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Sticking With Cork

Wineries cite consumer preference as reason for adhering to traditional closures

by Jane Firstenfeld
 
 

BARRELS

 
 

The Economics of Wine Barrels

How to determine the effect of barrel choices on profits

by Chris Stamp
 
 

TOP STORIES

 
 

Rapid Growth Prompts Sale of Meiomi Brand

by Jim Gordon and Paul Franson
 
 

California Growers Expect Smaller Yields; Large Inventory of Bulk Remains

by Andrew Adams and Paul Franson
 
 

GROWING & WINEMAKING

 
 

Successful Small Wineries Know Their Core Competencies

by Andy Starr
 
 

A CONVERSATION WITH Doug Fletcher

Vice president of winemaking at Terlato Wine Group discusses closures

by Laurie Daniels
 
 

TECHNICAL REVIEW

 
 

Derby Wine Estates

A dilapidated former nut-processing facility is turned into a modern winery

by Andrew Adams
 
 

PRODUCT NEWS

 

Winery and Vineyard Product News

by Andrew Adams
 

Product Focus: Screwcaps with Variable OTR

by Andrew Adams
 
 

WINE INDUSTRY METRICS

 

Winery Industry Metrics

Data-driven news on the wine economy

 

PRACTICAL WINERY & VINEYARD

 
 

Microbial origins of key wine aromas: HIGHER ALCOHOLS and VOLATILE PHENOLS PART III  Access to this article requires a subsciption.

by Russell Moss
 
 

LANGETWINS, ACAMPO, CALIF. New bottling equipment installation

by Don Neel
 
 

Consumer perceptions of wine brand names  Access to this article requires a subsciption.

by Sharon L. Forbes and David Dean
 
 

WINE EAST FEATURES

 
 

When Plant Species Matter

From hybrids to vinifera, all is not equal in the world of grape tannins

by Anna Katharine Mansfield
 
 
 
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Wine Industry Metrics
 
Off-Premise Sales » Month   12 Months  
July 2015 $603 million
6%
$8,136 million
6%
July 2014 $568 million $7,701 million
     
Direct-to-Consumer Shipments » Month   12 Months  
July 2015 $66 million
9%
$1,906 million
14%
July 2014 $61 million $1,674 million
     
Winery Job Index » Month   12 Months  
July 2015 323
4%
262
18%
July 2014 312 222
     
 
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