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Show Up, Stand Up, Speak Up: WineAmerica National Policy Conference 2022

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For the first time in three years, WineAmerica representatives recently met with Congressional Representatives from around the country to discuss the wine industry’s legislative...

Fermentation Management Significantly Eased Through the Use of Innovative Liquid Yeast...

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Winemakers have long recognized that careful yeast management and nutrition programs are central to the success or failure of the fermentations and resulting wines...

Meet Debra Del Fiorentino of Wine Competitions Management & Production

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This Sonoma County entrepreneur is responsible for more than a dozen prestigious tasting events, including the upcoming Sunset International Wine & Spirits Competition. By Alexandra...

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...

Waterloo Container: More Than Just Bottles – Focusing on the Box

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Your outer packaging says something about the wine Look around your winery and see what your customers see. Are there undecorated cardboard cases of...

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....