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Why Single-Serve Wine Is a Popular Option

Why Single-Serve Wine Is a Popular Option

Single-serve wine has become increasingly popular in the past year with convenience and portability being a growing trend. As a result, more companies are offering single-serve wine packaging options, which allow customers to take wine on the go at a picnic or BYOB functions.

Trends in Eastern Winemaking

Trends in Eastern Winemaking

Sean Comninos, as much as anyone, symbolizes the lofty potential of East Coast winemaking. He’s young, having graduated with highest honors from the Wine School of Philadelphia in 2008. His background is diverse, having studied Marine Biology at the University of the Virgin Islands before traveling throughout Europe.

By December 11, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
New Company Rapidly Changing How 3-Tier Alcohol Distribution Happens

New Company Rapidly Changing How 3-Tier Alcohol Distribution Happens

The vast majority of wineries in the US produce less than 5,000 cases, and they’ve been essentially blocked from three-tier distribution because distributor giants focus on the big brands and won’t take on small ones. Cheryl Durzy, Founder and CEO of Liberation Distribution (LibDib) experienced that first-hand from her years managing wholesales for her family’s […]

By December 7, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
End of Year Wine and Grape Market Trends

End of Year Wine and Grape Market Trends

Globally, 2017 saw the lowest level of world-wide wine grape production in sixteen years, Glenn Proctor, Partner at Ciatti Company, told the audience in the opening minutes of the afternoon WIN Expo session Fires & Acquisition: Impact on the North Coast Grape Market. The hot summer affected overall yield, bringing in 3.85 million tons this year. Given the volatility of this agricultural product, Proctor said that “some buyers are changing strategies about how they source their crop.”

By December 7, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Four Ways to Make 2018 Better than 2017 with Planning and Selling

Four Ways to Make 2018 Better than 2017 with Planning and Selling

Calendar says early December. Calendar says that there are two week before holiday and an additional week for bubbles. That is what the calendar says, you are correct. There are a few other points of view.  If you are a distributor your year is over for all practical purposes. There are no more new brands […]

By December 6, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Keeping Up with Research

Keeping Up with Research

Research is an important part of any business, marketing or customer relations plan. Even when a plan has been completed for a while it doesn’t hurt to do more research to find out what has changed and how to update your plans. Marketing, for instance, has changed dramatically over the last few years with the advent […]

A Qualitative Sort That Looks Deeper Than Grape Skins

A Qualitative Sort That Looks Deeper Than Grape Skins

Premium winemakers take great care to call harvest at the ripe time, when the most grapes are at the optimal maturity for the style and variety, but ripeness can be uneven and invisible on the skin. Addressing this issue, Amos Industrie has developed the ingenious Tribaie mechanical grapesorter that separates grapes based on brix level, […]

By December 5, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
In Wake of Wildfires, the Largest Yet North Coast Wine Industry Expo Is Set to Open Doors in Santa Rosa

In Wake of Wildfires, the Largest Yet North Coast Wine Industry Expo Is Set to Open Doors in Santa Rosa

Now in its sixth year of existence, the North Coast Wine Industry Expo (WIN Expo) is expecting a record attendance for this year’s event, which opens it’s doors tomorrow, November 30, at 9am. WIN Expo has become a regular part of the post harvest season for the region’s many wine industry professionals who come to […]

By November 29, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Making the Most of Email Marketing

Making the Most of Email Marketing

Ah the ubiquitous email. Let me ask you a question, “How many of you don’t get enough email?” Okay I know the answer, none of you. Everyone gets more emails than they know what to do with. Well we do really know what to do, and we do it, we send many of them directly […]

Innovative Thinking Yields a Third Way for White-Winemaking

Innovative Thinking Yields a Third Way for White-Winemaking

Cilyo®, a new technique with several positive impacts including reducing the need of fining agents for must protection and the ability to add stabilized and improved press fractions to blends received one a WINnovation Award for its ingenuity and advancement in winemaking processes.

By November 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
First Bio-Map of Wine Regions Enhance Understanding of Unique and Genuine Wines

First Bio-Map of Wine Regions Enhance Understanding of Unique and Genuine Wines

There is some kismet in that the co-founders of the San Francisco biotech company, which has done groundbreaking work in identifying the microbiome fingerprint of vineyard soil are part of families that have deep roots in wine.

By November 27, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

As everyone is extra busy today, working hard and thinking about what has to be done to make this year’s Thanksgiving the best ever, I am going to keep things short today. Happy Thanksgiving…enjoy your day, eat a little too much and enjoy a good glass of wine or two with dinner.  Get to bed […]

Who Loses in the Breakthru/RNDC Merger? Everyone

Who Loses in the Breakthru/RNDC Merger? Everyone

Happy Thanksgiving to Them Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers. Happy Thanksgiving to the thousands of independent suppliers that read my writings and the 100 or so distributors that check in with what we are doing. This time of year, there is generally a Presidential pardon given to some turkey out there that has it’s […]

By November 22, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
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 →