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EDITION: August 14, 2019

The North Bay Business Journal will honor exceptional wine, spirits and beer industry leaders and suppliers in the North Bay in a special publication and at an awards celebration. Nominations are accepted for the following categories through September 9: Wine award ...

Methoxypyrazines (MP) are aromatic compounds with a very low perception threshold that confer unpleasant scents such as “herbaceous notes” and “green pepper”.They are often present in phenolically unripe grapes and more evident in varieties such ...

With 140 years' experience of developing oenology LAMOTHE-ABIET is inspired by tradition to imagine the future. We are now available in North America through the distribution of Bucher Vaslin North America. Our mission is to provide winemakers with reliable, effective and ...

Since 2007, Vintrace has been supporting hundreds of estate wineries and custom crush facilities with a state-of-the-art software management system that allows them to accurately track data and manage a multitude of other business issues central to successful winemaking on a ...

Introducing the US Conica 750ml PLU. Contact us today for more information! Bottle/finish specs available upon request. Ware is available packed 12pk/case-THANK YOU FOR SHARING WITH YOUR TEAM-

Criveller California is excited to announce our new Account Executive Jimmy Clement.  Jimmy began his career in the late 90’s at Capital Wine & Beverage in Columbia, SC and most recently worked at Ste. Michelle Wine Estates as their Business ...

How do you stake your claim on the shelf?  And get more attention than your competition? Upscale 3-dimensional labels are the next generation in complicated decoration. More impactful than flat or embossed paper labels, dimensional labels guarantee your product will ...

The addition of fermentation tannins during primary fermentation or at maceration takes advantage of the unique conditions of this stage of winemaking to provide many benefits. Using StellarTan F as a sacrificial tannin provides several key advantages to help ...

We've loaded the bases with:Our Booth #33 (see the map below for our location)A winning demo of our new label materials and latest solutionsA Major League entry for the People's Choice Awards, with the hope you'll ...

AROMA IS CRITICAL Alexandre Schmitt, known as the “Nose of Bordeaux,” can precisely identify the aromas of more than 1,500 compounds. As one of the world’s foremost olfactory experts, he travels the globe training winemakers, sommeliers and other industry professionals ...

Printing and applying brilliant, full-color product labels on-demand is fast, easy and affordable with LX-Series Color Label Printers and AP-Series Label Applicators from Primera.Wineries and vineyards of all sizes enjoy the flexibility and convenience of using LX-Series Color Label ...

R.F. MacDonald Co. begins special price promotion for Warren Rupp Sandpiper flapper valve & ball valve pumps before grape crush begins.   R.F. MacDonald Co. Pump Price Promotion  

The Wine Industry Network (WIN) hosted the 3rd Annual North Coast Wine & Weed Symposium on August 8th at the Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country in Santa Rosa, CA.  Professionals from the cannabis and wine industries came together again to ...

ERBSLÖH BENTONITE & CARBON PRODUCTS NOW AVAILABLE Scott Laboratories is excited to offer a new range of bentonite and activated carbon from Erbslöh, a leading producer of bentonite and activated carbon products for wine. ...

As my grandpa always used to say, it never hurts to learn something more than once. Today we wanted to bring you a short review on the initial differences between oak barrels and steel barrels when it comes to aging ...

Check out our latest addition to our TBC2 product line. This unit is designed to accommodate both 300 liter and 225 liter barrels. This washer is also equipped with Aaqua tools brand high pressure wash nozzles and fully automated rolling and indexing ...

Mantanzas Creek winemaker Marcia Torres Forno took a moment to share with World Cooperage her thoughts on barrels, their role in winemaking and the importance of a strong partnership between winemaker and cooperage. Enjoy! 

“Rain is falling hardly anywhere pertinent to the wine industry”, we wrote in the August 2018 issue of the Global Report, and a year on we can report similar. While water reserves are finally receiving replenishment in the Western ...

Free Flow Wines are betting big on the continued growth of alternative sustainable wine packaging with an investment of around $10 million in a new state-of the-art 58,000 square foot facility in Sonoma. The facility is designed from the ground up to ...

Give Your Wine A Smooth Ride In Concrete Tanks with Embedded Glyol Temperature Control.Showcases Sonoma Cast Stone ExpertiseWith our system, the glycol tubing is placed out of sight within the concrete walls. It does not interfere with cleaning, and ...

