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EDITION: April 20, 2017

More or less, each of us has an idea about what “shelf life” means for a food product: It’s “the length of time that a commodity may be stored without becoming unfit for use, consumption, or sale” (Wikipedia). Does ...

This year's Wine Conference is keynoted by Antonio Galloni, who will also moderate a panel discussion with industry experts on topics ranging from mergers and acquisitions, imports, and the labor market. The conference takes place Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Hyatt ...

Check out our new catalog that we will start handing out in the next few weeks. It contains details on new products like Fermoplus Tropical, two new liquid oak tannins from American oak and much more.

  Aran’s international convention hosted some 40 people, from 18 countries, who are marketing the Group’s products all over the world At its core was the presentation of the Aran 2020 program, which focuses on increasing activity in Europe and establishing a ...

Fast, accurate, and easy to use, these enzymatic kits allow affordable monitoring of the major wine chemistry landmarks from harvest to bottling. Contact us for more information and ordering assistance. Contact your regional sales rep, or drop us a note ...

Sustainability is one of our core values here at Free Flow and we are excited to announce that since 2009, our kegging program has prevented 16,647,111 pounds of trash from reaching the landfill. How can we top that? The launch of our ...

Case size variations are no problem for the Model 49 decaser, which automatically unloads glass or plastic bottles and containers from necks-down reshipper cases, single files the containers and uprights the emptied cases to be conveyed to the case packer at ...

A common perception is that ‘Flash-Detente’, or Bio-Thermocooler Vinification – is a new method of extracting flavor and color from grapes. The truth is flash units have been widely used in Europe, South America and Australia for many years although the ...

NAPA, Calif. (April 10, 2017) – ÄvOAK by Oak Solutions Group is pleased to introduce the ÄvOAK Extraction Tank, a specialized, easy-to-use external tank system developed in partnership with Custom Metalcraft to extract oak into wine or spirits. The ÄvOAK Extraction Tank can ...

Join us for the complimentary technical seminar: The Latest Yeast & Bacteria trends in the Wine Industry - presented by Gusmer Enterprises. Seminar Locations May 16 - FountainGrove Inn, 101 Fountaingrove Pkwy, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 May 17 - SpringHill Suites ...

San Francisco continues to be one of the world’s most important destinations for leading players in the wine industry, so it’s no surprise that a major conference dedicated to the private label and bulk trade is ...

Winemakers and grape growers are constantly looking for opportunities to improve quality. Achieving phenolic and sugar maturity balance in all grape varieties is a challenge in both warm climates and cool regions. Through extensive research, Lallemand has developed 2 products that ...

Steve Fredricks' Prowein &  International Update Each March the wine world gathers at Prowein, held in Dusseldorf Germany, to market their wares. This year’s event was larger and more impressive than ever; yet even though the event expanded in ...

To optimize, boost and extend the life of your barrels, Enartis offers the Incanto Barrel Boost Range of mini-staves. Incanto Barrel Boost is produced from select oak, aged 18-36 months and toasted using a unique and original process to ensure ...

The focus of this month’s report is activity at ProWein 2017, a show which, like its previous installments, was vast and busier than ever before. Each with two halls of the massive Messe Düsseldorf, Italy (1,600 exhibitors), France (1,500) and home ...

Complexity is a term often used in tasting rooms to describe a fine wine, although little thought and understanding is given to the complexity of treating winery wastewater. It is vital to understand not only the nature of winery wastewater, ...

Chris Sawyer “Is it on? Yes, it’s definitely on. Pink is trending; it’s a heavy trending thing, and I don’t see it going away at all,” says sommelier and author Christopher Sawyer, who recently judged in the ...

MMPH is a fully automated hydraulic managment system used in combination with ion exchange resins for the pH management of red and white wine/must. JUCLAS USA is NOW offering services, rentals, leases, and sales. Call or email today ...

