St. Helena, CA (March 24, 2017) – After successfully co-launching and managing Taken Wine Company, a series of brands inspired by a desire to introduce wine to his own generation, the time has come for Napa vintner Josh Phelps to set out on his own to start a new wine company. Phelps has sold his […]
The new Sugarloaf Crush facility in Kenwood is built with all the modern amenities of an ultra-premium winery, home to prestigious brands, but not built for any one brand, winery, or winemaker. “We’re a fully specialized custom crush facility,” says General Manager Ronald Du Preez, “We’re not a winery that’s leasing out extra space; there’s […]
Woodstock Flexes Trademark Muscle, Issues Cease and Desist Demand March 1, 2017 (Templeton, CA) – The Udsen family, owners of Castoro Cellars, have been issued a Cease and Desist Demand by the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, claiming trademark infringement against the popular Beaverstock Music and Arts Festival. “We have put this festival on for […]
2/25/2017 – St. Helena, CA – Wines from the high quality but low yielding 2015 harvest took center stage at today’s 21st annual Premiere Napa Valley barrel tasting and futures auction, hosted by the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit association. The 62 successful trade bidders, including 12 that had not previously purchased lots, showed their […]
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.
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 […]
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, […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]