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Is Your Brand Just in Your Bottle?

Is Your Brand Just in Your Bottle?

Imagine 1500 people coming to your winery after hours over the course of several weekends. Imagine most are there for the first time and only because someone else asked them to come. Imagine virtually every staff member they meet is not associated with your winery and has another primary agenda during the course of their […]

Refine Your Short Pitch to Grab People’s Attention

Refine Your Short Pitch to Grab People’s Attention

I found a great article by Jacqueline Whitmore in Business Dictionary.com about refining the short pitch. called 7 Essentials for an Elevator Pitch That Get’s People to Listen. I changed it slightly as it was directed more to pitching to businesses rather than consumers. However, the key points are intact. There is never any predicting […]

By August 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
A Tasting Room Manager’s Guide to EMV

A Tasting Room Manager’s Guide to EMV

If you process credit cards in your winery or tasting room, you’re probably starting to hear about new payment technology and the upcoming EMV Liability shift. Also called “Chip­and­Signature,” EMV is quickly becoming the global standard for secure credit card payments as these cards contain an embedded chip that protects cardholder information from becoming vulnerable to fraud. […]

Adhesives in the Wine Labeling and Packaging Process: Best Practices

Adhesives in the Wine Labeling and Packaging Process: Best Practices

When is the last time you thought about the role that adhesives play in your winery’s labeling and packaging process? If your answer is “never” or “a long time ago,” you are not alone — but it’s worth the time to take a closer look. Ensuring that you’re using the right adhesive and adhesive system […]

Business Personality

Business Personality

What is the personality of your business? When you think about your business, what personality traits would you ascribe (or have you ascribed) to the business? Even more important, how would your customers describe the personality of your business? What is it that you want them to think and feel as they leave? Understanding your […]

By August 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Positive Wine Industry Survey Results, but PR Efforts Still Needed

Positive Wine Industry Survey Results, but PR Efforts Still Needed

Survey results released by Sonoma State’s Wine Business Institute last week ran contrary to the impression given by several recent stories about the wine industry clashing with locals about vineyard and winery development.

By August 18, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

News Releases

Steven Tradewell of NVV Receives Chief Financial Officer Award

Steven Tradewell of NVV Receives Chief Financial Officer Award

“Remarkable Group” of Regional Finance Professionals Honored by North Bay Business Journal Rohnert Park, CA – The School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University announced that Steven Tradewell, Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA) Class of 2013 and CFO for Napa Valley Vintners, was honored today by the North Bay Business Journal during […]

CALM Creates New Rate Calculator

CALM Creates New Rate Calculator

Landowners and rural residents can calculate how proposed water rates will impact them for compliance with Sustainable Groundwater Management Act August 28, 2015 (Paso Robles, CA) – Citizens Advocating for Local Management of the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin (CALM) announced a new rate calculator to help landowners and rural residents determine how the proposed water […]

Anderson Valley’s Lula Cellars Announces Release of 2013 Zinfandel

Anderson Valley’s Lula Cellars Announces Release of 2013 Zinfandel

Participation in Mendocino’s Annual Winesong Event In September, and Brings Home a Double Gold and Two Silver Awards at the 2015 Mendocino Wine Competition PHILO, CA – (August 27, 2015) – Lula Cellars (www.lulacellars.com), located in Anderson Valley – Mendocino County’s premier Pinot Noir region – is a limited production, ultra-premium winery known for producing […]

Mira Winery Opens Napa Valley Education Center and Tasting Room in Charleston, SC  

Mira Winery Opens Napa Valley Education Center and Tasting Room in Charleston, SC  

Southern Roots, Napa Grapes NAPA, Calif., August 27, 2015 – The opening of the Mira Winery Napa Valley Education Center & Tasting Room (NVEC) in the historic heart of downtown Charleston, South Carolina is a perfect fit for a city that has become renowned for its fine dining and craft beverage scene. Mira, which is […]

Anna de Codorníu Announces SHARE Partnership

Anna de Codorníu Announces SHARE Partnership

Spain’s #1 Sparkling Wine to Support Leading Network for Women Facing Breast and Ovarian Cancers NEW YORK, NY (August 25, 2015)—Anna de Codorníu, Spain’s leading, premium sparkling wine, has announced a partnership with SHARE, a national organization that provides informed peer support, empowerment and educational resources to women affected by breast and ovarian cancers. The […]

Domaine Select Wine & Spirits Names Evis Savvides Executive Vice President, CFO & COO

Domaine Select Wine & Spirits Names Evis Savvides Executive Vice President, CFO & COO

