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October 2017 Issue of Wines & Vines
 
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COVER STORY

 
 

Series Entry Claims Top Prize

Packaging Conference attendees cozy up to velvet label

by Kate Lavin
 
 

GROWING & WINEMAKING

 
 

Best Practices for Gas Management at Bottling

Identify most critical oxygen pickup at bottling by measuring TPO

by Magali-Eve Koralewski
 
 

Regional Typicity of Cool-Climate Rieslings

How does this cultivar from the Finger Lakes compare in the world?

by Demetra M. Perry and Anna Katharine Mansfield
 
 

What Bottle Weight and Label Copy Convey

by Andy Starr
 
 

BARRELS

 
 

Purchasing French Oak Barrels

Fluctuating exchange rates and dynamic discounting drive ordering decisions

by Sarah Quintanar and Eric N. Sims
 
 

PACKAGING

 
 

Texture and Metallics Brighten Labels

Wine packaging trends away from the dark side

by Jane Firstenfeld
 
 

Using Innovation in Wine Packaging Design

Experts explore what's new, useful and helps drive sales in wine packaging

by Andrew AdamsĀ 
 
 

Avoiding Redesign Pitfalls

How to tackle a brand and packaging redesign when 50% typically fail

by Andrew AdamsĀ 
 
 

TECHNICAL SPOTLIGHT

 
 

Wheeler Farms

Well-equipped custom-crush facility in Napa Valley is a new start for former owners of Araujo Estate

by Andrew Adams
 
 

TOP STORIES

 
 

An Average Year Quickly Turns Challenging

by Andrew Adams with Jane Firstenfeld and Peter Mitham contributing.
 
 

Northwest Winemakers Say Potential for Smoke Taint Exists

by Peter Mitham
 
 

Evaluating the Use of Shade Cloth on Wine Grapes

by Jaime Lewis
 
 

Focus on the Consumer for Better DtC Wine Sales

by Andrew Adams
 
 

Lodi Looks at Biocontrol for Vine Mealybug

by Ted Rieger
 
 

Oregon Wineries Welcome Visitors to View Complete Solar Eclips

by Peter Mitham
 
 

PRODUCT FOCUS

 
 

New Bottling Equipment

Suppliers unveil new machines for closures, labels and casing

by Andrew Adams
 
 

PRODUCT NEWS

 

Winery and Vineyard Product News

by Andrew Adams
 

WINE INDUSTRY METRICS

 

Winery Industry Metrics

Data-driven news on the wine economy

 

WINE EAST HEADLINES

 
 

Gulf Coast Vineyards in Texas Survive Hurricane Harvey

by Linda Jones McKee
 
 

Students Run Lake Michigan Tasting Room

by Linda Jones McKee
 
 

EDITOR'S LETTER

 
 

A Challenging Harvest and Inspiring Package Design

by Jim Gordon
 
 

VIEWPOINT

 
 

The Business of Relationships: Lessons from the South Bronx

by Mitra Grant