This is NOT new:  You want your wine to lose the smoke flavors/aromas without being heated, vacuumed, disassembled, subjected to high pressure, or otherwise abused. You can have what you want. And it is 25% (min) off for work ...

Its that time of year again, the heat index is up, the fruit is almost perfect, and you’re getting your Harvest plans underway. Is your crush pad ready? Do you have a plan when something stops working and ...

Come visit REDBACK BOOTS at booth MC 85 at the  WORLD DAIRY EXPO in Madison, Wisconsin From October 1st though October 5th, 2019! 

We are proud to introduce our newest pouch for slushies!  You asked and we answered with this awesome new offering.  Check it out here: https://astrapouch-na.com/product/astropaq-1-5l-slushy/ 

Marketers today know that they need successful marketing tactics to attract and close customers - but identifying, developing and planning a marketing strategy can be daunting. Ask yourself the following questions to help identify if you need to reevaluate your ...

Luxembourg (Thursday, August 1, 2019) — Californian wine brand Böen, part of Copper Cane Wines & Provisions by Joseph Wagner, announces itself as the first United States wine brand to deploy Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology to date. On August 1...

#1 Insufficient or Inadequate Picking EquipmentWhether hand-picking or by machine, having the right and enough picking equipment is key to not only ensuring your fruit can be harvested in time but also that it will retain its quality. Buckets or bins ...

Findings reveal top strategies for managing economic and regulatory shiftsRohnert Park, CA – The Wine Business Institute in the School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University today announced new research findings from a study on the influence ...

Since 1949, the Work Training Center, Inc. (WTC) headquartered in Chico, CA, has been helping people with developmental disabilities improve their lives through independent work projects and leisure activities.Over the decades the organization grew from a volunteer staff of one ...

Tasting Room Host/Associate, Tasting Room Concierge, Sales Director, Sales - Agricultural, Sales & Outreach Coordinator, Tasting Room Lead, Purchaser/Warehouse/Sales ... www.WineIndustry.Jobs

From the desk of Karissa Moreno, Client Solutions & Product Specialist at InnoVintAt InnoVint, we strive to deliver the best experience to our winery software clients. This experience includes everything from interacting directly with team members to how our software ...

Ben Parsons, Owner and Winemaker at Infinite Monkey Theorem, discusses his experience canning wine and how the Ska Fabricating depalletizer improved his businesses.


EDITION: August 19, 2019

Back in December 2018, a petition was received by the Standards Board to put in place regulations that would protPhoto by Marcus Kauffman on Unsplashect workers from wildfire smoke before the 2019 wildfire season.This new emergency regulation will be in effect ...

Since 2007, Vintrace has been supporting hundreds of estate wineries and custom crush facilities with a state-of-the-art software management system that allows them to accurately track data and manage a multitude of other business issues central to successful winemaking on a ...

The Wine Industry Network (WIN) hosted the 3rd Annual North Coast Wine & Weed Symposium on August 8th at the Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country in Santa Rosa, CA.  Professionals from the cannabis and wine industries came together again to ...

Novato and Sonoma based SolarCraft, a leading North Bay solar installer for over 35 years, recently completed the installation of a 148.5 kW DC solar system at Christ the King Catholic School in Pleasant Hill, CA.  The system is designed to ...

California’s growing areas have experienced normal levels of heat and sunshine over the past month which has helped vine development move forward at a good pace. Development is still perhaps 10 days to two weeks behind normal timing – ...

By Dawn Dolan While the 3rd Annual Wine & Weed Symposium offered ideas to both camps on how to work together, utilizing marketing strategies, and integrating more women into the ranks, the critical piece of information that many in the ...

Webinar by: Dr. Mark Greenspan of Advanced Viticulture and Christopher Dunagan from Naviz AnalyticsThursday 8/15/19 8:30AM Pacific TimeWhy does Napa and Sonoma Cabernet fruit command some of the world's highest prices? Learn about the best practices for Vineyard Water Stress ...

Global Stabilization is announcing that Broderick General Engineering of Sonoma is now a certified Earthbind® application company for the Redwood Region of California. Road stabilization, asphalt regeneration dust abatement all with an environmentally compliant product that provides excellent performance. ...

Marketers today know that they need successful marketing tactics to attract and close customers - but identifying, developing and planning a marketing strategy can be daunting. Ask yourself the following questions to help identify if you need to reevaluate your ...

