December 9, 2013
ST. HELENA — Marketers of wine should be prepared for the full arrival of “Millennial” generation consumers at drinking age in the next two years, surging adoption of Internet retail sales and increasing understanding of “core” consumers as imbibers of fine beer and spirits as well as wine, according to a major tracker of wine consumer trends.
January 16, 2012
Two new tightly focused American Viticultural Areas budded in the North Coast last week. Effective Jan. 13, the U.S. Trade & Tax Bureau established AVAs for Coombsville in southern Napa Valley and for Fort Ross-Seaview in western Sonoma County. … In other U.S. Trade & Tax Bureau news, the agency published a notice and requestion for comments in the Federal Register on Dec. 27 on proposed changes to the Certificate of Label Approval (COLA) form. … WineForce Consulting Partners is a relatively new North Coast wine marketing advisory. … St. Helena-based Wine Opinions (www.wineopinions.com) will be offering omnibus surveys of its wine trade and consumer panels, starting in February.
December 13, 2010
NORTH COAST – Barring a worsened U.S. economy, the sales environment for North Coast fine wines could brighten further in 2011 after showings early signs of improvement this year.
November 22, 2010
Community Health Clinic hired Tanir Ami as chief executive officer of Napa County’s only nonprofit health clinic on Nov. 15.