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Thanksgiving – a Plethora of Emails

Thanksgiving – a Plethora of Emails

I received what seemed like a boatload of emails from wineries over the Thanksgiving and shopping extravaganza long weekend. Some wineries sent me up to five emails in a three or four-day period. Most were touting special pricing on their wines and/or low priced or free shipping. Offers included: 20% saving with $10 ground shipping Free […]

12 Things Not to Miss at the WIN Expo Trade Show This Thursday

12 Things Not to Miss at the WIN Expo Trade Show This Thursday

Again this year the North Coast Wine Industry Expo (WIN Expo) will be the second largest wine industry trade show in North America with 300 premium wine industry suppliers at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on Thursday Dec. 6. The broad array of exhibitors will showcase everything vineyards and wineries need and some new things you […]

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Soda Rock Wins Best of Mendocino in Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge for Chardonnay From Hopland Vineyard

Soda Rock Wins Best of Mendocino in Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge for Chardonnay From Hopland Vineyard

Isabelle Adams of Soda Rock Winery chooses her wine competitions very carefully. The 8-year-old winery produces about 6k cases yearly, and relies on direct to consumer sales for most of the production.

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How the New Revenue Recognition Standard May Impact the Wine Industry

How the New Revenue Recognition Standard May Impact the Wine Industry

By: Adam Raudsep, CPA, Senior Manager In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (ASC 606). This standard, along with subsequent amendments and clarifications issued by the FASB, fundamentally changes how companies across industries will recognize, measure, present, and disclose information about revenue. […]

One Man’s Idea Becomes Leading Filtration and Remediation Solution for Wine Industry

One Man’s Idea Becomes Leading Filtration and Remediation Solution for Wine Industry

The method Tudhope developed worked so well, he started VA Filtration South Africa in 1999 to focus on vinegar removal for wineries in the Western Cape. 

By November 29, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Consumer Behavior Data Now Accessible for Efficient Wine Marketing

Consumer Behavior Data Now Accessible for Efficient Wine Marketing

“The wine industry has been obfuscated by their data sources given the traditional three tier distribution system,” says Mabray. “Consumer behavior and the foundation of how consumers buy is not apparent to wineries, so we (Emetry) come in as kind of data miners, gather wells of data, clean them up, and put them in a data lake.”

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News Releases

Introducing Unreliable Narrator and Daring Greatly from the Winemakers of Blackbird Vineyards

Introducing Unreliable Narrator and Daring Greatly from the Winemakers of Blackbird Vineyards

A New Collector’s Anthology from ÆRENA Wines (NAPA VALLEY, CA; November 26, 2018) – Bespoke Collection is thrilled to introduce a new Collectors Anthology from ÆRENA Wines. Inspired by Teddy Roosevelt’s powerful and provocative “Man in the Arena” speech, ÆRENA Wines celebrates the art of wine and the everyday heroes who are mastering their craft. “It […]

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New from Domaine Bousquet Argentina’s Leading Organic Producer Introduces “Gran” Cabernet Sauvignon

New from Domaine Bousquet Argentina’s Leading Organic Producer Introduces “Gran” Cabernet Sauvignon

TUPUNGATO, ARGENTINA, DEC. 2018 – Domaine Bousquet, Argentina’s premier name in wines made from organic grapes, is adding a Cabernet Sauvignon to its top-tier varietal line, which has also been renamed. Domaine Bousquet’s former “Grande Reserve” label will now be known by the punchier, easy-to-remember “Gran” moniker, emphasizing the more authentic use of the Spanish […]

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Wine Related Gift Giving Raised to a New Level

Wine Related Gift Giving Raised to a New Level

The Gifted Wine Company takes wine related gift giving into a new era Napa Valley, December 2018 — Jim Sweeney, Chief Gifting Officer, The Gifted Wine Company, is introducing the first company to focus on business-to-business (B2B) wine-related gift giving. “The wine gifting category has not evolved with today’s wine consumer, and we intend to […]

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Marley Family and Ca’ Momi Announce Inaugural Wine Release

Marley Family and Ca’ Momi Announce Inaugural Wine Release

Napa, Calif., December 10, 2018 – The Marley Family, whose powerful roots in music, food and lifestyle goods teams up with Napa Valley based winemakers Ca’ Momi for their first-ever wine release in Marley ‘Rainbow’ Country White Wine. The Marley Family has carried forward for generations the traditions of family, music, health, healing and environmental stewardship. […]

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Santé! Cathay Pacific First Class Cellar Welcomes Château Montrose

Santé! Cathay Pacific First Class Cellar Welcomes Château Montrose

Wines from the renowned estate unveiled on selected First Class routes in December Cathay Pacific’s award-winning First Class wine cellar is soon to be enriched by the airline’s new partnership with Château Montrose – one of Bordeaux’s leading wineries. The partnership was unveiled during a spectacular wine dinner in Hong Kong which featured an exceptional […]

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Washington Grape Growers, Winemakers Invited to Give Input on State’s Wine Research Priorities

Washington Grape Growers, Winemakers Invited to Give Input on State’s Wine Research Priorities