Growers around the world work hard to provide for society's food and textile needs, and they require many resources to do so. The goal of sustainable agriculture is to meet society's present needs without compromising future generations ability to do ...

Spec to spec, Trident Deer Fence and TENAX Deer Fence seem virtually similar: 10-20 year lifespan; 650-1400 pound breaking strength; and approximately 1.77" x 1.97" mesh dimensions. So, what separates Trident Fence from TENAX Fence? After all, they both offer ...

Tasting Room Concierge, Welder for Wine Industry Supplier, Sales Director, Tasting Room Lead, Brand Representative/Broker... www.WineIndustryJobs

5,000 square feet and is located in the “Brewing District” and the growing winery presence in Windsor, CA. Amenities include rollup door, full kitchen, large breakroom, private offices, restrooms with showers and much, much more!This space is perfect ...

Every year in California alone, vintners and farmers lose millions of dollars to birds feeding on their grapes, seeds, and crops. Veraison is a particularly difficult time for vineyards. Grapes are at their most vulnerable when they are approaching their ...


EDITION: August 14, 2019

The North Bay Business Journal will honor exceptional wine, spirits and beer industry leaders and suppliers in the North Bay in a special publication and at an awards celebration. Nominations are accepted for the following categories through September 9: Wine award ...

There are thousands of statistics out there regarding the effectiveness of video marketing and they all come to the same basic conclusion - it works. There are several different categories of videos and the trick is to know where and ...

Since 2007, Vintrace has been supporting hundreds of estate wineries and custom crush facilities with a state-of-the-art software management system that allows them to accurately track data and manage a multitude of other business issues central to successful winemaking on a ...

Introducing the US Conica 750ml PLU. Contact us today for more information! Bottle/finish specs available upon request. Ware is available packed 12pk/case-THANK YOU FOR SHARING WITH YOUR TEAM-

How do you stake your claim on the shelf?  And get more attention than your competition? Upscale 3-dimensional labels are the next generation in complicated decoration. More impactful than flat or embossed paper labels, dimensional labels guarantee your product will ...

We've loaded the bases with:Our Booth #33 (see the map below for our location)A winning demo of our new label materials and latest solutionsA Major League entry for the People's Choice Awards, with the hope you'll ...

AROMA IS CRITICAL Alexandre Schmitt, known as the “Nose of Bordeaux,” can precisely identify the aromas of more than 1,500 compounds. As one of the world’s foremost olfactory experts, he travels the globe training winemakers, sommeliers and other industry professionals ...

Printing and applying brilliant, full-color product labels on-demand is fast, easy and affordable with LX-Series Color Label Printers and AP-Series Label Applicators from Primera.Wineries and vineyards of all sizes enjoy the flexibility and convenience of using LX-Series Color Label ...

The Wine Industry Network (WIN) hosted the 3rd Annual North Coast Wine & Weed Symposium on August 8th at the Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country in Santa Rosa, CA.  Professionals from the cannabis and wine industries came together again to ...

The Innovation by Coutale Sommelier is the most cost-effective corkscrew in the Coutale Sommelier collection. As a part of the Coutale Sommelier France collection the Innovation is a  workhorse of a corkscrew. A manual double lever, stainless steel body, and ...

We are thrilled to announce that WineDirect has successfully completed a comprehensive third-party accessibility audit certifying that our ecommerce tools meet the accessibility standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).> Learn more in our latest blog post ...

“Rain is falling hardly anywhere pertinent to the wine industry”, we wrote in the August 2018 issue of the Global Report, and a year on we can report similar. While water reserves are finally receiving replenishment in the Western ...

Free Flow Wines are betting big on the continued growth of alternative sustainable wine packaging with an investment of around $10 million in a new state-of the-art 58,000 square foot facility in Sonoma. The facility is designed from the ground up to ...

THURSDAY, August 15th | 9am-12pm (PST)ONLINE with a live trainer!In this combo training, we will give your team members a thorough understanding of the sales process, and instill confidence in them to ask for the sale each and ...

Ready to change how people visit and experience wine country?Wine Routes gives wine lovers access to detailed winery profiles, interactive wines and tastings, and fully integrated navigation tools. Claim your winery to get started and see how Wine Routes ...

I was glancing through tweets over the weekend and came across this one by British wine writer Jamie Goode ( (@jamiegoode, wineanorak.com): “We become attached to the rules we have learned – and this can be a ...

