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EDITION: January 15, 2020

ATPGroup, one of the industry’s foremost suppliers of winemaking products and services, offers an exclusive range of highly effective freeze-dried Malolactic Bacteria cultures produced using a unique method that introduces stress factors throughout the production process to ensure the ...

Plan the annual maintenance of your Bucher Vaslin equipment.This is your opportunity to have a qualified, factory-trained technician check the condition and operation of your Bucher, Delta, Sutter, Cazaux and Costral wine equipment. At this time, we can also ...

Most mornings you can find Martin Siebert walking the vineyards at Tokar Estate in the Yarra Valley. He’s recognisable by the Indiana Jones-style fedora he wears rain or shine, and the impressively white t-shirt.There are thirty acres ...

Bouchard Cooperages that recently celebrated 40 years serving the wine industry is pleased to announce that Tonnellerie Billon from Beaune, Tonnellerie DAMY from Meursault and Tonnellerie Maury from Bordeaux will expand their 2020 offerings for the North America market with ...

No longer is adhesive sealing the only option for packagers running high speed lines, with the Model 436 sealer that seals cases with tape at speeds to 50 cases per minute. This tape sealer provides automatic case feed and spacing, and ...

Criveller wishes you all a Happy New Year! To kick off the New Year, we have signed up to appear at shows throughout Northern America. Come visit us at a show near you! Below are the dates and locations of ...

BioSelect® Aroma Plus is a rich blend of non-GM derived pectinases with concentrated beta-glucosidase activity for optimal aroma release in white and rosé wines.Aroma enhancement is achieved by the release of bound terpenes through the ...

At Pall Corporation, we understand that quality is key when it comes to brand protection in today’s competitive market. We know how to protect your product with our proven wine filtration technologies and expertise. Our innovative solutions remove ...

Visit Scott Labs in Booths A322, A318 & A135 at the Unified SymposiumStop by our booths at the Unified Symposium to say hello and check out our latest offerings! You can find us in Building A on the main floor ...

Climate change presents real challenges to wine producing locations when wildfires strike where wine grapes are grown. Essentially sucking in the smoke compounds floating in the air through their skins, wine grapes are then able to pass this into the ...

During the winemaking process, wines can accumulate volatile sulfur compounds (VSCS). Typically referred to as “reduction”, volatile sulfur compounds are a class of sulfur based compounds which can lead to serious wine defects if not handled properly. The ...

Visit Booth B922 to taste sample of Rack & Riddle’s private label sparkling wine and learn about our full range of custom wine services for both still and sparkling wine. Rack & Riddle has three centrally-located Sonoma County, ...

Take a fresh look at Waterloo Container!  We have a new catalog for 2020.  Our new design features helpful category tabs, more bottles, more details, more services! Check  "Request a Printed Catalog" box on our website at www.waterloocontainer.com to ...

A 2005 Australian study determined that existing membrane methods for smoke removal were initially effective, but that sometimes smoke taint compounds bound to sugar (glycosides) would be slowly released back into wine and result in smoke flavors and aromas returning. Some ...

Our efficient barrel washing system allows workers to drain, clean, refill and replace barrels without lifting one by hand.A forklift raises your Western Square two barrel rack, holding the barrels over the washing frame, then lowers it so that ...

Racking with No Top-offWine can be stored indefinitely without risk of oxidation. No need for “topping off”. The single use liner eliminates barrel cleaning and potential contamination. Micro-oxygenation is possible using liners with different oxygen permeability. “Oaking&...

Astrapouch is proud to be exhibiting again this year at the Unified Wine Show!  Check us out at Booth 8719 for answers to all of you questions and some great coupon codes!! www.astrapouch.com

CoolWine has the largest fleet of portable Fire and Ice units to assist wine makers with the ability to cool or heat one tank or a bank of tanks.Fire and Ice units can help you by:Controlling fermentation by ...

Announcing the arrival of our 2019 Australian Juice Pails!Our 2019 Australian Juices are here and ready for pick up or orders. Since we have already sold out of our 51.5 gallon drums we suggest that you hurry up and order, mate!All ...

