Wine Business Editorial

Turning the Tables on Elizabeth Schneider

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Elizabeth Schneider is author of “Wine for Normal People: A Guide for Real People who Like Wine but not the Snobbery that Goes with It (Chronicle 2019),” which was acclaimed by Oprah Magazine, Fortune, Forbes, the New York Post and more...

A Winning Partnership

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In September 2020, Sangiacomo Family Wines’ 2018 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay became only the second white wine to ever take top honors at the prestigious Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge (in 2015, Roche Winery & Vineyards’ 2013 Reserve Chardonnay from Carneros won the title)...

Uber Buying Drizly Is the Tip of the Spear/Booze Business Comes...

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As obvious as it is that Tom Brady is in the Super Bowl again; it is also obvious to this pundit that one of...

Planning a Virtual Wine & Food Pairing for the Chinese New...

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by Fiona Fang & Liz Thach, MW Chinese New Year is a joyous time of the year, and is also referred to as Lunar New...

The Intersection of Creativity and Technology: How We at Charles Krug...

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by Jim Morris A typical day at Charles Krug is not for the faint of heart. There can be Wine Club members in our Membership...

Experts Say Robust Ecommerce Programs Are Key to Wine Industry Survival...

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While fourth quarter numbers are still being crunched and the gains and losses of 2020 have yet to be fully tabulated, one thing is crystal clear: online sales of wine and other alcoholic beverages made a huge difference in a year wreaked by the havoc of Covid and a wildly unpredictable economy...

Lindsay Hoopes: Creating Economic Viability and Attracting the Next Generation of...

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A Napa native, Lindsay Hoopes spent her childhood walking the vineyards with her family, and in so doing, developed an unparalleled love for farming and her surrounding community...

Craig Camp: Leading the Way for Vineyard Rejuvenation from Conventional to...

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Craig Camp seems to be universally respected in the West Coast wine industry...

Why a Leading Central Coast Vineyard Is Transitioning to Organic Production

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The transition to organic wine grape growing can be seen as a high-risk process, and growers often wonder if positive results published by academic researchers will actually translate to their bottom lines once implemented in their vineyards...

Kim McPherson: Pioneer and Standard-Bearer of Texas Wine

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There are few people better known in the Texas wine industry than Kim McPherson...

Janie Brooks Heuck: Taking on Challenges and Committed to Giving Back

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When Janie Brooks Heuck, Managing Director of Brooks Wine in Amity, Oregon, was asked how she came into this industry, she responded with a melancholy laugh...

Why Are Generation Dates Not Consistent?

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Recently I was asked why a wine market segmentation I published last year showing the percentage of wine consumed by Millennials, Gen X, Gen Z and Boomers was not consistent with a more recent study...

On and Off Premise Beverage Sales Will Be Forever Changed from...

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I have only known two channels to buy booze: on premise channel which is bars and restaurants and off premise which is liquor and wine stores.  If suppliers wanted to sell their goods it had to be in those two silos and the accounts that fall under that umbrella...

Jeff O’Neill: Fostering a Culture of Teamwork, Ingenuity and Opportunity

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O’Neill, founder of the fast-growing O'Neill Vintners and Distillers (it’s the seventh largest winery in the US), didn’t really plan to go into the wine business...

Lucie Morton: Enthusiasm and an Eye for Deep Insights with Viticultural...

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Lucie Morton is loaded with specialties attached to her name: viticulturist, ampelographer, rootstock expert, author, historian, educator...