Wine Business Editorial

Domaine Carneros 2015 Estate Brut Wins Best Sparkling of Show

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Almost always a sweepstakes contender in any wine competition they enter, Domaine Carneros is tried and true, and their 2015 Estate Brut was no exception, handily winning Best Sparkling of Show at the 2020 Sunset International Wine Competition...

Experts Weigh In on the Biggest Obstacles and Opportunities to Sell...

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Next week the virtual Wine Industry Sales Symposium we bring over twenty wine industry experts together across six conference sessions to share insights and experiences to help wineries improve their DTC and wholesale channel performance.

Tasting Room Tip Lines – Yea or Nay?

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Greetings wine industry friends! I have been asked to develop an article best approaches to developing tasting room tip policies...

Husch Honored for Best Dessert Wine at Sunset Wine Competition 2020

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By Laura Ness It doesn’t happen every year, but when conditions are just right, Husch Vineyards, the oldest winery in the Anderson Valley, makes a...

Sticker Shock: Understanding Rising Replacement Costs in Winery Insurance

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With the rash of recent wildfires, not surprisingly, there has been a renewed focus on the part of winery owners in risk mitigation, as well as comprehensive insurance coverage...

Best White Wine Winner at Sunset 2020: Brecon Estate

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It was a good problem to have, but one that required careful management. When Brecon Estate’s 2019 Albariño won Best of Show White at the 2020 Sunset Wine Competition, it was immediately decided that Brecon Club Members should have priority access to the small batch wine...

Best of Show Winner at Sunset 2020: Gracianna Winery

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Gracianna Winery began in 2005, and debuted their first wine in 2009, but they’ve made plenty of waves since then...

Battlelines of the Eastern Front of the War on the Spotted...

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Seven years since the Spotted Lanternfly was discovered in a quarry around 60 miles northwest of Philadelphia, it remains a time bomb to the Mid-Atlantic wine industry and a potential threat as far west as California...

Turning the Tables on Margot Bigg

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MARGOT BIGG is a freelance writer and editor who specializes in travel, culture, and music...

Earth Day and Wine Country’s Regeneration

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Almost four years after the devastating California firestorms, which started in Napa’s Atlas Peak wine country area, we witness our planet’s regeneration without our interference...

Turning the Tables on Tim Fish

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TIM FISH joined Wine Spectator’s Napa office in 2001 and has been a senior editor since 2013. He is lead taster for the wines of Oregon and Washington, California Rhône-style reds and Zinfandels, and U.S sparkling wines...

It’s in the Can: Premium Wine with a DTC Model, Celebrating...

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So, you think wine in cans is a slick joke? Think again. Maker Wine Company, co-founded by Stanford Business School classmates Sarah Hoffman and Kendra Kawala, is out to change minds, one sip at a time...

Winery Wildfires: How Record Wildfires Are Impacting Wineries Today

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The events of recent years have truly tested the resilience of wineries. Wildfires dominating headlines in wine country since 2017 were interrupted briefly by the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, only to return again – and with a record-breaking vengeance...

5 Women Leaders Helping Wineries to Be Successful

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The wine industry draws people passionate about their work, whether they are growing grapes, making wine or supporting those who do...

Gallo Aims for a Diverse Wine Portfolio to Embody and Reflect...

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In December last year the Federal Trade Commission finally approved the acquisition by E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) of more than 30 wine brands from Constellation Brands, Inc., which was first announced in April 2019...