Expert Editorial

Effective Performance Management: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

By Casi Jewett, MAOD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, The Personnel Perspective One of the most challenging aspects of running any business is managing employee performance issues. Due...

Wine Intolerance

You may know it as wine allergy, wine intolerance, wine sensitivity, red wine headache, white wine headache, asian flush – what is the origin of this problem? There are a lot of opinions, and there is some controversy about the issue. Sulfite comes up frequently, but very few people are sulfite sensitive enough for this to be an issue. Tannins and histamine have been blamed. Biogenic amines, too. Who is right? What are the triggers for this problem of wine intolerance?

Economic and Sustainable Winery Events Management with a View toward Changing...

First let’s make sure if you are planning on hosting an event at your site, it is in your economic best interest to do so.

Heat Damage & Fine Wine

by Eric E. Vogt, CEO, eProvenance Fine wine does not take kindly to overheating or to freezing, yet fine wines are often shipped around the world...

Top Tips to Navigating the Bulk Wine Market

From pre-bottled shiners to recently harvested grapes, the wide range of market opportunities available in the bulk wine industry makes it one of the...

Technology Trends: What’s Next for the Wine Industry?

The wine industry is steeped in tradition — and for a multitude of reasons, many insiders have resisted innovations that promise to change how...

Move over, Harassment!

Move over, Harassment! Discrimination and retaliation have officially muscled their way into anti-harassment policies. Consider them equal opportunities in the workplace now.

Packing: The Window to Your Wine’s Soul

Think taste is the main determiner of repeat wine purchases? Studies consistently show that non-expert wine drinkers are far more likely to remember the...

In The Vineyard: Spring

Vineyard techniques from Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services’ Director of Winemaking By Penny Gadd-Coster With the arrival of spring, we winemakers find ourselves in the...

Benefits of Moderate Wine Drinking

There are numerous studies in the peer-reviewed scientific literature that conclude moderate alcohol consumption leads to increased lifespan. A recent paper from the Journal of Study on Alcohol and Drugs headed by Tim Stockwell, a psychology professor at the University of Victoria in Canada and the director of the Center for Addictions Research of BC, questions this conclusion.

What to Do in Your Winery Now

How to assess your grape and bottling needs for OND and beyond. With the 2015 vintage tucked away, buds breaking and harvest 2016 looming, now is the ideal time to get prepped for OND, the famous acronym for October, November and December that we in the wine industry have come to recognize as our key selling opportunity. I’d like to outline some processes that small or large winemaking operations can put in place to be ready for the rush—both end-of-year and in future years to come.

Is There a Bold, Bizarre, Daring, Macabre, Weird or Wacky Wine...

Don White and John Lawlor – Real Picture Research March 7, 2016 In recent years, the wine business has seen an increasing number of unconventional...

Drought and Irrigation Management

By Konrad Mathesius Our everyday lives are peppered with reminders of the drought. Bumper stickers decrying the tunnels, I-5 billboards blaming congress for post-apocalyptic scenes...

Marketing Wine Country – What Are You Missing?

By Tom Jackson Wine industry professionals know a key aspect of their success is how effectively they promote the business, yet few actually use their...

They’ll Beg to Stay! Retaining Good Employees

Employee retention is a HOT management topic. Forward-thinking employers know that emphasizing employee retention is a key strategy, as losing excellent employees and hiring and training new employees can be very costly and time-consuming.