Earthbind® is a unique and environmentally-friendly product specifically engineered to be a quality and effective dust suppressant. Earthbind® is considered to be a biopolymer modified bitumen emulsion. Earthbind® is made by EnviRoad® LLC, an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. Earthbind® is manufactured ...

Industry Veteran Phil Orem heads up expanded presence in Napa Valley. Richmond, CA (Tuesday, April 11th) – Monvera Glass Décor, an industry leading supplier of wine bottle decoration with a specialty in screen printing, has opened a second office in ...

AstraPouch® is proud to introduce the first flexible-packaging growler! Perfect for coffee shops, wine bars and tastings rooms, the To Go pouch features the same sturdy construction, recyclable materials, and high quality tap dispensers you count on in all ...

Wine Industry Network and VinQuest Partner for Research Wine Industry Network Healdsburg, CA, April 10, 2017 – Wine Industry Network (WIN) and VinQuest are partnering to gather and analyze direct to consumer sales data from U.S. eastern based wineries. The research will ...

  April 12, 2017—Benicia, CA—Cork Supply USA is pleased to announce the hiring of Daniel Brodie as a Supply Chain Specialist. He will be responsible for managing logistics and maintaining long-term relationships with our suppliers. To his new role at Cork ...

Macrobin & Cement Tank user's ... the new eggs have arrived! Egg technology is powerful, join other Award Winning users with better control over the winemaking process.   Call 877-407-3348 or email Sales@flextankusa.com  

When it comes to logistics and supply chain management, the two biggest challenges that are consistently brought up are optimization and risk management.  Finding the balance between reducing costs, time and inventory to gain competitive advantage while still protecting ...

Over Seas Endevors There may be the occasion when you have to send executives or a team overseas for work. And depending on the destination, the risks will vary – more in some countries and less in others. Other factors that ...

Read our top seven low-cost marketing tips for growth in 2017.   I was talking to a client that just launched a new wine brand. He talked about how he felt like the marketing he has tried just doesn’t ...

After receiving great feedback on our new video at recent trade shows, we made the video available in Steamericas' WIN page.  To confirm how well the Optima Steamer performs on used barrels, we purchased 2 used barrels of the ...

WineAmerica and Winegrape Growers of America are reuniting for the National Grape & Wine Policy Conference, April 25 – 27. Taking place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, minutes away from Capitol Hill, this meeting is the industry’s opportunity to make its voice ...

Breakfast with the Winemakers Join us for one of our Winemaker Breakfasts.  An open forum for guests to meet and chat with winemakers in a casual breakfast setting with Q & A.  This is not a wine tasting ...

Shrink sleeves are one of the most durable label products because it's printed on Plastic or Polyester Film material. 

DTC - Customer Service Coordinator, Site Coordinator, Tasting Room Manager, Office Manager, Wholesale/Compliance/Admin, Harvest Lab Tech, Harvest Cellar Worker, Customer Service Rep, Tasting Room Associate, Fine Wine Salesperson, Production Associate II, Customer Experience Coordinator, Operations and Grape Sales ...

InnoVint has released a deep integration with ETS Labs and their analytical testing service. Analyical samples are pulled from InnoVint and sent to ETS. Once the results are posted InnoVint automatically associates the results with your lots and vessels ...


EDITION: April 20, 2017

This year's Wine Conference is keynoted by Antonio Galloni, who will also moderate a panel discussion with industry experts on topics ranging from mergers and acquisitions, imports, and the labor market. The conference takes place Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Hyatt ...

Noise generated by the operation of agricultural frost protection equipment is a contentious issue in many communities. This is especially true with frost protection equipment (e.g., traditional wind machines) that is generally operated during the night when temperatures are ...

Sonoma County Winegrowers invite you to attend our Annual Sustainable Winegrowing Field Day on Tuesday, April 25, from 7:30 am - 1:00 pm at SRJC Shone Farm. Check-in and Vendor Resource Fair begin at 7:30 am day of event. Lunch will be served! Please ...

