July 31, 2014
Most who enjoy adult beverages don’t confine themselves to one particular type of drink. A craft beer or hard cider on a hot day, cocktails on Friday evening with friends and a fine wine with dinner at a good restaurant all have their place in contemporary lifestyles.
That said, do the makers and distributors of these products find themselves competing with one another for the same market share or struggling to define themselves as the one consistent beverage of choice?
Not so, according to industry experts who are tracking trends and working to establish best practices in an increasingly crowded marketplace. It appears that as competition becomes stiffer, wine, beer, spirits, and now hard cider groups are finding more, not less, benefit in sharing their stories.
April 30, 2014
Less than three years ago, the Santa Rosa-based, North Coast Wine Industry Trade Show & Conference was just an idea, but after its second year; it had become the second largest wine industry trade show in the country.
This year’s event will take place on Dec. 4 and will once again be held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa. There will be six educational tracts, up from four last year, focusing on wine production, sales, marketing and viticulture.
In 2013 more than 3,200 people attended the trade show and conference, up 30 percent from the previous year, and the goal for 2014 is to jump attendance by another thousand.
December 9, 2013
The Wine Industry Network’s WINnovation Awards were created to recognize the wine industry’s most innovative companies and service professionals.
The goal, said WIN President George Christie, is to celebrate the spirit of creativity and leadership, and to honor companies and individuals that are using or have developed products and practices that fall into categories such as technologically advanced, environmentally sustainable, socially responsible, and are a positive contribution toward the advancement of the North American Wine Industry.
October 30, 2013
On Dec. 5 the second annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo will take place at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Driven by the success of the inaugural event in 2012, the trade show and conference has expanded from 180 to nearly 300 exhibitors this year.
The latest products and services will be displayed on the trade show floor and attendees also have the option to attend four different conference sessions.
The sessions will focus on wine production, viticulture, finance, and sales and marketing will also be available.
September 2, 2013
The North Bay Business Journal is accepting nominations for its inaugural Wine Industry Awards to be made in conjunction with the second annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo later this year.
May 20, 2013
Carlile Winery & Vineyards has outgrown its Santa Rosa custom-winemaking facility, so it is sort of swapping places with Windsor-based Robert Mueller Winery.
Spelletich Family Wine Company of Napa Valley is moving its operations into 16,180 square feet in the Napa Valley Commons business park in south Napa to fulfill its need for expansion. That’s more than twice the amount of space at its previous location.
Windsor-based Inman Family Wines, maker of Russian River Valley pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot gris wines, hired Mike Sai as marketing director and promoted Michelle Berger to director of direct to consumer sales.
The second North Coast Wine Industry Expo is still seven months away, but organizers say they are more than two-thirds toward the goal of tripling the number of registered vendors.
August 20, 2012
Wine Industry Network, a 4-year-old Healdsburg-based online wine industry business-to-business marketplace with more than 350 members is organizing the North Coast Wine Industry Expo to be held Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Australia-based Treasury Wine Estates on Wednesday announced John Grant, once head of what was then called Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, to the top spot in the Napa-based Beringer Brand Business Unit.
April 25, 2011
Cliff Lede’s Breggo Cellars purchased Savoy Vineyard, a 52-acre pinot noir and chardonnay property in Mendocino County’s Anderson Valley. Fruit for the single-vineyard Breggo brand comes from the property. … Pinot noir producer Kosta Browne is expanding in Sebastopol, moving from one former apple processing plant to another. … In the April 11 issue, the Business Journal asked panelists of the April 28 Wine Industry Conference about trends in mergers and acquisitions and in direct sales and social media. Panelist Bill Foley, founder of Foley Family Wines, now provides his insights. … The Hess Collection in Napa gave a $10,000 grant each to The Land Trust of Napa County and the Napa County Student & Landowner Education and Watershed Stewardship program (SLEWS). … The Napa Valley Vintners trade group is set to arrive in mainland China with 40 vintners from the county on a weeklong trade mission, including stops in Shanghai and Beijing to meet wine trade representatives, media, targeted consumers and political leaders. … Wine People notes
September 28, 2009
HEALDSBURG – Two wine marketing consultants are launching a business-to-business Internet site they believe will give wineries, winegrape growers, suppliers and service providers a more informative, targeted virtual venue for finding each other.
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