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BCWW: Articles & Resources (16/05/2022)

I hope you’re having a good week.  This week, we have a lot on the use of yeasts. CLEAN wine is put to the test. And a lot of news, research and mention of France. It’s been that kind of week! No sub-categories this week, the newsletter went out on a Wednesday night so trying to play catch up.  As

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wine business

3 Things I Learned About Wine Marketing from Kevin Zraly

There have been a couple of excellent pieces on the famous wine educator Kevin Zraly. Zraly played a critical role in the world-famous World Trade Center restaurant “Windows on the World”, and he has had as big an impact on wine education around the world as anyone alive.  Last week I shared Eric Asimov’s excellent article on Zraly, and Mike

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BCWW: Articles & Resources (02/05/2022)

This week we have a follow up on wine scores, a bunch of new viticultural tools, and is Napa Valley wine too expensive?   The three sections:  In the Farm & In the Cellar The Wine Business Fun! In the Farm & In the Cellar ‘NEW’ VINEYARD TOOLS Network of Sensors to Anticipate Mildew Arrival In French. Interesting, seems like a

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BCWW: Articles & Resources (24/04/2022)

This week we have controversy over wine marketing, a lot of news on what is happening in France, a heavy focus on sustainability, and potential strategies for a challenging market.  As usual, the three sections:  In the Farm & In the Cellar The Wine Business Fun! In the Farm & In the Cellar FRENCH FROST  France Braces for Devastating Frosts

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BC Wine Weekly

BCWW: Articles & Resources (17/04/2022)

This week we have a lot on natural wine, wine economics, and a $5 wine that now is selling for… thousands?  As usual, the three sections:  In the Farm & In the Cellar The Wine Business Fun! In the Farm & In the Cellar MANAGING THE VINEYARD Managing Nitrogen in the Vineyard and the Winery EfficientlyA strong read. “Photosynthesis is

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BC Wine Weekly

BCWW: Articles & Resources (21/03/2022)

I hope this week finds you well. We’re trying a new format here (thanks to spam filters blasting our newsletter email links).  So you’ll find our Articles and Resources section in our blog each week.  As for this week, it’s very In the Farm and in the Cellar heavy, I think vineyard people are waking up.  There are a couple of gems

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wine business

Do We Have a Millennial Drinking Problem? Part 2 – Follow Up & Responses

I got some very interesting feedback on last week’s comments on young consumers (Millennials and Gen Z) on wine. I love the dialogue. If you missed the piece you can read it here (my mom says I make some great points. Thanks mom.)  This a hot topic in the winosphere right now and for good reason.  The latest Silicon Valley

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Do We Have a Millennial Drinking Problem? Part 1

[Author’s Note: There was great follow-up to that article, you can read Part 2 here.  Eric Asimov at the New York Times thinks so. A big one. And this was reflected in the Silicon Valley Bank’s 2022 Wine Industry Report. Rob McMillan :  “In prior reports, we noted that the falling interest in wine among younger consumers, coupled with the

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sustainability

Have We Lost the Plot with Sustainability?

I recently re-read a favourite essay of mine by the author Paul Kingsnorth. (I’d also highly recommend his and enthralling novel The Wake, written in an ‘updated’ Old English. It’s a wonderful novel to read aloud). The title is of course controversial. But Paul isn’t anti-environment, he has instead become anti-environment movement. This is, after all, a man who taught

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winemaking

Don’t Drink Your Own Wine?

Are you making a mistake drinking your own wine? Nigel Green of New Zealand’s Felton Road has a visceral piece on “growing up” in wine. Before long I had discovered a remarkable world: one perhaps unique in commerce. In any other profession we would be rivals, but in wine there was a spirit of comradeship, not competition. Everybody would help

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