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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...

Money on the Table: Taking Advantage of Grants for Business Improvement

Federal, state and local governments often offer grants to support business expansion and improvement. By Paul Vigna   On February 9, 2024, Cathy and Dan McLaughlin addressed...

Dreamers and True Believers: A Wine Industry in Denial

Therapists weigh in on factors that influence the industry’s glass-half-full mindset. By Jeff Siegel   The litany of bad news — falling sales, attacks by health officials,...

A Harsh Pill to Swallow: 2024 SVB Report Predicts Tough Times...

Changing demographics, dropping demand and “bulging” inventories call for industry leadership and vision. By Jeff Siegel   There is very little good news in this year’s Silicon...

Wine Industry Advisor’s Top Articles of 2023: Viticulture and Winemaking

In 2023, Wine Industry Advisor continued its mission to provide you — our broad audience of professionals and enthusiasts — the latest, most important...

WineAmerica: Wine = Power

All 50 states have wine producers — 10,637 in all — which preserve the land, hire local people, support suppliers, attract tourists, contribute to...

An Uncertain Economic Vintage: Wineries Navigate Consumer Demand Challenges Amid Recession...

Three industry experts discuss the effects of economic uncertainty at a pivotal point for the wine industry  By Laurie Wachter   As the American economy teeters on...

Expert Editorial: Six Tips for Raising Capital for Your Wine, Spirits...

Raising capital to help your business get to its next phase of growth requires careful planning, research and execution to best position your brand...

Turning the Tables on Mike Veseth

By Carl Giavanti Mike Veseth (pronounced VEE-seth) is editor of The Wine Economist newsletter and author of more than a dozen books including Wine Wars (2011), Extreme Wine (2013), Money, Taste...

Expert Editorial: Craft Your Legacy in the Spirit of Employee Ownership

Looking for an exit? Consider an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). By Carter Smith When a business owner considers their succession options, they usually assume their...

Silicon Valley Bank Closure Leaves Wine Industry Clients in the Weeds

There may not be quick answers to the biggest questions facing the wine industry after Silicon Valley Bank collapsed on Friday — including the...

SVB Fails: How Will This Effect the Wine Industry?

Silicon Valley Bank’s sudden closure leaves many wine-related companies with unanswered questions. By Jeff Siegel Earlier today, we all found out that Silicon Valley Bank, the...

Winery Risk Management: Combining Technology and Professional Expertise to Protect Operations...

Winery owners who want to be sure their business is protected well into the future would be wise to invest in risk management.  By Larry...

Politics, Science, Technology, Innovation and Controversy: Wine Industry Advisor’s Top Articles...

In 2022, Wine Industry Advisor continued its mission to provide you — our broad audience of professionals and enthusiasts — the latest, most important...

TWC Acquires Robert Sinskey Vineyards as the Family Transitions to Other...

“Robert Sinskey Vineyards Sold the Winery … and It Bought the Farm.” By Barbara Barielle Last week, it was announced that the famed Robert Sinskey Vineyards...