Steve Fredricks' Prowein &  International Update Each March the wine world gathers at Prowein, held in Dusseldorf Germany, to market their wares. This year’s event was larger and more impressive than ever; yet even though the event expanded in ...

Stored product pests are one of the most economically important pests for food processing facilities such as grain silos, bakeries, breweries and retail food stores that store or use large amounts of unprocessed and cereal based grain products. Confused flour ...

Cash dividends to customers total a record $50.2 million American AgCredit, the nation’s 5th largest agricultural lending cooperative, announced a net income of $104.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2016, along with a cash dividend distribution of $50.2 million to its shareholders. ...

Novato and Sonoma-based SolarCraft, a leader in solar energy system design and installation, announcedtoday that Ted Walsh has joined their company as VP of Sales & Marketing to help manage expanding solar business.    Ted Walsh leads the Sales and Marketing ...

The focus of this month’s report is activity at ProWein 2017, a show which, like its previous installments, was vast and busier than ever before. Each with two halls of the massive Messe Düsseldorf, Italy (1,600 exhibitors), France (1,500) and home ...

Chris Sawyer “Is it on? Yes, it’s definitely on. Pink is trending; it’s a heavy trending thing, and I don’t see it going away at all,” says sommelier and author Christopher Sawyer, who recently judged in the ...

A pest or disease outbreak can be devastating to your growing season, costing you up to a complete loss of crop. Keep an eye on your vineyard for pest and disease outbreaks. If you need assistance with that, we can ...

Earthbind® is a unique and environmentally-friendly product specifically engineered to be a quality and effective dust suppressant. Earthbind® is considered to be a biopolymer modified bitumen emulsion. Earthbind® is made by EnviRoad® LLC, an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. Earthbind® is manufactured ...

Wine Industry Network and VinQuest Partner for Research Wine Industry Network Healdsburg, CA, April 10, 2017 – Wine Industry Network (WIN) and VinQuest are partnering to gather and analyze direct to consumer sales data from U.S. eastern based wineries. The research will ...

When it comes to logistics and supply chain management, the two biggest challenges that are consistently brought up are optimization and risk management.  Finding the balance between reducing costs, time and inventory to gain competitive advantage while still protecting ...

Over Seas Endevors There may be the occasion when you have to send executives or a team overseas for work. And depending on the destination, the risks will vary – more in some countries and less in others. Other factors that ...

WineAmerica and Winegrape Growers of America are reuniting for the National Grape & Wine Policy Conference, April 25 – 27. Taking place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, minutes away from Capitol Hill, this meeting is the industry’s opportunity to make its voice ...

In our continuing efforts to keep viticulture industry professionals abreast of the latest technological advances in remotely-sensed grapevine condition analysis, this week our focus is the bottom line -- how the timely application of intelligence gained from accurate aerial maps ...

Breakfast with the Winemakers Join us for one of our Winemaker Breakfasts.  An open forum for guests to meet and chat with winemakers in a casual breakfast setting with Q & A.  This is not a wine tasting ...

DTC - Customer Service Coordinator, Site Coordinator, Tasting Room Manager, Office Manager, Wholesale/Compliance/Admin, Harvest Lab Tech, Harvest Cellar Worker, Customer Service Rep, Tasting Room Associate, Fine Wine Salesperson, Production Associate II, Customer Experience Coordinator, Operations and Grape Sales ...


EDITION: April 20, 2017

This year's Wine Conference is keynoted by Antonio Galloni, who will also moderate a panel discussion with industry experts on topics ranging from mergers and acquisitions, imports, and the labor market. The conference takes place Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Hyatt ...

  Aran’s international convention hosted some 40 people, from 18 countries, who are marketing the Group’s products all over the world At its core was the presentation of the Aran 2020 program, which focuses on increasing activity in Europe and establishing a ...

