On Tuesday morning of this week, Wine Business Monthly and Silicon Valley Bank will be hosting a live video conference on Tasting Rooms, CRM, Direct Sales, and Wine Clubs. We've had over 500 wineries participate in the survey and found some really interesting information that you can use to benchmark your own winery's performance. Its being offered gratis and I hope you can join in.
In Napa County, vintners and growers trade groups are concerned about a coalescing county climate action plan (countyofnapa.org/CAP) that includes specific numerical targets for greenhouse gas reduction.
The Delta Plan recommends improved efficiency, more storage, the development of other local water supplies, protection of Delta farmlands and communities, and the improvement of Delta levees. It will also incorporate as state law the yet to be completed Bay Delta Conservation Plan.
Although Napa County has filed three lawsuits against local wineries in recent months regarding permit compliance, these cases do not represent a campaign against vintners, county officials said this week.
It was like Armaggedon in LCBO stores across the province on Thursday and that's exactly what the spin masters wanted to see. Everyone waited with bated breath while being told "talks are continuing in hopes of averting the strike, but if no deal is reached then the strike is on as of 12:01 a.m. Friday." Yikes.
Sainsbury's, a UK-based firm with chain of supermarkets, plans to double the sales of low-alcohol wines in the country by 2020 to meet the growing demand and to follow government's Responsibility Deal.
Delegates at Harpers' California Summit on June 4 will be able to get exclusive insights into how the big Californian wine brands are promoting their products, thanks to analysis of promotional activity by brand-tracking specialists Brand View.
Influential critics have long played an important role in our discovery of many of life's pleasures but are noticeably absent from others. Ardent fans of the movies, theater, literature and other areas of interest often look to familiar and trusted critics for guidance in unearthing new products and adventures as they emerge.
A pro-development group in Smith County has started collecting the required number of signatures on petitions to place limited beer and wine sales on the November ballot for the current boundaries of Smith County JP 4.
The California Association of Winegrape Growers says the bill, AB 263, threatens a business with the loss of all licenses and authorizes a $10,000 penalty per employee for any retaliation or discrimination.