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Lessons from Down Under: Three Master Winemakers share their COVID Harvest...

This webinar is a rare opportunity to hear, first hand, from three master winemakers who, without warning, had to navigate harvest with the sudden lockdown restrictions. These winemakers share their experience, insights, and lessons learned with Jamie Gilchrist, Co-Founder and Director of Sales, vintrace wine production software, based in Melbourne, Australia.

Harvest in Compliance with California’s Changing Overtime Laws

Harvest season is the time of year when every winegrower’s attention turns primarily to the grapes themselves. For modern winegrowers doing business in California, attention must also be paid to your workforce and compliance with California’s changing and complex overtime laws.

Harvest Is Coming. Are You Prepared?

Here is my harvest checklist so you can rest easy Every year we all find ourselves in the same boat. We ramp up, try to...

2016 Harvest: Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley Predict a Knockout Vintage

HEALDSBURG, Calif. (August 16, 2016) - Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley (WDCV) began their 2016 grape harvest this week, and shared their predictions for...

Afternoon Brief, November 26

‘The wine world is under attack, and it needs to up its game’, Wine Economist Mike Veseth: Eminent wine writer and economist Mike Veseth warns that the wine world needs to combat the threat of new age prohibitionists' and authentic, interesting and affordable spirits and beers...

Afternoon Brief, November 25

Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines Still a Powerful Guide: Before Wine Spectator announced its top 100 wines of the year last week, the awarded wines were hardly setting Wine Searcher's database on fire. But interest has exploded as each of the top 10 wines was announced...

Afternoon Brief, November 24

‘Great Napa Valley wines will rival Bordeaux First Growths’: Moet-Hennessy Estates & Wine CEO: Jean-Guillaume Prats, Moet-Hennessy Estates and Wine CEO, says he believes great wine produced in Californias Napa Valley will rival the finest Bordeaux in future years...

Afternoon Brief, November 21

Napa Winemakers Argue Over the Valley's Visual Image: If you've never heard the term "viewshed" - like "watershed" - welcome to Napa Valley. The essence is that Napa's bucolic look is an asset that can't be messed with...

Afternoon Brief, November 19

WineGavel Founder Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement: Former WineGavel online auction house founder and president Joshua Krummenoehl, who was arrested in New York in July on charges of grand theft by embezzlement for auctioning clients wine and never sending them the proceeds, has pleaded guilty in a Napa court...

Afternoon Brief, November 18

Winemaker Without Vines in View as Treasury Emulates Coke: Many vintners would love to own enough wine country to cover Manhattan twice over. Not Treasury Wine Estates, maker of $850-a-bottle Penfolds Grange...

Afternoon Brief, November 13

Experts Foresee Dynamic Market for Mergers & Acquisitions in 2015: Wine industry financiers are predicting robust activity for winery and vineyard mergers and acquisitions throughout the remainder of 2014 and heading into the New Year...

Afternoon Brief, November 12

Australia's Peter Lehmann Wines Sold to Casella, Maker of Yellow Tail: Peter Lehmann Wines, an iconic Australian winery in the Barossa Valley, will soon have a new owner. Casella Family Brands, best known as the maker of Yellow Tail, offered $1.31 per share for the winery and brand...

Afternoon Brief, November 11

Announcing Wine Enthusiast's 2014 Wine Star Award Winners: Each year since 2000, the editors of Wine Enthusiast have honored individuals whose vision has impacted the wine and spirits industries with our Wine Star Awards...

Afternoon Brief, November 10

Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines Unveiling Begins Today: After tasting 18,000 wines from vineyards around the globe, the editors at Wine Spectator are set to release their much-anticipated list of the Top 100 Wines of 2014...

Afternoon Brief: November 7

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 in U.S. is, and should distributor X and supplier Y sell their wines/ spirits/crafts there?...