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...

DtC Expert Analysis: Lessons Learned in 2021, Predictions for 2022

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Looking back at 2021, there's been many—even if subtle—shifts in the beverage alcohol direct-to-consumer (DtC) space. More states are opening options for DtC shipping,...

Turning Holiday Gift Memberships into Loyal Club Members

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How to gather and leverage consumer data during the wine gift-giving season. —Chris Towt, co-founder and chief executive officer of VineSpring Club memberships are an...

Op Ed: Wine Consumer Preferences Are a Reflection of the Industry

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Consumers are not stupid. There, that's the crux of this entire op-ed. Although I do have something to add: If consumers are stupid, it's only...

Wildfires Threaten to Upend Crop Insurance

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California wildfires are threatening to upend crop insurance for vineyards as smoke threatens grape production in another record-breaking wildfire year in the U.S. —Jack Roudebush,...

Turning the Tables on Catherine Fallis—Master Sommelier, educator, wine critic, and...

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I met Catherine several years ago at Willamette Valley’s Pinot Noir Auction, where her talent for tasting and pure professionalism impressed from the start....

Experts Answer—State of the Wine Industry

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This Expert Q & A features Brian Clements, vice president and partner of Turrentine Brokerage, and Dale Stratton, president of Wine Market Council, both...

Winemaking Barrel Trial: Free SO2 & Potential Wine Quality Impacts

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Barrel-by-barrel sampling of free SO2 can potentially help winemakers prevent unnecessary and expensive barrel downgrades. —David Sommer, CTO, BarrelWise Technologies Free sulfur dioxide (SO2) is unique amongst...

Artificial Intelligence in the Vineyard

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Adopting this new vineyard technology is critical to the California grape industry. —Tom Shapland, PhD, CEO and cofounder of Tule Technologies Anything humans can observe with...
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