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Turning the Tables on Rusty Gaffney

Turning the Tables on Rusty Gaffney

“Turning the Tables – Interviewing the Interviewers” is a Q&A series profiling Wine Writers. We hope you’ll discover more about the wine writers you know, and learn about many others.

Domaine Carneros Wins Best Sparkling for Third Time at North Coast Wine Challenge

Domaine Carneros Wins Best Sparkling for Third Time at North Coast Wine Challenge

When the results of the 2018 North Coast Wine Challenge were announced, and the 2013 Domaine Carneros Brut, Napa, was declared the Best Sparkling, it was cause for celebration at the beautiful chateau where Eileen and her colleagues make their widely lauded wine lineup.

By December 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Top 5 Predictions for 2019

Top 5 Predictions for 2019

We are here again. Like clockwork, December comes and everyone in the adult beverage world looks backwards at their successes and failures, otherwise known as depletions, and then look forward in a hopeful way knowing that sales and marketing can always be better. For the last five years I have written a column of predictions […]

By December 12, 2018 1 Comments Read More →
Creating Emails Customers Want to Read

Creating Emails Customers Want to Read

Since the broad acceptance of email as the most efficient way to communicate, the medium has grown exponentially. According to an article written by Sharon Hurley Hall, more than 74 trillion emails are sent every year and the number continues to go up year after year. I remember as far back in the early 2000s […]

Thanksgiving – a Plethora of Emails

Thanksgiving – a Plethora of Emails

I received what seemed like a boatload of emails from wineries over the Thanksgiving and shopping extravaganza long weekend. Some wineries sent me up to five emails in a three or four-day period. Most were touting special pricing on their wines and/or low priced or free shipping. Offers included: 20% saving with $10 ground shipping Free […]

12 Things Not to Miss at the WIN Expo Trade Show This Thursday

12 Things Not to Miss at the WIN Expo Trade Show This Thursday

Again this year the North Coast Wine Industry Expo (WIN Expo) will be the second largest wine industry trade show in North America with 300 premium wine industry suppliers at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on Thursday Dec. 6. The broad array of exhibitors will showcase everything vineyards and wineries need and some new things you […]

By December 3, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Soda Rock Wins Best of Mendocino in Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge for Chardonnay From Hopland Vineyard

Soda Rock Wins Best of Mendocino in Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge for Chardonnay From Hopland Vineyard

Isabelle Adams of Soda Rock Winery chooses her wine competitions very carefully. The 8-year-old winery produces about 6k cases yearly, and relies on direct to consumer sales for most of the production.

By December 3, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
How the New Revenue Recognition Standard May Impact the Wine Industry

How the New Revenue Recognition Standard May Impact the Wine Industry

By: Adam Raudsep, CPA, Senior Manager In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (ASC 606). This standard, along with subsequent amendments and clarifications issued by the FASB, fundamentally changes how companies across industries will recognize, measure, present, and disclose information about revenue. […]

One Man’s Idea Becomes Leading Filtration and Remediation Solution for Wine Industry

One Man’s Idea Becomes Leading Filtration and Remediation Solution for Wine Industry

The method Tudhope developed worked so well, he started VA Filtration South Africa in 1999 to focus on vinegar removal for wineries in the Western Cape. 

By November 29, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Consumer Behavior Data Now Accessible for Efficient Wine Marketing

Consumer Behavior Data Now Accessible for Efficient Wine Marketing

“The wine industry has been obfuscated by their data sources given the traditional three tier distribution system,” says Mabray. “Consumer behavior and the foundation of how consumers buy is not apparent to wineries, so we (Emetry) come in as kind of data miners, gather wells of data, clean them up, and put them in a data lake.”

By November 28, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Boisset Takes Best of Marin Four Years in a Row with 2015 Pinot Noir

Boisset Takes Best of Marin Four Years in a Row with 2015 Pinot Noir

Winning “Best of Marin” at the 2018 North Coast Wine Challenge with the 2015 DeLoach Marin Pinot Noir made it four years in a row that Brian Maloney, Director of Sonoma County Winemaking for Boisset Collection, claimed the honor.

By November 27, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
A Pathway to Success in the Three-Tier System for Small and Medium Brands

A Pathway to Success in the Three-Tier System for Small and Medium Brands

Rosen said, “through data and boots on the ground we support the independent brand, because frankly the distributor doesn’t have the time nor inclination.”

By November 27, 2018 1 Comments Read More →
Clean Wood: The Multi-Faceted Processes for Keeping Disease-Free Vineyards

Clean Wood: The Multi-Faceted Processes for Keeping Disease-Free Vineyards

These processes are changing, with farmers pushing for better and multi-pronged approaches to keeping their vineyards clean. They are not excited about the idea of replacing their vines every 15 years instead of every 30, or hoping that in receiving a new order, they get 96% of the vines clean, yet not expecting that all will be.

By November 26, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Game-On & Game-Over for the 2018 Selling Season

Game-On & Game-Over for the 2018 Selling Season

We at BevStrat hope that everybody had a wonderful holiday weekend that was filled with the ideal amount of family and inventory depletions. We, in my family, fell victim to the never-ending supply of wine, chocolate, turkey, political rhetoric and shopping. Needless to say, Monday is here, family has left and we collectively have 5 […]

By November 26, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
A Closure for Wines Committed to Quality and Sustainability

A Closure for Wines Committed to Quality and Sustainability

To call DIAM a cork company is tells only part of the story. The technology they have developed relies on the efficiency of natural cork as a closure, but works to eliminate the inconsistencies in natural cork that can lead to flaws in wine.

By November 26, 2018 0 Comments Read More →