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Afternoon Brief, August 17

Afternoon Brief, August 17

Locals Continue to Clash with Sonoma Wineries: While many wine country regions have welcomed revenue from new businesses, the somewhat-still-rural hamlet of Sonoma County clearly has conflicted sentiments…

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Lake County Wine Industry Status Update

Lake County Wine Industry Status Update

Limited Impact of the Mendocino Complex Fire to the Wine Region Kelseyville, California – August 16, 2018 – Since August 2, 2018, the active fire perimeter of the Mendocino Complex Fires shifted into remote forest wildlands around 15 to 30 miles north of Lake County vineyards. Additionally, as of Wednesday, August 8, 2018, thousands of […]

3rd Party Distribution Benefits

3rd Party Distribution Benefits

and why the option is a wonderful solution If you are a regular reader of my published writing you know that I am a fan of doing it different. I am a fan of pushing your brands to the independent retailer, a fan of selling into market with the market telling you how to price. […]

By August 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
First Pick of Sonoma Valley Harvest

First Pick of Sonoma Valley Harvest

Sonoma, Ca (August 15, 2018) – The Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance (SVVGA), a non-profit trade association representing more than 100 wineries and 140 grape growers in Sonoma Valley, welcomed the first grape pick of the 2018 Harvest this morning at 4:00 am at Sangiacomo Family Vineyards’ Kiser Vineyard in Los Carneros. Approximately 20 […]

Mother Nature Shines on Sonoma County Winegrape Growers

Mother Nature Shines on Sonoma County Winegrape Growers

2017 Harvest Now Underway as Growers Embrace a “Normal” Season SANTA ROSA, Calif.  (August 13, 2018) – Following a cool, wet spring and a near perfect summer, local winegrape growers are embracing the return of harvest and its long hours and hectic schedules. This vintage timing seems to be a return to normal although it […]

North Coast Wine & Weed Symposium Is Second-Year Success

North Coast Wine & Weed Symposium Is Second-Year Success

Cannabis and wine come together again to discuss impacts of emerging industry Healdsburg, CA, August 6th, 2018 – The Wine Industry Network (WIN) hosted the 2nd Annual North Coast Wine & Weed Symposium on August 2nd at the Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country in Santa Rosa.  Professionals from the cannabis and wine industries came together […]

Winning Distributor Attention

Winning Distributor Attention

There are over nine thousand wineries in the US selling countless brands. Pushing this ocean of product through the chaos of a quickly changing and ever-consolidating distribution network poses monumental challenges for all suppliers and distributors alike, even the largest and most-disciplined. For large suppliers, like in other categories, scale offers a major advantage because […]

Innovative Web and Mobile Software Exclusively for Wine Producers

Innovative Web and Mobile Software Exclusively for Wine Producers

When looking at the wine industry, one might get lost in the web of interactions between vineyards, people, tanks, and other necessary operations to maintain a successfully functioning winery. Other than highly skilled operators and staff, winery software has traditionally been the saving grace that keeps these interactions organized and in-check. While some software handles […]

DAOU Vineyards & Winery Welcomes Master Sommelier Frederick L. Dame to Its Family, Incorporating World-Renowned Wine Expert into Vision for Bordeaux’s Next Horizon

DAOU Vineyards & Winery Welcomes Master Sommelier Frederick L. Dame to Its Family, Incorporating World-Renowned Wine Expert into Vision for Bordeaux’s Next Horizon

America’s most honored sommelier drawn to Paso Robles-based winery by opportunity to join Daou brothers as Global Wine Ambassador in quest to establish Adelaida District PASO ROBLES, CA – DAOU Vineyards & Winery announces that Master Sommelier Frederick L. Dame is joining the family-owned company as Global Wine Ambassador. One of the most renowned and revered […]

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Mendocino Complex Fire Status Report: Impact to Lake County Wine Industry, August 2, 2018

Mendocino Complex Fire Status Report: Impact to Lake County Wine Industry, August 2, 2018

Kelseyville, Calif. August 2, 2018 – According to CALFIRE, as of Thursday morning, containment for the Mendocino Complex Fire reached 39 percent. The complex includes two wildland fires, which both began the afternoon of July 27, 2018, in Mendocino County and moved into Lake County. The Ranch Fire has burned 74,890 acres, more than half […]

Standing Out in the Rapidly Growing Canned Wine Segment

Standing Out in the Rapidly Growing Canned Wine Segment

Only a few years ago, the canned wine segment had a limited selection of category pioneers for consumers to choose from, but with growth rates over 50%, more and more wine brands are available in cans making it harder to stand out on the shelf. “As canned beverages become more popular, and wineries look for […]

The Common Threads of Wine, Women, and Weed

The Common Threads of Wine, Women, and Weed

Erin Gore has the unique perspective of being a very successful businesswoman in two key North Coast industries. She helps run the Gore Family Vineyards in Healdsburg and has a very successful cannabis business, Garden Society. Ned Fussell of Cannacraft said that Gore is a “pillar in the wine industry breaking down barriers and displaying true leadership.”

By July 30, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Leveraging Your Wine Brand for Cannabis Expansion

Leveraging Your Wine Brand for Cannabis Expansion

When cannabis became legalized for recreational use, many in the wine industry feared the worst. Would it take business away from wineries? But it turns out the two industries are beginning to learn how they can help each other grow instead.

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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 →
Opening New Doors at Kosta Browne

Opening New Doors at Kosta Browne

This summer, the iconic Pinot Noir producer, Kosta Browne winery, is opening two new doors, one with their recent acquisition by Duckhorn Wine Company, and the other a literal door to their new tasting gallery in Sebastopol.

By July 24, 2018 0 Comments Read More →