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Dry Steam Study Reveals Best Methods to Combat Beverage or Barrel Spoilage

Dry Steam Study Reveals Best Methods to Combat Beverage or Barrel Spoilage

Steamericas, the US subsidiary of SJE Corporation, has led the pressure and steam washer business for 28 years providing quality washers that save time and money while delivering outstanding sanitation. They recently released their newest steam washer, the Optima Steamer SE II, and with it came a plethora of upgrades to help your winery utilize […]

North Coast Wine Industry Expo Exhibitors Guide

North Coast Wine Industry Expo Exhibitors Guide

The North Coast Wine Industry Expo (WIN Expo) trade show floor hosts 300 exhibitors spread out two building. To help you find what’s relevant and interesting to you the Wine Industry Advisor has put together a Featured Exhibitors Guide. We have organized select exhibitors in the categories below with a taste of what each exhibitor has […]

The Effect of Oak and Grape Tannins in the First Year of Aging

The Effect of Oak and Grape Tannins in the First Year of Aging

A former winemaker, Bertaccini is driven to experiment with wine additives and the products he presents to his clients. To this end, in 2015, he received a ton of excess Pinot Noir grapes from Lodi that winemaker George Natsis donated for a bench trial. The trial would test several different tannin additives on one base wine, a control plus four batches treated with the different tannins, and then consistently taste the five samples throughout the year after bottling.

By November 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Malibu Coast AVA Decimated by Woolsey Fire

Malibu Coast AVA Decimated by Woolsey Fire

The Malibu Coast AVA has been dramatically affected by the still-ongoing Woolsey fire in Southern California. As of Tuesday morning, Los Angeles and Ventura County officials stated that the fire has burned 96,370 acres and some 370 homes and residences have been destroyed. “We are still in the process of gathering information from our membership […]

By November 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Mouthfeel Lessons Learned – Troubleshooting Fermentations

Mouthfeel Lessons Learned – Troubleshooting Fermentations

“Mouthfeel, or how a wine feels on your cheeks and tongue when you taste it, is one of the most important sensory aspects that communicates ‘quality’ in a wine,” says Alison Crowe of Plata Wines.

By November 8, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Can You Beat This? Kokomo’s 100-Point Score in the North Coast Wine Challenge a Game-Changer

Can You Beat This? Kokomo’s 100-Point Score in the North Coast Wine Challenge a Game-Changer

When winemaker Erik Miller got the call informing him that his 2015 Gopher Hill Pinot had just garnered a 100-point score, and oh, by the way, it took Best of Show at the 2018 North Coast Wine Challenge, he didn’t quite know what to expect.

By November 6, 2018 5 Comments Read More →
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, […]

Preventing Stuck Fermentations While Preserving Wine Quality

Preventing Stuck Fermentations While Preserving Wine Quality

“If you’ve ever had a stuck ferment, you want to avoid that in the future. In the past, I’ve battled with stuck fermentations that were mainly fructose, and they’re a bear to restart.”

By November 1, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Holiday Wine Marketing Tips on a Budget

Holiday Wine Marketing Tips on a Budget

Holiday wine sales, already? Seasonal shopping began in October this year, with nearly half of all holiday purchases predicted to occur on mobile. With over 3,600 wineries in California alone, standing out from the pack to promote your wines and tasting experiences as the perfect gift option can seem like a marathon, not a sprint. 

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.

By October 30, 2018 1 Comments Read More →
Uncovering Blind Spots to Differentiate Your Brand

Uncovering Blind Spots to Differentiate Your Brand

Winery owners—most business owners, for that matter—live and breathe their brands. They believe in them wholly and unconditionally. This passion and confidence are critical ingredients in the success of small companies. At the same time, brand passion and confidence can create blinds spots that expose flawed thinking, missed opportunities and poor decision-making. In this article […]

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 →
Traceability and Transparency: The New Frontier for Winemaking and Its Impact on Tartrate Stabilization?

Traceability and Transparency: The New Frontier for Winemaking and Its Impact on Tartrate Stabilization?

The new ‘wine frontier’ for oenological or winemaking seems to be moving towards the production of better quality wines with increased traceability and more transparency of ingredients for the consumer.  Consumers are demanding more information about the products they are consuming Providing more information and changing labeling practices in general has been a divisive issue […]

2019 Wine & Weed Symposium Dates Announced

2019 Wine & Weed Symposium Dates Announced

Wine Industry Network Opens Call for Topics and Speakers Healdsburg, CA, October 23rd, 2018 – The Wine Industry Network (WIN) today announced that the 2019 Wine & Weed Symposium will be held August 8th at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek in Santa Rosa, CA. This one-day business conference has been extremely effective in gathering wine and […]

By October 23, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]