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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.

By February 16, 2017 1 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 →
Bottlebooks Teams with Firewater Partners on New Standard for Data Exchange in Drinks Industry, Now Available in the U.S.

Bottlebooks Teams with Firewater Partners on New Standard for Data Exchange in Drinks Industry, Now Available in the U.S.

Industry leading SaaS platform widely used by European drinks trade provides standardized product details – Accurate, uniform, and updateable process enables efficient sharing between Wine, Beer & Spirits Producers, Distributors & Retailers San Francisco, CA, February 6, 2017 – Since 2013, Bottlebooks (Munich, Germany) has been simplifying product information exchange for the drinks industry. To date, […]

By February 6, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Five New and Interesting Products from the Unified Trade Show

Five New and Interesting Products from the Unified Trade Show

Even if you went to Unified and spent two days on its massive trade show floor with seven hundred plus exhibitors spread out over two floors and several halls, you probably didn’t have a chance to visit every exhibit, and you may have missed some of these interesting finds. New Sustainable Cork Closure: Origine by […]

By January 31, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
New Website Provides ‘One Stop Shop’ for Grape and Bulk Wine Transactions

New Website Provides ‘One Stop Shop’ for Grape and Bulk Wine Transactions

by Elizabeth Hans McCrone You wouldn’t necessarily identify Atlanta, GA as the hub of wine industry technology activities, but that’s exactly where Justin Charbonneau launched his brainchild, GrapeConnect; a relatively new website that provides grape and bulk wine buyers and sellers the opportunity do business together online, for free. Charbonneau came upon the idea after […]

By January 3, 2017 1 Comments Read More →
Wine Business Examined and Deals Done at 5th Annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo

Wine Business Examined and Deals Done at 5th Annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo

Healdsburg, CA, December 2nd, 2016 –The 5th Annual WIN Expo, North Coast Wine Industry Trade Show & Conference has been branded a huge success with more than 3,600 registered attendees, by the event producer, Wine Industry Network, Exhibitors, and industry attendees. The Expo was once again held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds and covered more […]

By December 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Helix Closure Combines Tradition with Convenience for a Satisfying “Pop”

Helix Closure Combines Tradition with Convenience for a Satisfying “Pop”

There’s no denying the romance of opening a bottle of wine containing a cork. Peeling back the foil top, inserting the corkscrew, twisting, pulling and then hearing that satisfying pop as the cork comes loose, releasing the perfume of the wine’s aromatics with its promises of good things to come. Ah, yes.

By November 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
OENODIA® Responds to Industry Demand with Faster, More Efficient STARS Mobile Service Unit

OENODIA® Responds to Industry Demand with Faster, More Efficient STARS Mobile Service Unit

In their ongoing quest for sustainable, efficient wine processing solutions that can improve wine quality, an increasing number of winemakers are turning to the remarkable technology offered through Oenodia’s STARS Mobile Service for tartrate stabilization and pH adjustment. This increased demand has propelled OENODIA to develop and deliver a new and larger state-of-the-art STARS Mobile […]

A Scary Invention

A Scary Invention

He is president of Hot Foot America, inventor of the WINnovation Award winning Fright Kite, and has worked with bird control for decades excluding birds from crush pads, tasting rooms, barns, window ledges and other commercial structures. However, says Roger Snow: “In the wine industry people always said, ‘what do you have to keep the […]

By November 17, 2016 4 Comments Read More →
Wine Business Institute Launches History-Making Video Series on Leadership

Wine Business Institute Launches History-Making Video Series on Leadership

Demeter Group to Provide $125,000 Gift as Founding Sponsor Rohnert Park, California – The Wine Business Institute (WBI) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today announced the launch of a video interview series as part of its educational curriculum based on real-world case studies in leadership. The Business of Wine video series is under development by […]

By November 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, October 20

Afternoon Brief, October 20

Global Wine Production Expected to Fall by 5% Due to ‘Climatic Events’: Global wine production is expected to fall by 5% in 2016 because of “climatic events” causing steep drops in production in most of the southern hemisphere, particularly Chile and Argentina…

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Napa Valley 2016 Harvest Wraps Up Right Before Region’s First Storm

Napa Valley 2016 Harvest Wraps Up Right Before Region’s First Storm

Napa, CA – October 12, 2016 – The 2016 Napa Valley Winegrape Harvest is officially “in” this week, just as the season’s first storm heads towards Napa Valley. The current forecast calls for up to 3” of rain throughout Napa County, beginning on Thursday, October 13.   While many growers hustled to bring any remaining fruit in, […]

By October 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Zipz Wine Unzipping the Potential of the Single Serve Market

Zipz Wine Unzipping the Potential of the Single Serve Market

One innovative idea can be the key to accessing new marketplaces and segments, but the technical challenges to implementing that idea can be daunting and getting large traditional wine companies to buy in a slow process. However Zipz Packaging Technologies is making it happen. Zipz potential was first recognized with a record $2,500,000 investment by Kevin […]

By October 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, October 11

Afternoon Brief, October 11

First Big Rains of Rain Season Heading Toward Napa: Napa County could soon get a wet wallop, but local grape growers and Safeway Open golf tournament officials expect to weather the blow…

By October 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Bronco to Launch America’s First Wine Using the Innovative Helix Total Packaging Solution

Bronco to Launch America’s First Wine Using the Innovative Helix Total Packaging Solution

Bottles of Red Truck® wine will feature the world’s first cork stopper with easy-opening technology MODESTO, CA, October 4, 2016 — Bronco Wine Company today announced that wines under its Red Truck® brand will feature the innovative Helix packaging, the world’s first cork stopper and glass bottle with easy-to-open and reclose technology. Helix was developed by […]