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Making the Best Wine Is Not Enough

Making the Best Wine Is Not Enough

I have been reading a lot lately about sales of wine going down in 2016. What with the baby boomers buying less and the thrifty millennials being more cautious about their purchases, it seems that the amount of wine sold over the next few years is expected to go down. Additionally the number of wineries […]

By February 3, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Mission Possible

Mission Possible

According to Business Dictionary a mission statement is: “A written declaration of an organization’s core purpose and focus that normally remains unchanged over time. Properly crafted mission statements (1) serve as filters to separate what is important from what is not, (2) clearly state which markets will be served and how, and (3) communicate a […]

By January 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Unified Wine & Grape Symposium Guide

Unified Wine & Grape Symposium Guide

The Wine Industry Advisor has put together a Featured Exhibitors Guide to help you find the exhibitors that are most interesting and relevant to you on the trade show floor at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium. We have listed them in the categories below with a taste of what each exhibitor has to offer. Business Management […]

By January 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Expectations of a New Year

Expectations of a New Year

Many times the start of a new year brings thoughts of change. Recreating what you have been doing to make it more exciting or different. You may wish to redesign your retail room but have you thought about redesigning the experience you present to visitors? The wintertime, when things are usually a little slower, is […]

By January 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Motivating Staff

Motivating Staff

Whether you are a manager or would like to move up into management someday, one of the most important things you need to know is what motivates your staff. It also helps if you know what motivates you. It is most commonly believe that employees are motivated by money and while money can be and […]

By January 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Marketing Wine Country – What Are You Missing?

Marketing Wine Country – What Are You Missing?

By Tom Jackson Wine industry professionals know a key aspect of their success is how effectively they promote the business, yet few actually use their marketing dollars effectively. I see many companies with a great message or story who are failing because they can’t get it out into the world. You can be the best […]

News Releases

SF Chronicle’s Esther Mobley & Wine Enthusiast’s Virginie Boone to Speak at Donelan Warehouse Talks

SF Chronicle’s Esther Mobley & Wine Enthusiast’s Virginie Boone to Speak at Donelan Warehouse Talks

Wednesday, Feb 24th, 6-8 pm – What Is Wine Style? We are thrilled to introduce the first in a new series of talks – and  invite you to join us! We have always enjoyed our conversations about this multi-faceted industry with our friends and colleagues, so we thought we’d tackle some of these compelling and recurring questions […]

By February 5, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Winery Book Presented at Cuba’s Fist-Ever California Wine Symposium

Winery Book Presented at Cuba’s Fist-Ever California Wine Symposium

The California Directory of Fine Wineries proved an ideal visual resource showcasing the best of California’s celebrated tasting rooms and iconic wine brands. HAVANA, CUBA—When a jaunty contingent of California winemakers gathered in Havana last week to make history at Cuba’s fist trade show of American wine, the Yankees brought with them gift copies of The California Directory […]

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Prosecco DOC Launches Dot-Wine & Dot-Vin Domain Names

Prosecco DOC Launches Dot-Wine & Dot-Vin Domain Names

Extraordinary growth continues for Prosecco DOC Consortium’s educational horizon with “not-com” domains February 4, 2016, Veneto, Italy – The Prosecco DOC Consortium announces the launch of two new domain names, Prosecco.WINE and Prosecco.VIN. As one of the first wine consortia to adopt the new .WINE & .VIN domain names, Prosecco DOC joins an elite group […]

By February 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Bacchus Wineworks Appoints David Simpson to Vice President Sales and Marketing

Bacchus Wineworks Appoints David Simpson to Vice President Sales and Marketing

Geyserville, CA, February 4, 2016 – Bacchus Wineworks (“BWW”), the sales and marketing company founded by Sam Bronfman, Peter Kaufman and Henry Owsley of Bacchus Capital Management, representing DeLille Cellars, Madrigal Family Winery, Panther Creek Cellars, Sbragia Family Vineyards and Upchurch Vineyard,  announced the appointment of David  Simpson to Vice President of Sales and Marketing. […]

By February 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Auction Napa Valley 2016 Tickets Now on Sale

Auction Napa Valley 2016 Tickets Now on Sale

World’s most celebrated charity wine event offers new options for bidding and experiencing the best of Napa Valley 2/3/2016 – St. Helena, CA – Tickets are now available for the 36th annual Auction Napa Valley, The American Wine Classic. Hosted by the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit trade association from June 2-5, 2016, Auction Napa […]

By February 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Heroic Red Earns Prestigious Honor

Heroic Red Earns Prestigious Honor

Heroic Red Awarded Double Gold Recognition in San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the Largest Competition of American Wines in the World Byron, CA (February 4, 2016) – Heroic Red is a relevantly new wine varietal with the first bottle being sold in mid-2014 but it’s already receiving prestigious honors.  Heroic Red received the “Double Gold” […]

