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What Millennials Want on the Wine List

The nation’s largest wine-consuming class is also among its youngest. According to Wines Vines Analytics, wine sales were near $46.5 billion in 2018, and millennials are drinking much of it. In fact, 40 percent more millennials than the overall adult population drink regularly throughout the year, according to stats on consumer wine consumption by the Wine Market Council released in 2016.

1000 Stories Introduces Prospectors’ Proof Cabernet Sauvignon

1000 Stories, California’s original bourbon barrel-aged wine producer, has officially launched its newest wine – Prospectors’ Proof Cabernet Sauvignon. Joining the flagship Zinfandel and red blend, Gold Rush Red, Prospectors’ Proof is available for purchase through the brand’s website and retailers across the country as of March 1, 2019.

Liven Up the Wine Menu with Sips from South Africa

Winemaking in South Africa dates back to the 1650s when Jan van Riebeeck planted vines from France, the Rhineland, and Spain on his farm in the Cape. The country’s winegrowing region is concentrated in the southwestern tip of the country in the Western Cape province, home to some of the oldest viticultural soils in the world with rich biodiversity and unique maritime winds, thanks to its location where the warm Indian Ocean and cold Atlantic meet.

Raeburn Winery Adds Russian River Valley Rosé

Russian River Valley-based Raeburn Winery announced the launch of its inaugural Rosé wine, a blend of Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, and Grenache. The 2018 Rosé is the latest addition to the Raeburn portfolio, joining their Pinot Noir and a widely popular Chardonnay that was named among the top-ten best-selling ultra-premium Chardonnays in the country.

Why Better Wine Means Better Sales

New year, new wine menu. Whether it’s because all the bubbles are gone, the staff has grown bored, or the same wine keeps getting ordered over and over again, every wine menu needs the occasional revamp.

6 Hearty Reds to Break Out as Winter Rolls In

As temperatures cool and layers pile on, diners across the country tend to order more comfort food with richer, more familiar flavors. Red wine is this food’s natural accompaniment. Here are a few big and bold favorite selections.

Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction to be Held April 6

Willamette Valley Pinot noir will be the talk of the wine industry on April 6, 2019, when the nation’s top wine trade and media convene at The Allison Inn in Newberg, Oregon, for the Fourth Annual Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction.

C. Mondavi & Family Names Claire Hobday CFO

C. Mondavi & Family, the parent company behind iconic wineries and brands such as Charles Krug, CK Mondavi and Purple Heart Wines, announced Claire Hobday as the company’s chief financial officer.

Sell More Sparkles This Holiday Season and Beyond

Celebration season is upon us, and corks are flying. More bubbles are sold during the holidays than any other time of year. During the two-week period between Christmas and New Year’s in 2016, sparkling wine sales surged 272 percent, according to the analytics company Nielsen.

Sell More Wine this Winter with a Mulled Offering

It’s time to part ways with summery cocktails and start offering drinks that will warm guests. Mulled wine’s composition varies far and wide, but the hot beverage usually incorporates dry red wine; mulling spices such as clove, cardamom, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon; fruity additions like oranges and raisins; and a splash of brandy or port.