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Building a New Winery with Deep Roots in Paso Robles

Building a New Winery with Deep Roots in Paso Robles

The success of Paso Robles wine is a community effort according to David Parrish, owner of Parrish Family Vineyards, who has been growing grapes in Paso for forty years and making wine for twelve. Now, he says, is the right time for him to build his own winery in Paso Robles’ Adelaida AVA. After graduating […]

By June 27, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Increased Competition for Labor Leaves Wine Hanging

Increased Competition for Labor Leaves Wine Hanging

The numbers don’t lie: there has been a steady loss off immigrant labor back across the Mexican border for the past 10 years, and it’s creating a true brain drain.

By June 22, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Selling Is Easier in Person

Selling Is Easier in Person

I was sent an Interesting article from my favorite periodical, Harvard Business Review. The article, entitled, “A face to face request is 34 times more successful than an email” talked about research into email vs in-person responses from customers. According to the article, “Despite the reach of email, asking in person is the significantly more […]

By June 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Adult Beverage Retailers Need to Be VERY SCARED of the Amazon Purchase of Whole Foods

Adult Beverage Retailers Need to Be VERY SCARED of the Amazon Purchase of Whole Foods

Bezos does not make mistakes. We, regular people, we make mistakes. I am not going to gasp at $13.7B price tag. I am not in the camp that it was overpriced. I am not going to gasp at what it means for grocery stores nationally. I am not going to comment on share price and […]

The Magic Behind Napa’s Mountain Grown Wines

The Magic Behind Napa’s Mountain Grown Wines

When one brings up the concept of terroir—a French wine term used to describe a wine’s “sense of place”—you realize the importance that extraordinary vineyard soils have on producing truly exceptional wines.

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Jim Trezise Emphasizes U.S. Wine Industry’s Growing Need for National Representation

Jim Trezise Emphasizes U.S. Wine Industry’s Growing Need for National Representation

If your winery sells 10,000 gallons of wine, you are saving $11,000 a year and you may not even know why: WineAmerica.

By June 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

News Releases

Women of the Vine & Spirits to Hold First of Its Kind Executive Summit in New York City

Women of the Vine & Spirits to Hold First of Its Kind Executive Summit in New York City

World’s leading organization advancing women in the alcohol beverage industry will host top industry executives at summit focused on women’s leadership initiatives June 27, 2017 (New York) Women of the Vine & Spirits, the leading trade alliance devoted to the advancement of women in the alcohol beverage industry and advocating for diversity initiatives will facilitate […]

Rodney Strong Wine Estates Names Anthony Capobianco as Vice President, Off-Premise National Accounts

Rodney Strong Wine Estates Names Anthony Capobianco as Vice President, Off-Premise National Accounts

HEALDSBURG, California (June 28, 2017) – Rodney Strong Wine Estates has announced that Anthony Capobianco has been hired as Vice President, Off-Premise National Accounts. In this newly created role Capobianco will lead a team of four National Account Directors to expand the winery’s presence and share in the off-premise chain universe.    Capobianco brings extensive national […]

Color Up Your Summer with Brazilian Wines

Color Up Your Summer with Brazilian Wines

These flavorful wines live up to the nation’s celebratory spirit New York, NY, June 27th 2017 – Attention, wine lovers: the Wines of Brazil have made their way to the U.S. and are ready to take the country by storm. Internationally celebrated for its soccer players and its Rio Carnival, Brazil is also home to […]

Syrahs Seduce at Fifth Annual Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine

Syrahs Seduce at Fifth Annual Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine

Sold-out Event Highlights Terroir-driven Wines with Global Panel WALLA WALLA, WA – Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine, a social and educational global wine event, sold-out for the second year in a row. Guests traveled from more than 20 states and provinces throughout the United States and Canada. Nearly 600 attended special tastings of rare vintage […]

How Can You Tell When the Wine Is Ready to Serve?

How Can You Tell When the Wine Is Ready to Serve?

Do a Chill Check with Matua Sauvignon Blanc Napa, Calif. (June 27, 2017) — When is a nice glass of white wine ready to be served? With the newly released Matua Sauvignon Blanc, the answer is as easy as “chill checking” the front label. Chill Check Label Non-Activated (l) and Activated (R) Pioneering New Zealand […]

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Shannon Ridge Family of Wines Employs Sheep to Help Ease Labor Shortage

Shannon Ridge Family of Wines Employs Sheep to Help Ease Labor Shortage

Lower Lake, CA – Clay Shannon of Shannon Ridge Family of Wines is getting creative in dealing with the shortage of vineyard labor on the California North Coast. This past weekend Shannon moved 400 head of eager sheep onto Vigilance Vineyards to take care of business. The sheep are an important component in the vineyard […]

Spotlights

Ionic Exchange Resins Key to Innovative DTX System for Tartaric Stabilization and pH Adjustment!

