Wine Import Business Startup How to Start, Run, and Grow Your Own successful Wine importing Business from Home Have you ever wanted to be your own boss? Are you longing to quit your 9 to 5 job and work from home? Do you also enjoy sipping a crisp chardonnay or a smooth, oaky merlot? What if I told you that you can enjoy this lifestyle while making money, too? In this Wine Import Business Startup book I show you how to start, run, and grow your own home-based wine import business step-by-step. I have always appreciated wines. I guess you could say, I was in love with wine. I knew what the supposed experts said about food and wine pairings. I knew how to describe the body and the tannin of the wine. When I found myself out of work, laid off from my typical office 9 to 5 job, I was inspired by wine. One evening, while sipping a glass of my favorite casual red blend, I started examining the label. Where did my wine come from? What was its journey to get to me like? Who comprised the components of that voyage? What kind of money did they make doing it? I share with you what I learned as I researched where the wine we drink comes from. This curiosity launched my home-based wine import business. I became my own boss! I have been in this business for a few years now, and it's as lucrative as ever. In my book, I show you how I got started and now how I continue to make my business thrive. I am still just as in love with wine today as I was when I first started- probably even more so now! In my book I will show you exactly what you need to get started with your own wine company brand. I have done most of the initial legwork for you. You will learn: Some beginning business basics Get an idea of the estimated startup costs Tips on how to write a solid business plan Obtain an EIN How to apply for your basic importer permit When to get a wholesaler application How to apply to have your wine label approved When to get an FDA product registration When to enlist a customs broker Securing your broker's Power of Attorney Advice for incorporating as a business When to complete a foreign registration Advice for creating a Website Doing market research Developing good packaging Listening to your customers Why you should attend trade shows Understanding the terms of a wine sale Don't worry, reading this book won't sound like you're studying for an MBA. In fact, I believe that real life rarely mirrors what you learn in a classroom setting. This book is full of time-tested advice from someone who is actually inside the industry. I am encouraged to share my Knowledge with you! We'll discuss other topics such as: Alcohol-based companies marketing codes The importance of social media How and where to utilize social media in your marketing strategy How to hone your social listening skills The regulations related to importing wine The TTB, the FDA and the USCBP (and why they are important!) Duties and taxes related to your business Why infrastructure and logistics matter How to private label your wine import business brand How to find good wineries to work with Understanding your pricing, profit and cash flow Expanding to other states Building your unique brand As an added Bonus, I also included a glossary of wine shipping laws for all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. Now, for a limited time, if you purchase the paperback edition of this book on Amazon, you can download the eBook version for FREE!
Wine is the most loved beverage across the world and a popular accompaniment with food. The popularity of wine in India has started growing rapidly. Wine is the fermented product of the grape. Because crushed grapes contain all that is needed to create wine, ancient wine producers simply allowed nature to take its course. As time went on, people realized that by intervening at certain times, they could make a wine with more predictable characteristics. Grape cultivation is one of the most remunerative farming enterprises in India. Grapes can be eaten raw or they can be used for making wine, jam, juice, jelly, vinegar. Delicate wine grapes are generally produced in frost free and moderate temperature environments. Thousands of grape varieties are grown all over the world; the wine grape varieties represent only a fraction of them. The colour, size, phenolic distribution and acidity of grapes give each wine its own characteristic. Wine quality is affected by the factors such as soil, climate, viticulture and wine making techniques. Wine quality is dictated mainly by the grapevines, not by the winemaker. Wine must be slightly aged to be drinkable. Grape production, linked with wine processing has provided the much-needed impetus for the growth of the wine industry. Indian government plays a crucial role in the current phase of Indian wine industry, supporting the current momentum amongst others through financial assistance and market protection. Gradual reduction of import duty levels will no doubt lead to increasing competition through imports, but will on the longer term result in a competitive industry that is able to export its top quality products to overseas markets. Some of the fundamentals of the book are wine quality, mold and mold complexes associated with grapes, grape aroma components, soluble solids in winemaking, the molds and yeasts of grapes and wine molds, yeasts of grapes and wine, by-products of fermentation, chemistry of fermentation and composition of wines, outline of red wine making, stuck wines, white table wine, sparkling wine, vermouth and flavoured wines, cider and apple wine, plum wines in Europe, berry wines in pacific coast states, cherry and plum wines in pacific coast states, pomegranate wine from concord grapes, pineapple wine, pear wine, wine from oranges, grapefruit wine, wine from dried fruits, Swiss research on fruit juice fermentation honey wine (mead), etc. This book provides a complete detail on all aspects of Wine production like describe the varieties of wine available, its manufacturing process, bottling and storage of wine, quality control in wine making and many more. It is hoped that this book will be very resourceful to all its readers, students, scientists, technocrats, existing industries, new entrepreneurs and all those who are related to wine making.
Written by successful and respected industry professionals, How to Launch Your Wine Career gives practical, real-world advice on how to land, develop, and succeed in a career in wine making and production, vineyard management, marketing and sales, public relations, writing, education, winery management and administration, direct-to-consumer sales, and more. Featuring interviews with some of wine's most prominent figures—including winemaker Heidi Barrett and wine writer James Laube of Wine Spectator—the book builds a career from the ground up, explaining job descriptions, educational and skill requirements, the career ladder, how to get started, and job hunting strategies. Each chapter ends with a helpful resource guide of available conferences, books, and websites. The appendix provides a detailed action plan worksheet to help the prospective applicant plan, plot progress, and nail that killer wine industry job.
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“Wine lovers who dream of planting vines at home, whether they have room for one acre or a single row, will find valuable advice.” —Wine Spectator Interest in wine shows no signs of slowing down—wine tours, tastings, and vacations are now common and homeowners often have space dedicated to their collection. The logical next step? Learning to grow and make your own. In The Organic Backyard Vineyard, expert Tom Powers walks the small grower through the entire process of growing grapes, with a month-by-month maintenance guide covering all regions of the U.S. and Canada. He explains everything a beginning grape grower needs to know: how to design and build a vineyard, how to select grapes for each region, how to maximize yield using organic maintenance techniques, how to build a trellis, how to harvest at peak flavor, and how to store grapes for wine making.