How an AVA is Born.

I just read a really good article on a new AVA that has been submitted for the Coombsville area in Napa. If approved it would become the 16th sub-AVA within Napa Valley.  http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=88234&htitle=Will...

Tips When Looking For a Compliance Job.

How do I find a winery compliance job? This is a question I am asked fairly often by students in my classes. Winery compliance is a very specialized niche of knowledge and skills but oddly enough the responsibility is given to just about any position at a...

Here’s the QC for using QR Codes on Your Wine Labels

Over the many years I've been doing winery compliance work I've learned to become comfortable with playing the role of party pooper. The compliance department gets to inform the owners, winemakers and other decision makers what is kosher and what is not....

What’s All The Fuss Over Wine Alcohols?

Are wineries misleading their customers with the alcohols on their wine labels? Do you as a wine consumer base some of your purchases on what the displayed alcohol content is on the label? I have been reading many articles and blog posts recently around the discussion...

Are There Weeds Growing in Your Compliance System?

Winery compliance systems are very dynamic in their nature. Often the trouble is they are not looked at in this way by those responsible for maintaining them. What is the end result of this? Compliance "weeds" begin to take it over. The inspiration for...