California North Coast Wine Business Credit Needs Swell as Grape, Vineyard Prices Rise: Capitalizing on growing thirst nationwide for the higher-end wine the North Coast is known for is intensifying demand for sources of capital, according to longtime local lenders…
New this year: Expanded online auction features some of Napa Valley’s rarest wines for global bidding 2/20/2017 – St. Helena, CA – More than 1,000 wine industry professionals will gather Saturday for the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) 21st annual Premiere Napa Valley barrel tasting and futures auction. Hundreds more are converging on the renowned wine […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Hugh Johnson & Jancis Robinson papers provide foundation for world’s greatest wine writer collection Napa, Calif., Tuesday, February 14, 2017—The UC Davis Library welcomes renowned British journalist Jancis Robinson on February 16th for an event celebrating the gift of her papers to its wine writer collection. A fund to support the library’s work to preserve, […]
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 […]
Global Trend Toward Premiumization Continues SAN FRANCISCO—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. “California wine exports continue to reflect the trend toward premiumization […]
Economic Impact Reports Available by State & California Legislative Districts San Francisco — Wine Institute and the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) have partnered to launch a new interactive website offering economic impact statistics for California wine and winegrapes at: www.wine‑economy.com. The website is based on “The Economic Impact of California Wine and Grapes 2015,” […]
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 […]
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 […]
Sebring, OH – February 1, 2017 – MPI Label Systems is pleased to announce the acquisition of Label Gallery, Inc., a leading flexographic and digital printer in Norwich, NY specializing in the Pharmaceutical, Wine/Spirits, and Food industries. This acquisition complements MPI’s growing national presence as a leading roll label and equipment supplier in North America. […]
2017 Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance Board of Directors Installed February 7, 2017 (Paso Robles, CA) On Friday, February 10 the Paso Robles Wine Country community comes together to recognize Paul Hoover of Still Waters Vineyards for his outstanding contributions toward the success of the Paso Robles wine industry. Paul will be honored as the […]
By Dawn Dolan What if your wine grapes had the brix levels of ready-to-harvest grapes, but didn’t taste or smell ripe? With warming trends across the globe, this scenario may become increasingly problematic for those in the many areas of the US that have less than idyllic weather patterns. A new product from Lallemand called […]
eBay Partners with WineDirect to Support Thousands of Small and Medium Sized Wineries and Grow the Wine Marketplace for Consumers
New partnership expands eBay’s wine offering by adding 1,400+ wineries SAN JOSE, Calif. — February 7, 2017 — Today, eBay announced a partnership with WineDirect bringing wine from around the world to its eBay Wine marketplace destination. The new partnership with WineDirect, the industry leader in direct-to-consumer (DTC) services for wineries, provides consumers direct access to […]