We welcome you to visit L5 to meet with our Vintner Vault representatives and check out our display, including a fully operational Borelli/Enos bottling/labeling line, Horizontal Bladder Press, IMMA Crusher/Stemmer w/vibrating table, full lineup of winery ...

Sales Representative Job Description Develop new opportunities to drive revenue and gross margin for PolarClad products and services within the United States (primarily California).  We are looking for a seasoned representative who has experience in the production processing equipment sector ...

Joint program offers wine production track and bachelor’s degree transition options for Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior College students Sonoma County, CA – The Wine Business Institute in the School of Business and Economics at ...

By Deke Farrow – The Modesto BeeWith its crops, tractor, cows, wine barrels and “Water, Wealth, Contentment, Health” arch, the mural on the Hotsy Pacific building at G and Sixth streets is, unmistakably, a tribute to Modesto.And ...

Let Revolution Equipment Sales help you design new tanks for the perfect fit!Materials to be all Stainless Steel 304Portable TanksOpen Top FermentersClosed Top TanksDescription:Thermometer & ThermowellImproved Sample Valve: No blocking samplingRacking Valve Drainage ValveCoolant OutletCoolant InletSlope BottomSupporting ...

NEW YEAR TANK SPECIAL$50 toward 1st month’s rent for select terms or 10% discount on select sizes. Offer ends January 31, 2020. Manufactured to be working containers, Container Logic tanks allow for flexibility in the brewing and fermentation process. ...

Tasting Room Manager, Sales Manager, Business Development Manager/Sales, Accounting Manager, Director of Membership, Graphic Designer and Assets Manager, Export Manager ...See more at www.WineIndustry.Jobs

Wondering what forklift tire size and type you need to optimize your material handling operation? From rough-terrain pneumatic tires to indoor cushion options, ideal tire type and size varies based on several factors, including:IndustryEnvironmentProduction SensitivityUnderstanding these main factors – ...

Herti wishes all its partners a Happy and successful New Year. We expect to see you at the Unified Wine&Grape Symposium on February 05 and 06. Visit our Booth A115 to meet the experts and learn more about our new projects.   

The new case packer was designed specifically for the US market and can alternate between high-use re-shipper cases and cases formed by a case erector machine. The machine is easy to use and can change format operations quickly. The picking ...

THE WHY.Managing harvest and demand challenges in a dynamic wine market leads many wineries to look to the bulk wine market for adjusting offerings to optimize profits. Shipping wine in bulk is also considerably more cost-effective than shipping in ...

Every business should be kicking off each New Year with a look at their capital needs and how those needs will be met.  Hansel Leasing offers creative lease structures that fit the requirements of each individual business.  Our ...


EDITION: January 20, 2020

Most mornings you can find Martin Siebert walking the vineyards at Tokar Estate in the Yarra Valley. He’s recognisable by the Indiana Jones-style fedora he wears rain or shine, and the impressively white t-shirt.There are thirty acres ...

Visit Scott Labs in Booths A322, A318 & A135 at the Unified SymposiumStop by our booths at the Unified Symposium to say hello and check out our latest offerings! You can find us in Building A on the main floor ...

During the winemaking process, wines can accumulate volatile sulfur compounds (VSCS). Typically referred to as “reduction”, volatile sulfur compounds are a class of sulfur based compounds which can lead to serious wine defects if not handled properly. The ...

The Winemaker’s Database is a comprehensive software package that integrates all aspects of the winemaking process from grape receipt to final bottled product. Designed by winemakers for winemakers, our program helps you track the production of your wine ...

Stop by booth B1046 at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium to see VineView’s new Terra Insights feature. Today, VineView has added a new tool to the box with the Terra Insight layers that display soil boundaries and ...

As the new year begins, we at Ciatti wish all of our friends, clients and business associates a very happy and prosperous year ahead. Thank you for your continued support.2020 is the first year of a new decade and – ...

