"Our goal was to reach and educate wine influencers across the country and we believe this app literally has something for everyone. Its tongue-in-cheek humor also does a great job of portraying the personality of our industry. "
According to a recent Morgan Stanley report quoted by news website Business Insider, global wine production has reached its lowest level in 40 years - which hints that in the near future wine supplies may be insufficient to meet demand.
The state of American sparkling wine continues on the trajectory it has been following: The serious are getting seriouser - while still often remaining an astonishing value - the dry versions are getting drier and more focused, and the sweet wines are getting sweeter and more market-driven.
The new partnership, announced Thursday by nonprofit Washington Wine Country, waives vehicle rental drop-off fees for those who fly into Yakima, Pasco or Walla Walla, rent a Hertz vehicle, then drive it to one of the other two airports to fly home.
It's a distinctive addition to Minnesota commerce, one that contributed $59 million to the state's economy in 2011 alone. The amount of grapes Minnesota grows is increasing, especially since 2006's introduction of the Marquette red variety to the landscape.
Jon Reed, vice president and general manager for biotech giant Genentech in Vacaville - which just recently announced it would add 200 jobs - will be a presenter at the Nov. 8 Impact Solano conference in Fairfield.
Regardless of whether your wine business is large or small, your brand is undoubtedly important to your success. After all, the best chardonnay in California will be less valuable if no one knows who is selling it.
The wine industry is "preventing" the average consumer from fully "understanding and liking" wine as it has no idea how to communicate with them, according to Tim Hanni MW speaking at the Digital Wine Communications Conference this weekend.
When I am not stoking my schadenfreude by deconstructing wedding announcements in the Sunday New York Times, or sharpening my math skills by tallying factual errors in the Napa Register, I often expand my social horizons by reading Paul Franson's NapaLife, a newsletter describing the full spectrum of happenings in the Napa Valley.