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Show Up, Stand Up, Speak Up: WineAmerica National Policy Conference 2022

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For the first time in three years, WineAmerica representatives recently met with Congressional Representatives from around the country to discuss the wine industry’s legislative...

Turning the Tables on Alexandra Russell

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By Carl Giavanti Alexandra Russell was named Managing Editor of Wine Industry Advisor (WIA) in April 2022. Prior to this appointment, she’s been a freelance...

Expert Editorial: Open Communication Builds Bridges Between Customers and Staff

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By Rod Hughes Like every other industry, wineries are facing staffing and supply shortages as well as hard-to-source equipment parts and increased shipping costs. However,...

WineAmerica: Managing the Business Climate for Wine

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Editor’s note: Wine Industry Advisor is proud to welcome WineAmerica to its roster of regular contributors. Beginning with this article, the industry’s voice in...

DTC Is Not One-Size-Fits-All

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By fully understanding what kind of DTC markets are out there, and the different regulatory rules for each, wineries can position themselves to succeed...

Want to Fuel Your Winery’s Future Growth? Engage Women and Younger...

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By Andrea Smalling and Cathy Huyghe This year, WineDirect and Enolytics partnered to create their ground-breaking 2021 DTC Impact Report, pairing WineDirect’s robust consumer behavior...

Turning the Tables on Samantha Cole-Johnson

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Samantha Cole-Johnson became the Pacific Northwest specialist for JancisRobinson.com in 2022 after being a regular contributor to the site since 2019. Previously, she worked...

Op Ed: What Do Wine Consumers Really Want?

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They want what they want. —Randy Caparoso What do wine lovers want? On one hand, every other day there seems to be a new "natural wine bar"...

Navigating the Supply Chain Crisis: Protect Your Wine Business

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—Larry Chasin, chief executive officer, PAK Programs Nationwide, rampant supply chain delays and challenges have plagued businesses for months. Restaurants, grocery stores, retailers—all have been...

Turning the Tables on Rob McMillan—Wine Industry Analyst

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Rob McMillan is one of the top wine-business analysts in the United States and the author of Silicon Valley Bank’s highly regarded annual State of...

Navigating the Wine Industry’s Property Insurance Conundrum

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—Expert Editorial by Alexis Sinclair is special counsel at Farella Braun + Martel Property insurance is both a prudent choice by a business, as well...

Turning the Tables on Sean P. Sullivan

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Sean P. Sullivan is a contributing editor at Wine Enthusiast, covering Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Canada. He is also the founder of Washington Wine...

The Enduring Mythos of Wine

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The wine world has always been full of myths—mystique and imagination play as big a part in our enjoyment of wines as facts and...

Turning the Tables Posthumously on Ken Friedenreich—Wine Writer and Industry Devotee

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I learned of Ken Friedenreich’s death in the November issue of Oregon Wine Press, and I was ridden with guilt. I initially met Ken...

Expert Inspection of the Executive Order Promoting Competition in American Economy

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Last year's Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy caused a great deal of buzz within the beverage alcohol industry. However, for...