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Why Single-Serve Wine Is a Popular Option

Why Single-Serve Wine Is a Popular Option

Single-serve wine has become increasingly popular in the past year with convenience and portability being a growing trend. As a result, more companies are offering single-serve wine packaging options, which allow customers to take wine on the go at a picnic or BYOB functions.

Trends in Eastern Winemaking

Trends in Eastern Winemaking

Sean Comninos, as much as anyone, symbolizes the lofty potential of East Coast winemaking. He’s young, having graduated with highest honors from the Wine School of Philadelphia in 2008. His background is diverse, having studied Marine Biology at the University of the Virgin Islands before traveling throughout Europe.

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New Company Rapidly Changing How 3-Tier Alcohol Distribution Happens

New Company Rapidly Changing How 3-Tier Alcohol Distribution Happens

The vast majority of wineries in the US produce less than 5,000 cases, and they’ve been essentially blocked from three-tier distribution because distributor giants focus on the big brands and won’t take on small ones. Cheryl Durzy, Founder and CEO of Liberation Distribution (LibDib) experienced that first-hand from her years managing wholesales for her family’s […]

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End of Year Wine and Grape Market Trends

End of Year Wine and Grape Market Trends

Globally, 2017 saw the lowest level of world-wide wine grape production in sixteen years, Glenn Proctor, Partner at Ciatti Company, told the audience in the opening minutes of the afternoon WIN Expo session Fires & Acquisition: Impact on the North Coast Grape Market. The hot summer affected overall yield, bringing in 3.85 million tons this year. Given the volatility of this agricultural product, Proctor said that “some buyers are changing strategies about how they source their crop.”

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Four Ways to Make 2018 Better than 2017 with Planning and Selling

Four Ways to Make 2018 Better than 2017 with Planning and Selling

Calendar says early December. Calendar says that there are two week before holiday and an additional week for bubbles. That is what the calendar says, you are correct. There are a few other points of view.  If you are a distributor your year is over for all practical purposes. There are no more new brands […]

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Keeping Up with Research

Keeping Up with Research

Research is an important part of any business, marketing or customer relations plan. Even when a plan has been completed for a while it doesn’t hurt to do more research to find out what has changed and how to update your plans. Marketing, for instance, has changed dramatically over the last few years with the advent […]

News Releases

Trained for “Saving Lives” in Sonoma County

Trained for “Saving Lives” in Sonoma County

Sebastopol, CA: In collaboration with the American Red Cross and ZOLL Medical Corporation, Ron Rubin Winery is covering the cost of one ZOLL AED PLUS (Automated External Defibrillator) unit, to each qualifying Sonoma County winery.  This sustainability and safety program is designed to keep everyone at a Sonoma County winery safe and saved, if necessary. […]

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Enological Supply Organization Donates $40,000 to Fire Relief

Enological Supply Organization Donates $40,000 to Fire Relief

The members of the Enological Supply Organization, a California based cooperative of wine industry technical support businesses, want to express our deepest sympathies to our friends, neighbors and clients who are impacted by the recent devastating wildfires in Northern California.  While none have gone completely unaffected by this incredible disaster we want to do our […]

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The SommFoundation Joins with Treasury Wine Estates to Award 21 Sommeliers $25,000 In Scholarships as Part of Luxicon Tour

The SommFoundation Joins with Treasury Wine Estates to Award 21 Sommeliers $25,000 In Scholarships as Part of Luxicon Tour

Sommeliers who scored highest in a blind tasting conducted as part of Treasury Wine Estates Luxicon tour were awarded cash scholarships in a unique event combining a master class in tasting techniques with an opportunity to demonstrate how the deductive reasoning approach used by the Court of Master Sommeliers applies in a blind setting. A […]

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Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants Rallies Its 300,000 Wine Club Members to Help Drive California Tourism

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants Rallies Its 300,000 Wine Club Members to Help Drive California Tourism

Incentivizes Members with Valuable Points for Visiting Napa or Sonoma County To Help State Rebuild Post Wildfires COUNTRYSIDE, IL (December 11, 2017) – Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, a lifestyle brand that ranks among the 35 largest wineries in the US, has announced a 1000-point bonus for its 300,000-member Wine Club members who travel to […]

