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Afternoon Brief, December 5

Afternoon Brief, December 5

Napa County Takes First Step to Rein in Wineries That Break the Law
After years of wrangling, Napa County took a first step to better police it’s more than 500 wineries with an updated code enforcement program approved by its board of supervisors on Tuesday…

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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 →
A Combined Authentication and Marketing Solution for Wine and Spirits

A Combined Authentication and Marketing Solution for Wine and Spirits

The idea of Prosurix, a counterfeit detection software, came to long-time wine and spirits retailer Steve Glamuzina about four years ago when he heard about the counterfeiting of the famed Italian wine, Sassicaia, and rampant counterfeiting of other collectible and expensive wines.

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Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri-Sassicaia Sassicaia 2015 Named Wine Spectator’s #1 Wine of the Year

Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri-Sassicaia Sassicaia 2015 Named Wine Spectator’s #1 Wine of the Year

Top 10 Wines of 2018 Unveiled at WineSpectator.com New York, NY (November 16, 2018)—Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine, today announced Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri-Sassicaia Sassicaia 2015 as the 2018 Wine of the Year. The Top 10 list is now available on top100.winespectator.com, with the full Top 100 list to be revealed on […]

By November 16, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
INNOVINT CEO and Founder Partners with Winemakers on Intuitive Production Management Software to Optimize Winemaking Process

INNOVINT CEO and Founder Partners with Winemakers on Intuitive Production Management Software to Optimize Winemaking Process

Winemakers, viticulturists, cellar masters and compliance officers can now say goodbye to cumbersome paper tracking and redundant data entry thanks to a revolutionary new software management tool offered by InnoVint, one of the wine industry’s top software development companies operating today. Founded by UC Davis trained and experienced winemaker Ashley DuBois Leonard, the InnoVint Platform […]

Smooth Harvest Provides Freedom for Winemakers’ Craft to Shine

Smooth Harvest Provides Freedom for Winemakers’ Craft to Shine

The 2018 grape harvest began a few weeks later than in past years on the North Coast, but with almost everything in, growers are reporting increased yields of high-quality grapes. The longer hangtimes without heat spikes or wet weather complications appear to have resulted in a very even ripening with a good balance between sugar, […]

Afternoon Brief, October 30

Afternoon Brief, October 30

Napa Vineyard Worker Dies After Getting Pulled into Grape-Picking Machine: A worker was killed Monday afternoon at a Napa vineyard after getting stuck in a grape harvesting machine. The Napa man was working near the machine at Deconinck Vineyards when his clothing caught in it, pulling him in and killing him…

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Making Big Data Work for Wine

Making Big Data Work for Wine

“Data doesn’t always tell the truth,” said Paul Mabray, CEO of Emetry in his opening remarks of the Wine Industry Data Summit, setting the tone for an inspirational series of talks about the challenges and opportunities the wine industry faces for using data to better understand and engage wine consumers in an effective and purposeful way.

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Winery Service Connection: Systems to Keep Your Machinery Running

Winery Service Connection: Systems to Keep Your Machinery Running

Imagine a best-case scenario for your winery; all of your machinery is cared for, runs well, gets diagnostics run and repairs before they are needed, and then runs smoothly during harvest. Yes, runs smoothly during harvest. Using proprietary software developed by owner, Dave Peritore, this scenario can be a reality, as offered by Winery Service […]

Jordan Winery’s Lisa Mattson, Rebuilding and Giving Back After the Wildfires

Jordan Winery’s Lisa Mattson, Rebuilding and Giving Back After the Wildfires

Lisa Mattson wasn’t home when the garage of her house in Fountaingrove burned during the October 2017 Sonoma County wildfires, but she returned from Spain to find a home so damaged that, although standing, she would not be able to live there for many months.

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Afternoon Brief, September 20

Afternoon Brief, September 20

Large Wineries Are Rejecting Smoke Exposed Lake and Mendocino County Grapes: Large wineries, most notably Constellation Brands and Treasury Wine Estates, are now exercising the option to skip a vintage with many growers. They’ve been rejecting a significant share of the wine grapes they source from…

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Raising a Wine Brand into the Highest Tiers of Luxury

Raising a Wine Brand into the Highest Tiers of Luxury

Eric Guerra is a man who understands that luxury brands must be marketed as such and has built his career in the wine industry by being one of the best at doing just that. When done right, the brand value becomes a constant, a given. There is little discussion of price; the wine is simply worth price you pay to buy it.

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Provenance Vineyards Unveils Napa Valley-Inspired Mural by SF Bay Area Artist Heather Day

Provenance Vineyards Unveils Napa Valley-Inspired Mural by SF Bay Area Artist Heather Day

Napa, Calif. (August 20, 2018) – Provenance Vineyards, a leader in Rutherford, Napa Valley winemaking, known for crafting small-lot Bordeaux varietal wines, unveils a new, one-of-a-kind, must-see mural, in partnership with internationally acclaimed San Francisco-based abstract contemporary artist, Heather Day.  Officially unveiled on August 20, 2018, the earth-toned mural graces the 30×50 ft. exterior of […]

The Portuguese Cork Association Unveils First-Ever U.S. Television Advertisement Campaign Featuring Top Winemakers Beginning August 15, 2018

The Portuguese Cork Association Unveils First-Ever U.S. Television Advertisement Campaign Featuring Top Winemakers Beginning August 15, 2018

Top U.S. Winemakers Endorse Natural Cork as their Preferred Closure for Wine The Portuguese Cork Association (APCOR), the employers’ association of the cork sector that represents, promotes and carries out research in the Portuguese cork industry. It was created in 1956 and is based in Santa Maria de Lamas, in the council of Santa Maria […]

Afternoon Brief, August 15

Afternoon Brief, August 15

Searching for the Truth About Smoke Taint: With wildfires still blazing, Tom Jarvis tells you all you need to know about the effect on grapes…

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