We are proud to introduce our newest pouch for slushies!  You asked and we answered with this awesome new offering.  Check it out here: https://astrapouch-na.com/product/astropaq-1-5l-slushy/ 

Marketers today know that they need successful marketing tactics to attract and close customers - but identifying, developing and planning a marketing strategy can be daunting. Ask yourself the following questions to help identify if you need to reevaluate your ...

Luxembourg (Thursday, August 1, 2019) — Californian wine brand Böen, part of Copper Cane Wines & Provisions by Joseph Wagner, announces itself as the first United States wine brand to deploy Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology to date. On August 1...

The holiday season is rapidly approaching!Now is the time to prepare and order your wine gift boxes to guarantee you will be in stock for your upcoming holiday gifting purposes.Our folding gift boxes are both attractive ...

If you’re a restauranteur, bartender, mixologist or retail store owner, your strive to wow your customers with the best products. The best cocktails. The best wines. After all, that’s what keeps them coming back.What if ...

Your wine is amazing, unique and delicious. Your guests are discerning and deserve something truly special to complement your exceptional wines.   We have a tasty way to increase your wine sales and help retain your wine club members!   Our Wine ...

Wine-A-Rita has been offering drink mixes for over 14 years to the wine industry.  We are a perfect match for wineries, we don't sell to big box stores, like Sam's or Walmart.  Earn a hefty 85% profit when ...

Findings reveal top strategies for managing economic and regulatory shiftsRohnert Park, CA – The Wine Business Institute in the School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University today announced new research findings from a study on the influence ...

Millennials tend to receive a lot of attention from marketers. They’re young, they’re earning more and they’re often brand loyal. But what about the generation just below them? Generation Z—those in their ...

Since 1949, the Work Training Center, Inc. (WTC) headquartered in Chico, CA, has been helping people with developmental disabilities improve their lives through independent work projects and leisure activities.Over the decades the organization grew from a volunteer staff of one ...

Tasting Room Host/Associate, Tasting Room Concierge, Sales Director, Sales - Agricultural, Sales & Outreach Coordinator, Tasting Room Lead, Purchaser/Warehouse/Sales ... www.WineIndustry.Jobs

Guest post for Outshinery by Tim Smith, founder and creative chief of Wily Knight Productions It’s been a busy day. You get home, desperate to steal a couple of minutes to yourself and jump on YouTube to escape. But ...

People have transformed how they live, work, shop & play. Businesses need to adapt. We're diving into the top digital trends of 2019 and the 5 thinks your brand should focus on for the remainder of the year. In July, ...


EDITION: August 15, 2019

The North Bay Business Journal will honor exceptional wine, spirits and beer industry leaders and suppliers in the North Bay in a special publication and at an awards celebration. Nominations are accepted for the following categories through September 9: Wine award ...

Back in December 2018, a petition was received by the Standards Board to put in place regulations that would protPhoto by Marcus Kauffman on Unsplashect workers from wildfire smoke before the 2019 wildfire season.This new emergency regulation will be in effect ...

Since 2007, Vintrace has been supporting hundreds of estate wineries and custom crush facilities with a state-of-the-art software management system that allows them to accurately track data and manage a multitude of other business issues central to successful winemaking on a ...

Seismic Brewing Company’s recently completed taproom fits perfectly with the vision of sustainability, local community and high quality. Located in the Barlow, this 4,041 SF space creates an open, inviting ambiance for craft beer lovers. The interior features windows ...

Criveller California is excited to announce our new Account Executive Jimmy Clement.  Jimmy began his career in the late 90’s at Capital Wine & Beverage in Columbia, SC and most recently worked at Ste. Michelle Wine Estates as their Business ...

Top 5 Lessons Learned from WBM Tasting Room Survey & CellarPass 2019 Hospitality Presentation We’ve all read the Wine Business Monthly’s 2019 Tasting Room Survey, right? The report only provides a glimpse into what’s hot ...

R.F. MacDonald Co. begins special price promotion for Warren Rupp Sandpiper flapper valve & ball valve pumps before grape crush begins.   R.F. MacDonald Co. Pump Price Promotion  

There are many things a business valuation will tell you, but one item of critical importance to a business owner will be missing: the amount a buyer will actually pay for your business.Why? There are many reasons.One reason ...

The Wine Industry Network (WIN) hosted the 3rd Annual North Coast Wine & Weed Symposium on August 8th at the Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country in Santa Rosa, CA.  Professionals from the cannabis and wine industries came together again to ...