Addition to Leadership Team Builds on New Strategic Partnership New York, August 27, 2015 – Domaine Select Wine & Spirits (DSWS), one of the beverage industry’s most progressive importers and distributors of fine wine and artisan spirits, today announced that Evis Savvides has been named its new Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Chief […]

Spotlights

Wine Industry Job Board Offers One Hundred $1 Job Postings

Wine Industry Job Board Offers One Hundred $1 Job Postings

WIN Jobs: Value – Expertise – Reach Celebrating the launch of the WINjobboard.com employment site, WIN Jobs is offering $1 job postings for the first one hundred wine businesses posting a job using the promo code: dollarjob. “WIN Jobs is already priced competitively and provides excellent value,” says George Christie, President of Wine Industry Network, […]

By April 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Plastic barrel racks prove to handle earthquakes better than steel

Plastic barrel racks prove to handle earthquakes better than steel

The unexpected benefit of the plastic racks was their pliable material construction. “The plastic racks are somewhat flexible and grab the barrels with more surface area,” said Williamson, “ and the plastic material is gentler on the barrels and doesn’t scratch the cellar floors, like the steel racks.”

By April 6, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
G3 Enterprises Makes New Advances in Total Packaging Solutions

G3 Enterprises Makes New Advances in Total Packaging Solutions

Continuing their commitment to innovation in wine packaging, G3 Enterprises introduced their newest solutions at the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium. Among the products on display were G3’s new GTWIST 30×60 Cap Collection which is the latest addition to the existing GFRESH caps for lightly carbonated wines, G INK decorative ink effects, and new GSEAL […]

By March 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Randox Food Diagnostics Advances In-House Analysis for Wineries

Randox Food Diagnostics Advances In-House Analysis for Wineries

Randox Food Diagnostics recently added a Glycerol testing kit to the growing range of products they offer wine producers. Citric and Tartaric Acid kits are slated for release in August, with Sucrose tests to follow in the fourth quarter. “One of the biggest concerns for wine makers globally is quality,” says Janine McMullan, Business Manager […]

By March 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Labeltronix Launches Premium AVA Series Labels Under Arctic Shield Brand

Labeltronix Launches Premium AVA Series Labels Under Arctic Shield Brand

Labeltronix, Southern California’s leading producer of wine industry labels since 1993, has launched the AVA Series, a revolutionary new label material under the company’s hallmark Arctic Shield family of products. The series features premium materials named after five of California’s most premiere appellations: Chalk Hill, El Dorado, Howell Mountain, Los Carneros and Monterey. Each label […]

By March 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Monvera Glass Décor Offers Cutting Edge Printing to Underscore Brands for Premium and Value Wines

Monvera Glass Décor Offers Cutting Edge Printing to Underscore Brands for Premium and Value Wines

Wine labels themselves are largely more influential than even taste when it comes to purchasing, especially when the choice involves a new or otherwise unfamiliar wine.

By January 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Afternoon Brief

Afternoon Brief, August 28

Afternoon Brief, August 28

Napa Poised to TKO the European Grapevine Moth: A $59 million, six-year battle has all but eliminated a grape-maiming invasive pest that struck the heart of Napa’s wine country…

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Afternoon Brief, August 27

Afternoon Brief, August 27

Researchers Develop a Method to Sniff Out Counterfeit Wine Without Opening the Bottle: How do you know if a wine is authentic without opening the bottle? A team of researchers at U.C. Irvine believes they have developed a valuable new tool in the battle against counterfeit wines…

By August 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, August 26

Afternoon Brief, August 26

E. & J. Gallo Announces Purchase of Talbott Vineyards: E. & J. Gallo Winery announced today that it has agreed to purchase Talbott Vineyards, one of Californias largest and most esteemed producers of 100% estate-grown wines…

By August 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, August 25

Afternoon Brief, August 25

Panel Recommends Limits for New Napa Wineries:An advisory panel seeking to limit winery expansion within Napa County agreed on Monday to a few proposals in its quest to better rein in traffic and congestion coming from the industry…

By August 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, August 24

Afternoon Brief, August 24

Year After Quake, Napa’s Wine Industry Healthy: In the immediate aftermath of last August’s earthquake in Napa, photographs quickly circulated of shattered wine racks, toppled barrels and what looked like an endless river of spilled red wine…

By August 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, August 21

Afternoon Brief, August 21

How Much Generation Y Will Pay for a Bottle of Wine: Australian Vintage wants to sell more wine to 18-to-34 year olds, and in doing so has uncovered some fascinating data about what ‘generation Y’ wants from its alcohol, and the amount they’re prepared to pay for it…

By August 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →