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EDITION: September 21, 2017

By Amy Bess Cook You know what “sustainable” means. Or do you? When you see the word emblazoned on the label of a favorite wine, it conjures all things green: low-carbon footprints, renewable energy, and sleekly-designed planet Earth logos. “Sustainable” ...

The North Bay Business Journal will honor exceptional wine and for the first time spirits and beer industry leaders and suppliers in the North Bay in a special publication and will be recognized at an awards celebration November 28th. In ...

AEB Malolact Oenococcus oeni bacteria can produce considerable Diacetyl, under certain conditions. One variable that can boost this buttery aroma component is Citric acid.  Under partially aerobic conditions Malolact strains convert Citric acid into Diacetyl.  The biosynthesis of ...

Even in the most consistent wine growing areas nature can occasionally throw an unexpected curve ball. When conditions including excessive heat, under ripe grapes, various molds and mildews and high incidents of stuck fermentations occur, you can rely on the ...

YAN (Yeast Assimilable Nitrogen) is a measure of how much usable Nitrogen yeast have as a nutrient source. Having enough usable Nitrogen is an important part of a healthy fermentation – too little YAN can result in sluggish or stuck ...

  Fairfield, CA (September 8, 2017) — TricorBraun WinePak, North America’s leading wine bottle distributor, has hired David Jewell to the position of Vice President of WinePak Operations, according to Andrew Bottene, Senior Vice President at TricorBraun WinePak. “David has a wealth of ...

Verallia Portugal presents an advertising campaign showcasing some of its traditional markets. Each bottle is depicted in an environment suggestive of the features of the product contained. The bottle itself is dressed with a symbolic accessory. For&...

Are you ready for Harvest? Has your pump stopped working, does your pump not have enough power for your increased production? Do you need more storage tanks for the larger quantity of juice produced?? Criveller has several pumps and storage ...

Agrothermal Systems® Trials in Sonoma and Napa Cut Fungicide by 50%. "Our replicated trials on Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon using heat alternated with fungicide produced the same clean results as a traditional chemical only protocol but reduced fungicide use ...

  In response to multiple client calls from the Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo regions, we want to remind all of our clients that early detection of laccase activity in fruit enables early intervention, minimizing oxidative damage to juice and ...

Hydrogen sulfide is produced by most strains of Saccharomyces during fermentation in trace amounts, below sensory threshold levels. The effects of hydrogen sulfide are obvious at higher levels, but at levels below sensory threshold, hydrogen sulfide leads to &...

Labeltronix has scored its second win for the Jade Lake label produced on behalf of the Chateau Montelena Winery.  This label first caught the eye of the judges at the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), who gave it the “Excellence in ...

Acids are very important structural components of wine. If a wine is too low in acid, it tastes flat and dull. If a wine is too high in acid, it tastes too tart and sour. Usually, the winemaker can easily ...

(Philadelphia, PA) Printing Impressionsmagazine, producer of the annual Gold Ink Awards,announced that Maverick Enterpriseshas won a PewterAward for the entry, titled Black Light in the Flexible Packaging category. All winners can now be found at http://www....

Wine in a can is not new, but the quality inside the can is. Quality now drives the growth of the canned wine category and consumers are responding. Meet the Speakers Jennifer Leitman SVP, Marketing / Francis Ford Coppola Winery Q: ...

Volatile phenols can only be produced by some Brettanomyces strains, as B.Bruxellensis is the only species having a functional Vinylphenol reductase enzyme, in wine. Read on to see how volatile phenols are synthesized in wine, the role of Brettanomyces ...

See the superlative flexibility of the OMSO ServoBottle in production: from glass bottles for spirits to small plastic vials for cosmetics, the ServoBottle offers the widest range of materials and sizes. The user-friendliness of the machine allows the operator to ...

Join R.F. Macdonald for the Northern CA Facilities Expo in Hayward, CA for information on boiler systems, pump systems and services/training for your industry.  September 20-21, 2017 R.F. MacDonald Co. 25920 Eden Landing Rd, Hayward, California 94545 This event meets ...

Problem weather, like rain and humidity, during harvest can quickly lead to rot. Read up on our protocols for winemaking with grapes containing rot:  White Grapes with Rot Red Grapes with Rot

Enartis USA has extended hours of operation Monday-Friday and is open Saturdays during harvest.   Windsor Branch(707) 838-6312M-F: 8am-6pmSaturday: 9am-3pm Napa Branch(707) 967-0290M-F: 8:30am-6pmSaturday: 10am-2pm Santa Maria Branch(805) 922-6321M-F: 8:30am-6pmSaturday: 10am-2pm Paso ...

Your brand new Global Market Report is here. Courtesy of Ciatti. It now seems certain that 2017 harvest volumes in France, Spain and Italy have been significantly pegged-back by drought/unprecedented heat. Picking windows got compacted in a race to the ...

Supervisor’s Toolkit I: Supervisory Fundamentals November 1 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Location: Finley Community Center, Santa Rosa Fee: $495 (+ $25 workbook fee) Register by emailing info@personnelperspective.com Whether you were recently promoted or have been supervising people for years, this workshop is ...

By Elizabeth Hans McCrone “We have to understand this … that in 25 years, there won’t be people alive who have lived without it.” So predicts Monika Elling, CEO and Founder of Foundations Marketing Group (FMG), a strategic communications and brand ...

  With the wet Winter, Spring, and late Summer rains come the oh so fun challenge of dealing with rot and compromised fruit specifically the dreaded Botrytis.Worry not - ENOLOGICA VASON together with BSG  and JUCLAS USA have the adjuvants ...

LAFFORT®, Botrytis and Mildew infection in the vineyard The two most common fungal-related issues in Californian vineyards during harvest are the presence of Powdery Mildew and Botrytis cinerea. Downy Mildew has been seen in very isolated areas during the 2017 ...

Earthbind Stabilization for Secondary Roads When we topically apply or shallow inject our EarthBind™ Products into the top 2-3 inches of roads, you get road stabilization with dust control at no additional charge. This is all at a fraction of ...

Monvera Glass Décor, an industry leader in screen printing labels is proud to announce that they have received three awards in the 31st Annual packagePrinting Excellence Awards. Over 200 entries were submitted across all packaging categories and printing technologies. The ...

Now that harvest time is here, it is a perfect time to try out some new packaging options!  We even offer large capacity storage bags.  Check out everything we have to help your harvest go easy this year at www.astrapouch.com.

  Topic Description Includes Trial Tasting Wine in a can is not new, but the quality inside the can is. Quality now drives the growth of the canned wine category and consumers are responding. This panel will feature industry experts already ...

With thousands of own label brands already on the shelf, it is hard to make a difference or stand out with a new one.  Here are our Top 10 tips to make sure your next private label is a success. 1 ...

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

Harvest is going full steam in the middle of an atypical season but you can now plan ahead AND save money while concentrating on your fermentation by pre-ordering your adjuvants, riddling agents, yeast autolysates and riddling tannins from a most ...

One of the key issues is "tax reform", and whether that might be the vehicle for the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act that we are working on with our partners in the beer and spirits sectors. Happily, we ...

Former Executive Director of Sonoma County Vintners Brings Influence, Expertise to Wine Business Education and Activities Rohnert Park, California - The Wine Business Institute (WBI) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today announced the appointment of Honore Comfort as Wine Business ...

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 & 5, 2017 ~ 11AM – 4PM EACH DAY Tickets on Sale NOW Wine & Food Affair ~ Tasting Along the Wine Road is the premier event for Wine Road – Northern Sonoma County! Join us for a weekend ...

Wine Equipment Sales Representative, Bottling Sales Specialist, Administrative Assistant, Client/Membership Services Coordinator, Shone Farm Sales & Marketing Coordinator, Events & Marketing Coordinator, Customer Service Representative, General Manager, Northwest Technical Sales Representative, National Retail Sales Manager, Full Time Wine Educator, ...

Reproduction of Wine Yeasts A wine yeast can reproduce in several natural ways. It is even possible that two related strains cross breed. The first generation of the breeding is called a hybrid. Generally it is tried to transfer the ...

Hartness is presenting its next generation interface platform, Hartness Connect™, designed to turn its renowned secondary packaging equipment into smart connected devices. This platform features a simple intuitive interface and hosts a suite of powerful apps designed to improve ...


EDITION: September 21, 2017

The North Bay Business Journal will honor exceptional wine and for the first time spirits and beer industry leaders and suppliers in the North Bay in a special publication and will be recognized at an awards celebration November 28th. In ...

Agrothermal Systems® Trials in Sonoma and Napa Cut Fungicide by 50%. "Our replicated trials on Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon using heat alternated with fungicide produced the same clean results as a traditional chemical only protocol but reduced fungicide use ...

  In response to multiple client calls from the Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo regions, we want to remind all of our clients that early detection of laccase activity in fruit enables early intervention, minimizing oxidative damage to juice and ...

Wine in a can is not new, but the quality inside the can is. Quality now drives the growth of the canned wine category and consumers are responding. Meet the Speakers Jennifer Leitman SVP, Marketing / Francis Ford Coppola Winery Q: ...

Your brand new Global Market Report is here. Courtesy of Ciatti. It now seems certain that 2017 harvest volumes in France, Spain and Italy have been significantly pegged-back by drought/unprecedented heat. Picking windows got compacted in a race to the ...

By Elizabeth Hans McCrone “We have to understand this … that in 25 years, there won’t be people alive who have lived without it.” So predicts Monika Elling, CEO and Founder of Foundations Marketing Group (FMG), a strategic communications and brand ...

Earthbind Stabilization for Secondary Roads When we topically apply or shallow inject our EarthBind™ Products into the top 2-3 inches of roads, you get road stabilization with dust control at no additional charge. This is all at a fraction of ...

  Topic Description Includes Trial Tasting Wine in a can is not new, but the quality inside the can is. Quality now drives the growth of the canned wine category and consumers are responding. This panel will feature industry experts already ...

With thousands of own label brands already on the shelf, it is hard to make a difference or stand out with a new one.  Here are our Top 10 tips to make sure your next private label is a success. 1 ...

One of the key issues is "tax reform", and whether that might be the vehicle for the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act that we are working on with our partners in the beer and spirits sectors. Happily, we ...

Former Executive Director of Sonoma County Vintners Brings Influence, Expertise to Wine Business Education and Activities Rohnert Park, California - The Wine Business Institute (WBI) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today announced the appointment of Honore Comfort as Wine Business ...

For a limited time, Hawk Aerial is offering free trials of its Leafroll Disease Detection and RedVine Index maps. Leafroll Disease Detection maps have scientifically proven accuracy of over 95%. Read published research here.   RedVine Index maps identify grapevines showing red-leaf ...

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 & 5, 2017 ~ 11AM – 4PM EACH DAY Tickets on Sale NOW Wine & Food Affair ~ Tasting Along the Wine Road is the premier event for Wine Road – Northern Sonoma County! Join us for a weekend ...

Wine Equipment Sales Representative, Bottling Sales Specialist, Administrative Assistant, Client/Membership Services Coordinator, Shone Farm Sales & Marketing Coordinator, Events & Marketing Coordinator, Customer Service Representative, General Manager, Northwest Technical Sales Representative, National Retail Sales Manager, Full Time Wine Educator, ...


EDITION: September 21, 2017

The North Bay Business Journal will honor exceptional wine and for the first time spirits and beer industry leaders and suppliers in the North Bay in a special publication and will be recognized at an awards celebration November 28th. In ...

Verallia Portugal presents an advertising campaign showcasing some of its traditional markets. Each bottle is depicted in an environment suggestive of the features of the product contained. The bottle itself is dressed with a symbolic accessory. For&...

Labeltronix has scored its second win for the Jade Lake label produced on behalf of the Chateau Montelena Winery.  This label first caught the eye of the judges at the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), who gave it the “Excellence in ...

Prices for the 2017 Wine Marketing & Tourism Conference increase on October 1. The conference, slated for November 6 - 8 in Santa Rosa, California, is now in its seventh year. This year's conference includes: Optional three-hour workshops on digital marketing; photography and videography; ...

(Philadelphia, PA) Printing Impressionsmagazine, producer of the annual Gold Ink Awards,announced that Maverick Enterpriseshas won a PewterAward for the entry, titled Black Light in the Flexible Packaging category. All winners can now be found at http://www....

Wine in a can is not new, but the quality inside the can is. Quality now drives the growth of the canned wine category and consumers are responding. Meet the Speakers Jennifer Leitman SVP, Marketing / Francis Ford Coppola Winery Q: ...

Your brand new Global Market Report is here. Courtesy of Ciatti. It now seems certain that 2017 harvest volumes in France, Spain and Italy have been significantly pegged-back by drought/unprecedented heat. Picking windows got compacted in a race to the ...

Supervisor’s Toolkit I: Supervisory Fundamentals November 1 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Location: Finley Community Center, Santa Rosa Fee: $495 (+ $25 workbook fee) Register by emailing info@personnelperspective.com Whether you were recently promoted or have been supervising people for years, this workshop is ...

By Elizabeth Hans McCrone “We have to understand this … that in 25 years, there won’t be people alive who have lived without it.” So predicts Monika Elling, CEO and Founder of Foundations Marketing Group (FMG), a strategic communications and brand ...

Date: Tuesday, September 26 Time: 9am - 10am(PT) 'Wine Club Superstar: A Profile of Success' What do wine club superstars do to grow their clubs? Join us to hear the secrets of our panel of wine club managers. Take away ...

One of the things I like most about the work I do is that it involves a fair amount of research on different topics. I use the information I find to create handouts at seminars and for my weekly blogs. ...

Monvera Glass Décor, an industry leader in screen printing labels is proud to announce that they have received three awards in the 31st Annual packagePrinting Excellence Awards. Over 200 entries were submitted across all packaging categories and printing technologies. The ...

  Topic Description Includes Trial Tasting Wine in a can is not new, but the quality inside the can is. Quality now drives the growth of the canned wine category and consumers are responding. This panel will feature industry experts already ...

With thousands of own label brands already on the shelf, it is hard to make a difference or stand out with a new one.  Here are our Top 10 tips to make sure your next private label is a success. 1 ...

Our shipment of unique pop up wine gift boxes will be landing at our Sonoma warehouse in a few weeks! So we will be in full stock on all sizes: 1pks, 2pks, 3pks and magnums, plus silver and gold box ...

I’m a small business owner for the first time in my life and I must say, over the past year I’ve learned a lot. I don’t sleep much (I’m working on that) and I assume that ...

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

NEW!   DTC WebTracks ™ CustomTraining Modules--Build a custom sales training road map for yourself or your staff to cater to unique job requirements, variable skill sets and personal career interests.  Each training module is integrated into a ...

One of the key issues is "tax reform", and whether that might be the vehicle for the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act that we are working on with our partners in the beer and spirits sectors. Happily, we ...

Former Executive Director of Sonoma County Vintners Brings Influence, Expertise to Wine Business Education and Activities Rohnert Park, California - The Wine Business Institute (WBI) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today announced the appointment of Honore Comfort as Wine Business ...

We live in an era of gadgets. Research shows that 94% of people have their cellphone within arm’s reach at all times, consumers are shopping on tablets while watching television, and more email is opened on mobile devices than a ...

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 & 5, 2017 ~ 11AM – 4PM EACH DAY Tickets on Sale NOW Wine & Food Affair ~ Tasting Along the Wine Road is the premier event for Wine Road – Northern Sonoma County! Join us for a weekend ...

Wine Equipment Sales Representative, Bottling Sales Specialist, Administrative Assistant, Client/Membership Services Coordinator, Shone Farm Sales & Marketing Coordinator, Events & Marketing Coordinator, Customer Service Representative, General Manager, Northwest Technical Sales Representative, National Retail Sales Manager, Full Time Wine Educator, ...


EDITION: September 21, 2017

The North Bay Business Journal will honor exceptional wine and for the first time spirits and beer industry leaders and suppliers in the North Bay in a special publication and will be recognized at an awards celebration November 28th. In ...

Verallia Portugal presents an advertising campaign showcasing some of its traditional markets. Each bottle is depicted in an environment suggestive of the features of the product contained. The bottle itself is dressed with a symbolic accessory. For&...

Are you ready for Harvest? Has your pump stopped working, does your pump not have enough power for your increased production? Do you need more storage tanks for the larger quantity of juice produced?? Criveller has several pumps and storage ...

  In response to multiple client calls from the Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo regions, we want to remind all of our clients that early detection of laccase activity in fruit enables early intervention, minimizing oxidative damage to juice and ...

Wine in a can is not new, but the quality inside the can is. Quality now drives the growth of the canned wine category and consumers are responding. Meet the Speakers Jennifer Leitman SVP, Marketing / Francis Ford Coppola Winery Q: ...

See the superlative flexibility of the OMSO ServoBottle in production: from glass bottles for spirits to small plastic vials for cosmetics, the ServoBottle offers the widest range of materials and sizes. The user-friendliness of the machine allows the operator to ...

