U.S. Agency to Outline Program on Wine Exports
The Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of the U.S., the nation's official export credit agency whose mission is to support American job creation, prosperity, and security through exporting, will give an hour-long presentation on ways for small and medium-sized wineries to reach international markets. Registration is now open for the June 28 online session hosted by the Craft Wine Association. There is no charge to attend.
Direct to Consumer Wine Shipping Report: $4 Billion Breaks Record
After a rebound year, the wine industry is returning to pre-pandemic levels, according to the annual Direct to Consumer Wine Shipping Report, a collaboration between Sovos ShipCompliant and Wines Vines Analytics. A record $4.2 billion in wine shipments were made in 2021.
Farm Bureau: California winegrape harvest up slightly from 2020
Between wildfire smoke and the drought, California winegrape growers have been having a rough couple of years. Too much smoke during the 2020 fire season led to a wave of smoke-exposure rejections from wineries, while 2021's drought and heat led to thirsty vines struggling to support the crop.
Deadline Approaching to Comment on Regulations to Improve Competition for Small Producers
Small wineries and other producers have less than two weeks left to comment on Notice No. 204 Request for Information Promoting Competition in the Beer, Wine, and Spirits Markets. Extended last month, the deadline is Oct. 1, 2021.
Craft Wine Association Calls on Industry to Support Competition in Wine, Beer and Spirits Markets
While the official comment period ended on August 18, the Department of the Treasury is still accepting responses to a Request for Information (RFI) to gather input and consider how to create more competition in the American markets for beer, wine, and spirits.
Wine Critic James Suckling Calls for Oregon Wines to Review
Veteran wine critic James Sucklings's team is calling for Oregon wines to be reviewed next month, according to an email from the Oregon Wine Board. "The team at JamesSuckling.com invites all Oregon wineries to submit wines for review in its upcoming 2021 Oregon Report. Each producer may submit up to three different wines of any variety from anywhere in Oregon," said an email to industry professionals. "The tastings will take place in Hong Kong, and the James Suckling team is facilitating consolidated shipping that will ensure proper conditions during transit. Please be sure to read and follow the submission instructions carefully.
Why Are Tripadvisor Reviews So Important for Small Wineries?
As tourist season gets started and the economy shows signs of reopening after the pandemic, the wine industry is expecting Americans to hit the road. If your small winery is not already listed on Tripadvisor, we highly recommend it. If it is, we have this advice for you.
Improving The Tasting Room Experience
First and last impressions count. That is why you will want to manage every facet of your guests’ experience when they visit your tasting room. That starts w...