Our Hyd-Row-Hoe Vineyard Equipment controls weeds and allows the vineyard to either eliminate using chemicals or greatly reducing its use.  There are 4 different attachments for weed control depending on the soil and volume of weeds.  They are:Hydraulic ...

I'm not going to go ahead and say that I don’t think pruning is taken seriously enough. So why is it that I see poorly pruned vineyards so often? I think that most growers and viticulturists know ...

During the winter months, growers test a large number of dormant grapevine cuttings in order to look for clean budwood and rootstock materials. If inappropriate sample types or sample processing methods are used, it is likely to produce false negative ...

Our efficient barrel washing system allows workers to drain, clean, refill and replace barrels without lifting one by hand.A forklift raises your Western Square two barrel rack, holding the barrels over the washing frame, then lowers it so that ...

Be sure to stop by our booth (P-2014) next month at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in Sacramento on February 4-6, 2020.AL&L Crop Solutions is dedicated to providing plant disease diagnostic services to California’s as ...

We welcome you to visit L5 to meet with our Vintner Vault representatives and check out our display, including a fully operational Borelli/Enos bottling/labeling line, Horizontal Bladder Press, IMMA Crusher/Stemmer w/vibrating table, full lineup of winery ...

Our customers inspire TerrAvion products. Ag retailers, agronomists, growers, or ag-tech partners; we are focused on building tools that they need. Through relationships with our involved users, we learn how they are finding success in using TerrAvion imagery to power ...

When we think of winter, we think about bare trees; lack of natural resources and dried out vegetable gardens; however, just because food is not growing as much in winter as in spring doesn't mean deer damage won't ...

Joint program offers wine production track and bachelor’s degree transition options for Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior College students Sonoma County, CA – The Wine Business Institute in the School of Business and Economics at ...

New technologies offer cost-effective solutionsNew technologies offer cost-effective solutions to ensure regulatory compliance, and properly manage and recycle wastewater, all while reducing labor costs and improving productivity.Did you know that companies and individuals generate over 4 Billion gallons of ...

At Revolution Equipment Sales, we have a lot for you to be excited about. We are the industry’s premier pre-owned equipment supplier. We make it easy for you to sell your equipment by removing the hassle of pricing, ...

Business Development Manager/Sales, Tasting Room Manager, Accounting Manager, Graphic Designer...See more at www.WineIndustry.Jobs

Wondering what forklift tire size and type you need to optimize your material handling operation? From rough-terrain pneumatic tires to indoor cushion options, ideal tire type and size varies based on several factors, including:IndustryEnvironmentProduction SensitivityUnderstanding these main factors – ...

Join us at the Unified Wine Symposium this year! We’ll have our latest multifunction vineyard tools on display like the Under the Vine Cultivator and more! Also, checkout the latest equipment for winemakers including the new Smart Oak ...

Colin Chatfield with Pioneer Water Tanks America is exhibiting water solutions that comply with the state of California requirements for drinking water, fire protection, and irrigation. Drinking water storage: Pioneer Water Tanks exclusive AQUALINER® Fresh tank liner is BPA-free, NSF-61 ...

THE WHY.Managing harvest and demand challenges in a dynamic wine market leads many wineries to look to the bulk wine market for adjusting offerings to optimize profits. Shipping wine in bulk is also considerably more cost-effective than shipping in ...

Every business should be kicking off each New Year with a look at their capital needs and how those needs will be met.  Hansel Leasing offers creative lease structures that fit the requirements of each individual business.  Our ...


EDITION: January 22, 2020

Visit ReThink Labeling (a division of Labeltronix) Booth #C1403 at Unified Wine & Grape Symposium to witness a unique approach to printing premium crafted wine labels at an unparalleled price point. This proven system called Message ON the Bottle&...

Post-consumer recycled solutions for an eco-design edgeSustainable design for superior brandingWine labeling materials have always been chosen to reflect the high quality of the wine inside, aiming to make bottles stand out on packed store shelves. But consumers are increasingly ...

