The Grapevine

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Wine Industry Stats, Facts, and Figures

May 29th, 2018

If you’re looking for the numbers to back up your assertions – or you want to get a sense of what direction some part of the wine world might be heading, we’ve got the resource for you.

National Wine Day 2018

May 25th, 2018

Yes, we know it’s Friday and we almost always post food and wine pairing ideas and recipes, but we’re going to skip that today because today is National Wine Day!

Wine Stories Worth Sharing – May 24, 2018

May 24th, 2018

Vibrant white wines from decidedly not-cool climates, affordable Pinot, and mindfulness with your daily tipple.

Sell Less to Sell More Wine

May 23rd, 2018

The key to selling more wine is to not always be all about selling wine. Engage your audience on another level and you’ll get more of their attention.

Value, Perceived Value, and Wine

May 22nd, 2018

Is that $80 bottle of wine really worth four times that $20 bottle? 

Wine Industry News for May 21, 2018

May 21st, 2018

Is the natural wine movement right that “everything” is wrong with the modern wine industry? A bootlegging bust in Brooklyn. Drought’s effect on price and quality in South Africa. And we begin with excellence in Bordeaux. (but in Walla Walla … Continue reading

Food & Wine Pairing: Another Springtime Pairing

May 18th, 2018

It’s shaping up to be another soggy weekend in much of the country, so grilling may not be the best option, but spring is still here and we can cook like it!

Wine Stories Worth Sharing for May 17, 2018

May 17th, 2018

Randall Grahm, assessing wine without tasting it, and wine tours off the beaten path. We start, though, with a train trip.

Help Your Wine Shop Customers not be Wine Snobs

May 16th, 2018

Wine snobs are insufferable. The trick to teaching people how not to be wine snobs is to not teach them at all.

Being a Responsible Wine Shop Owner

May 15th, 2018

Apologies for a heavier-than-usual article today, but this is a topic we can’t ignore.