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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.

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News Releases

2017 Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon and Hallowine 10K Officially Cancelled

2017 Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon and Hallowine 10K Officially Cancelled

GoFundMe Page Established to Help Local Relief Efforts Sonoma, CA, (October 20, 2017) – Today, Destination Races and Motiv Sports announced the Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon and Hallowine 10K were officially cancelled after carefully reviewing all different scenarios and consulting with county officials, CHP, medical teams, community partners, and participants. The races were scheduled […]

By October 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Lusso Della Terra Cellars Offers Fresh Wine and Custom Crush to Paso Robles’ Eastside

Lusso Della Terra Cellars Offers Fresh Wine and Custom Crush to Paso Robles’ Eastside

Relocating to a beautiful 10,000 square foot facility overlooking Paso’s East side allows this high-end boutique winery to expand production for custom crush clients. October 19, 2017 (Paso Robes, Calif.) – After delighting customers in the Paso Robles’ Downtown area for the past few years, Lusso Della Terra (LDT Cellars) will be celebrating the 2017 […]

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TricorBraun WinePak Hires Steve Grande as Packaging Consultant

TricorBraun WinePak Hires Steve Grande as Packaging Consultant

Fairfield, CA (September, 2017) — TricorBraun WinePak, North America’s leading wine bottle distributor, has hired Steve Grande as a Packaging Consultant, according to Andrew Bottene, Senior Vice President at TricorBraun WinePak. “Steve has a wide and varied base of experience in the wine business,” said Bottene. “We are proud that he has joined TricorBraun WinePak.” […]

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Brewers Association, Beer Institute, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, American Craft Spirits Association, Wine Institute and WineAmerica Praise Majority Support in Both House and Senate for Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

Brewers Association, Beer Institute, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, American Craft Spirits Association, Wine Institute and WineAmerica Praise Majority Support in Both House and Senate for Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act Reaches Backing from 51 Senators WASHINGTON, DC— Leaders of the Beer Institute, Brewers Association, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, American Craft Spirits Association, Wine Institute and WineAmerica released the following statement after Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) became the 51st member of the United States Senate to […]

By October 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Caldwell Vineyard to Honor Will Ferrell with the Caldwell Vineyard Maverick Actor Tribute at the Napa Valley Film Festival

Caldwell Vineyard to Honor Will Ferrell with the Caldwell Vineyard Maverick Actor Tribute at the Napa Valley Film Festival

(Napa, CA)—John Caldwell, owner of Caldwell Vineyard, will present this year’s Napa Valley Film Festival Caldwell Vineyard Maverick Actor Tribute award to Will Ferrell at the 2017 festival’s award ceremony November 10th at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville. The Napa Valley Film Festival’s Caldwell Vineyard Maverick Actor Tribute honors actors who have achieved iconic status within […]

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Charles Krug Winery Committed to Helping Rebuild Wine Country Amidst Wildfires

Charles Krug Winery Committed to Helping Rebuild Wine Country Amidst Wildfires

Oldest Winery in Napa Valley Remains Unharmed And Hopeful for the Future of California Wine Napa, Calif., October 19, 2017 — Charles Krug Winery, the oldest winery in Napa Valley and first tasting room in California, is grateful to announce that their infrastructure and team of employees remain safe after the recent series of Northern […]

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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 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: […]

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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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Afternoon Brief, October 13

Afternoon Brief, October 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: E. & J. Gallo Winery Will Contribute $1 Million to Fire Recovery Effort and Will Match Employee Donation Two-for-One Joseph E. Gallo, chief executive officer of the E. & J. Gallo Winery, announced today that the family-owned company is donating $1 million to aid the fire recovery […]

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