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Happy Holiday Selling

Happy Holiday Selling

Are you ready for holiday sales? It is only a week until Thanksgiving (where does the time go?) so Black Friday is almost upon us. After that December is looming. So far in my email inbox I have received a number of winery mailers offering me Thanksgiving wines though only one has even alluded to the December holidays. […]

Flooring Sanitation Concerns for Wineries

Flooring Sanitation Concerns for Wineries

By Sophia Daukus Winery operators face many challenges unique to the industry – not the least of which is staying in full compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) sanitation standards. Especially in light of the FDA’s recent unannounced winery inspections, ensuring that the basics of sanitary facility design are in place can make […]

Trial Shows Amino Acid Based Nutrients to Increase Wine Aromatics

Trial Shows Amino Acid Based Nutrients to Increase Wine Aromatics

When thinking about the aromas of wine, most people focus on the fruity or floral sensations that arise from a glass; esters, specifically the acetate esters formed during the fermentation process, are responsible for the expression of those complex aromatics in wine. These esters are formed not only from the nitrogen sources, such as ammonium and amino acids, within the must, but also from the nitrogen found in nutrients used in winemaking.

By November 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Mystery Shoppers Visit ZD Wines

Mystery Shoppers Visit ZD Wines

ZD Wines is located on the Silverado Trail toward the North end of Rutherford, its entrance is marked by a boulder showcasing their logo. ZD Wines was founded in 1963 by aerospace engineers Norman deLeuze and Gino Zepponi, with the concept to produce world-class Burgundian style Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. ZD Wines acquired its brand […]

By November 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
WIN Expo 2017 Wine & Weed: A New Normal on the Horizon

WIN Expo 2017 Wine & Weed: A New Normal on the Horizon

When the first Wine & Weed panel discussion was introduced last year at the 2016 WIN Expo, the room was packed. Now, with the private use law upon us and taking effect in just six weeks, a “next steps” session is planned as a hot topic for this year’s Expo.

By November 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Wine & Weed a Tale of Two Industries’ Road to Recovery

Wine & Weed a Tale of Two Industries’ Road to Recovery

By Shwa Laytart The October 2017 fires in Northern California will go down in history as the most destructive fires that California has seen. A fire practically the size of San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, and Fresno, combined. More than 8,400 structures were destroyed, leaving behind nothing more than ash, molten automobiles and lifetimes of memories. […]

By November 7, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

News Releases

Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms Vineyard 2014 Named Wine Spectator’s #1 Wine of the Year

Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms Vineyard 2014 Named Wine Spectator’s #1 Wine of the Year

Top 10 Wines of 2017 Unveiled at WineSpectator.com New York, NY (November 17, 2017)—Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine, today announced Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms Vineyard 2014 as the 2017 Wine of the Year. The Top 10 list is now available on http://top100.winespectator.com, with the full Top 100 list to be […]

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Yountville Wine Walk Launches November 20

Yountville Wine Walk Launches November 20

Sip, savor, and stroll Yountville’s tasting locations and earn prizes along the way November 16, 2017, Yountville, CA – Launching November 20th, the Yountville Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Yountville Wine Walk, providing visitors an easy way to stroll through the town of Yountville and visit dozens of wineries and tasting rooms […]

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Pop Culture to the Rescue: Rare Champagne and Sparkling Wine Delivered to Your Door Over the Holidays and Beyond!

Pop Culture to the Rescue: Rare Champagne and Sparkling Wine Delivered to Your Door Over the Holidays and Beyond!

SONOMA, CA, NOVEMBER 16, 2017 – There’s nothing cooler than getting a box of bubbles shipped to you, unless it’s getting a box shipped to you on a regular basis. The Pop Culture Champagne and Sparkling Wine Club does exactly that—and we don’t send ordinary sparklers. For every shipment, we select three bottles of rare […]

By November 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Korbel California Champagne Reveals New TV Spot “Polar Splash” to Encourage Fans to Celebrate It All

Korbel California Champagne Reveals New TV Spot “Polar Splash” to Encourage Fans to Celebrate It All

November 16, 2017 – Korbel California Champagne today released the latest television ad in the brand’s award-winning “Celebrate It All®” series called “Polar Splash.” The TV spot hinges on a comedic misdirect and features an assumed star athlete swimmer preparing to compete. However, it is revealed that he and his friends are actually participating in […]

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Napa Valley Vintners Invests Additional $6.2 Million in Community Health Nonprofits

Napa Valley Vintners Invests Additional $6.2 Million in Community Health Nonprofits

Grants strengthen local agencies for both day-to-day and emergency response services 11/16/2017 – November 16, 2017, St. Helena, CA —The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) announced today it has granted another $6.2 million to 18 community nonprofit health partners. Each year, funding from the NVV touches the lives of more than 100,000 clients of Napa County […]

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Vivino’s 2018 Wine Style Awards Reveal the Year’s Best Wines as Determined by Community Ratings from 26 Million

Vivino’s 2018 Wine Style Awards Reveal the Year’s Best Wines as Determined by Community Ratings from 26 Million

The world’s favorite wines have been revealed today, as Vivino publishes its 2018 Wine Style Awards, the only awards within the industry wholly decided by the public. Over 26 million wine lovers from around the world have chosen the 1,490 winning wines, that span 149 wine style categories, by rating them on Vivino over the […]

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Spotlights

Oenodia Raising the Bar for Innovative Technologies Across the Global Wine Industry One Bottle At A Time!