Most mornings you can find Martin Siebert walking the vineyards at Tokar Estate in the Yarra Valley. He’s recognisable by the Indiana Jones-style fedora he wears rain or shine, and the impressively white t-shirt.There are thirty acres ...

The toughest client a creative agency will ever have is itself. Everybody has an idea, design, or opinion that is 'the best.' There is always plenty of ego, pride, and hyperbole to go around.Fortunately, the team at Affinity Creative ...

A-B-C’s 700 series robotic palletizers are designed to deliver the flexibility of manual palletizing with reduced costs and liability as these machines automatically accumulate and stack cases, trays, bags or shrink-wrapped multipacks in multiple configurations and pallet loads. ...

We sell sticky paper: but that’s only the tip of the iceberg*. We can take your project at any stage and run with it to impeccable completion. Nights? Weekends? We’re available around the clock because we ...

Labeltronix is known for their award-winning, state-of-the-art capabilities and high quality label printing. They have been providing premium labels solutions for more than 25 years. Being a partner with their clients and understanding their needs has led to revolutionizing new solutions ...

Vintage 99 is excited to announce their newest product, Pristine Felt.  This paper is unlike any on the market today with a highly textured felt surface and Ultra Wet Strength resistance + High Opacity. If you are looking to prevent label ...

The end of the year tends to be busy for anyone selling wine DTC. Between the release of heat holds, holiday gifts, and the usual wine club subscription orders, there is a lot of activity happening in fulfillment centers and ...

The Winemaker’s Database is a comprehensive software package that integrates all aspects of the winemaking process from grape receipt to final bottled product. Designed by winemakers for winemakers, our program helps you track the production of your wine ...

As the new year begins, we at Ciatti wish all of our friends, clients and business associates a very happy and prosperous year ahead. Thank you for your continued support.2020 is the first year of a new decade and – ...

Our online classes are designed specifically for winery owners & wine industry professionals. If you are interested in a career in the wine industry or want to provide online access for your team, our classes are for you!Wineries ...

One of the best ways to gain information about your customers’ appreciation of wine, wine drinking habits, the types of wine they enjoy and how often they buy is in person. Whether it is at the winery or an ...

What if we told you that minimal intervention within the customer journey could lead to at least a 26% lift in orders? What if we told you that we discovered the point in the customer journey where the customer is likely ...

Take a fresh look at Waterloo Container!  We have a new catalog for 2020.  Our new design features helpful category tabs, more bottles, more details, more services!Check  "Request a Printed Catalog" box on our website ...

Global Package President and CEO, Erica Harrop, recently announced the hiring of Sue Keechler to the sales team. Keechler has over 25 years in the wine industry, beginning with Sebastiani Vineyards in 1995 and 13 years with Wine Business Monthly as Account Executive. ...

Special Offer for Unified Trade Show 2020.Let us refresh your paper label by translating your label to a screen-printed design while still maintaining your existing brand identity. 50% off all production samples produced by April 30th, 2020. Does not include previously quoted ...

Astrapouch is proud to be exhibiting again this year at the Unified Wine Show!  Check us out at Booth 8719 for answers to all of you questions and some great coupon codes!! www.astrapouch.com

We welcome you to visit L5 to meet with our Vintner Vault representatives and check out our display, including a fully operational Borelli/Enos bottling/labeling line, Horizontal Bladder Press, IMMA Crusher/Stemmer w/vibrating table, full lineup of winery ...

Wine and Spirits brands quickly expand distribution, giving Florida restaurants, bars and retailers unprecedented access to emerging brands. Wine & Spirits Daily Summit, Palm Beach, FL, January 14, 2020 — LibDibTM today announced that the company is now a licensed wholesale alcohol distributor ...

If I bought a bottle of your wine and then went to your website, do they have the same branding elements?Your wine label is often the first piece of branding your customer sees and often wineries focus all their ...

We are proud to be one of the sponsors for the 2020 Zinfandel Advocates and Producers ZinEX 2020 Experience!Come and see us on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Pier 27 in San Francisco, CA.The Grand Tasting is open to the public at 1pm. &...

