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The Education Evolution of the North Coast Wine Industry Expo

The Education Evolution of the North Coast Wine Industry Expo

Now in its sixth year of existence, this year’s WIN North Coast Expo is rising to meet the demands for increased educational components. Hearing back from decision-makers of wineries and vineyards, Wine Industry Network is rising to meet the challenge. Last year’s attendance exceeded all expectations, with popular sessions exploding out the doors of the Sonoma County Fairgrounds halls.

By September 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Pét Nat Wines: A Fresh Look at an Old Style for 2017 and Beyond

Pét Nat Wines: A Fresh Look at an Old Style for 2017 and Beyond

Contrary to popular belief, Dom Pérignon was not the first monk in France to discover the magic between wine fermentation and carbon dioxide to create the bubbles in a bottle that led to champagne.

By September 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Proper Use of Aerial Diagnostic Maps to Improve Vineyard Performance

Proper Use of Aerial Diagnostic Maps to Improve Vineyard Performance

You’ve probably heard of NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) or EVI (Enhanced Vegetation Index) maps, which are helpful in understanding the relative health of grapevines. Typically generated from multispectral imagery gathered by satellites, airplanes or drones, these maps are based on the principle that healthy plants reflect less red visible light than unhealthy plants because healthy plants absorb more of it as they are engaged in higher rates of photosynthesis.

By September 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Mystery Shoppers Visit Pine Ridge Vineyards

Mystery Shoppers Visit Pine Ridge Vineyards

Pine Ridge Vineyards is located on a strategic stretch of the Napa Silverado Trail within the Stags Leap District. They are known for their single vineyard varietals harvested in some of Napa Valley’s most prestigious AVA’s. The visitor center offers by appointment tastings in their caves and cellar or for walk-ins, a standing tasting bar upon entering. Tastings […]

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Finding the Rising Superstars of the Beverage Industry: Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 Tastemakers

Finding the Rising Superstars of the Beverage Industry: Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 Tastemakers

The release, the Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 Tastemakers, is a one-day event. But the collection of rising superstars in the beverage industry that’s assembled annually encompasses months of conversation before the list is completed and announced. That alone, says executive editor Susan Krostrzewa, produces this ongoing talent search that sharpens the radar of her staff to the diversity of talent that’s bubbling up around them nationally.

By September 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
If You Don’t Want to Invest in the Market, There Will Be No Success in the Market. Guarantee It!

If You Don’t Want to Invest in the Market, There Will Be No Success in the Market. Guarantee It!

We at BevStrat get calls all day from suppliers and importers that want support in the market. They want selling support, marketing support, and distributor and market management. That is wonderful, all of it, and thank you for the calls. The conversation takes a different turn when we talk fees, expectations, and goals. The US […]

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News Releases

Big Trips Bring Out Big Bidders at 33rd Annual Winesong

Big Trips Bring Out Big Bidders at 33rd Annual Winesong

Rare Wines, Lavish Trips and Fine Art Garner Generous Bids at Fundraising Event for Mendocino Coast District Hospital FORT BRAGG, CA – (September 19, 2017) – After a spectacular weekend of award-winning wine, fabulous food, fine art, music, merriment, and charitable giving, this year’s 33rd annual Winesong was declared a resounding success, with increased auction […]

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PlantCorc™ Emerges as the Fastest-Growing Wine Closure Category Worldwide

PlantCorc™ Emerges as the Fastest-Growing Wine Closure Category Worldwide

Vinventions’ PlantCorc closures report strong growth momentum based on H1 2017 sales ZEBULON, NC, USA, and THIMISTER, Belgium (Sept. 19, 2017) — Mid-year 2017 reporting shows: The way the wine industry is closing and protecting its wines is evolving at a rapid pace. As of this year, the fastest-growing wine closure category is now PlantCorc™, sustainably-made plant-based […]

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Imagery Estate Winery Unveils New Collection of California Wines

Imagery Estate Winery Unveils New Collection of California Wines

Sonoma Valley Winery Renowned for Unique Varietals Brings Creative Spirit to New Nationally Available Wines Glen Ellen, Calif. – September 19, 2017 – Imagery Estate Winery today announced the launch of a nationally-available collection of California appellated wines, including a 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. With this collection, Imagery continues to […]

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Ladera Vineyards Names Second-Generation Family Members Dan and Kacey Stotesbery to Oversee National Sales

Ladera Vineyards Names Second-Generation Family Members Dan and Kacey Stotesbery to Oversee National Sales

NAPA VALLEY, California – September 19, 2017 – Ladera Vineyards is happy to announce that second-generation family members Dan and Kacey Stotesbery have been named to oversee the winery’s national sales program. The husband-and-wife team of Dan and Kacey Stotesbery will oversee all distributor and trade relationships throughout the United States, while working alongside founders […]

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South African Wine Sees Double Digit Volume Growth in 2017

South African Wine Sees Double Digit Volume Growth in 2017

New York, NY, September 19, 2017 — South Africa’s imported wine volume in the US is up 13 percent for 2017 over the same period of 2016, according to a second quarter Gomberg-Fredriksen report. As South Africa’s wine industry continues to ripen with discovery for industry and consumers, Wines of South Africa (WOSA) US predicts […]