Ionic Exchange Resins Key to Innovative DTX System for Tartaric Stabilization and pH Adjustment!

The actions of ionic exchange resins play a key role in the innovative DTX  system developed by Della Toffola USA that has revolutionized Tartaric Stabilization and pH Adjustment for winemakers around the globe. Since 1960, Della Toffola has been a world leader in the design and implementation of technologically advanced solutions for the wine industry. […]

Increase Your Profits from Private Label, Bulk Wine and Contract Bottling!

Increase Your Profits from Private Label, Bulk Wine and Contract Bottling!

Snag one of the last 3 exhibit slots IBWSS 17 EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION IBWSS exhibitors are wineries and distilleries looking to sell bulk wine and spirits, producers and negociants who offer contract manufacturing or private label programs, and wineries, distilleries, and importers who have one-time excess stock to clear. WHO ARE THE VISITORS / BUYERS? Wineries, […]

How IBWSS Provides New Sourcing Tool for Bulk Wine and Spirits Buyers

How IBWSS Provides New Sourcing Tool for Bulk Wine and Spirits Buyers

The IBWSS show in San Francisco in July 26-27 will give buyers and exhibitors a new unique way of sharing their needs and doing business at the show. It is one thing wanting to buy and sell bulk wine and spirits it is another getting your hands on the right volumes at the right price. […]

Innovative Technique Uses Kites to Repel Unwanted Birds from Vineyards

Innovative Technique Uses Kites to Repel Unwanted Birds from Vineyards

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 […]

How to Make Your Online Advertising Pay Off

How to Make Your Online Advertising Pay Off

Most people waste most of their online advertising money. Don’t be that clueless chump! Publisher, journalist and former international exec in advertising and PR Lewis Perdue will show you the: 10 ways to get your money’s worth by defining the 2 best things online ads can do, the 3 biggest mistakes that offend viewers, and […]

Sonoma Media Investments Launches Spirited Magazine

Sonoma Media Investments Launches Spirited Magazine

The idea for Spirited comes from the simple observation that, in recent years, the beer, spirits, cider and wine industries have blended. There’s crossover and interest among all sectors, with producers in all fields experimenting with others, whether casually or on a production level. Spirited’s purpose is to share stories, techniques, trends and research in […]

Afternoon Brief

Afternoon Brief, June 27

Afternoon Brief, June 27

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: The One Shift in Thinking About Wine That Could Help Professionals Everywhere It is not our job to drink wine. It is our job to sell wine, or write about it, or make it, or market it. That was the lightbulb moment, as I interviewed Isabel Guisilasti […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 26

Afternoon Brief, June 26

Are Napa, Sonoma Vineyards Getting too Pricey?
At a wine industry event about 10 years ago, there was a lot of discussion about top Napa Valley vineyards setting new records, with some selling for as much as $300,000 an acre…

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Afternoon Brief, June 23

Afternoon Brief, June 23

Project Born in Pendleton Can Revolutionize Harvest
The Round-Up City is on the map as the birthplace for groundbreaking work in harvesting wine grapes and tree fruit…

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Afternoon Brief, June 22

Afternoon Brief, June 22

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Increased Competition for Labor Leaves Wine Hanging The numbers don’t lie: there has been a steady loss off immigrant labor back across the Mexican border for the past 10 years, and it’s creating a true brain drain… Today’s News: Survey Reveals That Cork Closures Seal 89% of […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 21

Afternoon Brief, June 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Far Niente Wine Estates Acquires Prestigious Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard Far Niente Wine Estates, the company that includes Far Niente and sister wineries Dolce, Nickel & Nickel, EnRoute and Bella Union, has acquired a 60-acre Napa Valley vineyard planted primarily to Cabernet Sauvignon… Today’s News: Tickets Now […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 20

Afternoon Brief, June 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: No Simple Solutions for Sonoma’s Glut of Downtown Wine-Tasting Rooms As summer heats up and more tourists come to Sonoma for wine-tasting, among its other “destination city” attractions, residents are growing increasingly restless over… Today’s News: Adult Beverage Retailers Need to Be Very Scared of the Amazon […]

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