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Napa Vintner Josh Phelps Sells Interest in Taken Wine Company

Napa Vintner Josh Phelps Sells Interest in Taken Wine Company

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 […]

A Documentary Short Detailing a Relationship Between a Vineyard and It’s Vintner

A Documentary Short Detailing a Relationship Between a Vineyard and It’s Vintner

Stags Leap District, Napa, CA: WINERAM’S documentary short, Vineyard to Vintner, explores an aspect never looked into before – a relationship between a vineyard and it’s vintner. From the morphology to grape leaves, to the faces of their vintners, every leaf has different needs. WINERAM was fascinated with capturing this unique connection that every vintner establishes with their […]

A New Approach to Custom Crush

A New Approach to Custom Crush

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 […]

Castoro Cellars’ Beaverstock Music and Arts Fest Forced to Change Name

Castoro Cellars’ Beaverstock Music and Arts Fest Forced to Change Name

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 […]

Another Outstanding Napa Valley Vintage Inspires Feverish Bidding at Premiere Napa Valley

Another Outstanding Napa Valley Vintage Inspires Feverish Bidding at Premiere Napa Valley

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 […]

By February 27, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
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 1 Comments Read More →