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Get the Results! 2017 Harvest Challenge

Get the Results! 2017 Harvest Challenge

Well it was all quite a challenge indeed to make this happen in the midst of the October fires. For that reason with every entry made to the 2017 Harvest Challenge, the net portion of proceeds are being donated to aid in recovery from the recent Northern California Wildfires. Check out the links below for […]

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Third-Annual Willamette Pinot Noir Auction to Offer Trade Buyers Rare and Unique Wines from Top Vintners

Third-Annual Willamette Pinot Noir Auction to Offer Trade Buyers Rare and Unique Wines from Top Vintners

April 7, 2018 at The Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg, OR (December 8, 2017; Portland, OR)—On April 7, 2018, the nation’s top wine trade and media will gather for the third-annual Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction at The Allison Inn in Newberg, Oregon, to bid on one-of-a-kind Willamette Pinot noir from the 2016 vintage. […]

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Spotlights

2017 Wine Industry Financial Benchmarking Report® Provides Valuable Business Performance Data for Wine Industry

2017 Wine Industry Financial Benchmarking Report® Provides Valuable Business Performance Data for Wine Industry

Moss Adams, in partnership with Turrentine Brokerage, American Ag Credit and Heffernan Insurance Brokers, have released the results of their 2017 Wine Industry Benchmarking Survey, a landmark Report that allows industry professionals to compare their business performance against that of their peers. The study looks at relevant trends and data from wineries and grape growers […]

Emmeti USA: More than Just a Palletizer and Depalletizer Company

Emmeti USA: More than Just a Palletizer and Depalletizer Company

Since its inception in 1982, the Emmeti company has had the collective mindset that customer demand is paramount, and rapid, efficient response is the organization’s motto to be taken very, very seriously. What began as a design and manufacturing business serving the glass container industry in Parma, Italy, has evolved into a full service automation […]

Harvest Analysis: Crafting Wines with Precision and Quality

Harvest Analysis: Crafting Wines with Precision and Quality

Two potential problems marked an otherwise good harvest for California grape growers: Heatwaves and fire. Each may have affected the grapes’ development and require winemakers to make specific adjustments to achieve their goals for the wine profile. “The heatwaves stopped the sugar load, and when that happens the ripening process halts as well. Instead of […]

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 […]

Afternoon Brief

Afternoon Brief, December 8

Afternoon Brief, December 8

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Winemakers Worry as Wildfires Rage in Southern California Hurricane-force winds and bone-dry conditions are spreading wildfires across Southern California, burning more than 100,000 acres so far, primarily in Ventura County, but also in Los Angeles and San Diego counties… Today’s News: Petaluma Gap Breaks DC Logjam Trapped […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 7

Afternoon Brief, December 7

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: New Company Rapidly Changing How 3-Tier Alcohol Distribution Happens The vast majority of wineries in the US produce less than 5,000 cases, and they’ve been essentially blocked from three-tier distribution because distributor giants focus on the big brands and wont take on small ones… Today’s News: The […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 6

Afternoon Brief, December 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Four Ways to Make 2018 Better Than 2017 with Planning and Selling Calendar says early December. Calendar says that there are two weeks before the holiday and an additional week for bubbles. That is what the calendar says, you are correct. There are a few other points […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 5

Afternoon Brief, December 5

Wine.com Releases 2017 Wine.com 100
Wine.com, the nation’s leading online wine retailer, today announced the eleventh annual Wine.com 100. Reflecting the top wines purchased on the website during the first 11 months of 2017…

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Afternoon Brief, December 4

Afternoon Brief, December 4

Will California North Coast Fine Wine Pass a ‘Tipping Point’ in 2018?
Two key matters on the horizon for the fine-wine business in the North Coast in 2018 are whether fine-wine sales will continue the strong, steady climb and the possibility of another large direct-to-consumer market opening nationwide…

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Afternoon Brief, December 1

Afternoon Brief, December 1

Move Over Bottles, Wine in Cans Capturing the Millennial Demand
The wine business is slowly turning to aluminum cans in response to the consumer demands of millennials, a panel of industry leaders noted on Thursday…

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