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Wine & Weed Interactions: Planning a Safe Event

Wine & Weed Interactions: Planning a Safe Event

As recreational marijuana continues to grow in popularity, we are seeing more events that pair wine with high-end cannabis. There are luxurious dinners with wine and courses of gourmet cannabis-infused delicacies, ‘wine and weed’ events that feature pairings of wine with varying cannabis products, and even events serving cannabis-infused wine. As these events continue to pop up, many vineyards and wineries are considering getting in on this aspect of the green rush. While these events are similar to traditional wine tastings and hosted dinners, one majordifference event hosts should plan for is the interactions between wine and weed.

By November 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Visionaries in Wine Grape Irrigation Forecasting Earn WINnovation Award

Visionaries in Wine Grape Irrigation Forecasting Earn WINnovation Award

Tule Technologies’ FieldStat Water Stress Forecasts innovative approach uses collected data to forecast outcomes of theoretical water applications, and has brought precision watering to a higher plane. 

By November 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
The Supplier’s Year Is Over!

The Supplier’s Year Is Over!

Obviously there is a month plus left on the calendar. Seriously, my Aunt has not even fumbled through Thanksgiving dinner yet. My Sister has not sat across the table yet and complained about everything under the sun while sipping Rosé and eating Pumpkin pie. Those previous two activities are reserved for Thanksgiving dinner and thus […]

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Happy Holiday Selling

Happy Holiday Selling

Are you ready for holiday sales? It is only a week until Thanksgiving (where does the time go?) so Black Friday is almost upon us. After that December is looming. So far in my email inbox I have received a number of winery mailers offering me Thanksgiving wines though only one has even alluded to the December holidays. […]

Flooring Sanitation Concerns for Wineries

Flooring Sanitation Concerns for Wineries

By Sophia Daukus Winery operators face many challenges unique to the industry – not the least of which is staying in full compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) sanitation standards. Especially in light of the FDA’s recent unannounced winery inspections, ensuring that the basics of sanitary facility design are in place can make […]

Trial Shows Amino Acid Based Nutrients to Increase Wine Aromatics

Trial Shows Amino Acid Based Nutrients to Increase Wine Aromatics

When thinking about the aromas of wine, most people focus on the fruity or floral sensations that arise from a glass; esters, specifically the acetate esters formed during the fermentation process, are responsible for the expression of those complex aromatics in wine. These esters are formed not only from the nitrogen sources, such as ammonium and amino acids, within the must, but also from the nitrogen found in nutrients used in winemaking.

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News Releases

Napa Valley Grapegrowers Provide Erosion Control Support and Complimentary Materials to Napa County Residents and Business Owners

Napa Valley Grapegrowers Provide Erosion Control Support and Complimentary Materials to Napa County Residents and Business Owners

Napa, CA (November 21, 2017) – Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) announces its Erosion Control Community Fair taking place on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 8 am to 10 am at the Napa Valley Expo – Third Street Entrance. Complimentary erosion control materials, such as mulch, straw wattles, native and sterile seed mixes, and gloves will […]

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Merchant23.com the Nation’s​ First ​Direct-to-Trade Online Wine Marketplace Is Shaking Up ​the Industry

Merchant23.com the Nation’s​ First ​Direct-to-Trade Online Wine Marketplace Is Shaking Up ​the Industry

Marin County, CA: Merchant23.com has emerged as a revolutionary force within the wine industry since their launch in January of 2016. As the nation’s first Direct-to-Trade e-commerce platform for the wine industry, Merchant23.com is the industry’s premier solution for Distribution Simplified. On Merchant23.com, Retailers, Sommeliers, & Beverage Directors register as Buyers to view Seller’s (Wineries) […]

By November 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Winners Announced for the Harvest Challenge 2017

Winners Announced for the Harvest Challenge 2017

Santa Rosa, Calif., November 16, 2017. Results are in for the Harvest Challenge 2017 (HC), a contest judged by leading wine industry professionals judging wines based on terroir. This year’s choice for Best of Show was given to the 2015 Estate Reserve Zinfandel from Pezzi King Vineyards. Owned and operated by Wine Competitions Management & Productions, the judging took place […]

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Petainer Appoints N/Pack as New Distributor in Brazil

Petainer Appoints N/Pack as New Distributor in Brazil

Petainer, the market leader in innovative PET packaging, has appointed N/Pack do Brasil Ltda as a key distributor of petainerKeg™ in Brazil.  Petainer launched its stand-alone business in Brazil earlier this year as part of its growth strategy for the Latin American region.  Petainer is targeting the rapidly growing craft brewing sector in Brazil and […]

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First Digital Wine Aerator Makes Debut at CES 2018

First Digital Wine Aerator Makes Debut at CES 2018

French-Based Startup, Aveine, Develops Wine Device With Connected Smartphone Application NOVEMBER 21, 2017 – The holidays are here and there’s nothing like unwinding with a bottle of wine while entertaining friends and family. Creating that perfect glass to impress guests can be intimidating – from picking the right vintage and varietal, to knowing how long to […]

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Impact of Cannabis on Wine Commerce: New Keynote at 2018 DTC Wine Symposium

Impact of Cannabis on Wine Commerce: New Keynote at 2018 DTC Wine Symposium

Napa, CA, November 21, 2017 – The Steering Committee for the 11th annual Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium is pleased to announce an additional keynote topic focused on the impact of cannabis on wine commerce. The summit takes place January 17-18, 2018, at the Hilton Concord Hotel in Concord, California. Grapes to Grass: How Will […]

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Spotlights

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 […]

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 […]

Afternoon Brief

Afternoon Brief, November 21

Afternoon Brief, November 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa’s Colgin Cellars Sells Majority Stake to French Luxury Titan LVMH Colgin owners Ann Colgin and her husband, Joe Wender, have agreed to sell 60 percent of their Napa Valley winery to French luxury conglomerate LVMH… Today’s News: The Pros and Cons of Shelf Talkers Retailers discuss […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 20

Afternoon Brief, November 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Massive Gallo Winery Could Mean ‘Free-for-All’ in Lodi Wine Country Phil Abba has a working relationship with E&J Gallo. His family has sold grapes to the Modesto-based winemaker since the 1960s. That doesn’t mean he wants Gallo, the largest exporter of California wine, building a massive new winery […]

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Afternoon Brief: November 17

Afternoon Brief: November 17

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms Vineyard 2014 Named Wine Spectator’s #1 Wine of the Year Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine, today announced Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms Vineyard 2014 as the 2017 Wine of the Year… Today’s News: Wine Country Tourism Picks […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 16

Afternoon Brief, November 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: The DOCa Rioja Control Board Opens 2018 Registration for the Official Rioja Wine Educators Programme The DOCa Rioja Control Board opens registration for the Official Rioja Wine Educators Programme. It is a course designed to have official educators across the world whose training is based on both […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 15

Afternoon Brief, November 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Atmospheric River Brings Storm and Flash Flood Warnings to Fire-Ravaged Wine Country The first atmospheric river-fueled storm of the season is expected to make landfall in California on Wednesday afternoon, when it will dump inches of rain in the Bay Area, disgorge up to a foot of […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 14

Afternoon Brief, November 14

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Paul Hobbs Winery Buys Alexander Valley Vineyard Silverado Investment and Management Company has sold vineyard property to Paul Hobbs Winery of Sebastopol. The sale was announced by Zepponi & Company, a Santa Rosa-based merger and acquisition advisory firm… Today’s News: Trial Shows Amino Acid Based Nutrients to […]

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