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New Winery Wastewater Regulations Could Cost Small and Midsize Wineries Thousands...

The California state water board is working on an update to the winery general order to provide a permitting process with water discharge requirements...

Trump’s Tariffs on European Wine Backfire on US Wine Industry

Last year the Trump administration placed a 25% tariff on a broad section of European wines as part of the WTO judgement against the...

When Will Big Beverage Alcohol Retailers Get Serious About eCommerce?

The Important Question: Interview with DRINKS Co-Founder and CEO Zac Brandenberg

Interview with John Hinman: Pending ABC Emergency Order Puts Alcohol License...

“They will be able to shut down a licensee after a hearing on a five days notice,” says John Hinman, founding partner of Hinman...

Sonoma Wineries Are Itching to Open Up Their Doors and Invite...

The shelter-in-place order has been hard on wineries that rely on tasting room and on-premise sales as well as their front line allies, tasting room staff and waiters, who have been out of a job...

Off-Premise Wine Sales Boom Weakening

The off-premise alcohol purchasing frenzie sparked by the pandemic lockdown peaked in the first full week, and wine sales were down -24% comparatively in...

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.