Join R.F. Macdonald for the Northern CA Facilities Expo in Hayward, CA for information on boiler systems, pump systems and services/training for your industry.  September 20-21, 2017 R.F. MacDonald Co. 25920 Eden Landing Rd, Hayward, California 94545 This event meets ...

  OrderPort is pleased to highlight our updated wine club management system. A new, easier to use interface and increased functionality makes running wine club both efficient and enjoyable. Both wineries and customers now have increased capabilities and flexibility when ...

Your brand new Global Market Report is here. Courtesy of Ciatti. It now seems certain that 2017 harvest volumes in France, Spain and Italy have been significantly pegged-back by drought/unprecedented heat. Picking windows got compacted in a race to the ...

Supervisor’s Toolkit I: Supervisory Fundamentals November 1 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Location: Finley Community Center, Santa Rosa Fee: $495 (+ $25 workbook fee) Register by emailing info@personnelperspective.com Whether you were recently promoted or have been supervising people for years, this workshop is ...

By Elizabeth Hans McCrone “We have to understand this … that in 25 years, there won’t be people alive who have lived without it.” So predicts Monika Elling, CEO and Founder of Foundations Marketing Group (FMG), a strategic communications and brand ...

Date: Tuesday, September 26 Time: 9am - 10am(PT) 'Wine Club Superstar: A Profile of Success' What do wine club superstars do to grow their clubs? Join us to hear the secrets of our panel of wine club managers. Take away ...

One of the things I like most about the work I do is that it involves a fair amount of research on different topics. I use the information I find to create handouts at seminars and for my weekly blogs. ...

LAFFORT®, Botrytis and Mildew infection in the vineyard The two most common fungal-related issues in Californian vineyards during harvest are the presence of Powdery Mildew and Botrytis cinerea. Downy Mildew has been seen in very isolated areas during the 2017 ...

Earthbind Stabilization for Secondary Roads When we topically apply or shallow inject our EarthBind™ Products into the top 2-3 inches of roads, you get road stabilization with dust control at no additional charge. This is all at a fraction of ...

  Topic Description Includes Trial Tasting Wine in a can is not new, but the quality inside the can is. Quality now drives the growth of the canned wine category and consumers are responding. This panel will feature industry experts already ...

With thousands of own label brands already on the shelf, it is hard to make a difference or stand out with a new one.  Here are our Top 10 tips to make sure your next private label is a success. 1 ...

I’m a small business owner for the first time in my life and I must say, over the past year I’ve learned a lot. I don’t sleep much (I’m working on that) and I assume that ...

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

NEW!   DTC WebTracks ™ CustomTraining Modules--Build a custom sales training road map for yourself or your staff to cater to unique job requirements, variable skill sets and personal career interests.  Each training module is integrated into a ...

One of the key issues is "tax reform", and whether that might be the vehicle for the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act that we are working on with our partners in the beer and spirits sectors. Happily, we ...

Former Executive Director of Sonoma County Vintners Brings Influence, Expertise to Wine Business Education and Activities Rohnert Park, California - The Wine Business Institute (WBI) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today announced the appointment of Honore Comfort as Wine Business ...

For a limited time, Hawk Aerial is offering free trials of its Leafroll Disease Detection and RedVine Index maps. Leafroll Disease Detection maps have scientifically proven accuracy of over 95%. Read published research here.   RedVine Index maps identify grapevines showing red-leaf ...

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 & 5, 2017 ~ 11AM – 4PM EACH DAY Tickets on Sale NOW Wine & Food Affair ~ Tasting Along the Wine Road is the premier event for Wine Road – Northern Sonoma County! Join us for a weekend ...

Wine Equipment Sales Representative, Bottling Sales Specialist, Administrative Assistant, Client/Membership Services Coordinator, Shone Farm Sales & Marketing Coordinator, Events & Marketing Coordinator, Customer Service Representative, General Manager, Northwest Technical Sales Representative, National Retail Sales Manager, Full Time Wine Educator, ...

If you didn’t love wine, you wouldn’t be reading this, but how much do you really know about it? Sommeliers are often compared to tarot card readers, soothsayers, and other alternative sciences. After all, how can ...

Winery production areas face heavy wear from forklift traffic, organic acids, and caustic chemicals. In addition, thermal shock and thermal cycling from hot water washdowns can significantly diminish the life of a floor in this environment. Poured-in-place, high-impact resistant, urethane ...