Expert Editorial

Prepping for Your Sparkling Wine Project

By Penny Gadd-Coster With harvest nearly upon us, now is the perfect time to start thinking about turning some of your grapes into sparkling wine....

Why Counteroffers Do Not Work

“Buying” an employee back when they try to resign, a counteroffer, rarely works out, even in the short run. Ninety-eight percent of the time, the employee leaves within six months to a year and a half, and often with more acrimony than the first attempt.

How to Convert Your Job Interview into a Business Meeting

For the Job Seeker – Advice from a Recruiting Expert Do you find that the words “job interview” cause you to start sweating with nervous...

Do I really need Over the Vine Water for Frost Protection?

If you are in an area that has limited (or maybe zero) water available for frost protection, is there anything that you can do...

District-by-District Review of the Crush Report, Part 3: California Interior

Those of you who read my review of the crush report for the Wine Industry Network, may have noticed that I gave limited analysis...

Revision of CDFA regulations governing grapevine nursery stock production

The California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program, administered by CDFA, aims to eliminate specific grapevine diseases such as leafroll, fanleaf, corky bark, stem-pitting and fleck that are spread from vine to vine by grafting and/or vegetative propagation

District-by-District Review of the Crush Report, Part 2: Central Coast and...

Those of you who read my review of the crush report for the Wine Industry Advisor, may have noticed that I gave limited analysis...

District-by-District Review of the Crush Report, Part 1: North Coast

Those of you, who read my review of the crush report for the Wine Industry Advisor, may have noticed that I gave limited analysis...

Review of the Final Crush Report

For some of us in the wine business, the release of the Crush Report is one of the most exciting events of the year....

Trade Show Attendee Strategies

Tradeshow season is coming up soon. Conferences usually last more than one day. So how to come out of the conference energized with ideas...

Is Your Winery Ready for a TTB Audit?

From winemaking to marketing; sales to accounting, every part of running a winery contributes to the success of the business. Part of ensuring success...

The Benefits of Choosing Custom Crush as Your First Wine Venture

By Penny Gadd-Coster It’s no secret the time commitment and financial investment of starting up one’s own wine brand is daunting. The list of investments...

Heating Up The Vineyard Creates Sustainable Results

Helping Mother Nature by applying Thermal Plant Treatment shows beneficial results from bud to harvest  Everyone in the business of growing crops understands the importance...

Top 5 Things Wine Industry Candidates Really Want in a New...

Some of the questions I’m asked most often by my clients are “What are top candidates looking for these days?” and “How can we...

How to Survive an OSHA Audit – part 3

Part one of a three part story by Paul Andersen OSHA Compliance Services In the last edition (part 1 & part 2) we reviewed what...