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A Pathway to Wholesale Success for the Small Producer

A Pathway to Wholesale Success for the Small Producer

“There is an inherent David and Goliath dynamic in three-tier distribution,” says Brian Rosen, owner of BevStrat. “It is skewed toward the top 300 brands globally, and the top five distributors focus on these brands, through which 98.4% of all wine, beer, and alcohol is sold.”

By September 25, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
New Machine Uses Gravity to Meet Grape Sorting Challenges

New Machine Uses Gravity to Meet Grape Sorting Challenges

Could the French Tribaie be the next big thing for ensuring quality of wine with its unique grape-sorting process?

By September 22, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Easy Ways to Increase Sales

Easy Ways to Increase Sales

If you want to increase your sales quickly and simply, good customer service is your biggest asset. It will increase customer good will, willingness to buy and return visits. We talk a lot about sales skills, but if customer service is not the major part of sales, the sales skills are not going to help […]

By September 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
The Education Evolution of the North Coast Wine Industry Expo

The Education Evolution of the North Coast Wine Industry Expo

Now in its sixth year of existence, this year’s WIN North Coast Expo is rising to meet the demands for increased educational components. Hearing back from decision-makers of wineries and vineyards, Wine Industry Network is rising to meet the challenge. Last year’s attendance exceeded all expectations, with popular sessions exploding out the doors of the Sonoma County Fairgrounds halls.

By September 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Pét Nat Wines: A Fresh Look at an Old Style for 2017 and Beyond

Pét Nat Wines: A Fresh Look at an Old Style for 2017 and Beyond

Contrary to popular belief, Dom Pérignon was not the first monk in France to discover the magic between wine fermentation and carbon dioxide to create the bubbles in a bottle that led to champagne.

By September 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Proper Use of Aerial Diagnostic Maps to Improve Vineyard Performance

Proper Use of Aerial Diagnostic Maps to Improve Vineyard Performance

You’ve probably heard of NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) or EVI (Enhanced Vegetation Index) maps, which are helpful in understanding the relative health of grapevines. Typically generated from multispectral imagery gathered by satellites, airplanes or drones, these maps are based on the principle that healthy plants reflect less red visible light than unhealthy plants because healthy plants absorb more of it as they are engaged in higher rates of photosynthesis.

By September 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

News Releases

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Matter of Taste Returns to San Francisco

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Matter of Taste Returns to San Francisco

Global Series of Exclusive Wine & Food Experiences to Feature Top-Rated Wines from Around the World on Saturday, November 4, 2017 San Francisco, CA, (September 25, 2017) – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (RobertParker.com), the leading authority on wine, announces the return of its international Matter Of Taste tour to San Francisco on Saturday November 4, 2017 […]

By September 25, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Maryland Wineries Association Announces Winners from the 29th Annual Maryland Governor’s Cup Competition

Maryland Wineries Association Announces Winners from the 29th Annual Maryland Governor’s Cup Competition

Over 150 Maryland-Grown Wines from Across the State Competed for Prestigious Award September 25, 2017 (Baltimore, MD) – The Maryland Wineries Association proudly announces the winners of the 29th Annual Maryland Governor’s Cup Competition. The judging for the prestigious awards took place on Sunday, August 13 at the Center Club in Baltimore, with over 30 […]

By September 25, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Restaurants Announced for 2017 Napa Valley Somms and Sliders

Restaurants Announced for 2017 Napa Valley Somms and Sliders

New York City eateries pair best burgers with Napa wines, Oct. 20 – November 5 NEW YORK, September 25, 2017 – More than 25 New York area restaurant locations will participate in this year’s Somms and Sliders Napa Valley wine program. Organized by the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit association, Somms and Sliders runs October 20 […]

By September 25, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Hawk and Horse Vineyards Harvest Party October 7 includes falconry demonstration

Hawk and Horse Vineyards Harvest Party October 7 includes falconry demonstration

Lake County, California, summer 2017 – Hawk and Horse Vineyards announces its annual Harvest Party, to take place on Saturday, October 7 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at 13048 Hwy. 29 in Lower Lake (95457). The winery will be pouring its current release wines as well as library reserve vintages, accompanied by California charcuterie of […]

By September 25, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Stewart Cellars Launches New Tartan Red Blend to Celebrate the One-Year Anniversary of the Yountville Tasting Room

Stewart Cellars Launches New Tartan Red Blend to Celebrate the One-Year Anniversary of the Yountville Tasting Room

Keeping in line with their Scottish heritage, the Tartan red blend showcases Stewart Cellars sought after vineyards and exemplary winemaking of Blair Guthrie, with a custom label featuring the Stewart Clan Hunting Scottish Plaid Yountville, CA, September 25, 2017 – Stewart Cellars is proud to announce a new red blend, Tartan, featuring the family’s Scottish […]

By September 25, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
B.R. Cohn Winery and Olive Oil Company Hosts 2nd Annual Sonoma Extra Virgin Festival

B.R. Cohn Winery and Olive Oil Company Hosts 2nd Annual Sonoma Extra Virgin Festival

Sonoma Valley Winery Celebrates All Things Olive with Festival this November Sonoma Valley, California, September 25, 2017–B.R. Cohn Winery—one of America’s premier producers of premium wine and extra virgin olive oil—announces the 2nd annual Sonoma Extra Virgin Festival (All Things Olive) will be held at the property on November 4th and 5th, 2017. A hallmark […]

By September 25, 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, September 25

Afternoon Brief, September 25

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: A Pathway to Wholesale Success for the Small Producer “There is an inherent David and Goliath dynamic in three-tier distribution,” says Brian Rosen, owner of BevStrat. “It is skewed toward the top 300 brands globally, and the top five distributors focus on these brands, through which 98.4% […]

By September 25, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, September 22

Afternoon Brief, September 22

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: New Machine Uses Gravity to Meet Grape Sorting Challenges Could the French Tribaie be the next big thing for ensuring quality of wine with its unique grape-sorting process? This time of year Northern California is focused on grapes and the quality and condition in which they arrive […]

By September 22, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, September 21

Afternoon Brief, September 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Institute Releases Results of New California Wine Tourism Survey Results of a new online survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults who recently visited California wine country were released today, offering insights to wineries and local wine associations in understanding and enhancing the experience of visitors […]

By September 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, September 20

Afternoon Brief, September 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Sonoma City Considers Moratorium on New Wine Tasting Rooms Is it possible to have too much wine in Sonoma? On a personal, by-the-glass level, well, of course it is. But in a city built around the wine industry, can you still reach wine saturation… Today’s News: Decanter […]

By September 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, September 19

Afternoon Brief, September 19

Wine Maven Kurniawan, Convicted of Fraud, Loses Bid for Freedom
The convicted Indonesian wine dealer Rudy Kurniawan on Monday failed to persuade a U.S. judge to set aside his 10-year prison term for counterfeiting an estimated $30 million of wine…

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

Afternoon Brief, September 18

Cabernet Underpins Double-Digit Sales Growth
August data show spike in domestic wine overall and continued expansion of direct shipments…

By September 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →