Industry Information and Online Resources
We feel strongly about sharing information that has been useful to us. We have links to PDFs of articles that we've written over the years that help provide insight into the wine industry and other sites. These sites have proved invaluable in one way or another.
Information, explanations, how-to's, and advice
- Brief Overview of the U.S. Wine Industry by Paul Tincknell
Building Brand Equity in the Wine Industry by Brandon Westling, M.B.A.
In Adobe's Acrobat PDF format. (File name: brandequity.pdf; file size: 66.5 KB.)
Marketing 101 by Brandon Westling, M.B.A.
In Adobe's Acrobat PDF format. (File name: winemarketing101.pdf; file size: 50 KB.)
- Why you might have gotten spam from tincknell.com or marketingwine.com
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Wine Industry Links
Formerly known as WineAmerica and, previously, the American Vintners Association; a national association of American vintners and wineries.
An excellent information source on wine industry issues.
Family Winemakers of California
Promotes the rights and interests of all members to freely produce, market and sell their products.
Free the Grapes!
Coalition of consumers and winemakers promoting interstate direct shipping.
Wine Market Council
An industry organization promoting wine to consumers, with WineAnswers.com as a resource for consumers about wine.
Women for WineSense
The premier worldwide grassroots organization for women interested in wine.
(Zinfandel Advocates and Producers)
An organization celebrating zinfandel.
An organization of winemakers promoting the grapes and wine styles of Italy ... but made in the USA.
(Rosť Avengers and Producers)
An organization celebrating traditional-styled pink wines.
Association of Beverage Importers, Inc.
The National Association of Beverage Importers is a national trade association that represents the interests of beer, wine, and spirit importers at state and federal levels.
& Spirits Wholesalers of America
WSWA members represent over 90 percent of the wines and spirits sold at wholesale in the United States.
and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, US Department of the
Like it or not, this is the branch of government that makes federal policy on wine industry issues.
- State of California's Department of Alcohol Beverage
Like it or not, this is the government branch in California that makes policy on wine industry issues.
Business & Technical Reference Links
Business Owner's Toolkit
An insightful resource on business and marketing plans.
A superb site on internet security and privacy.
Our website host and email provider.
- Small Business Administration
World Wide Web Consortium
The ruling organization on the languages of websites.
- Webmaster's Reference Library
Links to Worthy Causes
In our estimation, of course.
Healdsburg Jazz Festival
A non-profit organization that celebrates the jazz art form among Healdsburg's lush vineyards and in intimate venues. An annual festival in early June showcases legends, names, and rising stars from throughout the jazz community.
Healdsburg Jazz Wine Club
Drink wine and support jazz! Join the Healdsburg Jazz Wine Club and receive four professionally selected (by T&T), limited release, artisan wines and a jazz CD chosen by Healdsburg Jazz Festival's Artistic Director, Jessica Felix, three times a year. All proceeds go to support Healdsburg Jazz, the annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival, and music education!
A non-denominational organization of lay people that assist children impacted by AIDS and HIV around the world. Good people working hard to do a little good in the world. Support them with donations or purchasing their books, organic olive oil, or holiday gifts when available.