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Wine Industry Advisor’s Top Articles of 2021

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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—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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Progress of Terroir-Focused Lodi Wines

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Terroir is a French term that entails the natural environmental factors, such as climate, soil, topography, aspect, elevation, latitude, etc., that have a direct...