Wine Business

How Yellow Tail Introduced Australian Wine To America

The Yellow Tail Story: How Two Families Turned Australia Into America’s Biggest Wine Brand

In 1992, imports of Australian wine accounted for only around 3% of all imported wine to the United States, with Italy and France continuing to hold a tight grip on the market at 30% and 50% respectively. Wine from Australia was a relative novelty. Collectors knew of the country’s top-tier wines, but besides this, little […]

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The Strangest Drinking Laws In The United States

9 Of America’s Strangest Alcohol Laws

The United States has no shortage of strange drinking laws. While most are vestiges of days long gone — around the time of Prohibition or even earlier during the days of westward expansion — some are of a more recent vintage. While it’s hard to narrow the list down, we’ve picked out an odd, interesting […]

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The Birth Of Winehaven

Winehaven: How The Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 Gave Birth To The World’s Largest Winery

In the years leading up to Prohibition, the largest winery in the world sprawled across a 47-acre campus, perched upon the San Francisco Bay. Its name was Winehaven. At its peak capacity the winery and its warehouses could hold 12 million gallons of wine, which were distributed by sea from an 1,800 foot wharf, and […]

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