Check out our latest addition to our TBC2 product line. This unit is designed to accommodate both 300 liter and 225 liter barrels. This washer is also equipped with Aaqua tools brand high pressure wash nozzles and fully automated rolling and indexing ...

We are thrilled to announce that WineDirect has successfully completed a comprehensive third-party accessibility audit certifying that our ecommerce tools meet the accessibility standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).> Learn more in our latest blog post ...

Novato and Sonoma based SolarCraft, a leading North Bay solar installer for over 35 years, recently completed the installation of a 148.5 kW DC solar system at Christ the King Catholic School in Pleasant Hill, CA.  The system is designed to ...

“Rain is falling hardly anywhere pertinent to the wine industry”, we wrote in the August 2018 issue of the Global Report, and a year on we can report similar. While water reserves are finally receiving replenishment in the Western ...

As mentioned in our previous post on budgeting for your Capital Project, it is often thought that “unforeseen” costs inevitably push projects over budget. However, the costs are typically less “unforeseen” and more “overlooked.&...

The Inclusive Workplace: Unpacking Unconscious Bias and Microaggressions August 22 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am Petaluma, CAThis seminar focuses on how to move diversity and inclusion conversations beyond compliance, check-boxes, and legal requirements on into conversations focused on belonging, psychological safety, trust, ...

Free Flow Wines are betting big on the continued growth of alternative sustainable wine packaging with an investment of around $10 million in a new state-of the-art 58,000 square foot facility in Sonoma. The facility is designed from the ground up to ...

THURSDAY, August 15th | 9am-12pm (PST)ONLINE with a live trainer!In this combo training, we will give your team members a thorough understanding of the sales process, and instill confidence in them to ask for the sale each and ...

I was glancing through tweets over the weekend and came across this one by British wine writer Jamie Goode ( (@jamiegoode, wineanorak.com): “We become attached to the rules we have learned – and this can be a ...

Webinar by: Dr. Mark Greenspan of Advanced Viticulture and Christopher Dunagan from Naviz AnalyticsThursday 8/15/19 8:30AM Pacific TimeWhy does Napa and Sonoma Cabernet fruit command some of the world's highest prices? Learn about the best practices for Vineyard Water Stress ...

The Wine Industry Shares Most Information Unlike most of the business world, there's a sense in the wine business that sharing is part of community, and your neighbor is part of your support mechanism. They are not a ...

Its that time of year again, the heat index is up, the fruit is almost perfect, and you’re getting your Harvest plans underway. Is your crush pad ready? Do you have a plan when something stops working and ...

Global Stabilization is announcing that Broderick General Engineering of Sonoma is now a certified Earthbind® application company for the Redwood Region of California. Road stabilization, asphalt regeneration dust abatement all with an environmentally compliant product that provides excellent performance. ...

Marketers today know that they need successful marketing tactics to attract and close customers - but identifying, developing and planning a marketing strategy can be daunting. Ask yourself the following questions to help identify if you need to reevaluate your ...

Luxembourg (Thursday, August 1, 2019) — Californian wine brand Böen, part of Copper Cane Wines & Provisions by Joseph Wagner, announces itself as the first United States wine brand to deploy Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology to date. On August 1...

If you’re a restauranteur, bartender, mixologist or retail store owner, your strive to wow your customers with the best products. The best cocktails. The best wines. After all, that’s what keeps them coming back.What if ...

Since 1949, the Work Training Center, Inc. (WTC) headquartered in Chico, CA, has been helping people with developmental disabilities improve their lives through independent work projects and leisure activities.Over the decades the organization grew from a volunteer staff of one ...

Tasting Room Host/Associate, Tasting Room Concierge, Sales Director, Sales - Agricultural, Sales & Outreach Coordinator, Tasting Room Lead, Purchaser/Warehouse/Sales ... www.WineIndustry.Jobs

From the desk of Karissa Moreno, Client Solutions & Product Specialist at InnoVintAt InnoVint, we strive to deliver the best experience to our winery software clients. This experience includes everything from interacting directly with team members to how our software ...

Hiring a contracting company can be a gamble, but not when you choose Sierra View. We make it our mission to have open communication and transparency throughout the whole process. Our excellent track record speaks for itself.Learn more on ...

Figure on a time line of one year. That’s right, one year. Maybe more.We’re approaching mid-August. It may be tempting to think that you could order a new generator and swap it in before the ...