Sustainability is one of our core values here at Free Flow and we are excited to announce that since 2009, our kegging program has prevented 16,647,111 pounds of trash from reaching the landfill. How can we top that? The launch of our ...

San Francisco continues to be one of the world’s most important destinations for leading players in the wine industry, so it’s no surprise that a major conference dedicated to the private label and bulk trade is ...

Steve Fredricks' Prowein &  International Update Each March the wine world gathers at Prowein, held in Dusseldorf Germany, to market their wares. This year’s event was larger and more impressive than ever; yet even though the event expanded in ...

In the past we’ve written about subscription service models, comparing them with the “fruit of the month” clubs of past decades. While the idea of regularly sending items to club subscribers is certainly not new, ...

3.5" or 4" round or square coaster as low as $0.06/ea. Custome shapes available now ...

ORANDO, Fla., April 19, 2017 – Quest, the leading bi-coastal premium bottle packaging company, announced at the 74th Annual Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) conference twelve new wine and spirit brands that illustrate powerful brand statements using off-the-shelf standard glass bottle ...

The focus of this month’s report is activity at ProWein 2017, a show which, like its previous installments, was vast and busier than ever before. Each with two halls of the massive Messe Düsseldorf, Italy (1,600 exhibitors), France (1,500) and home ...

Chris Sawyer “Is it on? Yes, it’s definitely on. Pink is trending; it’s a heavy trending thing, and I don’t see it going away at all,” says sommelier and author Christopher Sawyer, who recently judged in the ...

Join us for our most popular training, Converting Guests to Club Members! When: April 19, 2017 | 9 am. - 12:30 p.m. Class begins promptly at 9 a.m., so please join us for coffee at 8:30! Where: Opolo Vineyards 7110 Vineyard Drive Paso Robles, CA 93446 Audience: ...

I was speaking to a group of wineries and growers recently about sales and marketing of wine and grapes. In the course of the conversation, a question was asked about the importance of the wine label. The question was about ...

With over 1,600 wineries around the world using Vin65’s DTC software tools, we have a lot of data. So we set out to discover: what makes successful wineries different? What are the keys to their success? We analyzed 9 million ...

Sales Go “Off the Charts” and Order Management Automation Improves Dramatically When Maryhill Winery Switches to the TrueCommerce Nexternal eCommerce Platform. Read more here.

Industry Veteran Phil Orem heads up expanded presence in Napa Valley. Richmond, CA (Tuesday, April 11th) – Monvera Glass Décor, an industry leading supplier of wine bottle decoration with a specialty in screen printing, has opened a second office in ...

Wine Industry Network and VinQuest Partner for Research Wine Industry Network Healdsburg, CA, April 10, 2017 – Wine Industry Network (WIN) and VinQuest are partnering to gather and analyze direct to consumer sales data from U.S. eastern based wineries. The research will ...

When it comes to logistics and supply chain management, the two biggest challenges that are consistently brought up are optimization and risk management.  Finding the balance between reducing costs, time and inventory to gain competitive advantage while still protecting ...

Over Seas Endevors There may be the occasion when you have to send executives or a team overseas for work. And depending on the destination, the risks will vary – more in some countries and less in others. Other factors that ...

Read our top seven low-cost marketing tips for growth in 2017.   I was talking to a client that just launched a new wine brand. He talked about how he felt like the marketing he has tried just doesn’t ...

DTC Sales & Marketing Consulting Services Do you need help with a sales or marketing project? Virtual Vines project based consulting services are tailored to help wineries optimize DTC channels by offering sales and marketing expertise to help fill gaps ...

WineAmerica and Winegrape Growers of America are reuniting for the National Grape & Wine Policy Conference, April 25 – 27. Taking place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, minutes away from Capitol Hill, this meeting is the industry’s opportunity to make its voice ...

Detailed wine sales benchmarks and best practices from top-performing wineries nationwide are showcased in our latest VinQuest 2016 Consumer Direct Wine Sales Report. Now in its ninth year, VinQuest research has produced one of the largest and most widely used sources ...

