CALL US
󰀑
888-767-7442
CALL US
󰀑 888-767-7442

Colorado Wine: It’s a Journey, Not a Destination

󰀄
Colorado Wine: It’s a Journey, Not a Destination

Colorado Wine: It’s a Journey, Not a Destination Another great VinCO Conference in Colorado this year. The Colorado VinCO conference is one of the best in the nation – period. One of the reasons it’s outstanding is because the conference actually exists for the industry. The main purpose for CAVE’s existence (Colorado Association for Viticulture and

Minnesota: Growing Grapes & Making Wine

󰀄
Minnesota: Growing Grapes & Making Wine

Minnesota: Growing Grapes & Making Wine I took a long break from blogging while getting my new website up and running, enjoying the holidays and working with some new and established clients.  My visit to the Cold Climate Conference in Minnesota is a great opportunity to break back into blogging! Looking out my hotel window,

What’s the Value of a Viticulturist?

󰀄
What’s the Value of a Viticulturist?

What’s the Value of a Viticulturist?   Who better to ask than Fritz Westover, career learner, educator and leader in viticulture education. Graduating from Penn State with a degree in horticulture and an MS in Plant Pathology, he was soon Virginia Tech’s Viticulture Research-Extension Associate. Fritz later moved on to serve as Viticulture Extension Program

Wineries & Breweries: Work Together To Change Laws

󰀄
Wineries & Breweries: Work Together To Change Laws

Wineries and Breweries: Work Together To Change Laws As in many states, the 3-Tier System in Texas has always been a nightmare. It took wineries over a decade to persuade the legislature to allow for retail sales at their wineries. Finally, in 2001, after seeing the financial potential of the burgeoning wine market, the legislature

Colorado: Wine, Winters and the West

󰀄
Colorado: Wine, Winters and the West

Colorado: Wine, Winters and the West I recently attended the third annual VinCO Conference, Colorado’s annual wine conference January 15-17. It’s held in Grand Junction, where the majority of Colorado’s grapes are grown. A massive cold snap hit during the conference stirring a few concerns about the vineyards among local conference attendees. You might think

Let Your Sales Forecast Be Your Guide

󰀄
Let Your Sales Forecast Be Your Guide

Let Your Sales Forecast Be Your Guide What is the difference between these two perspectives? 1. Winery owner produces a wine(s) and needs to sell it to fulfill the sales goal. 2. Winery owner has a sales goal and needs a wine(s) to fulfill that goal. At first glance, you may not think there is

Winery Winter Blues: 3 Ways to Boost Revenue

󰀄

After the hustle & bustle of the holidays, the tasting room can seem a bit quiet. January and February are typically the slowest months of the year for a winery. The vineyard looks like a bunch of sticks. The days are short and cold. People are generally not out looking for things to do. Sales

If You Try Sometime, You Might Find You Get What You Need

󰀄

Hello Everyone! It’s been a while since I blogged last. I’ve had a busy summer and a great harvest season doing what I love. I’ve been working with a winery in West Texas helping them expand and it’s been fun – even in the sweltering Texas heat. I’m putting together a series on the planning,

Nouveau is More Than Beaujolais!

󰀄

How about bringing a bit of European tradition to your winery this harvest by making a small batch of nouveau wine? When we think of nouveau wine, we often think of Beaujolais. This is not because nouveau wine originated there, but mostly because Beaujolais has done an excellent job of marketing. Germany and Portugal are

Get Your Groove On At Local Wine Festivals

󰀄

Festivals.  Are you participating in local and regional wine festivals? If you’re not, you should be. Festivals are a great way to have your wine tasted by lots of people in a short period of time. Attendees of wine and food festivals actually enjoy wine and food – go figure! 😉 And they are excited

Copyright © 2013
󰁓
󰀰 󰀩 󰀭 󰀎