Industry members invited to annual Research Review, January 16-17, 2019 SEATTLE (December 10, 2018) – Washington State wine grape growers and wineries are invited to participate in the Washington State Wine Commission’s annual Research Review on January 16-17, 2019, at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center in Prosser. Industry members will provide input on […]

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Spotlights

Shadybrook Estates Manages Water Use and Production Cost with the Help of Specially Designed Tanks

Shadybrook Estates Manages Water Use and Production Cost with the Help of Specially Designed Tanks

In California, no resource is more important than water, which is why water management has been a top priority in the wine community for years. For the award-winning Napa winery, Shadybrook Estates, water saving is even more imperative because its facility operates as a ‘hold and haul’ production facility, meaning that all their wastewater needs […]

Dry Steam Study Reveals Best Methods to Combat Beverage or Barrel Spoilage

Dry Steam Study Reveals Best Methods to Combat Beverage or Barrel Spoilage

Steamericas, the US subsidiary of SJE Corporation, has led the pressure and steam washer business for 28 years providing quality washers that save time and money while delivering outstanding sanitation. They recently released their newest steam washer, the Optima Steamer SE II, and with it came a plethora of upgrades to help your winery utilize […]

INNOVINT CEO and Founder Partners with Winemakers on Intuitive Production Management Software to Optimize Winemaking Process

INNOVINT CEO and Founder Partners with Winemakers on Intuitive Production Management Software to Optimize Winemaking Process

Winemakers, viticulturists, cellar masters and compliance officers can now say goodbye to cumbersome paper tracking and redundant data entry thanks to a revolutionary new software management tool offered by InnoVint, one of the wine industry’s top software development companies operating today. Founded by UC Davis trained and experienced winemaker Ashley DuBois Leonard, the InnoVint Platform […]

Smooth Harvest Provides Freedom for Winemakers’ Craft to Shine

Smooth Harvest Provides Freedom for Winemakers’ Craft to Shine

The 2018 grape harvest began a few weeks later than in past years on the North Coast, but with almost everything in, growers are reporting increased yields of high-quality grapes. The longer hangtimes without heat spikes or wet weather complications appear to have resulted in a very even ripening with a good balance between sugar, […]

More natural winemaking methods offer additive-free solutions for winemakers as demand for transparency on all foods and beverages continues to grow

More natural winemaking methods offer additive-free solutions for winemakers as demand for transparency on all foods and beverages continues to grow

STARS can guarantee stability and improve wine quality with zero additives and zero wine loss! A recent editorial by renowned French winemaker and researcher, Jean Luis Escudier outlined a major shift in European winemaking this year when the European Alcohol and Beverage Industry, in response to consumer demand for more transparency and following a series […]

Winery Service Connection: Systems to Keep Your Machinery Running

Winery Service Connection: Systems to Keep Your Machinery Running

Imagine a best-case scenario for your winery; all of your machinery is cared for, runs well, gets diagnostics run and repairs before they are needed, and then runs smoothly during harvest. Yes, runs smoothly during harvest. Using proprietary software developed by owner, Dave Peritore, this scenario can be a reality, as offered by Winery Service […]

Afternoon Brief

Afternoon Brief, December 10

Afternoon Brief, December 10

A 31% Increase in Number of California Wineries Makes Financial Success That Much Harder: The global investment firm Rabobank November 2018 Wine Quarterly included a few important takeaways from the Wine Industry Financial Symposium held this autumn in Napa, California. In its introduction to the report, the bank got my attention with this about California: “Wineries of all sizes need to find new owners.”

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Afternoon Brief, December 7

Afternoon Brief, December 7

Gloomy Outlook for Smaller Wineries: Wine consumption in the US is leveling off, but wine prices continue to rise. Total visits to wineries dropped after California’s wildfires and that part of the tourist industry hasn’t recovered. Plus, a recession is looming …

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Afternoon Brief, December 5

Afternoon Brief, December 5

Napa County Takes First Step to Rein in Wineries That Break the Law
After years of wrangling, Napa County took a first step to better police it’s more than 500 wineries with an updated code enforcement program approved by its board of supervisors on Tuesday…

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Afternoon Brief, December 4

Afternoon Brief, December 4

US$10M Government Grape Purchase: Following a long back and forth between US and China leaders, and high import tariffs placed on a number of agricultural goods, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has completed a US$10m purchasing round designed to relieve the local table grape industry …

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Afternoon Brief, December 3

Afternoon Brief, December 3

Again this year the North Coast Wine Industry Expo (WIN Expo) will be the second largest wine industry trade show in North America with 300 premium wine industry suppliers at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on Thursday Dec. 6. The broad array of exhibitors will showcase everything vineyards and wineries need and some new things you didnt even know where possible …

By December 3, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, November 30

Afternoon Brief, November 30

Napa Vintner, Oregon Officials Meet to Defuse Wine-Labeling Dispute: Oregon regulators and a California winery accused of misrepresenting the Oregon origins of its bestselling pinot noir, an act which infuriated local winemakers, said Thursday after a preliminary meeting they’re hopeful they can resolve the dispute…

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