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Wineries Wary After Big Fine for Allowing Volunteer Labor

by Paul Franson
 
 

Challenges Don't Stop Strong West Coast Harvest

by Jane Firstenfeld and Peter Mitham
 
 

SUPPLIERS GUIDE

 
 

Coming Out of the Dark

Vineyard and winery suppliers report clients in the best shape since pre-recession

by Kate Lavin
 
 

GROWING & WINEMAKING

 
 

Winemaker Interview: Chris Dowsett

Walla Walla winery maximizes fermentors, filtration and The Rocks

by Laurie Daniel
 
 

TECHNICAL REVIEW

 
 

Raising the Bar in Sonoma Valley

Hamel Family Wines opens a modern winery with world-class ambitions

by Andrew Adams
 
 

PRODUCT NEWS

 

Winery and Vineyard Product News

by Andrew Adams
 

BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT

 
 

Will 500 West Coast Wineries Sell?

What the wine mergers and acquisitions market really looks like

by Carol Collison
 
 

What's Behind the Northwest Land Grab

by Paul Franson
 
 

WINE INDUSTRY METRICS

 

Winery Industry Metrics

Data-driven news on the wine economy

 

PACKAGING

 
 

From Branding to Bottling

A dozen packaging innovations could improve your bottom line

by Jane Firstenfeld
 
 

PRACTICAL WINERY & VINEYARD

 
 

Technology will cause Patents to become an issue in the wine industry  Access to this article requires a subsciption.

by Lance D. Reich, Miller Nash LLP
 
 

Wine industry leaders adapt to consumer shifts and drought  Access to this article requires a subsciption.

by Robert Smiley, Ph.D., Michelle Nishikubo
 
 

Preserving East Coast vineyards while catching tax breaks

by Erika Piccirillo
 
 

IRC §1031 like-kind exchanges for vineyards and wineries

by David G. Pardes, CPA
 
 

Why wooden barrels?  Access to this article requires a subsciption.

by Henry Work
 
 

WINE EAST FEATURES

 
 

Grapevine Mysteries Revealed

Research probes grape breeding, cold hardiness and canopy management

by Andrew Reynolds
 
 

Vinifying Grapes From Difficult Climates

How to deal with fruit that has green flavors and acid/pH issues

by Linda Jones McKee
 
 
 
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Wine Industry Metrics
 
Off-Premise Sales » Month   12 Months  
October 2014 $570 million
6%
$7,775 million
6%
October 2013 $539 million $7,342 million
     
Direct-to-Consumer Shipments » Month   12 Months  
October 2014 $284 million
18%
$1,751 million
13%
October 2013 $240 million $1,556 million
     
Winery Job Index » Month   12 Months  
October 2014 139
6%
226
18%
October 2013 131 192
     
 
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