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The Synergistic Actions of Enzymes and Tannins in Winemaking

The Synergistic Actions of Enzymes and Tannins in Winemaking

“Not all tannins are the same,” explains Dr. Peter Salamone. “There are fermentation tannins, cellaring tannins, and finishing tannins that all add something different to the wine’s flavor profile and structure. The same can be said for enzymes.” 

By October 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
No Longer Business as Usual

No Longer Business as Usual

I work with wineries throughout North America and have been amazed at the growth in the industry over the past decade or so. The growth is in all states and provinces and in some areas the number of wineries has quadrupled in fifteen years. This means that there is a lot more competition for consumer […]

Top 10 Challenges that Keep Wine Executives Up at Night

Top 10 Challenges that Keep Wine Executives Up at Night

The rewards and challenges of growing, making, and selling wine can be numerous for grape growers, winery owners, and executives.

What Is the Supplier Obligation?

What Is the Supplier Obligation?

I have two kids. They are wonderful kids and like siblings, they argue about nearly everything. Who does what? Who is responsible for what and who gets credit for what? Those are my kids struggles, but that same scenario can play out with my supplier clients. Suppliers that are with ANY distributor lament the lack […]

By October 16, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Terrible Week (and It’s Only Just Started)

Terrible Week (and It’s Only Just Started)

Nature has a way shaking us up when we least expect it. Strong winds whipped up huge fires in Napa and Sonoma counties on Sunday night, which led to unthinkable devastation in the early hours of Monday morning and on through the day. Many people were evacuated (I was just outside the evacuation area), So many […]

Wine Impact Study Designed to Impact Policy

Wine Impact Study Designed to Impact Policy

The $220 billion economic impact of the U.S. wine industry revealed in WineAmerica’s recent study has grabbed headlines in the media, but the target audience for the information is much narrower, it’s the lawmakers in Congress and state legislatures across the nation who preside over the arcane and fragmented regulations of the alcohol industry.

By October 4, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

News Releases

Beckstoffer Vineyards Matches Warriors’ Klay Thompson’s Donation to California Fire Relief

Beckstoffer Vineyards Matches Warriors’ Klay Thompson’s Donation to California Fire Relief

Napa’s Most Powerful Grape Grower to Double Thompson’s Pledge of $1,000 per Point in Next Three Home Games; Funds Earmarked for the Napa Valley Community Foundation (Napa Valley, Calif.—October 24, 2017) – Longtime Golden State Warriors fan and vineyard owner Andy Beckstoffer today announced Beckstoffer Vineyards will match Golden State Warriors superstar Klay Thompson’s donation of […]

By October 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
North Coast Wine Industry Expo Supports #CAWineStrong

North Coast Wine Industry Expo Supports #CAWineStrong

Wine Industry Network to donate $20 per ticket sold + $1 dollar per attendee of upcoming Expo Healdsburg, CA, October 23rd, 2017 –The Wine Industry Network (WIN) today announced that for every ticket purchased for the 6th Annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo (WIN Expo), twenty dollars will be donated to #CAWineStrong, a support network […]

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2018 World of Pinot Noir Tickets on Sale October 20

2018 World of Pinot Noir Tickets on Sale October 20

This year’s event includes more than 250 wineries from around the globe, pairing dinners, Pinot Noir parties and expert-led seminars, including an Exploration of the Burgundy-Oregon Connection with Joshua Greene, editor of Wine & Spirits Magazine, and Tasting The Best of Burgundy with David Glancy, Master Sommelier and founder of the San Francisco Wine School. […]

By October 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Ledson Winery & Vineyards Reopens Today – Monday, October 23

Ledson Winery & Vineyards Reopens Today – Monday, October 23

KENWOOD, CA (October 23, 2017) – Ledson Winery & Vineyards is extremely excited to announce that the Castle will reopen for business today, Monday, October 23rd, resuming normal business hours of 10am to 5pm daily. Ledson has received hundreds of emails, messages on social media, and phone calls with well wishes and concerns for the […]

By October 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
PurovinoUS Announces Smoke-Taint Treatment

PurovinoUS Announces Smoke-Taint Treatment

In response to the tragic events experienced in Napa and Sonoma Counties, PurovinoUS Inc.  has successfully developed a smoke-taint application that removes the effects of ash and smoke on the outside of the grape and in the underlying juice beneath the skin. Using their patented natural treatment and scientific knowledge, Purovino scientists have run laboratory tests […]

