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Buying Brand Only and Building on an Asset Light Wine Business

News of large mergers or acquisitions in the wine industry seem to arrive at an increasing clip, and those involving large swaths of land...

U.S. Producers Betting on Rosé and Challenging French Dominance

“Is it on? Yes, it’s definitely on. Pink is trending; it’s a heavy trending thing, and I don’t see it going away at all,”...

New Company Breaks Barriers to Distribution for Small Producers

Consolidation continues to make distributors bigger and fewer while the number of producers grow with new small producers enter the market. The vast majority...

How Napa Valley Plays to Its Strengths and Nurtures the Roots...

It’s Cabernet season in the Napa Valley. Cabernet season is a marketing program like wine month or international day in that it tells...

French Wine Capitalizing on U.S. Drinking Trends

Major trends in the U.S. wine market including premiumization, sparkling wine, and rosé play to the strengths of French wine leading to a 14.2%...

What Cans Can Do for Wine

Cans represent a very small segment of the overall wine category, but it’s growing rapidly, and there are good reasons that key industry players are making moves or at least keeping tabs on it.

Not Just a Celebrity Wine; John Legend’s LVE in Harmony with...

Every actor, musician, and television personality seems to be getting their own brand of wine or spirits these days, but do they bring anything...

Five New and Interesting Products from the Unified Trade Show

Even if you went to Unified and spent two days on its massive trade show floor with seven hundred plus exhibitors spread out over...

The Sparkling Winemakers’ Choice for a New Year’s Toast

We asked a few sparkling winemakers to share their wine recommendations for celebrating the new year, one of their own wines, and one from...

Free Flow Wines Sparkles with Innovation on Tap and Beyond the...

Free Flow Wines saw the rising popularity of sparkling wines and the category’s particular challenges for delivering an optimal by the glass experience as...

What the Winemakers Are Drinking at Thanksgiving

We asked a few winemakers to share two wine recommendations for Thanksgiving, one of their own wines, and one from another winery, because one...

A Scary Invention

He is president of Hot Foot America, inventor of the WINnovation Award winning Fright Kite, and has worked with bird control for decades excluding...

Five Wine Industry Innovators Honored with 2016 WINnovation Awards

Whether in solving a problem or seeing an opportunity, these five wine industry suppliers used their ingenuity and knowhow to develop innovative products and...

Zipz Wine Unzipping the Potential of the Single Serve Market

One innovative idea can be the key to accessing new marketplaces and segments, but the technical challenges to implementing that idea can be daunting...

Innovative BlueMorph UV Tank Sanitation Technology Expands Options and Markets

After a period of trials, BlueMorph UV delivered their first commercial ultraviolet light sanitation unit to Jackson Family Wines in September 2015, and in...