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Op Ed: What Do Wine Consumers Really Want?

They want what they want. —Randy Caparoso What do wine lovers want? On one hand, every other day there seems to be a new "natural wine bar"...

Wine Industry Advisor’s Top Articles of 2021

In 2021, Wine Industry Advisor increased its focus on creating original editorial content. We've enhanced our list of contributors to include some of the...

Op Ed: Wine Consumer Preferences Are a Reflection of the Industry

Consumers are not stupid. There, that's the crux of this entire op-ed. Although I do have something to add: If consumers are stupid, it's only...

Afternoon Brief, October 20th

UCI Researcher Gets NSF-Backed Grant to Study Wildfires’ Effects on Farmworkers: One particular concern stems from the experiences of farmworkers asked to safeguard crops – wine grapes – from smoke and ash during wildfires...

Opinion: Minerality in Terms of Terroir

Terroir as like a tree falling in a forest. Just because you don't hear it, it doesn’t mean it didn't fall. —Randy Caparoso I think that...

Op Ed: Dear Sommeliers, It’s OK to Like Zinfandel

This op is written from a sommelier's perspective. I know a lot of them because I was a sommelier who worked in restaurants for...

Opinion: Natural Winemaking Is the Most Natural Thing

Hands off those vines, hands off those wines—what comes naturally should be respected —Randy Caparoso I love natural style wines. In fact, I'm partial to them,...

Afternoon Brief, September 1st

Paso Robles' Justin Vineyards and Winery Buys Napa's Lewis Cellars: Justin's owner, the Wonderful Company, aims to expand Lewis' audience while adding a luxury brand to their portfolio...

Nothing Wrong with Hot Climate Winegrowing

Some of the best wines of the Old and New World are produced in hot climate regions. —Randy Caparoso I once attended a Hospice du Rhône...

Afternoon Brief, August 25th

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25 TRENDING STORY   WIN's packXplore Conference Studies Consumer Acceptance of Nontraditional Wine Packaging Wine Industry Network continues to keep the industry informed despite continuing challenges...

In Defense of Terroir

—Randy Caparoso Does wine-related terroir exist anymore? This is a valid question, even if a silly one. Of course, terroir exists. If it doesn’t, entire belief...

Afternoon Brief, August 18th

Redefining the Definition of Balanced Wine: Talking about “balanced wine” used to be perfectly acceptable—until about ten years ago, when the term suddenly became politicized...

Redefining the Definition of Balanced Wine

And eliminating high-alcohol cancel culture —Randy Caparoso Talking about “balanced wine” used to be perfectly acceptable—until about ten years ago, when the term suddenly became politicized....

Afternoon Brief, August 11th

In-Person 5th Annual Wine & Weed Symposium Is Success: Wine Industry Network (WIN) hosted the 5th Annual Wine & Weed Symposium on August 5th at the Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country in Santa Rosa, CA...

Effects of Umami in Wines and Foods

What is umami and why should wine lovers care? Haven't foods and wines become complicated enough without having to understand one more odd sounding...
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