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Q&A John Balletto: Growing Grapes and a Family Wine Business in Sonoma County

Q&A John Balletto: Growing Grapes and a Family Wine Business in Sonoma County

John and Terri Balletto were recognized as some of Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018 and on that occasion John shared some of his thoughts on growing grapes and running a family wine business in Sonoma County. What are some of the challenges you see facing grape growers and wineries today? I think a big challenge […]

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Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: Growing Grapes, Family, and Community in Sonoma County

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: Growing Grapes, Family, and Community in Sonoma County

By Kim Badenfort Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018 John and Terri Balletto planted their first vineyard in the mid-nineties on a 35 acre lot in Sebastopol (now part of the potential Sebastopol Hills AVA) where they were also building their home. Back then, they were vegetable farmers, but the hill did not have enough water […]

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Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: The Alternative Wine Packaging Trailblazer

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: The Alternative Wine Packaging Trailblazer

Jordan Kivelstadt is a straight-shooter. Innovator? Check. Relationship builder? Check again. Saving the planet? Check. This young man, who just recently turned 36 years old, is one of our winners of the Most Inspiring People of 2018 series. He is an impressive forward-thinker, disrupting old theories of wine packaging as he goes forth.

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Funny Thing Happened on a Plane Today

Funny Thing Happened on a Plane Today

We travel. We travel a lot. Our whole team is on the road weekly working with suppliers, distributors, and accounts. It is our feeling that it is critical to be in the face of the client to create a relationship of trust and a connection. In this day and age of social posting and wireless […]

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Finger Lakes In Pursuit of Excellence: The New Generation

Finger Lakes In Pursuit of Excellence: The New Generation

Pioneering winemakers from all over the worlds helped to shape the Finger Lakes into a modern region. These founding winemakers began growing vinifera and raised the quality of wine, and that in turn attracted a new generation of talented individuals, who continue to push the boundaries and carry on the pursuit of excellence in the Finger Lakes.

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Unified Wine & Grape Symposium Guide 2018

Unified Wine & Grape Symposium Guide 2018

The Unified Wine & Grape Symposium trade show hosts more than 700 exhibitors spread out over multiple halls and floors. To help you find what’s relevant and interesting to you the Wine Industry Advisor has put together a Featured Exhibitors Guide. We have organized select exhibitors in the categories below with a taste of what each […]

News Releases

Esteemed California Sustainable Winegrowing Program Lodi Rules™ Goes International

Esteemed California Sustainable Winegrowing Program Lodi Rules™ Goes International

Israel’s Golan Heights and Galil Mountain Wineries Achieve Historic Certification January 17, 2018, LODI, CA – The LODI RULES™ Sustainable Winegrowing Program, created by the Lodi Winegrape Commission and third-party certified by Protected Harvest, is making its first foray into the international market. Golan Heights Winery and subsidiary Galil Mountain Winery of Israel have the […]

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For Valentine’s Day Twist, Israeli Winery Pushes Historic Sparkling Wines

For Valentine’s Day Twist, Israeli Winery Pushes Historic Sparkling Wines

NEW YORK, Jan. 18 – For Valentine’s Day this February 14, Yarden Inc., the importer of Israel’s leading wines, urges American drinkers to turn to the Land of Milk and Honey for inspiration. While most might typically associate Valentine’s Day with romance – traditionally celebrated with chocolates, champagne and roses – Yarden wants to add […]

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Alcohol eCommerce Leader Drizly Expands Leadership Team with Seasoned Veterans as Platform Continues Rapid Growth

Alcohol eCommerce Leader Drizly Expands Leadership Team with Seasoned Veterans as Platform Continues Rapid Growth

CMO, CFO and HR leadership posts filled with executives with Apple, P&G and Time Inc. Pedigrees BOSTON, January 18, 2018 – Drizly, the rapidly expanding and largest alcohol ecommerce platform, today announced appointments to three senior leadership posts with executives that bring deep experience from major technology, consumer products, publishing and marketing companies, among them Apple, […]

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Korbel Releases Love Letter Brut Rosé

Korbel Releases Love Letter Brut Rosé

February calls for something extra sweet, and the Official Champagne of Valentine’s Day® has you covered. Whether toasting a significant other or popping some bubbly with a group of girlfriends, Korbel California Champagne is the perfect accessory to celebrate the season of love. With the release of its new, limited-edition romance wrap paired with the […]

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US Leads Global Value Growth in Still & Sparkling Wines, Reveals Vinexpo

