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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, July 25

Foley Family Wines of Santa Rosa President Hugh Reimers Abruptly Leaves Company: Hugh Reimers, a hard-charging Australian wine executive, abruptly left his position this week as president of Foley Family Wines of Santa Rosa less than two years after being hired to bolster the company's position in the marketplace...

Afternoon Brief, July 23

How Winemakers Analyze pH and Its Impact on Wine: When presenting wines, winemakers will often mention their pH as an indication of character, to point out whether a particular cuvée is energetic and fresh or more smooth and ripe. But what does the pH number mean, exactly, and how can it be used to better understand wine?

The Growing Impacts of Cannabis on Wine Explored by Industry Experts...

As cannabis products continue to infiltrate huge sectors of the consumer marketplace, the wine and alcohol beverage industries are grappling with either real or perceived threats to their own market shares due to the sweeping popularity of the herb.

Afternoon Brief, July 22

New Sources of Revenue for Winery Associations Up for Debate: As historic funding sources dry up and impact marketing budgets, vintner associations look to new ideas to increase revenue. Business Improvement Districts (BID) for the wine industry may be the answer, but change always comes with growing pains...

New Sources of Revenue for Winery Associations Up for Debate

As historic funding sources dry up and impact marketing budgets, vintner associations look to new ideas to increase revenue. Business Improvement Districts (BID) for the wine industry may be the answer, but change always comes with growing pains. If BIDs are adopted by the wine industry, should individual AVAs work together to promote their region?

Afternoon Brief, July 19

Gallo Deal Delay Impacts Growers: In April, Constellation struck a $1.7 billion deal to sell 30 wine brands to Gallo, upending the cheap wine market in the US. But the deal has not been approved by federal regulators, leaving some grape farmers unsure what will happen with this year's crop ...

Afternoon Brief, July 18

More Lawsuits Follow Supreme Court Decision: After the US Supreme Court's landmark ruling outlawing discrimination in wine shipping last month, the obvious question was, what's next? This week we got the answer. Lawsuits have been filed against four states Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey and Texas that allow their own wine shops to ship to consumers, but not out-of-state shops ...

Afternoon Brief, July 17

Gallo Deal Uncertainty Delaying Grape Purchases: The sale between two major winemakers is keeping some grapes from being purchased. The $1.7 billion deal in which E&J Gallo Winery would buy 34 wine and spirit labels from Constellation Brands remains in limbo after being announced back in April ...

Afternoon Brief, July 16

Wasps May Save California Vineyards from ‘Invasion’ by Chinese Fly: Researchers are concerned about the potential spread of the spotted lanternfly, which first showed up in the US in Pennsylvania five years ago but was found in Virginia vineyards in early 2018 ...

Women, Wine & Weed

The women on this Wine and Weed Symposium panel are unmistakably movers and shakers of the cannabis community. They approach the responsible marketing and consuming of cannabis as professionals, either migrating from the wine and related business to weed and adding this new frontier to their already busy wine life or transitioning completely.

Afternoon Brief, July 15

The Role of Nanotechnology in the Future of Wine Research: Early research into smart materials or magnetic nanoparticles to remove proteins and unwanted aromas has been promising and researchers say the technology could potentially be used to remove other wine faults such as smoke or cork taint in the future ...

LibDib Unveils New Instant Impact Portal to Provide Sophisticated Distributor Marketing...

New BrandMuscle-powered portal offers custom on-demand POS materials, design services and distributor marketing support to LibDib Makers San Jose, CA, July 15, 2019 -- LibDib,...

Afternoon Brief, July 12

How to Stop Losing Half Your New Winery Club Members in First 15 Months: Churn may make great ice cream and butter, but churn in winery club membership can sour a significant source of sales for many North Coast wineries. Yet, modern tools for digesting the increasing flow of sales and consumer data can yield greater long-term revenue, according to marketing experts...

Afternoon Brief, July 11

Wine Industry Needs Improvement on Emergency Preparedness: The wine industry received a C+ grade on preparedness for catastrophic events, such as wildfires and earthquakes, that could potentially cripple a business, according to survey released Wednesday by Sonoma State University...

Afternoon Brief, July 10

UC Researchers Probe Mystery Vine Collapse: A team of researchers, headed by plant pathologists from University of California, Davis, is responding to a growing concern over a malady known simply as mysterious vine collapse...