Industry Roundtable: Consulting Winemakers
Consultants provide a way for wineries to bring in expertise when and where they need it.
by Lance Cutler
Nov 2013 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
If you want to start a winery with the goal of making truly great wine, there are a few things that are necessary. First, you need to source a distinguished vineyard that will provide top-flight fruit. You need to have the proper equipment to produce your desired style of wine, and more and more, you need to hire a wine consultant. In California and most of the West Coast, wine consultants are a relatively recent addition to the formula. In the 1970s and 1980s, people were starting wineries w...
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