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Turning the Tables on Austin Beeman

“Turning the Tables – Interviewing the Interviewers” is a Q&A series profiling Wine Writers. We hope you’ll discover more about the wine writers you know, and learn about many others.

Selecting the Right Custom Crush Facility

Identifying potential production partners is getting easier, thanks to a growth in facilities - devoted to offering wine production services and an increase in wineries that are utilizing extra space by making wine for others. Identifying the right one? That’s more of a challenge.

D.A.R.E. to Sell: Tips to Increase Sales Through the Tasting Room

As it is already May and wineries throughout North America are getting busier and busier, it seems like a good time to remind you...

Iconic Wine Sustainability Innovator Challenges Peers

Each year at the Sonoma County Barrel Auction, the Sonoma County Vintners have recognized local wine industry icons who have shaped the heritage and...

#SauvBlancDay or Everyday: Around the World with Sauvignon Blanc

By Chris Sawyer When the annual International Sauvignon Blanc Day (aka #sauvblancday via social media) takes place on Friday, May 3, there so many so...

Hiring the Right Staff

As it comes into the selling season, I thought a quick blog on some of the things to look for when you are hiring...

Buying Wine Online – Now More Affordable in Sonoma and Napa...

“It’s too expensive to ship wine to my house …..wine delivery is a hassle….I usually buy less expensive wine and you can’t buy that online.”

What Did Steve Jobs Know About the Booze Business? A Lot!

We spend a lot of time at BevStrat looking at what other CPG businesses can teach adult beverage. The booze business is famously known...

Be a Great Manager (Part Two)

This week we continue the topic of managing employees. Last week’s blog discussed giving credit where credit is due, which is the first rule...

Navigating Smoke Taint and Other Disasters: Wine Manufacturing Strategies to Turn...

Smoke, drought, rain, and other flavor-altering events are what separate the winemakers from the wine masters.A single harvest impacted by mold, smoke, or other faults can take down a vineyard or a farm winery—if those grapes are rejected as impossibly tainted.

Pinot Noir Auction the Flywheel of Success for the Willamette Valley...

As auctioneer Fritz Hatton, pointed his finger and called “Sold!” for the last lot of Pinot Noir, the crowd at the Willamette Valley Barrel Auction responded with jubilation. The fund raising event broke the $1 million goal in a rather dramatic final act.

Be a Great Manager (Part One)

Being a boss, at any level, is rarely easy. There are times that you wish your employees would just do what you want them...

Turning the Tables on Joe Roberts

By Carl Giavanti, Carl Giavanti Consulting “Turning the Tables – Interviewing the Interviewers” is a Q&A series profiling Wine Writers. We hope you’ll discover more about the...

2018 California Crush Report by the Numbers

The 2018 California crush report was released today, and as expected the report reveals a bountiful 2018 winegrape harvest up 6.6% in volume from...

Perking Up Your Email Subject Lines

Email subject lines are not always designed to make you open them. Here are a few from wineries that have popped up in my...