Ask any Napa Valley business owners their biggest challenge and they'll almost certainly respond by lamenting over finding, hiring and keeping qualified staff ... The idea that increasing tourism numbers has no upper limit is being questioned globally by destinations inundated with rapid and massive increases in visitation rates fueled by the expanding world population, increasing numbers of the middle class and cheaper travel.
The September issue of the Wine Analytics Report features the third annual Top 10 U.S. Wine Distributors list, which is based on proprietary data from the Wines Vines Analytics' Distributor Market Service. The rankings are based wholly on distributors' wine business and not their entire beverage alcohol portfolios
ShipCompliant announces two product offerings, License Management and Delivery Experience, the latter as a newly unbundled tool. We've incorporated customer feedback in developing these standalone solutions-creating more options to cater to emerging and growing organizations of all sizes and budgets
Jessica Kollhoff has been named director of hospitality and direct sales, and Kasey Martin joins the company as wine club and member services director. Both Kollhoff and Martin operate out of J. Lohr's Paso Robles facilities.
The spirits market's fastest-growing labels appear to be maintaining their strong momentum as the busiest selling period of the year gets underway. Of the 30 spirits labels to earn Impact "Hot Brand" awards earlier this year, 23 have posted double-digit growth in control states in the year-to-date through July. Control states account for around 23% of total U.S. spirits sales
Wonderful is the name of the new concept launched by Wine Paris to showcase environmental schemes and initiatives by its exhibitors and the industry at large. Emphasising that there are 30 environmental certifications around the world, the show intends to help stakeholders find their way around. For the next exhibition, Wonderful will be rolled out via a dedicated itinerary through the show to flag up exhibitors farming organically or in the switch-over phase, biodynamically (Biodyvin and Demeter) or under certifications such as HVE, ISO 14001, CSR and ISO 26 000. The show will also organise a Wonderful day focusing on the commercial challenges of wines committed to an environmental scheme through a wide variety of events including conferences, workshops and round-table debates.
The spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, first showed up in the United States five years ago, right here in Berks County, Pa. Nobody knows exactly how it got here. Most likely, some eggs hitched a ride across the Pacific on a shipping container
All trends are subject to change. As recently as last summer, it felt like nothing could dethrone rosé wine as the ultimate summer tipple. Then 2019 came along, and everything changed with the arrival of White Claw Summer