Wines Vines Analytics Launching Digital Publication

Report will be based on industry's best data, print magazine to end in December

by Wines & Vines staff

San Rafael, Calif.—Wines Vines Analytics, a division of Wine Communications Group (WCG) and the wine industry’s comprehensive source for the latest data on wine sales, direct-to-consumer shipments and other key metrics, is launching a new, authoritative and dynamic monthly report.

The Wine Analytics Report is a digital publication including data, analysis and news for executives, winemakers, winery owners and anyone wanting to closely follow the trends shaping the growing U.S. wine industry.

The monthly report is the latest iteration of the ongoing evolution of Wines & Vines magazine that was founded in 1919. As part of the transformative change for the company, WCG — the parent company of Wines & Vines — will no longer publish the monthly magazine after the December 2018 issue and redirect resources toward publishing the monthly Wine Analytics Report, expected to launch Jan. 15, 2019. The changes come with no staff reductions or layoffs, and Wine Vines Analytics is adding staff to support the new venture. 

The Wines & Vines Directory/Buyer’s Guide in print and online will continue to be published in their current formats. The annual Wine Packaging Conference will also take place Aug. 9 and the sixth year of the show is planned for August 2019.

“WCG will now operate multiple, distinct and diversified products all bound by our focused strategy of being the leading BtoB media company for the wine industry,” said Eric Jorgensen, president of WCG.

Comprehensive news, practical information on grape growing and winemaking, a broad span of industry events, job postings and the best industry data round out the WCG’s portfolio. Wine Business Monthly, which is also part of WCG, will be bolstered with additional editorial content, larger circulation and more advertising resources to make it the leading trade magazine for the wine industry. The Wine Business Insider newsletter is being merged into the new Wine Analytics Report.

“This is an exciting new product and a chance for us to really highlight what is the absolute best source of data on the wine industry,” said Wines & Vines publisher and president Chet Klingensmith, who will now oversee the publication of the new report and is also a member of the WCG board.

Andrew Adams, who has worked at the magazine since 2011 and became editor in 2018 will be the editor of the new report. “It’s an amazing opportunity to be part of launching something that I fully expect will prove to be an invaluable resource for our industry,” Adams said.

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