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Competition Is Fierce, so How Does a Vineyard Stand Out in...

According to Karissa Kruse, president of Sonoma County Winegrowers, a shift has happened in the past few years. “Consumers now care about what goes on at a farm level,” she notes. Kruse mentioned that, not that many years ago, it was unique to put the vineyard name on the bottle, but now that is a fairly standard way to give an added marketing benefit to a bottle of wine.

Her Side of the Story: Notes from Women Winemakers of Napa

Having many years in the wine industry, and settled into their high-profile work in the Napa Valley, these women comment on being a woman in the industry, and why gender isn’t the defining factor. Commenting are veterans Heidi Barrett of Barrett Wines, Calistoga, Elizabeth Vianna of Chimney Rock Winery, Stag’s Leap District, Cathy Corison of Corison Winery, St. Helena, and new mom Helen Keplinger of Keplinger Wines, Napa.

Six Exhibitors for the Small Grower at Unified

By Dawn Dolan In the weeks leading up to the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, friends asked me if I were going. For my business,...

Will Marijuana Be the Next Great Wine Industry Disruptor?

The biggest disruption to the American wine industry was Prohibition, which shut down some eighty percent of existing wineries in the period 1920-33. After the repeal, it took over 60 years for the number of U.S wineries to reach 1920 levels.

A Crowdfunded Winemaker’s Story

By Dawn Dolan Katy Michaud is delighted to be the first winemaker from Washington selected to make a vintage for NakedWines.com, but just how does...