Top 5 global wine trends

  • January 21st, 2014

A survey of 115 international wine trade professionals, commissioned by ProWein, an international trade fair of wines and spirits, points to five major developments in the next 20 years:
1 Consumers, not producers, will rule the wine industry in 2034.
The global wine industry will need to be more [...]

  • Hort Association, grape growers bestow honors

Hort Association, grape growers bestow honors

  • January 1st, 2014

Silver Pear

Kent Christensen, president of Independent Warehouse, Inc., in Dryden, Washington, received the Washington State Horticultural Association’s Silver Pear Award during the association’s annual meeting in December. Incoming Hort President Steve Zediker, presented the award in recognition of Christensen’s many years of work on behalf of the Pacific Northwest [...]

Marketing matters

  • November 27th, 2013
Economic studies have shown that successful wineries tend to be either very small or very large. - See more at:

See grape harvest Down Under

  • November 19th, 2013

Washington State University’s Dr. Thomas Henick-Kling is leading a harvest-time vineyard and winery tour to Australia from March 30 to April 14, 2014. Registration is open for the tour that will visit more than 20 winemakers and vineyard owners in Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Tasmania, Coonawarra, Adelaide Hills, Barossa [...]

  • New wine center ­fulfills vision

New wine center ­fulfills vision

  • November 18th, 2013

The recent groundbreaking of Washington State University’s Wine Science Center is not just about the ceremonial start of construction on a new state-of-the-art facility. It’s about the future of Washington’s wine industry. The new wine center, being built at WSU Tri-Cities, helps fulfill the state wine industry’s vision of [...]