Wine Business Editorial

Welcome To Stress Central

It’s the holidays, which just adds more work and errands to lives that are already stretched to the max. Not only the customers who...

North Coast Wine Industry Gathers to Honor Award Winners

Tuesday afternoon nearly 200 people filled the Alexander Valley Ballroom at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel for the second annual Wine Industry Awards and...

Technology Plays Pivotal Role in Direct to Consumer Communication Strategy

In a world of consumer choices that include wineries in every state and a dizzying array of online wine options, it’s never been more important to figure out what makes your customers tick and how to get them from sipping and swirling to purchase.

Genesis: An Evolution in Wine Preservation Technology

The Genesis device is the latest in a wide range of wine preservation devices available to help preserve the wine while drinking it. In...

5 Wine Industry Innovators Honored with WINnovation Award

The business of wine is in a continual state of evolution with new markets, new consumer trends, new challenges and new solutions provided from...

Where Have the Flash Sale Wine Sites Gone?

This holiday season will mark the near end of the Flash Sale Wine Sites. What you say? How is this possible? Yes, this is...

The #1 Wine of the Year

Today my friends, the Wine Spectator, the industry leader in wine reporting, announced the #1 wine of the year. This was a long drawn...

Experts Foresee Dynamic Market for Mergers & Acquisitions in 2015

By Elizabeth Hans McCrone Wine industry financiers are predicting robust activity for winery and vineyard mergers and acquisitions throughout the remainder of 2014 and heading...

And the best wine retailer in America is?

In my travels and lectures I am often asked, and by often I mean many times a day, who I feel the best retailer...

Ignorance of the Endangered Species Act Could be Costly for Vineyards...

By Elizabeth Hans McCrone When President Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act (ESA) into law on December 28, 1973, it must have been hard to...

Holiday Blues; go to market strategy

I am a consultant. I travel all over America and Europe helping business in the three-tier system. I work with wineries, wholesalers, brands, brewers, importers,...

Wineries See Challenges and Opportunities in Expanding Market for Beer, Cider,...

By Elizabeth Hans McCrone A recent article in the business section of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat has depicted the California wine industry wringing its...

Wine Industry on the Road to Recovery in the Wake of...

By Madeline Blasberg On August 24, just as the grape harvest was getting underway, the ground beneath California’s wine country shook as a 6.0 magnitude...

DTC and Retailers, “Pay the Fine” and Keep Shipping

Hello wine lovers, retailers, wineries and DTC advocates. I awoke this morning to find a disturbing article on winespectator.com about interstate commerce, wine shipping,...

Wineries Speak Up About the Benefits of Using Natural Cork

A growing list of leading wineries, including St. Francis, Bogle and Fetzer, are speaking up about the benefits of using natural cork. They recognize...