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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.

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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

Joseph Jewell Winery Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Joseph Jewell Winery Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

FORESTVILLE, CA, FEBRUARY 13, 2017 – Joseph Jewell Winery, the small family-owned winery located in picturesque Sonoma County, California, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Winemakers and co-founders, Adrian Jewell Manspeaker and Micah Joseph Wirth, have spent the past ten years remaining steadfast in their philosophy to produce distinctive, soulful, and delicious vineyard-designated wines. Joseph Jewell […]

By February 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Grandfather of BC Wine Recognized for Contributions to Canada’s Wine Industry

Grandfather of BC Wine Recognized for Contributions to Canada’s Wine Industry

VanWineFest’s Highest Honour Presented to Harry McWatters [Vancouver, BC] The Vancouver International Wine Festival’s coveted Spirited Industry Professional (SIP) Award has been presented to Harry McWatters, CEO and president of ENCORE Vineyards Ltd. Hailed as the Okanagan Valley’s great wine pioneer, McWatters, a 50-vintage veteran of the wine industry, has been credited with building BC’s wine […]

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VanWineFest Announces 2017 Trade Competition Winners

VanWineFest Announces 2017 Trade Competition Winners

Spirited Industry Professional, Sommelier of the Year, Wine Program Excellence Awards Vancouver, BC (February 17, 2017) – The Vancouver International Wine Festival announced the 2017 trade competition winners on Friday at Celebrating Excellence: 14th Annual Awards Lunch, featuring Wines of Canada, presented by ContainerWorld. The Celebrating Excellence program is part of Trade Days Conference, presented […]

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Finger Lakes Wineries & Vineyard Owners Slam Gas Storage Proposal at Tasting Honoring National Drink Wine Day

Finger Lakes Wineries & Vineyard Owners Slam Gas Storage Proposal at Tasting Honoring National Drink Wine Day

Warned That Crestwood Plan Threatens Booming NY Wine Industry Hector, NY – Nearly 20 Finger Lakes wineries, vineyards and breweries hosted a tasting today in celebration of National Drink Wine Day at the new Forge Cellars, offering samples of their locally produced wine and food. National Drink Wine Day occurs every year on February 18th […]

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LVE: Legend Vineyard Exclusive Announces VIP Wine Experience: The LVE Wine Cellar on Tour with John Legend

LVE: Legend Vineyard Exclusive Announces VIP Wine Experience: The LVE Wine Cellar on Tour with John Legend

A New LVE Napa Valley Red Wine and the LVE Collective Wine Club will exclusively debut at the LVE Wine Cellar  ST. HELENA, CA (February 16, 2017) – Raymond Vineyards and John Legend have expanded their collaboration to launch the LVE Wine Cellar VIP experience during Legend’s upcoming Darkness and Light Tour, where a limited-edition […]

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Dishwashers Weep, Wine Lovers Rejoice (Redux)

Dishwashers Weep, Wine Lovers Rejoice (Redux)

39th VanWineFest serves up 82,000 wine glasses; 42,000 bottles of wine Vancouver, BC (February 15, 2017) – It’s a bad week for dishwashers but a great week for wine lovers. The 39th Vancouver International Wine Festival is in full swing all around town, and by the time it wraps up Sunday night, dishwashers will have […]

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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 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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Afternoon Brief, February 13

Afternoon Brief, February 13

Napa, Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon Winegrape Pricing Pushes North Coast to New Record: While North Coast winegrape tonnage last year came in slightly below average, the value of the regions 2016 crop hit a new record of $1.45 billion, getting a big boost from double-digit price increases in cabernet sauvignon grapes from Napa and Sonoma counties, according to figures released Friday…

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Afternoon Brief, February 10

Afternoon Brief, February 10

Preliminary Winegrape Crush Report Is 4.0 Million Tons: The California Department of Food and Agricultures Preliminary Grape Crush Report for 2016 has been released. It is a critical barometer for the wine and grape industry, containing tons crushed and prices of wine grapes sold during the 2016 harvest…

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