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Lucie Morton: Enthusiasm and an Eye for Deep Insights with Viticultural...

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Lucie Morton is loaded with specialties attached to her name: viticulturist, ampelographer, rootstock expert, author, historian, educator...

Kathleen Inman: Forging Strong Personal Connections and Staying Ahead of the...

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When the pandemic was looming in February 2020, Kathleen Inman shared the concerns of winery owners around the globe that tasting room visitors and wine sales could fall...

Jeff Bundschu: Orchestrating a Six-Generation Wine Brand with Irreverence and Authenticity 

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GunBun, as it’s affectionately known, is the oldest continuously family owned winery in California, dating back to 1858, when Bavarian immigrant Jacob Gundlach purchased 400 acres in Sonoma which he named Rhinefarm...

Rania Zayyat: Fostering Change in the Wine Industry

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Rania Zayyat is in the center of a whirlwind. Some of it she has created herself by setting big goals to help others...

Turning the Tables on Christopher Sawyer

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Christopher Sawyer is an internationally-renowned sommelier, wine judge, consultant, wine journalist and public speaker...

Molly Chappellet: Growing Grapes, Gardens, Family and Community in Napa

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Maybe no image epitomizes winery matriarch Molly Chappellet more than the image of her walking out of her home and into the vineyard, a visit she enjoyed making from the time she and her husband Donn settled on the slopes of California's Pritchard Hill...

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2021

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The North American wine industry is fortunate to have many passionate and inspiring luminaries, some that grew up among the vines, and others that...

The Results Are In! The Annual Email Benchmark Report

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Each December, WineGlass Marketing releases email benchmarks for the wine industry. We do this because having a bar to evaluate email performance has always...

Mondavi’s Judd Wallenbrock Predicts a Premium Year in 2021

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It’s apparent in speaking with Judd Wallenbrock, CEO of C. Mondavi & Family (parent company to Charles Krug), that he is highly optimistic about the future of wine in 2021...

RNDC: Winery Success in 2021 Requires Sales Channel Understanding and Flexibility

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Philana Bouvier, VP Fine Wine, Supplier Business Development at Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC), a world class distributor of fine wine and spirits in North America, has some advice for 2021...

Top Five 2021 Predictions from Brian Rosen, BevStrat

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There is no doubt, to anyone, that 2020 was challenging. 50% of the market was shut down 75% of the year. Our prediction newsletter,...

Coastal Winegrape Market Won’t Return to Normal Until 2023-24

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As the president of Allied Grape Growers, a cooperative of over 450 grape growers in California, Jeff Bitter has had a challenging year….like much of the wine producing community...

Winery eCommerce Data Reveals Keys to Growing Sales

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“The number one thing wineries need to do in 2021 to grow their eCommerce sales is utilize personalization,” says Zach Kamphuis, General Manager of Commerce7...

The HENRYs Offer the Greatest Opportunity for the Wine Sector in...

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By Barbara Barrielle Damien Wilson, Ph.D, The Hamel Family Faculty Chair of Wine Business at Sonoma State, is never boring. That bodes well for his...

Business “Resiliency” Critical to Economic Success for Wine Industry During COVID-Era...

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By Elizabeth Hans McCrone We’re all familiar with the saying that “when the going gets tough, the tough get going,” but for an industry that...