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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?

Turning the Tables on Melanie Ofenloch (Dallas Wine Chick)

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

It Is Hard to Shine in a Sky Full of Stars

Good wines, even great wines, are not always enough to draw guests and customers back your winery. People are attracted to your wines and...

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.

Slow Summer Sales Defines Busy Winter Sales

It is hot out there! Summer is in full swing and the 4th of July just passed, so that would be the theoretical middle...

What Consumer Experience Is Your Winery Providing?

In most small and large businesses, it is important to the company that the guests are satisfied with the service they receive when they...

Harvest in Compliance with California’s Changing Overtime Laws

Harvest season is the time of year when every winegrower’s attention turns primarily to the grapes themselves. For modern winegrowers doing business in California, attention must also be paid to your workforce and compliance with California’s changing and complex overtime laws.

Promoting Your Events

Have you noticed that your life seems to be getting busier? Most of us have, and the most of us includes your customers. When you...

Wine, Widgets & Website Accessibility

Like most businesses today, wineries are grappling with making their websites accessible to users with disabilities. Plaintiffs and their attorneys continue to target the...

Millennial Winemakers – the Future of Mid-Atlantic Wine

The future of any industry rests with who’s coming along to take the reins. That’s certainly true in winemaking, where families are turning over responsibility to their kids or hiring a college grad. Here are vignettes on four under-35 mid-Atlantic winemakers who already have made an impact.

Creating Memories at Events

There is a lot of planning that goes into winery special events. Time is spent working on the venue, as well as the food...

Getting the Most Out of Your Events

As event season is already upon us, it’s important that we are ready to ensure the success of the events we work hard to...

Your Brand Needs to Be Judged

Flying again, as this is what we do, but the mission this week was an important one. Judging brands in an awards event. I...

Turning the Tables on Michelle Williams

“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.

How to Play the Changing Distributor Landscape

Graduation season has come and mostly gone, and it has made me think of how many “graduations” I have been selling wine, beer and...