Oenodia Raising the Bar for Innovative Technologies Across the Global Wine Industry One Bottle At A Time!

1.1 Billion Bottles of Wine Globally are Stabilized Using OENODIA STARS Technology! Since its inception, OENODIA, the enology division of France’s Eurodia Industrie SAS, one of the world’s leading specialists of liquid purification and filtration systems, has been on a path to revolutionize winemaking processes around the globe. The Oenodia journey began with the development of […]

Vin65 Is Now WineDirect

Vin65 Is Now WineDirect

Since joining forces in 2012, WineDirect and Vin65 have created a seamless end-to-end DTC solution – unique in the industry – that spans from point of sale through order delivery. A reflection of five years of integration and evolution across technology and teams, last week the company consolidated all operations under the WineDirect brand. “By […]

Crop Insurance Provides Relief for Grape Growers in Wake of Wildfires

Crop Insurance Provides Relief for Grape Growers in Wake of Wildfires

No one has more respect for Mother Nature than farmers. In Sonoma County alone, with close to 60,000 acres under vine, almost 70 percent are insured against any number of the vagaries that can occur– and there is a reason for that. Summer Jeffus, the Regional Marketing Manager for American AgCredit, one of the premier […]

Grow Your Bulk & Private Label Business in USA

Grow Your Bulk & Private Label Business in USA

Book Your Spot by 15th Sept & Save $800 + Get a 2 Day Complimentary Conference Pass Valued at $500 Included. Join the biggest gathering of the Private Label, Bulk Wine, Bulk Spirits and Contract Manufacturing Industry on July 25-26 in San Francisco. No show offers buyers a greater opportunity to meet producers who offer […]

Global Leader in Analysis Offers Full Range of Wine Analyzers and Reagents for 2017 Harvest

Global Leader in Analysis Offers Full Range of Wine Analyzers and Reagents for 2017 Harvest

Randox Food Diagnostics, a global leader in the wine analysis market, announces a comprehensive array of analyzer equipment and chemical reagents available for the 2017 harvest and beyond. Begun as a healthcare diagnostics company in Northern Ireland more than 35 years ago, Randox has continuously reinvested in new product developments and has emerged as a […]

Falcon FrightKites Repel Pest Birds from Vineyards with Amazing Results

Falcon FrightKites Repel Pest Birds from Vineyards with Amazing Results

The practice of controlling nuisance birds in vineyards or other open spaces where they can wreak havoc to business is nothing new. In fact, companies have been attempting to address the problem for decades with repellants like gas cannons, reflective tape, crop netting and other means. But just last year, an innovative concept emerged from […]

Afternoon Brief

Afternoon Brief: November 17

Afternoon Brief: November 17

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms Vineyard 2014 Named Wine Spectator’s #1 Wine of the Year Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine, today announced Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms Vineyard 2014 as the 2017 Wine of the Year… Today’s News: Wine Country Tourism Picks […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 16

Afternoon Brief, November 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: The DOCa Rioja Control Board Opens 2018 Registration for the Official Rioja Wine Educators Programme The DOCa Rioja Control Board opens registration for the Official Rioja Wine Educators Programme. It is a course designed to have official educators across the world whose training is based on both […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 15

Afternoon Brief, November 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Atmospheric River Brings Storm and Flash Flood Warnings to Fire-Ravaged Wine Country The first atmospheric river-fueled storm of the season is expected to make landfall in California on Wednesday afternoon, when it will dump inches of rain in the Bay Area, disgorge up to a foot of […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 14

Afternoon Brief, November 14

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Paul Hobbs Winery Buys Alexander Valley Vineyard Silverado Investment and Management Company has sold vineyard property to Paul Hobbs Winery of Sebastopol. The sale was announced by Zepponi & Company, a Santa Rosa-based merger and acquisition advisory firm… Today’s News: Trial Shows Amino Acid Based Nutrients to […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 13

Afternoon Brief, November 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Spectator to Unveil Top 100 Wines of 2017 After tasting more than 16,000 wines from vineyards around the globe, the editors at Wine Spectator are set to release their much-anticipated list of the Top 100 Wines of 2017… Today’s News: Livermore Wineries Report Bump in Business […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 10

Afternoon Brief, November 10

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Using Data to Assess Damage of Wine Country Fires The fires in October were the costliest in California’s history to date. 42 lives were lost and damage estimates exceed $3 Billion. In the aftermath, we leveraged open source and proprietary GIS information for both Sonoma and Napa […]

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