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Rain Encourages Growers Though Drought Remains

by Paul Franson
 
 

Tough Market for San Joaquin Grapes; Almonds an Attractive Option

by Andrew Adams
 
 

Obama Immigration Plan Gets Tepid Response From Wine Industry

by Jane Firstenfeld
 
 

GROWING & WINEMAKING

 
 

Balanced Water Management for Vineyards and Salmon

Nature Conservancy works with growers to measure stream flows in the Anderson Valley

by Kate Getty
 
 

Growing More with Less Water

Rodney Strong Wine Estates uses multiple technologies to closely manage irrigation

by Tom Ulrich
 
 

Irrigation Audits Available

Sonoma and Napa counties' mobile water labs conduct on-site evaluations

by Andrew Adams
 
 

Choosing Vineyard Management Software

Overview by type and company to help vineyards and wineries shop for software

by By Richard Carey
 
 

Focus on Oak in Winemaking

Wines & Vines Oak Conference to feature latest research and best practices

by Wines & Vines Staff
 
 

Role of Yeast in Winemaking

Experts discuss wild, feral and cultured yeasts at Napa Valley Grapegrowers' event

by Paul Franson
 
 

TECHNICAL REVIEW

 
 

Lodi's Oak Farm Vineyards

New facility highlights renewed interest in quality among small San Joaquin County wineries

by Andrew Adams
 
 

Vinitech-Sifel Presents Innovation Awards

Judges for Bordeaux grape and wine expo select promising technological advances

by Jim Gordon
 
 

PRODUCT NEWS

 

Winery and Vineyard Product News

by Andrew Adams
 

Optical Sorters

The best and most accurate grape-sorting equipment on the market, optical sorters employ high-speed cameras and image-processing software to quickly scan and sort destemmed grapes.

by Andrew Adams
 
 

SALES & MARKETING

 
 

Tasting Room Pitfalls

Are you making these five mistakes that dampen profitability?

by Craig Root
 
 

Challenges and Opportunities in China's Wine Market

Wine importer St. Pierre delivers Walt Klenz Lecture at the University of California, Davis

by Ted Rieger
 
 

Door to China Still Open

Economic growth continues as Chinese distributors sell through back wine inventory

by Dave Bayard
 
 

WINE INDUSTRY METRICS

 

Winery Industry Metrics

Data-driven news on the wine economy

 

PACKAGING

 
 

Make the Most of Shipping Cases

Retail displays maximize exposure and sales

by Jane Firstenfeld
 
 

UNIFIED

 
 

Tigner: JFW Will Meet Challenges Head On

by Kate Lavin
 
 

Get Ready for Unified 2015

by Kate Lavin
 
 

WINE EAST FEATURES

 
 

A Few Truths About Phenolics

How to enhance color and tannins in challenging environments

by Anna Katharine Mansfield
 
 
 
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Wine Industry Metrics
 
Off-Premise Sales » Month   12 Months  
December 2014 $776 million
3%
$7,866 million
5%
December 2013 $755 million $7,470 million
     
Direct-to-Consumer Shipments » Month   12 Months  
December 2014 $166 million
14%
$1,820 million
15%
December 2013 $145 million $1,576 million
     
Winery Job Index » Month   12 Months  
December 2014 155
27%
229
14%
December 2013 122 200
     
 
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