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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 →
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 →
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 →
Making the Most of Dwindling Customer Engagement Opportunities

Making the Most of Dwindling Customer Engagement Opportunities

The biggest difference between tasting rooms and wine clubs that perform beyond expectation and those that don’t, is an organizational commitment to employee training, according to the 2017 VinQuest direct to consumer benchmark report.

By September 13, 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 →
Package Redesign Flipped Double Digit Decline to Growth

Package Redesign Flipped Double Digit Decline to Growth

To say Cline Cellars Marketing Director Christine Lilienthal is thrilled about the new label design and packaging for the winery’s core Lodi Zinfandel would be an understatement. Her collaboration with Affinity Creative Group in repackaging this nationally distributed wine has meant a complete overhaul of the perception of this wine in the marketplace – and the sales numbers show it.

By August 29, 2018 3 Comments Read More →
Expanded 2018 WIN Expo Conference Stacked with Wine Business Experts

Expanded 2018 WIN Expo Conference Stacked with Wine Business Experts

The 7th annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo (WIN Expo), the second largest wine industry trade show in North America, has bolstered the conference portion of its program this year to address the increasing complexity of issues facing the wine industry.

By August 27, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
A Qualitative Sort That Looks Deeper Than Grape Skins

A Qualitative Sort That Looks Deeper Than Grape Skins

Premium winemakers take great care to call harvest at the ripe time, when the most grapes are at the optimal maturity for the style and variety, but ripeness can be uneven and invisible on the skin. Addressing this issue, Amos Industrie has developed the ingenious Tribaie mechanical grapesorter that separates grapes based on brix level, […]

By December 5, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
6th Annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo a Success

6th Annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo a Success

WIN donates ten-thousand dollars to #CAWineStrong Healdsburg, CA, December 4, 2017 –The Wine Industry Network (WIN) today announced that the 6th Annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo (WIN Expo), held again at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, was another successful gathering of the north coast wine industry to conduct year-end business, attend education workshops, and network […]

By December 4, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
North Coast Wine Industry Expo

North Coast Wine Industry Expo

North Coast Wine Industry Expo ~ Trade Show & Conference The 6th Annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo (@WINexpo) has quickly become an integral event for the North Coast wine industry bringing Sonoma, Napa, Lake & Mendocino Counties together for an all-inclusive Trade Show & Conference experience. WIN Expo continues to draw the highest caliber […]

By November 30, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
In Wake of Wildfires, the Largest Yet North Coast Wine Industry Expo Is Set to Open Doors in Santa Rosa

In Wake of Wildfires, the Largest Yet North Coast Wine Industry Expo Is Set to Open Doors in Santa Rosa

Now in its sixth year of existence, the North Coast Wine Industry Expo (WIN Expo) is expecting a record attendance for this year’s event, which opens it’s doors tomorrow, November 30, at 9am. WIN Expo has become a regular part of the post harvest season for the region’s many wine industry professionals who come to […]

By November 29, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Trial Shows Amino Acid Based Nutrients to Increase Wine Aromatics

Trial Shows Amino Acid Based Nutrients to Increase Wine Aromatics

When thinking about the aromas of wine, most people focus on the fruity or floral sensations that arise from a glass; esters, specifically the acetate esters formed during the fermentation process, are responsible for the expression of those complex aromatics in wine. These esters are formed not only from the nitrogen sources, such as ammonium and amino acids, within the must, but also from the nitrogen found in nutrients used in winemaking.

By November 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
WIN Expo 2017 Wine & Weed: A New Normal on the Horizon

WIN Expo 2017 Wine & Weed: A New Normal on the Horizon

When the first Wine & Weed panel discussion was introduced last year at the 2016 WIN Expo, the room was packed. Now, with the private use law upon us and taking effect in just six weeks, a “next steps” session is planned as a hot topic for this year’s Expo.

By November 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Acquisitions Impact on North Coast Grape Growers Hard to Predict Due to Market “Hesitation”

Acquisitions Impact on North Coast Grape Growers Hard to Predict Due to Market “Hesitation”

Impacts from Fires Still Unknown but Believed to Be Minimal. Glenn Proctor has been in the business of predicting market trends for the wine industry for thirty plus years, and he’s seen his share of ups and downs.

By October 31, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Advancements in Protein Stability & CMC vs. Traditional Cold Stabilization

Advancements in Protein Stability & CMC vs. Traditional Cold Stabilization

Consumers don’t enjoy seeing haze or tartrate crystals floating around in their wines. Therefore, protein stability as well as the cold stabilization of wines happens in cellars all over the world. Winemakers and cellar crew dread the time consuming and energy-intensive process of stabilization by chilling, seeding, and racking the wine off the tartrate crystals or fining agents. Fortunately, breakthroughs in innovative technologies have led to the creation of products that stabilize the wine without going through this subtractive process.

By October 26, 2017 0 Comments Read More →