skip a harvest. It’s perhaps especially poignant advice because six generations’ worth of winemakers and grape growers have heeded it...

Afternoon Brief, August 18

Fire Threatens Napa Vineyards: Growers and producers are on the alert in California's wine country as fire rears its head again...

Afternoon Brief, August 17

Pioneering Study ‘Fingerprints’ Russian River Valley Sites: A breakthrough study into the relationship between wine and terroir found samples of Pinot Noir taken immediately after fermentation could be identified as to which of five Russian River Valley sub-zones they came from based on the clusters of chemical elements in each wine…

COVID-19 Restrictions Pushes East Coast Wineries Toward Reservation-Only Business Model

With tasting rooms and most wholesale accounts closed, wineries up and down the East Coast limped along early the COVID-19 pandemic, surviving on some combination of wine clubs, online sales, and curbside pickup through the slower spring months...