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The Farm Bill: Why It Matters to the Wine Industry (WineAmerica)

The Farm Bill is essential to viticulture in America and is always a big ticket agenda item for WineAmerica. By Michael Kaiser Wine is a value-added...

Tasting Room Expertise: Improve Your Profits with Tours

I have given more than 4,000 winery tours, and I’m convinced that people who go on tour buy more and join wine clubs at...

Turning The Tables on Kate Dingwall

By Carl Giavanti   By day, Kate Dingwall is a writer, editor and photographer covering the intersection between spirits, business, culture and travel. By night, she’s...

Distribution Deals Questioned: FTC Targets SGWS Using Depression-Era Law

A federal antitrust lawsuit against Southern Glazer’s could be filed this month. By Jeff Siegel   The news that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating Southern...

Gatekeepers of Wine: What They’re Buying and Trends They’re Watching

What’s the best way to capture a buyer’s interest and secure a spot on a supplier portfolio, retail shelf or restaurant wine list? By Melanie...

Drip Drop: California’s Water Supply Is Replenishing — But Unevenly

California manages water through an incredibly complex patchwork of federal, state, county, municipal and water district regulation. By Jeff Siegel   Remember the past couple of years...

From Where I Stand: Ed Barr Offers an Insider Perspective from...

Wine industry supplier Ed Barr shares his take on today’s wine troubles.   Ed Barr, president and CEO of not one, but three, equipment and machinery...

Ensuring Resilience: Navigating Wildfire Risks in the Winery Industry (Expert Editorial)

Wineries are working together to ensure properties are fire safe by fostering a resilient, fire-aware community. By Larry Chasin   The winery industry has undergone significant changes...

A Little Lighter: New Glass Alternatives Lower Shipping Costs, Carbon Footprints

“We’ve done enough carbon dating, now may be the time to break up.” —Randall Grahm By Laura Ness   Glass is heavy, resource intensive to produce and...

Cork Harvest 101: Cork Supply Brings Harvest to Life on California...

The bark of a cork tree can only be harvested once every nine years, so opportunities for such demonstrations are few and far between. By...

Wine Industry Network Founder George Christie Presented with Innovator’s Award

Wine Industry Network (WIN) founder and CEO George Christie recently received the Innovator Award at the 10th Anniversary Sonoma County Barrel Auction By Kathleen...

Yeast Nutrition in Winemaking: Your Most Common Questions Answered

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=This webinar aims to present to winemakers the state of research about yeast nutrition in wine fermentations to guide the producers in their nutrition...

Innovation and Education: Sonoma State University’s Ray Johnson Retires

Visionary leader of Sonoma State University’s Wine Business Institute is ready for his next chapter. By Jeff Siegel   Ask Ray Johnson what he’ll miss the most...

WineAmerica’s D.C. Fly-In: 42 Members, 83 Meetings, New Officers

Earlier this month, more than 40 people from wineries, winery associations and suppliers (representing 15 different states) traveled to our nation’s capital for direct...

Wish You Were Here: Notes from the 2024 Wine Sales Symposium

Insights from the 2024 Wine Sales Symposium, produced by Wine Industry Network (WIN) By Alexandra Russell and Laurie Wachter On Thursday, May 16, more than 300...