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Musing on Smoke Taint from Harvest 2020

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Most of us want to forget the bitter heartbreak of harvest 2020. In fact, several winemakers approached to participate in this survey, declined, citing PTSD and the wish to move on...

Wineries, Now Is the Time to Succeed in Ecommerce

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You've seen the headlines by now. Online share of the $120 billion US alcohol sales market will grow from 5% to 20% within 5 years...

Sonoma County Winery Event Permit Meeting Leaves Vintners Frustrated with Process

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Last Thursday’s virtual forum organized by Sonoma County’s Permit Sonoma to ostensibly open up conversation about event permitting for wineries in Sonoma County, had over 200 stakeholders taking time out to participate, but many vintners felt it was a charade.

Terroir? Starting a Dialogue Between the Cannabis and Wine Industries

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What Is Terroir? As a wine-grape grower, winemaker and Humboldt born native, I have a more than passing interest in the idea of terroir. For...

Read All About It

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We all dream of turning our hobby into the career, of following our talents and passion toward a successful and fulfilling venture. This is the story of two men doing just that...

WIN Insiders with Enoforum USA: Gianni Trioli

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By Stacy Briscoe Enoforum, the European wine industry's largest technical-scientific conference is coming to the US for the first time this May. The event, scheduled for May...

Intent and Purpose

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Rosé wine shouldn’t just be the “extra” bottle you pull out when you and your friends decide to keep going...

Five New Products from Unified’s Virtual Trade Show Floor

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Every year new and innovative products are introduced at the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium...

Turning the Tables on Elizabeth Schneider

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Elizabeth Schneider is author of “Wine for Normal People: A Guide for Real People who Like Wine but not the Snobbery that Goes with It (Chronicle 2019),” which was acclaimed by Oprah Magazine, Fortune, Forbes, the New York Post and more...

A Winning Partnership

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In September 2020, Sangiacomo Family Wines’ 2018 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay became only the second white wine to ever take top honors at the prestigious Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge (in 2015, Roche Winery & Vineyards’ 2013 Reserve Chardonnay from Carneros won the title)...

Uber Buying Drizly Is the Tip of the Spear/Booze Business Comes...

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As obvious as it is that Tom Brady is in the Super Bowl again; it is also obvious to this pundit that one of...

Planning a Virtual Wine & Food Pairing for the Chinese New...

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by Fiona Fang & Liz Thach, MW Chinese New Year is a joyous time of the year, and is also referred to as Lunar New...

The Intersection of Creativity and Technology: How We at Charles Krug...

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by Jim Morris A typical day at Charles Krug is not for the faint of heart. There can be Wine Club members in our Membership...

Experts Say Robust Ecommerce Programs Are Key to Wine Industry Survival...

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While fourth quarter numbers are still being crunched and the gains and losses of 2020 have yet to be fully tabulated, one thing is crystal clear: online sales of wine and other alcoholic beverages made a huge difference in a year wreaked by the havoc of Covid and a wildly unpredictable economy...

Lindsay Hoopes: Creating Economic Viability and Attracting the Next Generation of...

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A Napa native, Lindsay Hoopes spent her childhood walking the vineyards with her family, and in so doing, developed an unparalleled love for farming and her surrounding community...