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2018 California Crush Report by the Numbers

The 2018 California crush report was released today, and as expected the report reveals a bountiful 2018 winegrape harvest up 6.6% in volume from...

Is Gallo Saving the Wine Industry?

Betting on high-margin and high-growth sounds like a winning strategy, and Constellation’s stock rose on the morning after the announcement. But if Constellation was so eager to get rid of these brands, and consumer trends point toward premiumization, why would Gallo want to buy them?

Does Wine Need a Nudge Toward Innovation?

There seems to be more discussion taking place within the wine industry pertaining to possible plateauing or even a pullback in U.S. wine consumption....

DTC Channel Is Reaching Maturity for Wine

Larry Cormier, General Manager, ShipCompliance by Sovos, presented the topline results from their annual Direct to Consumer Wine Shipping Report based on the 8...

Most Read Wine Industry Stories of 2018

What were the biggest wine industry stories of 2018 or what do we really want to read about? Below are the most read Wine...

Consumer Behavior Data Now Accessible for Efficient Wine Marketing

“The wine industry has been obfuscated by their data sources given the traditional three tier distribution system,” says Mabray. “Consumer behavior and the foundation of how consumers buy is not apparent to wineries, so we (Emetry) come in as kind of data miners, gather wells of data, clean them up, and put them in a data lake.”

A Pathway to Success in the Three-Tier System for Small and...

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.”

Market Trends for All: Case Goods and Bulk Wine Forecast

In this WIN Expo staple, Turrentine Brokerage offers a recap of the 2018 harvest and provides an update of the state of the grape and bulk wine markets, as well as case good sales trends, with emphasis on the North Coast as well as California-wide. Brian Clements, Vice President and Bryan Foster, National Sales Manager will be offering their expert and data-driven insights on what changes are currently happening in this market. Providing detail relevant to all levels of grape growers, small and large wineries, they are convinced that the information provided can help inform business decisions.

Local Experts Weigh in on the State of the North Coast...

What’s been happening in the North Coast wine industry? Specifically developed for wineries in Sonoma, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino Counties, this conference session will delve into topics for small, direct-to-consumer wineries as well as bigger players with national distribution.

New Study Reveals Specific Staff Hospitality Behaviors Linked to Direct to...

Rohnert Park, California - The Wine Business Institute (WBI) in the School of Business and Economics (SBE) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today announced a...

Business Environment Perceptions of Wineries in the Sierra Foothills: A Call...

Wineries and family business go hand-in-hand since most smaller wineries are family owned and operated.  As we know, not all wineries approach the industry in the same way and they are all at different stages of family business concerns. 

A Gap on the Label – Building an AVA Reputation

Establishing an American Viticultural Area, or AVA, is a slog. The effort it takes to gain recognition for a bit of the earth that allows grapes to grow with a distinction that should warrant a “stamp” that screams quality, uniqueness and, yes, a higher price tag takes time, money, paperwork and then more time.

Domestic Rosé Gaining Market Share from French

The rosé trend still shows no sign of slowing with its third consecutive year with over fifty percent growth. According to Nielsen retail outlet data the rosé category grew 64% over the last twelve months, but unlike a year ago domestic rosé is now outpacing imports growing at 112% compared to 42.8% growth for French rosés. This marks a significant turnaround from a year ago when domestic producers were trailing overall category growth. However, French rosés continue to hold the dominant market share with 60% of the rosé category measured by dollar value.

U.S. Wine Exports Total $1.53 Billion in 2017

Premiumization Continues Amid Challenging Exchange Rates SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. wine exports, 97% from California, reached $1.53 billion in winery revenues and 380 million liters...

Silicon Valley Bank Predicts the US Wine Industry Is at the...

Retiring baby boomers and frugal millennials are driving a rotation of consumer preferences ST. HELENA, Calif. – February 15, 2018 – Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) released...