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Afternoon Brief, October 19

Afternoon Brief, October 19

As North Coast Grape Harvest Nears End, Wine Industry Frets About Oversupply: As he walked around a cabernet sauvignon vineyard along a hilly stretch just west of Lake Sonoma this week, Clay Mauritson couldn’t help but be bullish about his 2018 grape vintage…

By October 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Constellation Brands Names Bill Newlands Next CEO

Constellation Brands Names Bill Newlands Next CEO

Newlands to Succeed Rob Sands Effective March 1, 2019; Sands to Become Executive Chair VICTOR, N.Y., Oct. 17, 2018 — Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, today announced Bill Newlands will assume the role of president and chief executive officer (CEO), succeeding current CEO Rob Sands, on March 1, […]

By October 18, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Consumer Expectations and Decreasing Tasting Room Traffic Call for Innovative DTC Marketing Strategies

Consumer Expectations and Decreasing Tasting Room Traffic Call for Innovative DTC Marketing Strategies

It comes back to understanding who the customer is, what they want and building a relationship around that in order to maximize sales.

By October 18, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Navigating the Changing Landscape of Wine Publicity

Navigating the Changing Landscape of Wine Publicity

Good wine writers look for what appeals to their audience. Who is their reader and are they strictly looking for an examination of wine quality – or lack thereof – or are they seeking lifestyle pieces where the quirky winemaker and extravagant vintner steal the show? The wine is simply a player in the story.

By October 16, 2018 1 Comments Read More →
Sommeliers Choice Awards 2019 Submission Now Open

Sommeliers Choice Awards 2019 Submission Now Open

2019 entries for the Sommeliers Choice Awards is now open. SCA is the only wine competition in United States judged entirely by sommeliers and wine directors. The competition will focus exclusively on the needs of on-premise establishments such as bars, restaurants, lounges and clubs, making this competition fundamentally different from any other wine competition within […]

Napa Valley Vintners Encourage Other Groups to Join Their Fight to Relax Tied House Rules

Napa Valley Vintners Encourage Other Groups to Join Their Fight to Relax Tied House Rules

At the Napa Valley Vintners, Associate Director of Labor Relations Michelle Novi is already thinking about next steps after achieving a measurable victory over antiquated “Tied House” rules in today’s environment of social media marketing and communication.

By October 12, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Software for the Farming Industry of Tomorrow?

Software for the Farming Industry of Tomorrow?

The future of agriculture, and especially of viticulture, is being written in relative anonymity. The funds invested in the sector are increasing considerably but are still insufficient when considering the challenges of tomorrow.

New Research Study Highlights Motivational Differences of Wine Consumers by Generation

New Research Study Highlights Motivational Differences of Wine Consumers by Generation

As a consumer, shopping for wine can be overwhelming. The aisles are full of wine bottles, each with a different label, color scheme, bottle shape, region, varietal, price point, and more. Your eyes scan the bottles and pause on one and then another.

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 →
Sonoma County Vintners Appoints Michael Haney as Executive Director

Sonoma County Vintners Appoints Michael Haney as Executive Director

A Unanimous Vote by the Board of Directors Confirms Appointment The board of directors of Sonoma County Vintners today announced the appointment of Michael Haney as Executive Director of Sonoma County Vintners, Sonoma County’s leading wine trade organization. Haney has been serving as interim executive director since February.   “The Board voted unanimously to appoint […]

Making Market Visits More Effective

Making Market Visits More Effective

Getting out of your office and visiting your distributors in their markets is an essential element of running a successful business. Face-to-face meetings within your distribution network offer vital local data and the opportunity to build a rapport you may never get by only talking on the phone or using email and texts to communicate. It’s so important not to take the impact of these market visits lightly and use each one to leverage relationships and the vital information you receive.

Oxygen Transfer Rates: Small Amounts Can Mean Big Differences to Wine Sensory Profiles

Oxygen Transfer Rates: Small Amounts Can Mean Big Differences to Wine Sensory Profiles

Gone are the days when screw caps and synthetic cork wine closures automatically translated to inferior wine.

Most industry professionals today agree that technological advances in how wine is sealed have not only protected the contents as well as natural cork, but also created more options for winemakers seeking innovative ways to continually improve their craft.

By September 27, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Nominations Open for 6th Annual WINnovation Awards

Nominations Open for 6th Annual WINnovation Awards

September 25, 2018, Healdsburg, CA – Nominations for the 6th Annual WINnovation Awards presented by the Wine Industry Network opened today. The program is part of the North Bay Business Journal’s (NBBJ) Annual Wine, Spirits & Beer Industry Awards (formerly Wine Industry Awards) that will be presented at a special wine industry reception in the […]

By September 25, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Sonoma County Wine Auction, Presented by Visa Signature®, Breaks Records and Raises Over $5.7 Million at Annual Charitable Fundraising Event

Sonoma County Wine Auction, Presented by Visa Signature®, Breaks Records and Raises Over $5.7 Million at Annual Charitable Fundraising Event

Proceeds raised at Sonoma County’s largest fundraiser benefit local nonprofits and fire relief efforts, focused specifically on post-fire housing solutions SANTA ROSA, CA (September 22, 2018) – The Sonoma County Vintners Foundation and George F. Hamel, Jr., 2018 Sonoma County Wine Auction Honorary Chair, are excited to announce over $5.7 million was raised at the 2018 Sonoma […]

By September 23, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
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.

By September 20, 2018 0 Comments Read More →