Wine Business Editorial

New Winery Wastewater Regulations Could Cost Small and Midsize Wineries Thousands...

The California state water board is working on an update to the winery general order to provide a permitting process with water discharge requirements...

Virtual Tastings Will Continue for Trade but Not Consumers Post Pandemic

Haas is a firm believer that, even when the pandemic has subsided and the industry can get back to "normal," virtual tastings for trade—NOT consumers—will be one of the few COVID-19 evolutions that will continue to reap benefits for wine businesses across the board.

Leveraging Technology to Survive and Thrive (Webinar)

Winemaking is steeped in tradition, with knowledge passed through generations with oral instructions or handwritten notes. But as the world becomes faster moving and more complicated, you need to find ways to keep up.

Dry Creek Vineyard Engaging the Wine Trade Virtually

COVID-19 has affected more than winery relationships with consumers—it’s affected relationships with distributors, wholesalers, sommeliers, and retail market trade as well...

COVID’s Winery Wake Up Call: It’s About Marketing, Not Winemaking

COVID’s Winery Wake Up Call: Winemaking is important, but the wine sales game has changed dramatically...

Five Months In – What We Have Learned

Five Months In – What We Have Learned: The COVID-19 pandemics effect on the market is essentially five months old now and we have some clearer data and patterns to use to make better decisions...

Virtual Winery Offerings – Case Study Discussions (Webinar)

Sandra Hess, founder of DTC Wine Workshops and Consumer Engagement Specialist will moderate a discussion and showcase three Virtual Winery Program Case Studies.

The Wine Industry Continues to Expand in Texas Hill Country

The industry’s showroom is the stretch of US-290 between Johnson City and Fredericksburg. Location makes it the second most visited wine route in the country after Highway 29 in Napa.

Turning the Tables on Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher

Turning the Tables on Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher: Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher conceived and wrote The Wall Street Journal’s weekly wine column, “Tastings,” from 1998 to 2010...

Selling Wine, Beer, and Spirits in America

I spent years in sales and building my brand before starting Beverage Trade Network, trade shows and our media business. My first brand was...

Reimagining the Legendary Sleepy Hollow Vineyard

Reimagining The Legendary Sleepy Hollow Vineyard: When E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) of Modesto, purchased the iconic Talbott brand in 2015, a shockwave hit the Monterey wine community...

Trump’s Tariffs on European Wine Backfire on US Wine Industry

Last year the Trump administration placed a 25% tariff on a broad section of European wines as part of the WTO judgement against the...

The Secret to Building a Successful Wine Club

The Secret to Building a Successful Wine Club: Whether your wine business features a brick-and-mortar tasting room, a direct-to-consumer model, or both, having a robust wine club is essential to your success...

WIN Insider Series: Dale Stratton, President of the Wine Market Council

Wine Industry Network’s Insider Series features thought leaders and influencers helping to shape and direct the wine industry. This edition (video above) features Dale...

Why Wine Competitions Are More Relevant Than Ever

Why Wine Competitions Are More Relevant Than Ever: In a world turned upside down by uncertainty, some things stand fast. Wine competitions are part and parcel of the yearly routine of the wine world, as much as tending vines, picking grapes, and making wine go on despite the havoc wreaked by nature or otherwise...