    Introducing the newest member of the shatterproof drinkware family. Now offering custom metallic imprint

Breakfast with the Winemakers Join us for one of our Winemaker Breakfasts.  An open forum for guests to meet and chat with winemakers in a casual breakfast setting with Q & A.  This is not a wine tasting ...

Shrink sleeves are one of the most durable label products because it's printed on Plastic or Polyester Film material. 

DTC - Customer Service Coordinator, Site Coordinator, Tasting Room Manager, Office Manager, Wholesale/Compliance/Admin, Harvest Lab Tech, Harvest Cellar Worker, Customer Service Rep, Tasting Room Associate, Fine Wine Salesperson, Production Associate II, Customer Experience Coordinator, Operations and Grape Sales ...

Need stemware in a hurry? 11 oz Citation in stock and ready for your logo! Rush service available and guaranteed event delivery! Order now!


EDITION: April 20, 2017

This year's Wine Conference is keynoted by Antonio Galloni, who will also moderate a panel discussion with industry experts on topics ranging from mergers and acquisitions, imports, and the labor market. The conference takes place Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Hyatt ...

Sustainability is one of our core values here at Free Flow and we are excited to announce that since 2009, our kegging program has prevented 16,647,111 pounds of trash from reaching the landfill. How can we top that? The launch of our ...

Case size variations are no problem for the Model 49 decaser, which automatically unloads glass or plastic bottles and containers from necks-down reshipper cases, single files the containers and uprights the emptied cases to be conveyed to the case packer at ...

A common perception is that ‘Flash-Detente’, or Bio-Thermocooler Vinification – is a new method of extracting flavor and color from grapes. The truth is flash units have been widely used in Europe, South America and Australia for many years although the ...

Sonoma County Winegrowers invite you to attend our Annual Sustainable Winegrowing Field Day on Tuesday, April 25, from 7:30 am - 1:00 pm at SRJC Shone Farm. Check-in and Vendor Resource Fair begin at 7:30 am day of event. Lunch will be served! Please ...

What’s your board’s role? When a company is acquired, its board of directors should take an active role in overseeing the sale process — including identifying and responding to actual or potential conflicts of interest on the part of ...

Stored product pests are one of the most economically important pests for food processing facilities such as grain silos, bakeries, breweries and retail food stores that store or use large amounts of unprocessed and cereal based grain products. Confused flour ...

In the past we’ve written about subscription service models, comparing them with the “fruit of the month” clubs of past decades. While the idea of regularly sending items to club subscribers is certainly not new, ...

Cash dividends to customers total a record $50.2 million American AgCredit, the nation’s 5th largest agricultural lending cooperative, announced a net income of $104.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2016, along with a cash dividend distribution of $50.2 million to its shareholders. ...

Novato and Sonoma-based SolarCraft, a leader in solar energy system design and installation, announcedtoday that Ted Walsh has joined their company as VP of Sales & Marketing to help manage expanding solar business.    Ted Walsh leads the Sales and Marketing ...

The focus of this month’s report is activity at ProWein 2017, a show which, like its previous installments, was vast and busier than ever before. Each with two halls of the massive Messe Düsseldorf, Italy (1,600 exhibitors), France (1,500) and home ...

Chris Sawyer “Is it on? Yes, it’s definitely on. Pink is trending; it’s a heavy trending thing, and I don’t see it going away at all,” says sommelier and author Christopher Sawyer, who recently judged in the ...

REGISTER TO ATTEND   With the escalating costs and complexity of running a family winery and marketing wine, it is not uncommon to experience increased pressure on margins and bottom line profitability. However, achieving and maintaining the full profit potential of ...

Join us for our most popular training, Converting Guests to Club Members! When: April 19, 2017 | 9 am. - 12:30 p.m. Class begins promptly at 9 a.m., so please join us for coffee at 8:30! Where: Opolo Vineyards 7110 Vineyard Drive Paso Robles, CA 93446 Audience: ...

