Special Coverage: Wine Industry Conference 2017

Rise of machines to help North Coast vineyard labor shortage

North Coast winegrape growers this year are busy doing more work in the vineyard at a time of fewer farm workers available for those tasks.

North Coast wine grape, brand rush

Gallo’s recent purchase of 600 acres of Napa Valley grapes is the latest big development in a shift of the wine business in the past few years toward higher-end brands.

Redefining Wine Country hospitality

Ever more adventurous wine consumers want deeper connections with vintners, and wine producers are upgrading on-site experiences to be more upscale and unique.

Can cannabis and wine co-exist?

The emerging legal cannabis industry will have ‘substantial synergies in the long run’ with the fine-wine business in the North Coast, says a local booster of bud who came from the world of wine.

What a strong dollar means to your wine business

U.S. wine-related businesses can smooth out the ‘noise’ of dollar-value fluctuations for business planning.

Beware of ignoring new wine consumers in ‘premiumization’ push

U.S. vintners shouldn't look too much to France as a model for creating a luxury wine business, warns an industry expert in the Old World and New World.

Wine labor, M&A the focus of April conference

Antonio Galloni, founder of the wine review website Vinous, will be the keynote speaker for North Bay Business Journal’s Wine Industry Conference in April.

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