Joint program offers wine production track and bachelor’s degree transition options for Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior College students Sonoma County, CA – The Wine Business Institute in the School of Business and Economics at ...

Are you ready for automated wine marketing?The latest research shows that most DTC wineries plan to automate their customer outreach beginning in 2020, but the greatest obstacle to success is a lack of information on how automated wine marketing works....

Search engine optimization is engrained in the marketing psyche. If you run your own small business, you have an inkling of how SEO can help. But have you ever considered local SEO? While similar to organic SEO, local SEO has ...

Business Development Manager/Sales, Tasting Room Manager, Accounting Manager, Graphic Designer...See more at www.WineIndustry.Jobs

The numbers tell part of the story, but what really makes us proud is our relationships. Since Outshinery was founded in 2016 we’ve served 350+ clients and 800+ brands and we are thankful for each and every one. What else ...

By: Ronald SCHARMAN One of the questions I get most often from wineries is, “Can you help me attract and acquire new customers for my winery?” My answer depends on the winery and their specific circumstances. Before ...

Prosurix is excited to announce that we will be launching our new instant rebates feature to our app that will help advance how rebates are used which is now being field tested!This feature will help fight against rebate fraud! ...

The new case packer was designed specifically for the US market and can alternate between high-use re-shipper cases and cases formed by a case erector machine. The machine is easy to use and can change format operations quickly. The picking ...

Addressing compliance issues and questions can be daunting at times, and it's even more challenging when you don't know the best way to contact a particular agency. Does that phone number you have in your records from a ...

We'll be at the PLD Show, Paris, France 29 & 30 January 2020 | Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. Please come by booth L56 and say hello!

THE WHY.Managing harvest and demand challenges in a dynamic wine market leads many wineries to look to the bulk wine market for adjusting offerings to optimize profits. Shipping wine in bulk is also considerably more cost-effective than shipping in ...

In January 2018, we started a project that entailed recording every email we sent for our clients: 3,089,124 emails across 1,697 campaigns for 43 clients over 21 months, to be exact. We removed administrative and club emails and checked for statistical significance and can confirm ...


EDITION: January 16, 2020

Most mornings you can find Martin Siebert walking the vineyards at Tokar Estate in the Yarra Valley. He’s recognisable by the Indiana Jones-style fedora he wears rain or shine, and the impressively white t-shirt.There are thirty acres ...

Criveller wishes you all a Happy New Year! To kick off the New Year, we have signed up to appear at shows throughout Northern America. Come visit us at a show near you! Below are the dates and locations of ...

by Mark Steranka, Partner, Advisory Services; Jay Silverstein, Partner, Private Clients Practice; and Bill Vyenielo, Senior Business Consultant, Wine, Beer & Spirits Practice A version of this article was previously published in the December 2019 edition of  Wine Business Monthly. No ...

SANTA ROSA, Calif., December 30, 2019 – BPM, one of the 50 largest public accounting and advisory firms in the country, has been recognized for the eighth consecutive year by the North Bay Business Journal as one of the “Healthiest Companies in ...

As a new decade gets underway, we at Ciatti would like to thank all our friends, clients and business associates for their support throughout the old one, and wish them all a very happy and prosperous 2020.The wine world is ...

Sexual Harassment Prevention for SupervisorsFebruary 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am Petaluma, CA : Register HereFebruary 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am Napa, CA : Register HereDo your managers know how to respond to rumors or complaints? Do your supervisors realize they are being held to a higher ...

Wednesday, January 15th | 9am (PST)Take a look at what we saw happen for wineries in 2019! We will present results from hundreds of Mystery Tasting Shops and help you get a plan in place for 2020. Join Tammy Boatright ...

A while ago, at the WIN Expo, a yearly event in Sonoma County, I was moderating a session, The Technology Impact on Wine Sales. The session dealt with the different uses of technology in the area of customer information. Not ...

I'm not going to go ahead and say that I don’t think pruning is taken seriously enough. So why is it that I see poorly pruned vineyards so often? I think that most growers and viticulturists know ...

