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Unconventional Toppers for Top-shelf Wines

Producers of $20-$99 wines explain why they chose alternative closures

by Jane Firstenfeld
 
 

TOP STORIES

 
 

California Governor Spares Ag From Mandatory 25% Water Cuts

by Paul Franson
 
 

Lawsuit Threatens Wineries' Reputations

by Peter Mitham
 
 

TECHNICAL REVIEW

 
 

Buena Vista Winery

Extensive renovation of the 'White House' of California's wine industry

by Andrew Adams
 
 

PRODUCT NEWS

 

Winery and Vineyard Product News

by Andrew Adams
 

Product Focus: Anti-Counterfeit Systems

Just as the threats from counterfeiters and gray market profiteers grow, so too do the number of products designed to protect your wine once it's bottled and leaves the winery.

by Andrew Adams
 
 

WINE INDUSTRY METRICS

 

Winery Industry Metrics

Data-driven news on the wine economy

 

PACKAGING

 
 

Continual Improvement at Packaging Facility

The real treasure is in the people, says manager of 24,000-bottle-per hour Wolf Blass operation in the Barossa Valley of South Australia

by Nathan Gogoll
 
 

PRACTICAL WINERY & VINEYARD

 
 

HACCP Considerations

Plastic polymers in the wine industry

by Brent Trela and Cassandra Plank
 
 

Fate of sulfur fungicide in the vineyard and beyond  Access to this article requires a subsciption.

by Eve-Lyn S. Hinckley
 
 

WINE EAST FEATURES

 
 

Finger Lakes Cabernet Franc: In the Cellar

Part II in a series reveals techniques for making the region's signature red wine

by Ray Pompilio
 
 
 
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Wine Industry Metrics
 
Off-Premise Sales » Month   12 Months  
April 2015 $627 million
5%
$8,028 million
5%
April 2014 $595 million $7,623 million
     
Direct-to-Consumer Shipments » Month   12 Months  
April 2015 $184 million
17%
$1,890 million
15%
April 2014 $157 million $1,649 million
     
Winery Job Index » Month   12 Months  
April 2015 406
34%
252
19%
April 2014 302 212
     
 
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