By October 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Saxco International, LLC Assists Castle Brands in Creating Rich and Distinctive Packages for Its New Jefferson’s Grand Selection Very Old Kentucky Bourbons Finished in French Wine Casks

Saxco International, LLC Assists Castle Brands in Creating Rich and Distinctive Packages for Its New Jefferson’s Grand Selection Very Old Kentucky Bourbons Finished in French Wine Casks

Castle Brands, of New York, NY, is introducing its new premium small batch Jefferson’s Grand Selections very old Kentucky Bourbons finished in French oak wine casks in two expressions—Jefferson’s Grand Selection Pinchon Baron and Jefferson’s Grand Selection Chateau Suduiraut to American whiskey drinkers. To assist with the all-important packaging aspect of the introduction of the […]

By October 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Spotlights

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 […]

Recruiting Top Wine Industry Talent in a Competitive Job Market

Recruiting Top Wine Industry Talent in a Competitive Job Market

As the economy continues to thrive and the unemployment rates decline, it’s become increasingly difficult for employers to attract quality candidates. To succeed in this highly competitive market for talent, employers must utilize the most effective platforms for their hiring needs. Savvy job seekers, whether already employed or not, are ever more selective in which […]

Relationship Building Opportunities at 10th Annual Wine Bloggers Conference in Sonoma County

Relationship Building Opportunities at 10th Annual Wine Bloggers Conference in Sonoma County

Coming into its 10th year gathering Wine Influencers from around the world, the Wine Bloggers Conference returns to its original home of Santa Rosa, California November 9-12, 2017. This year’s conference, already setting a record for attendance, presents a unique opportunity to network among some of the industry’s top influencers. For a look at the full conference […]

Dry Vapor Steam Provides Superior Water Saving, Eco-Friendly Sanitation for Wine Industry

Dry Vapor Steam Provides Superior Water Saving, Eco-Friendly Sanitation for Wine Industry

Begun as a janitorial pressure washer supplier in East Asia 26 years ago, SJE Corporation (US Subsidiary: Steamericas) has evolved into the industry leader specializing in vapor steam machines for a wide rage of business applications around the globe. Yujin Yoo Anderson, Steamericas owner and general manager, credits her father, a marine boiler engineer, with […]

Afternoon Brief

Afternoon Brief, October 23

Afternoon Brief, October 23

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa, Sonoma Fires Send Wine Tourists to Paso Robles For five years, Nancy Parrish and her friends have gathered for a girls’ trip to Napa and Sonoma – a time to travel, catch up and drink wine. But this fall, devastating fires whipped through Napa, Sonoma and […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 20

Afternoon Brief, October 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: A New Normal? Deadly Wine Country Wildfires May Signal a Shift in California In more than five decades spent researching forests and fires – often fighting the latter – Daniel Leavell has never seen anything quite like the deadly and massive wave of quick-moving wildfires this month […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 19

Afternoon Brief, October 19

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California Winery Arrives in Oregon Jackson Family Wines’ expansion into Oregon worried some people in the industry, and the company knew it… Today’s News: The Synergistic Actions of Enzymes and Tannins in Winemaking “Not all tannins are the same,” explains Dr. Peter Salamone. “There are fermentation tannins, […]

By October 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, October 18

Afternoon Brief, October 18

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Valley Winemakers Optimistic as Famed Wine Region Begins to Recover Despite Mother Nature challenging Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Solano and Lake Counties in unimaginable ways, the tragic wildfires of the past 10 days have demonstrated the spirit of strength and resilience of these communities… Wine Country Wildfires: […]

By October 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, October 17

Afternoon Brief, October 17

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Insurance Payouts May Not Cover All Wildfire Damage for California Wineries Wineries damaged by wildfires tearing through Northern California are starting insurance claims, and at least some of the smaller vintners are likely to find limits in their policies mean payouts fall short of rebuilding costs… Wine […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 16

Afternoon Brief, October 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Fires Won’t Destroy California Wine Industry Fires are still burning in northern California as you read this, and people’s homes are still endangered. That said, it’s time to look at what the deadly wildfires will mean for the region’s wine industry, the most important in North America… […]

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