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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 →
Market Trends for All: Case Goods and Bulk Wine Forecast

Market Trends for All: Case Goods and Bulk Wine Forecast

In this WIN Expo staple, Turrentine Brokerage offers a recap of the 2018 harvest and provides an update of the state of the grape and bulk wine markets, as well as case good sales trends, with emphasis on the North Coast as well as California-wide. Brian Clements, Vice President and Bryan Foster, National Sales Manager will be offering their expert and data-driven insights on what changes are currently happening in this market. Providing detail relevant to all levels of grape growers, small and large wineries, they are convinced that the information provided can help inform business decisions.

By October 25, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Local Experts Weigh in on the State of the North Coast Wine Industry

Local Experts Weigh in on the State of the North Coast Wine Industry

What’s been happening in the North Coast wine industry?

Specifically developed for wineries in Sonoma, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino Counties, this conference session will delve into topics for small, direct-to-consumer wineries as well as bigger players with national distribution.

By October 4, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Your Wine Brand Could Be Lost in One Single Trademark Infringement

Your Wine Brand Could Be Lost in One Single Trademark Infringement

The landscape of the alcoholic beverage industry in the new millennium looks dramatically different than the drinks business of the 20th century. There has been a staggering increase in the number of new private label wine brands for retailers and restaurants, while foreign producers have moved into the U.S. market with new brands at a rate never before seen.

By September 5, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
New Wine Shopper Data Solution Helps Wineries Achieve Distribution Success

New Wine Shopper Data Solution Helps Wineries Achieve Distribution Success

Label Analytics has a new unique tool for wineries already in the wholesale market, or those just jumping on the bandwagon when it comes to distribution. Many wineries find it difficult to break into the three–tier system and gain any traction when a preponderance of the wines on the shelf are owned by large operations.

By July 25, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
A Detailed Look at the Cannabis Consumer

A Detailed Look at the Cannabis Consumer

The curious, the fearful, and the opportunists will all have an occasion to get a glimpse of who the cannabis consumer is and what opportunities or concerns there may be to glean for the wine industry.

By July 16, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Will Cannabis Present Cross-Over Opportunities for Wine Industry Professionals?

Will Cannabis Present Cross-Over Opportunities for Wine Industry Professionals?

Liz Gehl, founder and chief recruiter of Gehl Search Partners, has been recruiting in the adult beverage industry for several years, and sees many opportunities starting to present themselves in the fledgling legalized cannabis industry. “Our primary focus is providing incredible talent within sales, marketing, commercial strategy and planning, finance, accounting, and administrative roles”, says Gehl. “The competition for talent exists far beyond the vineyard worker level.” Gehl works with people coming from the adult beverage industry bringing with them professional skill sets within compliance, branding, and marketing that are in high demand.

By June 27, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Technology Advances Farming and Winemaking Practices at Rombauer

Technology Advances Farming and Winemaking Practices at Rombauer

If you’ve never seen a NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) map, they look pretty much like a topography map, which shows a green color in areas denoting healthy vegetation and yellow to red colors in more difficult areas. For the science-oriented, according to the GISgeography website, NDVI quantifies vegetation by measuring the difference between near-infrared (vegetation that strongly reflects) and red light (vegetation that absorbs). Healthy vegetation (chlorophyll) reflects more near-infrared (NIR) and green light compared to other wavelengths. But it absorbs more red and blue light, which is why our eyes see vegetation as the color green.

By June 8, 2018 1 Comments Read More →
Considering Value and Strategy When Entering Wine Competitions

Considering Value and Strategy When Entering Wine Competitions

For small and large wineries alike, entering wines in a competition is a tried and true marketing tool. Get a medal, push out an email to your direct-to-consumer base telling them about the award, and give the info to your sales reps, and let them sell the product with its new, improved standing.

Wine Industry Under Attack in Napa

Wine Industry Under Attack in Napa

To the outside, the escalation of the argument between the proponents of and those against the Napa County Watershed and Oak Woodland Protection Initiative, better known as Measure C, the initiative to amend the Napa County General Plan and Zoning Code, appears to have reached a red alert level with record speed.

By March 23, 2018 4 Comments Read More →
Engaging Consumers with Digital Tools in Today’s Experience Economy

Engaging Consumers with Digital Tools in Today’s Experience Economy

Think about connecting with your customers through experiences to secure their loyalty. Goods and services are not enough to interest the consumer anymore. In the new economic era businesses must organize and offer extraordinary and memorable events for their customers.

By February 7, 2018 1 Comments Read More →
Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: The Alternative Wine Packaging Trailblazer

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: The Alternative Wine Packaging Trailblazer

Jordan Kivelstadt is a straight-shooter. Innovator? Check. Relationship builder? Check again. Saving the planet? Check. This young man, who just recently turned 36 years old, is one of our winners of the Most Inspiring People of 2018 series. He is an impressive forward-thinker, disrupting old theories of wine packaging as he goes forth.

By January 17, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Wine & Weed Session at the WIN Expo Garners Attention

Wine & Weed Session at the WIN Expo Garners Attention

With a panel of local experts converged, the audience had an immediate reminder that the preferred industry term is “cannabis” from moderator Heather Irwin, the Press Democrat’s dining editor and author of the Emerald Report.

By December 14, 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 →
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 →