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Excellent Hospitality Shows Direct Impact on Wine Sales

Excellent Hospitality Shows Direct Impact on Wine Sales

The 2017 VinQuest Tasting Room Survey revealed that wineries that employed staff training saw 37% faster tasting room sales growth, 7% better tasting room conversion, and 83% quicker wine club sales growth.

By March 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, February 26

Afternoon Brief, February 26

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Spirits and Bids High at 22nd Annual Premiere Napa Valley Wine professionals attending today’s sold-out Premiere Napa Valley raised their paddles high, bringing in more than $4.1 million to support the Napa Valley Vintners’ mission to promote, protect and enhance the Napa Valley… Today’s News: Why Wineries […]

By February 26, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Wine & Beverage Expo (USBevX)

U.S. Wine & Beverage Expo (USBevX)

A Conference & Trade Show Dedicated to Helping Drive the Quality Reputation for Eastern & Midwest Wine and Beverage Producers. The 2018 conference theme is “In Pursuit of Excellence” in acknowledgment that every great wine region shares a common obsession, quality above all else. USBevX supports this mindset and conference topics and speakers reflect that. […]

By February 21, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Louder and More Unified Voice for Wine Needed in Washington D.C.

Louder and More Unified Voice for Wine Needed in Washington D.C.

Coming off the announcement a few days before Christmas that federal excise taxes on wine, beer, and spirits were being reduced as part of President Donald Trump’s tax reform bill, WineAmerica president Jim Trezise has something substantive that he can build his hour-long workshop around. Scheduled for 4 to 5 p.m. Feb. 21, the program entitled “Washington D.C.: Politics, Policy and Your Bottom Line” will wrap up the first day of the third annual conference.

By February 12, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Developing a Research Cooperative for Winemakers to Experiment

Developing a Research Cooperative for Winemakers to Experiment

By Paul Vigna For years, Matthieu Finot was explaining in a phone conversation, a number of winemakers connected to the Monticello Wine Trail were experimenting with everything from styles to techniques. But there was a problem. Finot, the head winemaker at King Family Vineyards near Charlottesville, and his colleagues were trying things, he said, “but […]

By February 6, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Expert Wine Marketer, Eric Guerra, to Keynote Closing USBevX Session

Expert Wine Marketer, Eric Guerra, to Keynote Closing USBevX Session

With more than 14 years in the business, Guerra has managed an impressive number of iconic wine brands, including industry icons like Kendall-Jackson and Mumm Napa, as well as Gary Farrell in the Russian River Valley, Campo Viejo in Rioja and the prestigious Maison Perrier-Jouët Champagne.

By February 1, 2018 1 Comments Read More →
Flash Détente Promising Benefits for Eastern U.S. Winemaking

Flash Détente Promising Benefits for Eastern U.S. Winemaking

Thermoflash, known widely in Europe as “flash détente” or flash release, is a process of thermovinification created during the 1990’s in the south of France. This process was created to reduce the time of red grape fermentation and improve wine quality.

By January 29, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Young Winemakers Paving the Way for Development of Industry in Eastern U.S.

Young Winemakers Paving the Way for Development of Industry in Eastern U.S.

By Elizabeth Hans McCrone Frank Morgan thinks the way he got into wine isn’t much of a story, but he’s wrong. It began more than a decade ago, when he was on a nine month long project for an aerospace company in northern California. His work required a lot of cross-country commuting from his home […]

By January 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Predictions for Wine & Weed; Good Neighbors or Not?

Predictions for Wine & Weed; Good Neighbors or Not?

As of January 1, 2018, legislation for legal recreational use of marijuana has been passed in eight states including Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Maine, Massachusetts, and California. Some of these states are also the nation’s biggest wine producers. This begs the question on whether the introduction of legal marijuana use will disrupt the traditional wine industry in a big way. It may be too young to tell just yet but there are many arguments for and against welcoming this new industry.

By January 10, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
In Pursuit of Excellence: Trade, Media and Producers Weigh In

In Pursuit of Excellence: Trade, Media and Producers Weigh In

By Paul Vigna Nova Cadamatre is director of winemaking for Constellation’s Canandaigua Winery, developing the 240 Days wines from the Finger Lakes. She and her husband, Brian, also have their own brand called Trestle Thirty-One, where she runs the winemaking, vineyard sourcing, and marketing. The first female winemaker in the United States to achieve the […]

By January 2, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Trends in Eastern Winemaking

Trends in Eastern Winemaking

Sean Comninos, as much as anyone, symbolizes the lofty potential of East Coast winemaking. He’s young, having graduated with highest honors from the Wine School of Philadelphia in 2008. His background is diverse, having studied Marine Biology at the University of the Virgin Islands before traveling throughout Europe.

By December 11, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
3rd Annual US Wine & Beverage Conference & Expo Opens Registration

3rd Annual US Wine & Beverage Conference & Expo Opens Registration

“Wine Quality Conference” will focus on the eastern wine region’s pursuit of excellence. Healdsburg, CA, October 30, 2017 –  Wine Industry Network (WIN) opened registration today for the WineAmerica U.S. Wine & Beverage Conference & Expo (USBevX) that will take place February 21– 22, 2018, at the historic Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. […]

By October 30, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
WineAmerica and Wine Industry Network Join Forces

WineAmerica and Wine Industry Network Join Forces

National Association named Presenting Sponsor for U.S. Wine & Beverage Expo  May 31st, 2017 –  Wine Industry Network (WIN) and WineAmerica today announced that WineAmerica, the National Association of American Wineries, will be the Presenting Sponsor for Washington, D.C. based U.S. Wine & Beverage Conference and Expo (USBevX). In this role, WineAmerica will play an […]

New Winery Association Leadership Conference a Success: Must-Go Say Attendees

New Winery Association Leadership Conference a Success: Must-Go Say Attendees

Stepping up to fill a much-needed niche in the beverage industry, the 2017 US Wine & Beverage Expo (USBevX), held in Washington, D.C. offered something unique; the first-ever Winery Association Leadership Conference (WALC). Built for association directors (at state, regional, and AVA levels), their board members, and key staff, this fledgling conference achieved high marks from all parties, attendees to panelists.

By April 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
2017 U.S. Wine & Beverage Expo Is Second Year Success

2017 U.S. Wine & Beverage Expo Is Second Year Success

“The Quality Revolution” draws high-level attendees for conference and trade show HEALDSBURG, CA, March 1, 2017 – The 2nd annual U.S. Wine and Beverage Expo (USBevX) was successfully held last week in Washington D.C. and drew experts and attendees from across the country with the purpose of examining new quality driven trends and their overall […]