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Where Will Wine Sales Come from Next Month?

Despite wineries being shuttered and millions of people sheltering in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers have not stopped buying wine, but have...

Pandemic Alcohol Stock-Up Skews Toward Wine

Consumers have been stocking up in preparation for an extended COVID-19 pandemic and sheltering in place. Most of the purchases have of course been...

Corona Pandemic Boosts Alcohol Deliveries

Wineries, bars, and restaurants are closed across the world and people are staying home, but they still want their favorite drinks, and to get them, they are increasingly turning to delivery services ...

Coronavirus Again Exposes Fragility of Hospitality Driven Wine Business

In the beginning of March when the seriousness of the Coronavirus outbreak began to dawn on US Consumers, WineDirect noticed an immediate 22% volume decrease in weekend tasting room sales compared to the previous month across the 900 US and Canada wineries that use their point-of-sale system ...

Five New and Innovative Products from This Year’s Unified Trade Show

ASEV promised that this year’s Unified Wine & Grape Symposium was going to be big, and it was. The trade show stretched across four...

Wine Is in Decline, but Sonoma Still Sees Growth and Opportunity

This year the Sonoma County Winegrowers’ annual Dollars and $ense meeting was held in conjunction with the Sonoma County Vintners, and Glenn Proctor, Board...

Five Award Winning Innovations for the Wine Industry

Five Award Winning Innovations for the Wine Industry - Innovation often happens when a new or growing problem needs to be addressed, but sometimes it happens just because someone brings a new perspective and imagination to the industry.

Wineries Sue Insurers for $20 Million in Smoke Taint Losses

Kunde and Vintage Wine Estates (VWE) have filed suit against their insurers at Sonoma County Superior Court collectively seeking approximately $20 million in losses....

Arming the Wine Industry for the Challenges of Today and Tomorrow

Challenges are looming for the wine industry on multiple fronts; overall growth is flattening, new generations have a different relationship to alcohol, climate change and wildfires complicate winemaking, while the labor market affected by immigration and cannabis is becoming increasingly competitive.

Wine in Cans Could Be 10% of Category Says Free Flow...

Free Flow Wines are betting big on the continued growth of alternative sustainable wine packaging with an investment of around $10 million in a...

Iconic Wine Sustainability Innovator Challenges Peers

Each year at the Sonoma County Barrel Auction, the Sonoma County Vintners have recognized local wine industry icons who have shaped the heritage and...

2018 California Crush Report by the Numbers

The 2018 California crush report was released today, and as expected the report reveals a bountiful 2018 winegrape harvest up 6.6% in volume from...

Is Gallo Saving the Wine Industry?

Betting on high-margin and high-growth sounds like a winning strategy, and Constellation’s stock rose on the morning after the announcement. But if Constellation was so eager to get rid of these brands, and consumer trends point toward premiumization, why would Gallo want to buy them?

DTC Channel Is Reaching Maturity for Wine

Larry Cormier, General Manager, ShipCompliance by Sovos, presented the topline results from their annual Direct to Consumer Wine Shipping Report based on the 8...

12 Things Not to Miss at the WIN Expo Trade Show...

Again this year the North Coast Wine Industry Expo (WIN Expo) will be the second largest wine industry trade show in North America with...