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End of Year Wine and Grape Market Trends

End of Year Wine and Grape Market Trends

Globally, 2017 saw the lowest level of world-wide wine grape production in sixteen years, Glenn Proctor, Partner at Ciatti Company, told the audience in the opening minutes of the afternoon WIN Expo session Fires & Acquisition: Impact on the North Coast Grape Market. The hot summer affected overall yield, bringing in 3.85 million tons this year. Given the volatility of this agricultural product, Proctor said that “some buyers are changing strategies about how they source their crop.”

By December 7, 2017 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 […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 1

Afternoon Brief, December 1

Move Over Bottles, Wine in Cans Capturing the Millennial Demand
The wine business is slowly turning to aluminum cans in response to the consumer demands of millennials, a panel of industry leaders noted on Thursday…

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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 →
North Coast Wine Industry Expo Supports #CAWineStrong

North Coast Wine Industry Expo Supports #CAWineStrong

Wine Industry Network to donate $20 per ticket sold + $1 dollar per attendee of upcoming Expo Healdsburg, CA, October 23rd, 2017 –The Wine Industry Network (WIN) today announced that for every ticket purchased for the 6th Annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo (WIN Expo), twenty dollars will be donated to #CAWineStrong, a support network […]

By October 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
The Synergistic Actions of Enzymes and Tannins in Winemaking

The Synergistic Actions of Enzymes and Tannins in Winemaking

“Not all tannins are the same,” explains Dr. Peter Salamone. “There are fermentation tannins, cellaring tannins, and finishing tannins that all add something different to the wine’s flavor profile and structure. The same can be said for enzymes.” 

By October 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
The Education Evolution of the North Coast Wine Industry Expo

The Education Evolution of the North Coast Wine Industry Expo

Now in its sixth year of existence, this year’s WIN North Coast Expo is rising to meet the demands for increased educational components. Hearing back from decision-makers of wineries and vineyards, Wine Industry Network is rising to meet the challenge. Last year’s attendance exceeded all expectations, with popular sessions exploding out the doors of the Sonoma County Fairgrounds halls.

By September 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Pét Nat Wines: A Fresh Look at an Old Style for 2017 and Beyond

Pét Nat Wines: A Fresh Look at an Old Style for 2017 and Beyond

Contrary to popular belief, Dom Pérignon was not the first monk in France to discover the magic between wine fermentation and carbon dioxide to create the bubbles in a bottle that led to champagne.

By September 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Experts Fear Global Wine Industry Lags Dangerously Behind in Embracing Social Media

Experts Fear Global Wine Industry Lags Dangerously Behind in Embracing Social Media

“We have to understand this … that in 25 years, there won’t be people alive who have lived without it.”

By September 13, 2017 2 Comments Read More →