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What Cans Can Do for Wine

What Cans Can Do for Wine

Cans represent a very small segment of the overall wine category, but it’s growing rapidly, and there are good reasons that key industry players are making moves or at least keeping tabs on it.

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Quality Experience = Customer for Life

Quality Experience = Customer for Life

Winemaking is at once an art, a science, and a business. Every great wine tells a story, which enhances its appreciation; yet, also important is the story of the person drinking it. This is where familiarity with and interest in the customer – their story – becomes integral to a winery’s success.

By February 16, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
All Tiers Need to Listen Up!

All Tiers Need to Listen Up!

Every Wednesday in the local papers, usually in the Good Eating section or the Food section are an assortment of wine/beer/liquor ads. Sometimes they are really pretty and well designed. Sometimes they are a grocery list of brands and pricing. I have been involved in the adult beverage business for nearly 40 years and that […]

What Do Your Customers Want From You?

What Do Your Customers Want From You?

Knowing what your customers want is part and parcel of making your customers happy and ensuring that they will continue to buy from you. Here are some tips on how to engage your customers Use Their Names Not only will customers remember you if you remember their names and use their names (a couple of […]

By February 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Leading the Commitment: Owners Investing in Quality

Leading the Commitment: Owners Investing in Quality

By Dawn Dolan With US BevX 2017 just around the corner, potentially one of the most important sessions will be, Leading the Commitment: Owners Investing in Quality. This panel assembly involves the actual decision makers; the owners who must lay down hard-earned cash to invest in quality practices, all the way from the vineyard to […]

By February 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Not Just a Celebrity Wine; John Legend’s LVE in Harmony with JCB

Not Just a Celebrity Wine; John Legend’s LVE in Harmony with JCB

Every actor, musician, and television personality seems to be getting their own brand of wine or spirits these days, but do they bring anything to the table beyond a brand name that bolsters sales figures? For Jean-Charles Boisset, the owner of Raymond Vineyards that produces John Legend’s Legend Vineyard Exclusive wines (LVE), their joint venture […]

By February 9, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

News Releases

Napa Valley’s Warren Winiarski Stands Up for Open Space

Napa Valley’s Warren Winiarski Stands Up for Open Space

$25,000 Challenge Grant to Support Napa Open Space District Napa, Calif., Tuesday, February 21, 2017–For 50 years Warren Winiarski has championed open space and agriculture preservation in Napa Valley.  On Thursday, February 23rd at the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Napa Open Space District, Mr. Winiarski will announce his donation of a $25,000 challenge grant […]

By February 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Elkhart Plastics, Inc. Enters Intermediate Bulk Container Market

Elkhart Plastics, Inc. Enters Intermediate Bulk Container Market

ELKHART, IN – Elkhart Plastics, Inc. (Elkhart Plastics) has developed a series of Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) to fit a variety of application and process uses. Using the highest-quality rotationally molded plastic components, IBCs from Elkhart Plastics offer a more affordable option than steel-cage IBC designs. Available in 120, 220, 275, and 330 gallon sizes, […]

By February 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Riunite Celebrates 50 Years of Success

Riunite Celebrates 50 Years of Success

Begins Next 50 As America’s Favorite Italian Red Wine OLD BROOKVILLE, NY – Today in the USA, a bottle of Riunite is sold every 1.4 seconds – enjoying a level and length of popularity few envisioned when the first 100 cases of the wine were imported to the USA in 1967. Less than ten years after it […]

By February 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Premiere Napa Valley Week Draws Hundreds of Top Wine Professionals

Premiere Napa Valley Week Draws Hundreds of Top Wine Professionals

New this year: Expanded online auction features some of Napa Valley’s rarest wines for global bidding 2/20/2017 – St. Helena, CA – More than 1,000 wine industry professionals will gather Saturday for the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) 21st annual Premiere Napa Valley barrel tasting and futures auction. Hundreds more are converging on the renowned wine […]

By February 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
La Rioja Alta, S.A. Releases Limited Collection of Viña Ardanza Reserva 2000

La Rioja Alta, S.A. Releases Limited Collection of Viña Ardanza Reserva 2000

Seventeen-year-old wine epitomizes brand’s graceful evolution Haro, La Rioja, Spain (February 20, 2016) – La Rioja Alta, S.A., one of the world’s most iconic Rioja producers, is releasing a limited collection of its seventeen-year-old Viña Ardanza Reserva 2000 into the US market. Over the last 75 years, Viña Ardanza has become synonymous with excellence in […]

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HQ Wine + Spirits Is BC’s Newest Sales Agency

HQ Wine + Spirits Is BC’s Newest Sales Agency

Good people collaborate and bring great wines to the market HQ Wine + Spirits, launching today, is the newest beverage alcohol sales agency in British Columbia. Owned by Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie, who also own Okanagan Crush Pad winery in Summerland, the new agency will sell the Haywire and Narrative labels, and debuts with […]