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Spotlights

AMCOR Flexibles: Providing Tin Capsule Solutions to Global Wine Brands for More Than 150 Years

AMCOR Flexibles: Providing Tin Capsule Solutions to Global Wine Brands for More Than 150 Years

From the famous wine producers of Bordeaux and Burgundy to contemporary brands throughout North America, AMCOR has been the premier producer of high-quality tin capsule solutions for more than 150 years. AMCOR’s historic St. Seurin-sur-I’Isle plant in southwestern France continues to be the major site for the company’s state-of-the-art, customized, tin capsule production. AMCOR prides […]

DELLA TOFFOLA USA: Delivering Excellence in Equipment and Service for Wineries and Breweries of All Shapes and Sizes

DELLA TOFFOLA USA: Delivering Excellence in Equipment and Service for Wineries and Breweries of All Shapes and Sizes

DELLA TOFFOLA, the Italian-based producer of beverage equipment and technologies for more than 55 years, has established itself as a leader in the U.S. wine, brewing, and international beverage markets. Founded in the 1960’s by Giacomo Della Toffola, the company began by developing some of the first horizontal stainless steel presses and crushers in northern […]

Quality Assurance Is #1 Priority at TricorBraun Winepak

Quality Assurance Is #1 Priority at TricorBraun Winepak

Since 1982, TricorBraun Winepak has been the top supplier of high quality glass to wine industry customers throughout North America, an area encompassing the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The company’s market dominance and sterling reputation stem from an ironclad commitment to quality assurance and tight, systematic quality controls. “At TricorBraun Winepak we have the ability […]

STARS Mobile Service From OENODIA, Truly Sustainable Tartrate Stabilization and pH Adjustment

STARS Mobile Service From OENODIA, Truly Sustainable Tartrate Stabilization and pH Adjustment

OENODIA has perfected a membrane-based process for Tartrate Stabilization and pH Adjustment eliminating waste, wine loss or additives, that can be delivered to wineries via mobile service. STARS (Selective Tartrate Removal System) uses membrane-based technology to safely and effectively remove wine Tartrates, while significantly reducing water consumption and saving up to 96% in energy costs. […]

Westec’s Dimple Jacket Technology Vanguard of the Wine Industry

Westec’s Dimple Jacket Technology Vanguard of the Wine Industry

“No other company can manufacture a tank like this; the design allows for huge efficiency gains for our customers” says Jim Belli Westec Tank & Equipment Co.’s General Manager. Westec’s custom built welding machine handles six foot wide sections of dimple jackets, which means that they can fully cover a six foot tall tank in […]

M.A. Silva Strives for “Perfect Execution and Delivery”

M.A. Silva Strives for “Perfect Execution and Delivery”

For the last 15 years, M. A. Silva, a leading manufacturer of natural corks, bottles and packaging for North American markets, has been focused on meeting or exceeding expectations for quality products, on-time delivery and excellent customer service. As a result, the company has doubled its size over the last four years and recently completed […]

Afternoon Brief

Afternoon Brief, February 5

Afternoon Brief, February 5

Sonoma County Tourism Agency Sued Over Super Bowl Contract: The First Amendment Coalition filed a lawsuit against the Sonoma County Tourism Bureau on Thursday, challenging a decision by the agency to withhold a copy of its contract with the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee…

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Afternoon Brief, February 4

Afternoon Brief, February 4

Sonoma County Vintners’ Role Examined After Director’s Departure: Some local winery officials said Wednesday the unexpected departure of Sonoma County Vintners’ executive director should trigger a re-examination of the role the trade group plays within the wine industry as well as the community…

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Afternoon Brief, February 3

Afternoon Brief, February 3

Sonoma County Vintners Announces Leadership Change: Sonoma County Vintners (SCV), the membership association serving as the leading voice of Sonoma County’s acclaimed winemaking community, today announced that Executive Director Carolyn Stark has resigned for personal reasons, effective February 2…

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Afternoon Brief, February 2

Afternoon Brief, February 2

Wine Prices Could Go Up After California Wildfires Leave Tons of Grapes Unusable: California vineyards have been forced to throw away tons of grapes after they became unusable following wildfires that swept through the state last summer…

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Afternoon Brief, February 1

Afternoon Brief, February 1

Details of Sonoma County’s Super Bowl Pledge Shrouded: The Press Democrat could not ascertain exactly how much three Sonoma County groups are spending on their Super Bowl promotional effort and other details of the initiative after being denied a request for a copy of their contract with the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee…

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Afternoon Brief, January 29

Afternoon Brief, January 29

Your Favorite Beer and Wine Brands May Soon Be Hidden at the Supermarket: If your drink of choice hails from a craft beer label or a small vineyard, you might soon have trouble finding it at the supermarket…

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