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Turning the Tables on Tim Fish

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TIM FISH joined Wine Spectator’s Napa office in 2001 and has been a senior editor since 2013. He is lead taster for the wines of Oregon and Washington, California Rhône-style reds and Zinfandels, and U.S sparkling wines...

It’s in the Can: Premium Wine with a DTC Model, Celebrating...

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So, you think wine in cans is a slick joke? Think again. Maker Wine Company, co-founded by Stanford Business School classmates Sarah Hoffman and Kendra Kawala, is out to change minds, one sip at a time...

Winery Wildfires: How Record Wildfires Are Impacting Wineries Today

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The events of recent years have truly tested the resilience of wineries. Wildfires dominating headlines in wine country since 2017 were interrupted briefly by the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, only to return again – and with a record-breaking vengeance...

5 Women Leaders Helping Wineries to Be Successful

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The wine industry draws people passionate about their work, whether they are growing grapes, making wine or supporting those who do...

Gallo Aims for a Diverse Wine Portfolio to Embody and Reflect...

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In December last year the Federal Trade Commission finally approved the acquisition by E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) of more than 30 wine brands from Constellation Brands, Inc., which was first announced in April 2019...

Growing Forward: A Look to the Future for Winegrowers

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The disastrous wildfires, smoke damage and the worldwide pandemic may have been the painful medicine to bring balance back to the grape and wine market and position the industry for a healthier future with valuable lessons learned...

Turning the Tables on Katie Kelly Bell 

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Katie has been chasing wine, food and travel stories for over 16 years. From the vineyards of New Zealand to the press houses of Champagne, she’s met a world of fascinating people who have stories to share...

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: Papapietro Perry Crafts Winning Red

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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: Rodney Strong Vineyards Wows NCWC Judges

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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...