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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...

Five Wine Businesses Recognized for Their Innovative Advances for the Wine...

Whether solving a problem or seizing an opportunity, these five wine industry suppliers used ingenuity and technology to develop innovative products and solutions for...

Making Big Data Work for Wine

“Data doesn’t always tell the truth,” said Paul Mabray, CEO of Emetry in his opening remarks of the Wine Industry Data Summit, setting the tone for an inspirational series of talks about the challenges and opportunities the wine industry faces for using data to better understand and engage wine consumers in an effective and purposeful way.

Opening New Doors at Kosta Browne

This summer, the iconic Pinot Noir producer, Kosta Browne winery, is opening two new doors, one with their recent acquisition by Duckhorn Wine Company, and the other a literal door to their new tasting gallery in Sebastopol.

Napa’s Measure C Now Almost Certain to Fail

Measure C, also known as the Napa Oak Woodlands and Watershed Protection Initiative, came out of election night with a slim 42 vote lead,...

Domestic Rosé Gaining Market Share from French

The rosé trend still shows no sign of slowing with its third consecutive year with over fifty percent growth. According to Nielsen retail outlet data the rosé category grew 64% over the last twelve months, but unlike a year ago domestic rosé is now outpacing imports growing at 112% compared to 42.8% growth for French rosés. This marks a significant turnaround from a year ago when domestic producers were trailing overall category growth. However, French rosés continue to hold the dominant market share with 60% of the rosé category measured by dollar value.

Malene Wines Shows How Rosé Rolls

More than most wine styles or varieties, rosé has an associate lifestyle connotation of highly Instagramable moments. If you’re not sure what that looks...

CK Mondavi Finds Growth Opportunities Without Chasing Trends

The fourth generation of the Mondavi family, internally referred to as the G4, is stepping up to play a larger role in the family...

Shaping a New, Authentic Brand Identity for Napa Cellars

New packaging for Napa Cellars’ latest Classic Collection release reveals a dramatic transformation from its previous use of whimsical imagery. The brand now projects...

The Unique and the Truly Rare Wines at Premiere Napa Valley

This week the 22nd annual Premiere Napa Valley auction brings retail and restaurant wine buyers from across the country and beyond to Napa Valley. They are attracted by the 230 small lots of unique, high quality wines that are up for auction; it’s a chance to own and offer something truly special exclusively for their customers.

Six New and Interesting Products from the Unified Trade Show

Even if you went to the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium and spent two days visiting the nearly 700 booths on its massive trade...