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Afternoon Brief, October 18

From Tariffs to Cannabis, Napa Valley Vintners Take on New Challenges: Formed 75 years ago this month, the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) trade group now includes 550 wineries representing 99% of Napa Valley wine production. Totaling about 9 million cases annually, Napa Valley accounts for only about 4% of California's production, but it remains the most prestigious growing region in North America and the calling card for American wines around the world...

Concentrated Flavors Emerge from 2019 Napa Valley Harvest: Precision Farming and...

Industry leaders discuss 2019 growing season during Napa Valley Grapegrowers annual harvest press conference Napa, CA (October 15, 2019) – With approximately 75% of total...

Expertly Curated & Custom Products for Marketing Your Wine

Vanessa Topper, the founder of TopNest Designs, was naturally destined to curate the perfect lineup of custom gifts for discerning clients in the wine industry. Her father sold California wine in the late 60’s, her mother was an art consultant and interior designer and her brother is a private chef.

Vinexpo New York Creates Unprecedented Opportunities for Wine & Spirits Producers

Vinexpo New York, now in its third year, is drawing thousands of exhibitors, buyers, and conference attendees into what has become one of the...

Turning the Tables on Karen MacNeil

By Carl Giavanti, Carl Giavanti Consulting “Turning the Tables – Interviewing the Interviewers” ” is a Q&A series profiling Wine Writers. We hope you’ll discover more about...

Managing the Impact of Climate Change

Managing the Impact of Climate Change: While the full impact of climate change on the wine industry remains to be seen, we are already beginning to see the initial effects of it. This year’s 8th annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo (WIN Expo) offers some insight and practical applications in the late-morning session: Managing the Impact of Climate Change; The Evolution of Vineyard & Winemaking Practices session.

Wine Industry Network Announces the Date and New Location for the...

Call for Topics Open The 3-Tier Wine Symposium was established specifically for small to medium sized wineries eager for new insights into opportunities to win...

What Part of Reality Are You Missing? Augmenting Smart Packaging

What Part of Reality Are You Missing? Augmenting Smart Packaging - What are customers looking for in wine packaging that most wineries are ignoring or missing at this point? Simply put, it’s the story. Says Peter Oberdorfer, founder and President of Tactic ...

Automated Wine Marketing Has Potential to Boost Company Revenues by as...

If someone told you that you could increase your business by a whopping 50 percent through an affordable technology using the principles of preference based marketing, would you be willing to give it a shot?

Creating a People-Centric Wine Business

Creating a People-Centric Wine Business - “The future isn't about technology”, says Geoff Ables, managing partner at C5 Insight. “It's about people - and it's about how technology will aid businesses in delivering better experiences to customers and ...

Which Famous Wine Region Seeks Amicable Divorce from Neighbor?

by Liz Thach, MW Many global wine regions recognize the benefits of working collaboratively with other regions, even forming associations and alliances to travel and...

Francis Ford Coppola Receives 2019 Wine Enthusiast Lifetime Achievement Award

Six-time Academy Award winning director, screenwriter and entrepreneur is honored for industry innovation, creativity, quality product and more than 40 years in winemaking GEYSERVILLE, Calif....

Global Leader in Sustainability Achieves Record Breaking Participation and Announces a...

Sonoma County Winegrowers to Participate in Agriculture’s First Climate Certification Program SANTA ROSA, Calif. (September 12, 2019) – Five years ago, the Sonoma County Winegrowers...

Turning the Tables on Erin James

“Turning the Tables – Interviewing the Interviewers” ” is a Q&A series profiling Wine Writers. We hope you’ll discover more about the wine writers you know, and learn about many others.

Adoption of Innovative Winemaking Method Continues Advancement of Catoctin Breeze Wines

Catoctin Breeze Vineyard is settled in the hills along Route 15 in western Maryland, a few miles north of Frederick and in the vicinity of Camp David.