Weekly Roundup | Publication Merger, Email for Wineries, DTC in Oklahoma, a New Napa Experience, Oregon’s Tasting Room Evolution

In this week's roundup, we look into a merger of wine publishers, how to choose the right email vendor for your winery, Oklahoma becoming the newest DTC-friendly state, wineries that are shaking up Napa, and Oregon’s tasting room evolution.

Wine Industry’s Leading Trade Publications Merge

Two leading wine business publications, Wine Business Monthly, and Wines & Vines are merging under the Wine Business Monthly brand. The combined publication will bring two strong editorial resources together to expand coverage of winemaking, viticulture, sales, marketing, business, and technology.


Choosing an Email Provider for DTC Success

Email is a vital communication channel for wineries. Our latest blog post discusses which qualities are most important when assessing email vendors so you can connect with your customers and grow your business.


Oklahoma Accepts DTC Wine Shipping Applications in Advance of October 1 Start Date

It’s been a long journey, but Oklahoma will finally be open to direct shipments of wine to consumers on October 1st, 2018. The Oklahoma ABLE Commission just released the Direct Wine Shipper Permit application so you can start the process today.


Four Wineries Bring New Energy and New Design to Napa Valley

Napa Valley is in for a shake-up! A few innovative wineries are veering from the norm and offering guests a unique tasting room experience with an emphasis on modern dining and culture.


Exploring Oregon’s Tasting Room of the Future

The tasting room experience in Oregon is not like anywhere else, but its rustic charm is starting to face some pressure. With 23 percent of Oregon DTC sales coming from tasting rooms, many wineries are starting to put more emphasis on the look and feel of their tasting rooms.