By February 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Spotlights

Sales of Wine in Cans Jump Over 125% As Wine Consumers ‘Open Up to Cans’

Sales of Wine in Cans Jump Over 125% As Wine Consumers ‘Open Up to Cans’

When Francis Ford Coppola’s Sofia brand came out with sparkling wine in a pink can (with red straw attached) more than a decade ago, the concept was appreciated for its novelty and lauded by Sofia fans everywhere. What wasn’t fully appreciated at the time was how fashionable wine in cans would become. In the current […]

A Precision Winemaking Tool to Perfectly Calibrate Your Wine

A Precision Winemaking Tool to Perfectly Calibrate Your Wine

Informed by extensive research and decades of wood and wine interaction expertise, Boisé® has developed a line of high-quality oak chips for winemaking that gives the winemaker a set of delicate controls to develop the wine’s structure and flavor profile. “Each of our 11 different oak chips has very specific organoleptic characteristics that allow the […]

BSG Offers Comprehensive Range of Catechinic and Ellagic Tannins to Enhance Winemaking Quality

BSG Offers Comprehensive Range of Catechinic and Ellagic Tannins to Enhance Winemaking Quality

BSG, the foremost supplier of select, high-quality ingredients for the U.S. wine industry, is featuring a comprehensive supply of finishing tannins to enhance the quality of winemaking throughout its North American markets. “It’s not the quantity of tannins that make a difference in the wine, it’s the quality,” states Tinus Els, the Technical Sales Manager […]

STELVIN® LUX Delivers Simple, Elegant Closures for Design-Conscious Brands

STELVIN® LUX Delivers Simple, Elegant Closures for Design-Conscious Brands

Ten years ago, Amcor Flexibles Capsules revolutionized the wine industry with a patented design for a premium wine aluminium closure solution offering convenience, elegance and style. Today, consumers, winemakers and marketers all over the globe are enthusiastically embracing what the STELVIN®LUX brings to the table in terms of a high-quality, repeatable opening that has elevated […]

OENODIA Elevates Industry Standard with New CROSSFLOW Filtration Evolution

OENODIA Elevates Industry Standard with New CROSSFLOW Filtration Evolution

Oenodia, one of the world’s leading specialists in membrane-based treatments for the wine and agri-business communities, has initiated the next step in the evolution of wine processing by introducing their STARS-Line. The STARS-Line will offer a Single-Pass, In-Line Clarification, Filtration and Tartrate Stabilization process by allowing Centrifuge, Crossflow (XF) and STARS systems to communicate with […]

AMCOR Flexibles Teams Up with Selinko on Innovative Tamper Detection Capsule for Fine Wine and Spirits

AMCOR Flexibles Teams Up with Selinko on Innovative Tamper Detection Capsule for Fine Wine and Spirits

Imagine that you are about to purchase a case of very fine wine from Burgundy to add to your growing wine cellar. Since your prize had to travel far to reach you and passed through many hands, also imagine that you possess a foolproof method of verifying the authenticity of its contents without engaging the […]

Afternoon Brief

Afternoon Brief, February 21

Afternoon Brief, February 21

California North Coast Wine Business Credit Needs Swell as Grape, Vineyard Prices Rise: Capitalizing on growing thirst nationwide for the higher-end wine the North Coast is known for is intensifying demand for sources of capital, according to longtime local lenders…

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Afternoon Brief, February 20

Afternoon Brief, February 20

How Costco’s Wine Guru Picks the 250 Labels That Will Sell $4 Billion a Year in Booze: There are almost 10,000 wineries in the United States alone, and there are 500 Costco warehouse stores in North America, with 49 million members and well over $100 billion a year in sales…

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Afternoon Brief, February 17

Afternoon Brief, February 17

Strong Competition in Wine Sales Will Increase: The 2017 Wine Business Monthly rankings are out, and the results highlight what everyone in the wine business already knows: The competition in the world of wine sales is staggering…

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Afternoon Brief, February 16

Afternoon Brief, February 16

Powerful Friday Storm in Southern California; Warm & Wet Atmospheric River to Affect Oroville Dam Watershed Monday: California is currently experiencing one of its wettest winters on record. Precipitation has been especially remarkable across the Northern Sierra watersheds, where liquid equivalent (rain+melted snow) is presently above 200% of average…

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Afternoon Brief, February 15

Afternoon Brief, February 15

Californians Holding Breath as More Storms Loom: California water officials are frantically releasing water today from the Oroville Dam, located about 75 miles north of Sacramento, as concerns remain about erosion of the nation’s tallest dam…

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Afternoon Brief, February 14

Afternoon Brief, February 14

California Wine Exports Reach Record $1.62 Billion in 2016: U.S. wine exports, 90% from California, reached $1.62 billion in winery revenues in 2016, a new record. Despite challenges from a strong dollar, winery revenues were up 1% from 2015. Volume was 412.7 million liters or 45.9 million cases…

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