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Turning the Tables on Virginie Boone

Turning the Tables on Virginie Boone

“Turning the Tables – Interviewing the Interviewers” is a Q&A series profiling Wine Writers. We hope you’ll discover more about the wine writers you know, and learn about many others. The objective of this project is to understand and develop working relationships with journalists.

All New 2019 Sunset International Wine Competition Now Accepting Entries

All New 2019 Sunset International Wine Competition Now Accepting Entries

After a brief hiatus, the Sunset International Wine Competition—the one competition that truly reflects the unique character of The West—is back, and in very capable hands.

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Creating Unique Interactions

Creating Unique Interactions

The best thing about working in hospitality is that we get to interact with different kinds of people all the time. If you don’t find that to be positive, perhaps hospitality is not for you. We can, however, fall into patterns of behavior that are not always easy to break. We get used to presenting […]

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How Wineries Can Support Their Restaurant Customers: Tools of the Trade

How Wineries Can Support Their Restaurant Customers: Tools of the Trade

Wineries, boost your sales by building a strong restaurant connection & by improving your customer service. Here’s how you do it. There is a very good reason for wineries to support their restaurant customers: according to one study, 50 percent of consumers who try and enjoy a wine brand at a restaurant or bar are […]

Diving Head First into the Booze Business

Diving Head First into the Booze Business

Spring is springing and summer is not far behind. Backyard events, concerts, and all sorts of warm weather activities. including swimming. Currently I am leaving Miami having spent the last few days, seeing the market, visiting key accounts, and solidifying a chain deal. While at the pool this weekend, I saw the attached sign on […]

What I learned at VinExpo New York 2019

What I learned at VinExpo New York 2019

We came to VinExpoNY. We saw VinExpoNY. We left VinExpoNY. As usual it was filled to the brim with suppliers that are incredibly eager to sell into the USA. While visually less crowded then last year, it remains the North Easts best chance for a supplier to help propel their entry into the USA. Below […]

News Releases

First Signs of 2019 Bud Break in Napa Valley

First Signs of 2019 Bud Break in Napa Valley

Napa, CA (March 18, 2018) – Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) announces that bud break has begun in Napa Valley, marking the beginning of the winegrape growing season. “Buds on Chardonnay in the Carneros AVA are swelling and bursting,” said Brittany Pederson, viticulturist at Renteria Vineyard Management and NVG member. “These are the first signs of bud […]

Rabobank Announces Plan to Strengthen U.S. Rural Banking Business

Rabobank Announces Plan to Strengthen U.S. Rural Banking Business

Move positions bank for substantial growth in U.S. food and agriculture lending St. Louis, Mo. (March 15, 2019) – Today, Rabobank announced that it will transfer the food and agriculture loan portfolio from its California retail banking operation, Rabobank, N.A., to Rabo AgriFinance, further positioning the U.S. operation to become the leading nationwide production ag […]

Nederburg on Top 50 List of World’s Most Admired Wine Brands Again

Nederburg on Top 50 List of World’s Most Admired Wine Brands Again

Nederburg has been included in the highly-anticipated top 50 list of ‘The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands’ by UK-based publication, Drinks International, for a fourth consecutive year in 2019. The Paarl winery is one of only two South African wine brands to appear on this year’s top 50 list, selected by over 200 of some […]

Maryland Wineries Return to Laurel Park for Decanter

Maryland Wineries Return to Laurel Park for Decanter

More than a dozen Maryland wineries return to Laurel Park to present Decanter Reimagined, A Racing and Wine Experience. (BALTIMORE, MD) – Laurel Park welcomes members of the Maryland Wineries Association (MWA) on Saturday, April 6, 2019 for Decanter Reimagined. Kicking off at 12:00pm with the Decanter Brunch Experience, the event transitions to the Decanter […]

California Gurls Katy Perry and Ayesha Curry Add Sparkle to Auction Napa Valley

California Gurls Katy Perry and Ayesha Curry Add Sparkle to Auction Napa Valley

Tickets now on sale for starry constellation of wine, food and music 3/18/2019 – St. Helena, CA—Tickets are now available for the 39th annual Auction Napa Valley, the American Wine Classic. Hosted by the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit association to raise funds for community health and children’s education, this year’s Auction Napa Valley takes […]

TEXSOM International Wine Awards Announces 2019 Winners

TEXSOM International Wine Awards Announces 2019 Winners

Most Selective Competition in the United States Sets the Gold Standard Dallas, Texas (March 18, 2019) –– TEXSOM Co-founders and Master Sommeliers James Tidwell and Drew Hendricks today announced the results for the 2019 TEXSOM International Wine Awards. The Awards garnered almost 3,300 entries representing 32 countries and 18 U.S. States, a record for the […]

