Wine Business

Why ‘California Champagne’ & Other Generic Place Names Need To Go

Why ‘California Champagne’ & Other Generic Place Names Need To Go

There’s something about Maine lobster that epitomizes summer. Maybe it’s long beach days, the nostalgia of salty breezes, or the freshness and quality synonymous with Maine lobster, often caught and cooked in the same day. But what if your Maine lobster said “Product of Kansas” on its rubber-banded claw? Would the same sentiments and rocky […]

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6 Summer Vineyard Pests That Can Ruin Your Wine Before It Leaves The Vine

6 Summer Vineyard Pests That Can Ruin Your Wine Before It Leaves The Vine

If you’ve ever had a backyard garden, you know the feeling of defeat when invisible pests turn flourishing tomato and zucchini plants into wilted twigs for seemingly no reason. Vineyard managers often face these same microscopic monsters even when Mother Nature is feeling generous and offering long summer days and cool, dry nights. Nature’s henchmen–the […]

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Survey: How The Next Generation Of Drinkers Feel About White Wine [Infographic]

Survey: How The Next Generation Of Drinkers Feel About White Wine [Infographic]

A few months ago we surveyed you, the VinePair readership, to better understand why you love white wine. The results were compelling and clearly show the taste preferences for the next generation of consumers. People are spending more, and drinking white wine throughout the year. You’re also becoming fans of more obscure varietals, and seeking […]

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Why Aren’t There More Black Americans Making Wine?

Why Aren’t There More Black Americans Making Wine?

Olivia Pope, the heroine of Shonda Rhimes’ hit show Scandal, is the first black heroine to grace the small screen in 40 years. But the importance of her performance has had a ripple effect beyond just increasing diversity in the television industry. Magnificent in her mastery of all those around her, Olivia Pope is also unique […]

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Meet The VC Who Actually Makes Money Investing In Wine Brands

Meet The VC Who Actually Makes Money Investing In Wine Brands

Over the past few years, investing in wine brands has not been at the top of most venture capitalists’ lists. That wasn’t always the case, as many VCs have always recognized the opportunity the space could provide with its consistent growth over the past twenty years and a yearly revenue of over $36 billion.

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