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Excellent Hospitality Shows Direct Impact on Wine Sales

The 2017 VinQuest Tasting Room Survey revealed that wineries that employed staff training saw 37% faster tasting room sales growth, 7% better tasting room conversion, and 83% quicker wine club sales growth.

Afternoon Brief, February 26

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Spirits and Bids High at 22nd Annual Premiere Napa Valley Wine professionals attending today's sold-out Premiere Napa Valley...

Louder and More Unified Voice for Wine Needed in Washington D.C.

Coming off the announcement a few days before Christmas that federal excise taxes on wine, beer, and spirits were being reduced as part of President Donald Trump’s tax reform bill, WineAmerica president Jim Trezise has something substantive that he can build his hour-long workshop around. Scheduled for 4 to 5 p.m. Feb. 21, the program entitled “Washington D.C.: Politics, Policy and Your Bottom Line” will wrap up the first day of the third annual conference.

Developing a Research Cooperative for Winemakers to Experiment

By Paul Vigna For years, Matthieu Finot was explaining in a phone conversation, a number of winemakers connected to the Monticello Wine Trail were experimenting...

Expert Wine Marketer, Eric Guerra, to Keynote Closing USBevX Session

With more than 14 years in the business, Guerra has managed an impressive number of iconic wine brands, including industry icons like Kendall-Jackson and Mumm Napa, as well as Gary Farrell in the Russian River Valley, Campo Viejo in Rioja and the prestigious Maison Perrier-Jouët Champagne.

Flash Détente Promising Benefits for Eastern U.S. Winemaking

Thermoflash, known widely in Europe as “flash détente” or flash release, is a process of thermovinification created during the 1990’s in the south of France. This process was created to reduce the time of red grape fermentation and improve wine quality.

Young Winemakers Paving the Way for Development of Industry in Eastern...

By Elizabeth Hans McCrone Frank Morgan thinks the way he got into wine isn’t much of a story, but he’s wrong. It began more than a...

Predictions for Wine & Weed; Good Neighbors or Not?

As of January 1, 2018, legislation for legal recreational use of marijuana has been passed in eight states including Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Maine, Massachusetts, and California. Some of these states are also the nation’s biggest wine producers. This begs the question on whether the introduction of legal marijuana use will disrupt the traditional wine industry in a big way. It may be too young to tell just yet but there are many arguments for and against welcoming this new industry.

In Pursuit of Excellence: Trade, Media and Producers Weigh In

By Paul Vigna Nova Cadamatre is director of winemaking for Constellation’s Canandaigua Winery, developing the 240 Days wines from the Finger Lakes. She and her...

Trends in Eastern Winemaking

Sean Comninos, as much as anyone, symbolizes the lofty potential of East Coast winemaking. He’s young, having graduated with highest honors from the Wine School of Philadelphia in 2008. His background is diverse, having studied Marine Biology at the University of the Virgin Islands before traveling throughout Europe.

3rd Annual US Wine & Beverage Conference & Expo Opens Registration

“Wine Quality Conference” will focus on the eastern wine region’s pursuit of excellence. Healdsburg, CA, October 30, 2017 -  Wine Industry Network (WIN) opened...

WineAmerica and Wine Industry Network Join Forces

National Association named Presenting Sponsor for U.S. Wine & Beverage Expo  May 31st, 2017 –  Wine Industry Network (WIN) and WineAmerica today announced that WineAmerica,...

New Winery Association Leadership Conference a Success: Must-Go Say Attendees

Stepping up to fill a much-needed niche in the beverage industry, the 2017 US Wine & Beverage Expo (USBevX), held in Washington, D.C. offered something unique; the first-ever Winery Association Leadership Conference (WALC). Built for association directors (at state, regional, and AVA levels), their board members, and key staff, this fledgling conference achieved high marks from all parties, attendees to panelists.

2017 U.S. Wine & Beverage Expo Is Second Year Success

“The Quality Revolution” draws high-level attendees for conference and trade show HEALDSBURG, CA, March 1, 2017 – The 2nd annual U.S. Wine and Beverage Expo...

Afternoon Brief, February 24

Wines You Can't Find Anywhere Else: Restaurants and bars are increasingly turning to a new method to provide unique, hyper-exclusive experiences: they're commissioning their own custom wines...