Spotlights

Migrating and Permanent Resident Birds Create Visual and Health Risk Hazards for Wineries

Migrating and Permanent Resident Birds Create Visual and Health Risk Hazards for Wineries

Swallows and Pigeons Linked to Disease and EPA Enforcements They are incredible animals that fly hundreds of miles from South to North America each spring and are able to zero in on the exact same nesting site they made the year before. Once heralded for their famous return each season in San Juan Capistrano, they […]

Historic Beverage Distribution Company Stays on Top with Innovative Oak Infusion Enterprise

Historic Beverage Distribution Company Stays on Top with Innovative Oak Infusion Enterprise

Since before the end of Prohibition in 1933, Scott Laboratories has distinguished itself as a leading supplier of value-added products for the wine, craft brewing and spirits industries, specializing in staff winemaking expertise and top-notch customer service. Today, the Petaluma, CA based business has once again brought an innovative bent to the market by adding […]

Strategic Acquisition Creates Powerful New Alliances for Customers in Bottling and Packaging Industry

Strategic Acquisition Creates Powerful New Alliances for Customers in Bottling and Packaging Industry

Emmeti USA, a leading supplier of multiple bottling line and packaging solutions throughout North America and beyond, has recently announced that the company, along with its sister companies, Mectra, Sipac, & Logik, has been acquired by a coalition of American and British pension fund holders. The newly formed EMS Group has been hailed as a […]

Exclusive Vision Inspection Systems Ensure Inspection Perfection on the Bottling Line

Exclusive Vision Inspection Systems Ensure Inspection Perfection on the Bottling Line

Quality control is essential for any producer striving to deliver a consistent premium product to their consumer, but so is keeping the bottling line operating efficiently. Logics & Controls offers inspection systems for filling and packaging lines that rely on advanced optical technology to achieve inspection perfection and efficiency.

New Boisé Oak Staves Designed for Premium Wines

New Boisé Oak Staves Designed for Premium Wines

Last year Vivelys launched two variants of the Boisé Inspiration staves building on their twenty years of experience and expertise in oak alternatives developed through extensive research and their Boisé oak chip line. The enthusiasm and demand in the market for these staves has pushed Vivelys to release three more staves in the line to […]

G3 Launches Visionary Open Innovation Project with RoboBottle™ Sensing Device

G3 Launches Visionary Open Innovation Project with RoboBottle™ Sensing Device

“RoboBottle™ is the first installment in our plan to actively provide customers with vital information when, where and how they need it to make the best decisions possible for their business,” says John Cunningham, Director of Innovation at G3 Enterprises.

Afternoon Brief

Afternoon Brief, March 18

Afternoon Brief, March 18

Constellation Brands May Sell Cheap Wine Brands to Gallo: Constellation Brands may sell off some of its lower-end wine brands to Gallo Winery, according to CNBC. The report comes after Constellation said last month that it may sell up to 40% of its wine brands because they are underperforming…

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Afternoon Brief, March 15

Afternoon Brief, March 15

Big Vintners Face Challenges as Market Growth Slows: Shifting market conditions mean the wine industry needs to meet consumers where they’re at, according to the latest data from market research firm Gomberg, Fredrikson & Associates…

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Afternoon Brief, March 14

Afternoon Brief, March 14

It’s Snowing in California Vineyards, and Winemakers Are Loving it – Whether or not you’re a skier or snowboarder, you know the adage. If it’s raining in San Francisco, it must be snowing in Tahoe …

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Afternoon Brief, March 13

Afternoon Brief, March 13

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Named Best Wine in the World as Vivino Announces 2019 Wine Style Award Winners: Vivino, the worlds largest online wine marketplace and most downloaded wine app, today announced Vivinos 2019 Wine Style Award winners …

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Afternoon Brief, March 12

Afternoon Brief, March 12

The Maddening Business of Marketing to Millennials: “I do think Bordeaux is potentially losing a generation,” argues NYC-based sommelier Cedric Nicaise. “The wines are expensive, seen as ‘old’ by many younger people and are not cool …

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Afternoon Brief, March 11

Afternoon Brief, March 11

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: US Wine Exports Decline Over the Last 12 Months Wine exports decline over past 12 months. U.S. wine exports have declined over the last year through December by 12 percent in volume and 5 percent in value, according to a recent report by bw166, a wine industry […]

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