Wine Business Editorial

Op Ed: Criticism of Organic or Sustainable Winegrowing Programs Adds to...

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Are regional sustainable winegrowing certification programs a boon for the industry? By Randy Caparoso For the longest time, a certified USDA organic seal on a food...

Predicting Palates: Can Artificial Intelligence Improve Wine Buying?

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New technology is helping consumers make smarter wine choices. By Gordon Feller If you’ve ever felt intimidated when choosing a bottle of wine, you’re not alone....

Beyond the (Standard) Bottle: Wineries Are Embracing Greener Packaging

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Growing and making wine can be done sustainably. According to Grand View Research, the production of organic wine is projected to grow 10.2 percent...

The Whole Package: Wine Needs to Create Memories with Each Delivery

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There’s no question the wine market has changed dramatically since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. When wineries were forced to halt in-person...

Michigan Wine Month: Showcasing Growth and Progress in America’s Mitten

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By Paul Vigna Matt Killman is a winemaker at Cool Climate Consulting in Petoskey, Mich., located in the Tip of the Mitt American Viticultural Area...

Turning the Tables on Alexandra Russell

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By Carl Giavanti Alexandra Russell was named Managing Editor of Wine Industry Advisor (WIA) in April 2022. Prior to this appointment, she’s been a freelance...

Navigating the Sustainability Landscape: Which Certifications Matter?

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As the labyrinth of wine industry certifications continues to expand, consumers often find themselves without a compass. By Deborah Parker Wong   Nearly half of American adult...

Rethink Packaging: Wine Needs to Embrace CPG Strategies to Attract New...

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Wine packaging was designed and perfected for the retail shelf display. So what happens when retail display doesn’t matter quite as much as it...

Invest in People: A Satisfied Workforce Is Sustainable

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By Barbara Barrielle I first heard the concept of “workplace” or “worker” sustainability when interviewing Paul Draper, winemaker at  Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello and Lytton...

Expert Editorial: Open Communication Builds Bridges Between Customers and Staff

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By Rod Hughes Like every other industry, wineries are facing staffing and supply shortages as well as hard-to-source equipment parts and increased shipping costs. However,...

DTC Crackdown: Understand State Laws to Avoid Entanglement

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There could well be a silver lining in the number of states that have stepped up enforcement of direct to consumer (DTC)  shipping regulations....

Enoforum USA: Bringing International Research and Innovation Stateside

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By Alexandra Russell In 2019, George Christie, president of Wine Industry Network, was approached about bringing Enoforum, Europe’s largest technical-specific wine conference, to the United...

WineAmerica: Managing the Business Climate for Wine

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Editor’s note: Wine Industry Advisor is proud to welcome WineAmerica to its roster of regular contributors. Beginning with this article, the industry’s voice in...

Winegrowers Are Recruiting Birds to Their Vineyards

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A symbiotic relationship between birds and grape growers is emerging, and its implications are vast. By Kathleen Willcox  Since 1970, bird populations in North America alone...

Garden State Wine Growers Welcomes Devon Perry as Executive Director

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She’s a marketing and hospitality industry professional who knows the landscape and understands the challenges ahead. By Paul Vigna For six years, Tom Cosentino shepherded the...
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