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Dale Stratton is the owner of Five Points Consulting, LLC, a 35-plus year veteran on the wholesale side of the wine industry who previously worked for Constellation Brands, among others, offering insights into consumer and brand research and data...
There will be numerous changes that history will associate with 2020. For those involved in the wine industry, maybe the one that will best define the year is pivoting, adjusting on the fly to the additional ways to effectively do business...
Pandemic Puts Twist on Vineyard Plantings: John Duarte runs the largest permanent crops nursery in the country and has seen his share of ups and downs since his family opened its namesake business in California’s Central Valley in 1989...
Identifying the inspiration for Beth Novak Milliken’s long and successful career took no more than a moment ...
Joe Fiola is the University of Maryland extension specialist for viticulture and small fruit, his office parked out in the hills near Frederick ...
Alternatives to SO2 in Winemaking; Bio-Protection & its Role in Lowering Sulfite Content: Arthur O’Connor’s familiarity with sulfites includes more than his use of them while working for wineries in Argentina, Australia, Spain and the United States.
Mitigating for Smoke Exposure and Returning Value to Tainted Wine: That wildfires have become an annual summer ritual comes as no surprise to anyone. Not only are the numbers increasing – in 2017, there were 71,499 wildfires, compared to 65,575 wildfires in the same period in 2016, according to the National Interagency Fire Center
Catoctin Breeze Vineyard is settled in the hills along Route 15 in western Maryland, a few miles north of Frederick and in the vicinity of Camp David.
The future of any industry rests with who’s coming along to take the reins. That’s certainly true in winemaking, where families are turning over responsibility to their kids or hiring a college grad. Here are vignettes on four under-35 mid-Atlantic winemakers who already have made an impact.
Identifying potential production partners is getting easier, thanks to a growth in facilities - devoted to offering wine production services and an increase in wineries that are utilizing extra space by making wine for others. Identifying the right one? That’s more of a challenge.
Roman Roth's competitive fire was mentioned by many of his associates. It has driven Wolffer Estate to star status in a wine region that now occupies an international stage with Roth playing a leading role during that ascent. It has earned him, besides numerous accolades and critical acclaim, recognition as one of Wine’s Most Inspiring People.
Rosen said, “through data and boots on the ground we support the independent brand, because frankly the distributor doesn’t have the time nor inclination.”
“If you’ve ever had a stuck ferment, you want to avoid that in the future. In the past, I’ve battled with stuck fermentations that were mainly fructose, and they’re a bear to restart.”
Kevin Atticks, the longtime executive director of the Maryland Wineries Association, has seen a rapid growth of wineries in his state and others around it the last 10 years. It’s a business model that continues to outpace vineyards, which cover 800 acres across Maryland with another 100 new acres not yet producing.
For years, Pennsylvania’s wine industry was growing in numbers and scope but stagnant in legislative and financial support, especially when compared to neighboring states such as New York and Virginia.