Annual report indicates oversupply and lower consumer demand will drive widespread discountingNAPA, Calif. – January 14, 2020 –– Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of the world’s most innovative companies and their investors, released its 2020 State of ...

Our efficient barrel washing system allows workers to drain, clean, refill and replace barrels without lifting one by hand.A forklift raises your Western Square two barrel rack, holding the barrels over the washing frame, then lowers it so that ...

We are searching for a Technical Sales Representative in Sonoma County, CA. We are also seeking a Field Technical Service member in American Canyon, CA. To see more details and to apply, go to WineIndustry.Jobs

How to make it simpler and more relevant this year!Human Resources (HR) is the linchpin to managing not only healthcare but just about every aspect of the most important asset of any company, its employees. HR teams across the ...

Visit National Winery Insurance to discuss potential coverage gaps and the various ways to protect the fruits of your labor. Through specialized insurance risk analysis we develop customized insurance programs that protect you and your winery/vineyard operation from catastrophic ...

Wine and Spirits brands quickly expand distribution, giving Florida restaurants, bars and retailers unprecedented access to emerging brands. Wine & Spirits Daily Summit, Palm Beach, FL, January 14, 2020 — LibDibTM today announced that the company is now a licensed wholesale alcohol distributor ...

Joint program offers wine production track and bachelor’s degree transition options for Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior College students Sonoma County, CA – The Wine Business Institute in the School of Business and Economics at ...

By Deke Farrow – The Modesto BeeWith its crops, tractor, cows, wine barrels and “Water, Wealth, Contentment, Health” arch, the mural on the Hotsy Pacific building at G and Sixth streets is, unmistakably, a tribute to Modesto.And ...

Let Revolution Equipment Sales help you design new tanks for the perfect fit!Materials to be all Stainless Steel 304Portable TanksOpen Top FermentersClosed Top TanksDescription:Thermometer & ThermowellImproved Sample Valve: No blocking samplingRacking Valve Drainage ValveCoolant OutletCoolant InletSlope BottomSupporting ...

NEW YEAR TANK SPECIAL$50 toward 1st month’s rent for select terms or 10% discount on select sizes. Offer ends January 31, 2020. Manufactured to be working containers, Container Logic tanks allow for flexibility in the brewing and fermentation process. ...

Tasting Room Manager, Sales Manager, Business Development Manager/Sales, Accounting Manager, Director of Membership, Graphic Designer and Assets Manager, Export Manager ...See more at www.WineIndustry.Jobs

Wondering what forklift tire size and type you need to optimize your material handling operation? From rough-terrain pneumatic tires to indoor cushion options, ideal tire type and size varies based on several factors, including:IndustryEnvironmentProduction SensitivityUnderstanding these main factors – ...

There is a certain excitement that comes with learning about a new project. While each project offers its own unique set of circumstances, we rely upon our proven approach forged by years of experience. We work closely with both the ...

Colin Chatfield with Pioneer Water Tanks America is exhibiting water solutions that comply with the state of California requirements for drinking water, fire protection, and irrigation. Drinking water storage: Pioneer Water Tanks exclusive AQUALINER® Fresh tank liner is BPA-free, NSF-61 ...

Addressing compliance issues and questions can be daunting at times, and it's even more challenging when you don't know the best way to contact a particular agency. Does that phone number you have in your records from a ...

The US EPA Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Act requires regular inspection of above-ground storage tanks. In response, the Steel Tank Institute has developed a standard protocol, SP001, governing these inspections for shop-built and field-erected ASTs containing up to 50,000 gallons ...

THE WHY.Managing harvest and demand challenges in a dynamic wine market leads many wineries to look to the bulk wine market for adjusting offerings to optimize profits. Shipping wine in bulk is also considerably more cost-effective than shipping in ...

Every business should be kicking off each New Year with a look at their capital needs and how those needs will be met.  Hansel Leasing offers creative lease structures that fit the requirements of each individual business.  Our ...