Wine Business Editorial

Terraview Delivers Accurate Yield Estimation for the Wine World

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2021 is projected to be the year with historically lowest global wine production due to unfavorable weather in Europe's wine-growing regions. This year the production...

Business Strategy Behind The Wine Group’s Partnership With MPL Brands NV

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Hard seltzer's growth has slowed, and you’re a wine company trying to reach younger consumers—what do you do? —Jeff Siegel If you’re The Wine Group, you...

‘The Best Red Grape I’ve Ever Grown’—East Coast Winemakers’ Success with...

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An Italian grape-growing experiment shows potential for quality grape and wine production along the US East Coast. —Robin Shreeves The US’s first commercial wines of the...

Winemaking Barrel Trial: Free SO2 & Potential Wine Quality Impacts

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Barrel-by-barrel sampling of free SO2 can potentially help winemakers prevent unnecessary and expensive barrel downgrades. —David Sommer, CTO, BarrelWise Technologies Free sulfur dioxide (SO2) is unique amongst...

As Restaurants Reopen, Sommeliers Re-Envision Wine Lists

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What producers need to know to get their wines into the hospitality sector. —Melanie Young Restaurants closed throughout much of 2020 when the novel coronavirus caused...

British Columbia 2021 Vintage Report: Okanagan Winemakers Optimistic After Difficult Growing...

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A difficult growing year for the Okanagan Valley to produce superbly flavorful Canadian wine. —Andrew Monro Wineries and vineyards in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley are optimistic...

Artificial Intelligence in the Vineyard

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Adopting this new vineyard technology is critical to the California grape industry. —Tom Shapland, PhD, CEO and cofounder of Tule Technologies Anything humans can observe with...

Winemakers, Distributors Experiment with Supply Chain & Carbon-Shrinking Shortcuts

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Whether shipping wine across the globe in giant bladders, or biking a bottle down the street, there’s likely a way to make the trip...

The Great Supply Chain Kerfuffle of 2021

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Delays in deliveries are affecting viticulture and winemaking procedures, product launches, and limiting consumers' options during the peak of holiday wine-buying. —Jeff Siegel Brian Talley ordered...

How to Boost Wine Club Membership

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An increase in wine club convenience equates to an increase in wine club members and membership retention. —Zach Kamphuis, general manager, Commerce7 Why should a consumer...

Texas 2021 Harvest Report: Low Quantity, High Quality

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Amid shortages, new grower contracts, and experimental varieties, Texas vintners hail the 2021 vintage as excellent. —Kathleen Willcox Texas vintners experienced a vintage filled with unexpectedly...

WIN Expo 2021—Increased Focus on Educational Content for the Wine Industry

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December’s conference kicks off with a new format to engage professionals in all sectors of wine. —Barbara Barrielle Wine Industry Network continues its tradition as...

Experts Answer—How Can the Wine Industry Engage ‘Digital Natives?’

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This Expert Q & A features Rosa Noble, hospitality and DTC Manager for Judd's Hill Winery & MicroCrush, and Jennie Gilbert, founder of Red...

Opinion: Minerality in Terms of Terroir

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Terroir as like a tree falling in a forest. Just because you don't hear it, it doesn’t mean it didn't fall. —Randy Caparoso I think that...

US Wine DtC Legal Battles—Time to Calm Down

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There are many reason for the Supreme Court not to hear a case—none of which the wine industry can influence. —Jeff Siegel Jay Hack, a senior...