I was speaking to a group of wineries and growers recently about sales and marketing of wine and grapes. In the course of the conversation, a question was asked about the importance of the wine label. The question was about ...

A pest or disease outbreak can be devastating to your growing season, costing you up to a complete loss of crop. Keep an eye on your vineyard for pest and disease outbreaks. If you need assistance with that, we can ...

With over 1,600 wineries around the world using Vin65’s DTC software tools, we have a lot of data. So we set out to discover: what makes successful wineries different? What are the keys to their success? We analyzed 9 million ...

Earthbind® is a unique and environmentally-friendly product specifically engineered to be a quality and effective dust suppressant. Earthbind® is considered to be a biopolymer modified bitumen emulsion. Earthbind® is made by EnviRoad® LLC, an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. Earthbind® is manufactured ...

Sales Go “Off the Charts” and Order Management Automation Improves Dramatically When Maryhill Winery Switches to the TrueCommerce Nexternal eCommerce Platform. Read more here.

Wine Industry Network and VinQuest Partner for Research Wine Industry Network Healdsburg, CA, April 10, 2017 – Wine Industry Network (WIN) and VinQuest are partnering to gather and analyze direct to consumer sales data from U.S. eastern based wineries. The research will ...

When it comes to logistics and supply chain management, the two biggest challenges that are consistently brought up are optimization and risk management.  Finding the balance between reducing costs, time and inventory to gain competitive advantage while still protecting ...

Over Seas Endevors There may be the occasion when you have to send executives or a team overseas for work. And depending on the destination, the risks will vary – more in some countries and less in others. Other factors that ...

Read our top seven low-cost marketing tips for growth in 2017.   I was talking to a client that just launched a new wine brand. He talked about how he felt like the marketing he has tried just doesn’t ...

DTC Sales & Marketing Consulting Services Do you need help with a sales or marketing project? Virtual Vines project based consulting services are tailored to help wineries optimize DTC channels by offering sales and marketing expertise to help fill gaps ...

WineAmerica and Winegrape Growers of America are reuniting for the National Grape & Wine Policy Conference, April 25 – 27. Taking place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, minutes away from Capitol Hill, this meeting is the industry’s opportunity to make its voice ...

This week in the second part of our “Planning Your Patio” series we will take a look at several features to think about to make your business a destination. 1.   Game areas Breweries and wineries are ...

In our continuing efforts to keep viticulture industry professionals abreast of the latest technological advances in remotely-sensed grapevine condition analysis, this week our focus is the bottom line -- how the timely application of intelligence gained from accurate aerial maps ...

Breakfast with the Winemakers Join us for one of our Winemaker Breakfasts.  An open forum for guests to meet and chat with winemakers in a casual breakfast setting with Q & A.  This is not a wine tasting ...

DTC - Customer Service Coordinator, Site Coordinator, Tasting Room Manager, Office Manager, Wholesale/Compliance/Admin, Harvest Lab Tech, Harvest Cellar Worker, Customer Service Rep, Tasting Room Associate, Fine Wine Salesperson, Production Associate II, Customer Experience Coordinator, Operations and Grape Sales ...

InnoVint has released a deep integration with ETS Labs and their analytical testing service. Analyical samples are pulled from InnoVint and sent to ETS. Once the results are posted InnoVint automatically associates the results with your lots and vessels ...

IDEALEASE ANNUAL SAFETY & COMPLIANCE SEMINAR Idealease and the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) will again be hosting safety seminars. The one-day seminars this year will focus on the new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulation, basic safety and compliance, regulation ...

Preparation Now Pays Off at Annual Inspection Time! Federal regulations require NPDES industrial stormwater Dischargers to evaluate their facility and SWPPP every year.  Spring is the optimal time to organize and prepare your Annual Comprehensive Facility Compliance Evaluation (ACFCE) ...