US Leads Global Value Growth in Still & Sparkling Wines, Reveals Vinexpo

January 18th, 2018 – New worldwide data from Vinexpo for 2016 reveals the US – at nearly $34bn total value in still & sparkling wines – remains firm leader in global value. The report forecasts that the US wine market will increase its global lead over the next five years. By 2021 US sales of […]

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Bordeaux’s Crus Bourgeois du Médoc Announces New Classification

Bordeaux’s Crus Bourgeois du Médoc Announces New Classification

New classification will return to historical hierarchy in 2020, with release of 2018 vintage  New York, NY, January 17, 2018 – The Crus Bourgeois du Médoc (www.crubourgeois.com), one of the oldest and most prestigious classifications in Bordeaux, are pleased to announce that they have formally received French ministerial approval for the launch of a new ‘Crus Bourgeois’ classification […]

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Spotlights

The ongoing evolution of Thermoflash technology at DELLA TOFFOLA

The ongoing evolution of Thermoflash technology at DELLA TOFFOLA

DELLA TOFFOLA is a familiar and well-respected supplier within the wine and beverage industry world-wide. In business since the 1960s, DELLA TOFFOLA designs and manufactures high-quality equipment for wine processing, filtration and packaging and has grown from it’s modest Italian roots to eight manufacturing plants and branch offices across six continents, including DELLA TOFFOLA USA, […]

SGP Packaging and Verallia U.S.A. are one in the same.

SGP Packaging and Verallia U.S.A. are one in the same.

Verallia is a global glass packaging company focused on innovative and creative glass solutions for the food and beverage industry. For over 300 years, Verallia has made customized, high-quality glass solutions to meet consumers’ needs while being environmentally friendly in the process. SGP Packaging is the U.S. division of the company, changing their brand to […]

Tactics Associated with DTC Success

Tactics Associated with DTC Success

Direct to Consumer sales continues to be wineries’ most profitable revenue channel and in many cases, the only channel. However, developing a strategy that optimize sales, customer acquisition, and retention can be difficult without a solid dataset to benchmark performance against. Now in its 11th year, VinQuest research conducted by wine industry advisors VinterActive LLC […]

New Marketing and Patented Anti-Counterfeiting Technology Touches Consumers at Point of Sale and Guarantees Authenticity

New Marketing and Patented Anti-Counterfeiting Technology Touches Consumers at Point of Sale and Guarantees Authenticity

Visualize, if you may, that you have just released a superior vintage wine. You have received great industry reviews and are excited to see how consumers will take to your new offering. In the past, you would have to wait to see how sales are doing to gauge consumer interest. Your sales reps would have […]

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 […]

Afternoon Brief

Afternoon Brief, January 18

Afternoon Brief, January 18

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: Growing Grapes, Family, and Community in Sonoma County John and Terri Balletto planted their first vineyard in the mid-nineties on a 35 acre lot in Sebastopol (now part of the potential Sebastopol Hills AVA) where they were also building their home… Today’s […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 17

Afternoon Brief, January 17

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: The Alternative Wine Packaging Trailblazer Jordan Kivelstadt is a straight-shooter. Innovator? Check. Relationship builder? Check again. Saving the planet? Check… Today’s News: Finger Lakes In Pursuit of Excellence: The New Generation Pioneering winemakers from all over the worlds helped to shape the […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 16

Afternoon Brief, January 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Sales Gain 2% on Slow and Steady Growth U.S. wine sales posted slower growth in 2017 than in 2016, but the steady pace of gains is helping wine edge out other forms of alcohol with consumers… Today’s News: Young Winemakers Paving the Way for Development of […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 15

Afternoon Brief, January 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Announcing the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Sweepstake Winners After receiving 6,960 entries from 35 states across the country, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, presented by BevMo!, has once again successfully narrowed thousands of wines down to an exclusive few… Today’s News: Wine’s Most Inspiring […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 12

Afternoon Brief, January 12

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Silicon Valley Bank Wine Business Forecast Warns of Slowing Sales Growth Sales of premium wine will continue to grow in 2018, but producers in premium regions such as the California North Coast had better up their marketing game to reach younger consumers amid signs that the U.S. […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 11

Afternoon Brief, January 11

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: Crafting Wine and Legacy in Washington Chris Upchurch is at a point in his life where the temptation is to look back, at more than 26 years as a winemaker and partner at Washington state powerhouse DeLille Cellars, at stints as a […]

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