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Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: Oregon’s Wine Culture Disruptor

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: Oregon’s Wine Culture Disruptor

Right from the get go, it was a lively curiosity grounded in unpretentiousness that led Ryan Harms to the Oregon terroir and marked his ascent as CEO of one of the biggest brands in the state.

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Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: Apostle of the American Dream in Wine Country

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: Apostle of the American Dream in Wine Country

Rolando Herrera is being honored as one of Wine’s Most Inspiring People by the Wine Industry Advisor. Herrera is an outstanding winemaker, overseeing his own family winery, Mi Sueño, and previously serving as Director of Winemaking at Paul Hobbs Winery and Paul Hobbs consulting. His joyous attention to detail and tireless venture for “beautiful” wine make Herrera a gifted winemaker. His journey to becoming a winemaker, and the joy he shares along the way, has made him a great inspiration.

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Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019

The North American wine industry is fortunate to have many passionate and inspiring luminaries, some that grew up among the vines, and others that brought their drive and ingenuity from other industries, but they all help to advance our industry and grow the pool of wine talent for the future. The Wine Industry Advisor have […]

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Turning the Tables on Fred Swan

Turning the Tables on Fred Swan

“Turning the Tables – Interviewing the Interviewers” is a Q&A series profiling Wine Writers.

Customer Differentiation

Customer Differentiation

As human beings we understand that in many ways we are all very much alike. We have the same basic needs for air, water, food, sunshine, etc. However, we like to think of ourselves as individuals and that we are unlike anyone else. In a word: unique. While many businesses, small and large, would prefer […]

How to Create a National On-Premise Wine Brand

How to Create a National On-Premise Wine Brand

From prep to pitching to programs, here’s what you need to know Creating a national on-premise wine brand requires a fundamentally different mindset from creating a national off-premise wine brand. The off-premise side of the market is all about product, price and performance. In contrast, the on-premise side of the market is all about relationships, […]

News Releases

ReThink Labels Launches ‘Message ON the Bottle™’ for Wineries

ReThink Labels Launches ‘Message ON the Bottle™’ for Wineries

‘Real Labels, Real Time’ Solution Combines Award-Winning Wine Labels with Ability to Offer Personalization and Mass Customization ANAHEIM, Calif. – ReThink Labels has introduced a new solution that gives wineries the best of both worlds for labeling—the ability to create outstanding award-winning labels for their brand, with the flexibility to personalize or customize each label […]

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Austin Hope Named the 2018 Paso Robles Wine Industry Person of the Year

Austin Hope Named the 2018 Paso Robles Wine Industry Person of the Year

2019 Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance Board of Directors Installed JANUARY 15, 2019 (Paso Robles, CA) On Friday, January 18 the Paso Robles wine community will come together to recognize one of their own who has exemplified the spirit of Paso Robles Wine Country with outstanding leadership and vision in promoting the region. Austin Hope, […]

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Madrigal’s Sausalito Wine Salon & Gallery Presents “Through the Lens” Stunning Photography

Madrigal’s Sausalito Wine Salon & Gallery Presents “Through the Lens” Stunning Photography

“Through the Lens” Stunning Photography Presented at Madrigal’s Sausalito Wine Salon & Gallery Continuing Bay Area California Artist Series January 15, 2019, Sausalito, CA – On Thursday, January 31st, Madrigal Family Winery’s Sausalito Wine Salon & Gallery will open “Through the Lens” the latest exhibit in its Bay Area Art and Wine series. The exhibition features the […]

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Linsey Simpson Gallagher Named New President of Visit Napa Valley

Linsey Simpson Gallagher Named New President of Visit Napa Valley

January 15, 2019, Napa, CA – Visit Napa Valley, the official destination marketing organization for the Napa Valley, is pleased to announce the appointment of Linsey Simpson Gallagher as the organization’s new president, effective Feb. 4, 2019. Gallagher will report to Clay Gregory, who will remain at the organization as CEO to provide guidance and mentorship […]

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Buyers of BRAND Winery and Estate Vineyards Acquire a Gem on Famed Pritchard Hill

Buyers of BRAND Winery and Estate Vineyards Acquire a Gem on Famed Pritchard Hill

NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA – Jim Bean and Christine O’Sullivan are purchasing the BRAND winery and vineyards from owners Ed and Deb Fitts. The Brand estate is located atop Pritchard Hill, one of the most sought after locales in Napa Valley. Having owned and farmed vineyards in Napa Valley for years, this next step is a […]

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The Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard Celebrates 30 Years in Santa Barbara County

The Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard Celebrates 30 Years in Santa Barbara County

Los Olivos, CA – The Fess Parker Winery is pleased to celebrate its 30th year in Santa Barbara County in 2019, a satisfying milestone for the family owned and operated business. In the years since its inception the winery has developed some of the finest vineyard sites in the Santa Rita Hills and Santa Ynez […]

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Spotlights

State-of-the Art Packaging Company Makes Inroads in Wine Country with High Tech Facility Upgrades

State-of-the Art Packaging Company Makes Inroads in Wine Country with High Tech Facility Upgrades

Rack & Riddle Set to Showcase Comprehensive Equipment Overhaul, by MASPACK Packaging USA, at Industry Event in Late Spring, 2019 MASPACK Packaging USA, the American arm of MASPACK Packaging, based in Italy, is set to begin completion of a three-phase overhaul for Rack & Riddle’s custom crush facility in Healdsburg, CA. MASPACK USA assisted Rack […]

Introducing New Koch Wine-COR Crossflow Microfiltration Systems

Introducing New Koch Wine-COR Crossflow Microfiltration Systems

Koch Membrane Systems (KMS), a global leader in membrane separations technologies, announces the launch of two modular crossflow microfiltration systems for the clarification of wine. The KMS Wine-COR M and Wine-COR P crossflow microfiltration systems offer an expandable modular solution for all production scales, from several thousand to millions of cases per year. Both systems […]

PARSEC Advances Oenology with Innovative Systems that Optimize Winemaking Process and Allows You to Manage Your Cellar from any Device

PARSEC Advances Oenology with Innovative Systems that Optimize Winemaking Process and Allows You to Manage Your Cellar from any Device

Italian based PARSEC, a leader in oenological technologies and micro-oxygenation, distributed exclusively in North America through ATPGroup, offers patented technologies that deliver centralized and automated control of the winemaking process with a high level of customization. PARSEC, specializes in the design and manufacture of integrated systems for wine production, has developed an innovative system that […]

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 […]

Afternoon Brief

Afternoon Brief, January 15

Afternoon Brief, January 15

Buyers of BRAND Winery and Estate Vineyards Acquire a Gem on Famed Pritchard Hill: Jim Bean and Christine OSullivan are purchasing the BRAND winery and vineyards from owners Ed and Deb Fitts. The Brand estate is located atop Pritchard Hill, one of the most sought after locales in Napa Valley …

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Afternoon Brief, January 14

Afternoon Brief, January 14

2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Winners: The 2019 Chronicle Wine Competition Winners are in. Nine wines took home medals after they were chosen as the finest from a selection of over 6,800 wines that entered …

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Afternoon Brief, January 11

Afternoon Brief, January 11

Napa County Hits The Prisoner Winery with Code Violation Notice: Napa County has told the new The Prisoner winery to stop selling art, stop selling jellies and jams and stop offering food services that the county says are comparable to those found at a restaurant or café…

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Afternoon Brief, January 10

Afternoon Brief, January 10

Important Crush Report May Be Impacted by Government Shutdown: The ongoing federal government shutdown, which began Dec. 22, may soon affect a key program of great importance to winegrape growers. Thursday, Jan. 10 is the deadline for wineries to submit grape purchase data from the 2018 harvest to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service Pacific Region office…

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Afternoon Brief, January 9

Afternoon Brief, January 9

Constellation Brands Plunges Most in Six Years on Forecast Cut: Constellation Brands Inc., the alcohol giant betting big on the cannabis industry, plunged the most since 2013 after the company cut its profit outlook and indicated its beer business is slowing down…

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Afternoon Brief, January 8

Afternoon Brief, January 8

Napa County Winery Permit Enforcement Deadline Spurs Scramble for Professionals: Napa County is undertaking a sizable effort this year to tighten enforcement of limits on how much local wineries can grow. But with less than three months until a deadline to file for permit modifications, there’s growing concern among the small cadre of professionals usually tasked with such documentation about meeting the deadline…

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