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Turning the Tables on Sean P. Sullivan

Sean P. Sullivan is a contributing editor at Wine Enthusiast, covering Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Canada. He is also the founder of Washington Wine...
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DtC Expert Analysis: Lessons Learned in 2021, Predictions for 2022

Looking back at 2021, there's been many—even if subtle—shifts in the beverage alcohol direct-to-consumer (DtC) space. More states are opening options for DtC shipping,...

Op Ed: Wine Consumer Preferences Are a Reflection of the Industry

Consumers are not stupid. There, that's the crux of this entire op-ed. Although I do have something to add: If consumers are stupid, it's only...

Wildfires Threaten to Upend Crop Insurance

California wildfires are threatening to upend crop insurance for vineyards as smoke threatens grape production in another record-breaking wildfire year in the U.S. —Jack Roudebush,...

Experts Answer—State of the Wine Industry

This Expert Q & A features Brian Clements, vice president and partner of Turrentine Brokerage, and Dale Stratton, president of Wine Market Council, both...

Winemaking Barrel Trial: Free SO2 & Potential Wine Quality Impacts

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...

Artificial Intelligence in the Vineyard

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...
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How to Boost Wine Club Membership

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...

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

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

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...

Shipping Alcohol DtC—Retailers’ Trials and Tribulations

Retailers engaged in direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipping of beverage alcohol have faced unexpected setbacks in the last few months. —Alex Koral, Regulatory General Counsel, Sovos ShipCompliant Primarily,...

Turning the Tables on Stacy Louise Briscoe

This month’s Turning the Tables interview features Stacy Louise Briscoe, who has been contributing to Wine Industry Advisor for the pasts 18 months and...

Op Ed: Dear Sommeliers, It’s OK to Like Zinfandel

This op is written from a sommelier's perspective. I know a lot of them because I was a sommelier who worked in restaurants for...

Opinion: Natural Winemaking Is the Most Natural Thing

Hands off those vines, hands off those wines—what comes naturally should be respected —Randy Caparoso I love natural style wines. In fact, I'm partial to them,...

Turning the Tables on Deborah Parker Wong

“Turning the Tables – Interviewing the Interviewers” is a Q&A series profiling Wine Writers.
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