Soave wine pioneer Leonildo ‘Nino’ Pieropan dies

Chris Mercer, Decanter Tributes have been paid to Leonildo ‘Nino’ Pieropan, a pioneer of Soave wine quality in Italy and widely respected winemaker, who has died aged 71. Leonildo Pieropan, known simply as Nino Pieropan, died on 13 April at home and surrounded by his family, according to UK importer Liberty Wines. He will be remembered as a standard-bearer for wine quality in Italy’s... read more

Prohibition Is Alive and Well in Absurd State Alcohol Laws

Source: National Review By ANASTASIA BODEN & JONATHAN WOOD April 16, 2018 Nearly 100 years after Prohibition’s repeal, government still can’t seem to shake its obsession with our vices. Although society has advanced immeasurably over that time, the puritanical obsession with people wetting their whistles continues. The nation’s paternalistic and corrupt experiment with banning alcohol has been widely decried as a failure. Nevertheless, piles... read more

Fifteen States in Double Digit Beer Decline

Source: Beer Business Daily April 10, 2018 In a startling report, the latest Beer Institute data reveals 15 states have reported double digit beer shipment declines in February, the latest month available. That’s the most states experiencing that level in decline in modern memory. And a total of 33 states are experiencing declining beer sales. This is on even sale days. (Fortunately, February is... read more

Spring Cocktails 2018

What to drink? By the time spring rolls around I’m tired of thinking about drinks in terms of – what will warm the bones and take the chill out of the air? I’m a seasonal drinker (and eater) and I don’t think that I’m alone. Restaurants change their menus from season to season for just this very reason. We crave different things in winter... read more

Case Studies On Growing Direct to Consumer Wine Sales

Source: winesandvines.com April 5th A tasting room exclusive to wine club members was one of the changes made at Tolosa Winery to enhance its direct-to-consumer program and boost sales. When it comes to improving the tasting room experience, how much is enough to lift the bottom line? According to three Central Coast executives who’ve led their teams to increased direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales, the answer... read more

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