Weekly Roundup | Summertime is the Perfect Time to Redefine Your DTC Channel

In this week’s roundup, we highlight K & M Wines and how VineSpring helped redefine their DTC process. State and Federal laws restrict auto-renewals in subscription services. Does your club comply? Summer may be slow but it’s the perfect time to prepare for the fourth quarter. TTB announces regulatory relief and Square gives tips on how brands can authentically share their story.

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Andrea Steffes-Tuttle
VineSpring Case Study: K & M Wines

Ken and Mauro, of K & M Wines, create delicious wine from a three-acre vineyard nestled on the southern slopes of Parrett Mountain in Willamette Valley, Oregon. Their tasting room is in nearby Carlton and has earned an enthusiastic following among those who enjoy small production, food-friendly wines. 

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Andrea Steffes-Tuttle
Weekly Roundup | A Change for the Better?

In this week’s roundup, the recent Supreme Court ruling calls into question other restrictive rules imposed by states. Be transported back to childhood with the VineSpring team’s summer memories from the good old days. Nielsen explores a shift in consumer loyalty and booze companies use augmented reality to engage with consumers. Lastly, learn how you can take action to reduce risk in website compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Weekly Round Up | The Supreme Court Shakes Up the Three-Tier System

In this week’s roundup, industry and mainstream outlets give their analysis of a significant Supreme Court decision that could change the three-tier system for retailers. We share the knowledge we gained from working with hundreds of wineries to help wine clubs thrive this summer. California wine sales are up in 2018 and ShipCompliant, Wine Shipping, and FedEx are working together to provide more convenient shipping options for DTC wine buyers.

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Andrea Steffes-Tuttle
Weekly Roundup | Team Bonding and DTC Milestones

In this week’s roundup, we’re highlighting VineSpring’s yearly team retreat. An important Supreme Court ruling is still yet to be announced. Luxury brands use increased budgets to raise the stakes on Instagram and Connecticut is now the newest state to offer DTC wine shipping for retailers. Wine Intelligences checks in on their 2019 predictions and wine companies use creative marketing to get their brands seen with minimal advertising.

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Andrea Steffes-Tuttle
The VineSpring Team Connects in Sonoma

With VineSpring functioning as a remote workplace, the annual retreat means the world to us. It’s a treasure to be in the same room, to look at each other in the eyes and give each other hugs… it’s invaluable for contributing to our cohesiveness as team members and as people. Get to know us better by learning about our most recent get-together.

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Weekly Roundup | Pleasing the Modern Wine Buyer

This week’s roundup features insights on customer retention and the emergence of disloyal consumers. We share how Donkey & Goat winery owners expanded their direct-to-consumer channel with VineSpring’s help. And, explore how the upcoming Byrd v. Tennessee ruling might impact changes to DTC wine shipping nationwide. Lastly, Florida expands its acceptance of DTC wine shipping from out of state retailers.

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Andrea Steffes-Tuttle
VineSpring Case Study: Donkey & Goat

When Donkey & Goat opened a tasting room and decided to expand their DTC channel, they went searching for a system that would maintain a central record for each club member. For flawless execution, they needed to provide the tasting room staff with the flexibility to handle transactions, take tips, and make customer notes.

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Andrea Steffes-Tuttle
Weekly Roundup | Simplifying DTC Wine Technology

In this week’s roundup, Vin Agency creates a custom VineSpring WordPress plugin and VineSpring is hiring a Senior Account Executive. ShipCompliant announces their new Carrier Compliance Portal in collaboration with FedEx and recent data shows what types of wine Americans are buying. We explore the current state of TTB and and review how wineries can become ADA compliant.

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Andrea Steffes-Tuttle
Vin Agency Creates a Custom VineSpring WordPress Plugin

The beauty of using a connected platform is that you get to fine-tune your systems and create a  unique system that satisfies your winery’s needs. An example of this is the ability to customize your website. Vin, a digital and brand design agency for the wine world, created an easy-to-use plugin for integrating VineSpring into WordPress websites.

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Andrea Steffes-Tuttle