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Laird Family Estate Purchases 41 Acre Vineyard in Oak Knoll

Laird Family Estate Purchases 41 Acre Vineyard in Oak Knoll

Ken Laird and his wife Gail have just purchased a Cabernet and Merlot Vineyard formerly owned by William Jaeger III. The vineyard fronts on the corner of Oak Knoll Ave. and Highway 29. Mr. Jaeger is the son of William Jaeger II one of the founding fathers of Freemark Abbey and Rutherford Hill wineries. Sensing the potential for high quality cabernet and merlot grapes, […]

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Spotlights

Grow Your Bulk & Private Label Business in USA

Grow Your Bulk & Private Label Business in USA

Book Your Spot by 15th Sept & Save $800 + Get a 2 Day Complimentary Conference Pass Valued at $500 Included. Join the biggest gathering of the Private Label, Bulk Wine, Bulk Spirits and Contract Manufacturing Industry on July 25-26 in San Francisco. No show offers buyers a greater opportunity to meet producers who offer […]

Global Leader in Analysis Offers Full Range of Wine Analyzers and Reagents for 2017 Harvest

Global Leader in Analysis Offers Full Range of Wine Analyzers and Reagents for 2017 Harvest

Randox Food Diagnostics, a global leader in the wine analysis market, announces a comprehensive array of analyzer equipment and chemical reagents available for the 2017 harvest and beyond. Begun as a healthcare diagnostics company in Northern Ireland more than 35 years ago, Randox has continuously reinvested in new product developments and has emerged as a […]

Falcon FrightKites Repel Pest Birds from Vineyards with Amazing Results

Falcon FrightKites Repel Pest Birds from Vineyards with Amazing Results

The practice of controlling nuisance birds in vineyards or other open spaces where they can wreak havoc to business is nothing new. In fact, companies have been attempting to address the problem for decades with repellants like gas cannons, reflective tape, crop netting and other means. But just last year, an innovative concept emerged from […]

Recruiting Top Wine Industry Talent in a Competitive Job Market

Recruiting Top Wine Industry Talent in a Competitive Job Market

As the economy continues to thrive and the unemployment rates decline, it’s become increasingly difficult for employers to attract quality candidates. To succeed in this highly competitive market for talent, employers must utilize the most effective platforms for their hiring needs. Savvy job seekers, whether already employed or not, are ever more selective in which […]

Relationship Building Opportunities at 10th Annual Wine Bloggers Conference in Sonoma County

Relationship Building Opportunities at 10th Annual Wine Bloggers Conference in Sonoma County

Coming into its 10th year gathering Wine Influencers from around the world, the Wine Bloggers Conference returns to its original home of Santa Rosa, California November 9-12, 2017. This year’s conference, already setting a record for attendance, presents a unique opportunity to network among some of the industry’s top influencers. For a look at the full conference […]

Dry Vapor Steam Provides Superior Water Saving, Eco-Friendly Sanitation for Wine Industry

Dry Vapor Steam Provides Superior Water Saving, Eco-Friendly Sanitation for Wine Industry

Begun as a janitorial pressure washer supplier in East Asia 26 years ago, SJE Corporation (US Subsidiary: Steamericas) has evolved into the industry leader specializing in vapor steam machines for a wide rage of business applications around the globe. Yujin Yoo Anderson, Steamericas owner and general manager, credits her father, a marine boiler engineer, with […]

Afternoon Brief

Afternoon Brief, September 19

Afternoon Brief, September 19

Wine Maven Kurniawan, Convicted of Fraud, Loses Bid for Freedom
The convicted Indonesian wine dealer Rudy Kurniawan on Monday failed to persuade a U.S. judge to set aside his 10-year prison term for counterfeiting an estimated $30 million of wine…

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Afternoon Brief, September 18

Afternoon Brief, September 18

Cabernet Underpins Double-Digit Sales Growth
August data show spike in domestic wine overall and continued expansion of direct shipments…

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Afternoon Brief, September 15

Afternoon Brief, September 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Charles Banks: From Screaming Eagle to Jailbird With his wine finances finally untangled by the sale of his share of Mayacamas, former winery owner Charles Banks reported last week to a comfortable prison with lousy food to serve his four-year term for fraud… Today’s News: Finding the […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 14

Afternoon Brief, September 14

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Silver Oak Owners Buy Oregon Vineyard from Dick Erath The family behind Napa Valley’s Silver Oak is the newest landowner in Oregon’s booming Pinot Noir scene. Wine Spectator has learned that the Duncan family has purchased Prince Hill Vineyard, located in the Dundee Hills appellation of Oregon’s […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 13

Afternoon Brief, September 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Supervisors Agree on New Winery Rule-Breaker Policies Napa County supervisors are almost finished sharpening rules to deal with rural winery rule-breakers, with March 27 set to become a red-letter date… Today’s News: Experts Fear Global Wine Industry Lags Dangerously Behind in Embracing Social Media “We have […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 12

Afternoon Brief, September 12

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Vinexpo to Go to Sonoma in 2018 The news was revealed this morning to press at the Orangerie in Vienna’s Schloss Schönbrunn, the location of the inaugural Vinexpo Explorer… Today’s News: Behind the Scenes with a Successful Winery Video Team In digital marketing, quality content is key […]

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