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Creative Palate Reading Room.
At Creative Palate we read … a lot! We read for fun; I mean work. We read to stay abreast of the industry, to remain relevant and to excel at what we do.
This space is a library of sorts, a collection of articles that have made us think, smile, and sometimes rethink. Articles we want to share, for those who have less time to read, but want to stay atop of some of the more thought-provoking and interesting industry reads. Articles without agenda, just because.
We hope you enjoy and will return for more!
Wine’s Decline: Marketing Idiots or Something Else?From Tom Wark's Fermentation
on January 20, 2023
A new, authoritative report shows that younger folks just aren’t as enthusiastic about wine as their parents were. That enthusiasm gap is showing up in sales of wine.
Cotswold winery making world-beating Sauvignon BlancFrom The Guardian
on January 20, 2023
Woodchester Valley vineyard is the toast of the wine world after its 2021 vintage was judged one of the best Sauvignon Blancs in the world at a prestigious blind-tasting.
Jane Anson Publishes the First Wine Article Written by Artificial Intelligence Tool ChatGPTFrom Wine Industry Advisor
on January 17, 2023
JaneAnson.com commissioned an article on how the new ChatGPT technology can be used within the fine wine industry.
New ESG Regulations Will Impact Every Winery—Here’s What to KnowFrom SevenFiftyDaily
on December 19, 2022
Environmental, social, and governance metrics will soon be the global standard to which the wine industry will need to comply.
The Stealthy Rise of White WineFrom Wine-Searcher
on November 30, 2022
Red wines might dominate the world market, but the thirst for white wine is growing.
EU’s carbon farming plan comes under fireFrom POLITICO
on November 30, 2022
The bloc sees carbon farming as a way to combat climate change, but NGOs and small-scale farmers aren’t keen.
Learn to Fail BetterFrom Tim Atkin MW
on November 1, 2022
People react to criticism in different ways. No one likes to hear that they’ve fallen short or that they could do better.
Unnatural Reactions to Natural WineFrom Wine Searcher
on September 28, 2022
So let’s have an honest chat about the “natural wine” thing, shall we? But let’s make sure we put it in context too.
Impact Unveils Its Latest Class Of “Hot Prospect” Wine BrandsFrom Shaken News Daily
on September 22, 2022
While growth in the wine market is by no means a given these days, marketers combining the right mix of insight and creativity in their brand propositions are continuing to gain ground.
Surprising trends in wine bottle design, like ‘flattened’ bottlesFrom North Bay Business Journal
on September 14, 2022
The Business Journal asked key professionals about what’s hot for wine packaging design, particularly how a global movement by governments and consumers toward environmental sustainability is affecting vintner decisions on container materials.
Here’s Why You Should Put Wine in a BlenderFrom lifesavvy.com
on August 29, 2022
Putting your wine in a blender can make it taste better, and while that sounds strange, it’s actually a thing.
U.S. Importers Are Betting on These Up-and-Coming WinesFrom SevenFiftyDaily
on August 1, 2022
The niche regions and lesser-known grape varieties that importers see as potential new sources for significant wine sales.
Press Junkets in the Age of Disruption.From On The Wine Trail
on June 12, 2022
I am not against press trips, per se. I do believe , that the current structure of press trips is sorely in need of an overhaul.
Refillable wine bottles come to Sonoma CountyFrom Sonoma County Gazette
on June 2, 2022
What happened to our US-based refillable glass bottle systems?
Get Ready for a Sparkling Wine BoomFrom The Drop @Pix.wine
on April 6, 2022
American drinkers can’t get enough bubbly into their lives right now
Why ‘mommy needs wine’ culture is toxicFrom DailyMail.com
on April 1, 2022
Drinking culture has given rise to a ‘mummy needs wine’ mentality, author claims
Why We Should All Steer Clear of NFTsFrom The Buyer.net
on March 4, 2022
Sometimes it can be wiser to stand back from the latest technology craze…
Two Brits Charged in New York Over Massive Wine FraudFrom The Drinks Business.com
on March 2, 2022
Two British men have been charged over claims of a massive wine fraud.
Those Shrink-Wrapped Sleeves Atop Wine Bottles Have Got to GoFrom WineMag.com
on February 20, 2022
Most wines are adorned with a capsule atop the bottle. Screwcap bottles emulate them.
Time for Wine to Go Topless?From Wine-Searcher.com
on September 1, 2021
Are wine capsules a crucial element of the theatre of opening a bottle or a crime against humanity?