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Specialty Tanks Encourage Oak Extraction

Suppliers offer more products, equipment and toasts for oak barrel alternatives

by Andrew Adams
 
 

TOP STORIES

 
 

West Coast Port Slowdown Hinders Wine Industry

by Kate Lavin
 
 

Buds Point to Another Early Year

by Wines & Vines staff
 
 

GROWING & WINEMAKING

 
 

Matchbook Wine Co. Expands Hospitality and Production

New tasting room opens in Yolo County, Calif., as volume exceeds 100,000 cases

by Ted Rieger
 
 

PRODUCT NEWS

 

Winery and Vineyard Product News

by Andrew Adams
 

Product Focus: Yeast

New and notable yeast products and nutrients on the market

by Andrew Adams
 
 

WINE INDUSTRY METRICS

 

Winery Industry Metrics

Data-driven news on the wine economy

 

OAK ALTERNATIVES

 
 

A CONVERSATION WITH Chad Joseph

Using oak barrel alternatives to save money and add value

by Laurie Daniels
 
 

PRACTICAL WINERY & VINEYARD

 
 

Always read the contract  Access to this article requires a subsciption.

They wrecked your wine but won't pay

by John Heffner
 
 

Sanitation of wine cooperage with five different treatment methods  Access to this article requires a subsciption.

An In Vivo Study

by Maria de Lourdes Alejandra Aguilar Solis, Chris Gerling and Randy Worobo
 
 

Small Winery Lending  Access to this article requires a subsciption.

SBA loan through a credit union

by Tawnya Lancaster
 
 

The WEST Without WATER  Access to this article requires a subsciption.

by B. Lynn Ingram and Frances Malamud-Roam
 
 

WINE EAST FEATURES

 
 

Growing Cabernet Franc in the Finger Lakes

Taking steps in the vineyard can optimize wine quality for this Bordeaux varietal

by Ray Pompilio
 
 
 
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Wine Industry Metrics
 
Off-Premise Sales » Month   12 Months  
February 2015 $643 million
7%
$7,954 million
5%
February 2014 $601 million $7,560 million
     
Direct-to-Consumer Shipments » Month   12 Months  
February 2015 $132 million
4%
$1,823 million
14%
February 2014 $126 million $1,598 million
     
Winery Job Index » Month   12 Months  
February 2015 275
26%
238
16%
February 2014 219 206
     
 
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