The federal government is beginning to examine anti-competitive practices in industries within the U.S., and the wine industry is included. The threat to small, mid-size, and family-owned wineries is real and growing, and will have a negative effect on competition if the pace of consolidation is left unchallenged and unregulated.
Twenty years ago on July 4, 1997, Jennifer and Paul Tincknell founded Tincknell & Tincknell, Wine Sales and Marketing Consultants, in Healdsburg, Sonoma County. Tincknell & Tincknell assist clients with business, marketing, and sales strategies, and provide marketing support, packaging design, and industry advice, including start-up assistance. Over the last two decades, the firm has assisted over 100 clients from around the world.
The times they are a-changing. Back in the late 90’s we wrote a few op-eds about how for wine to reach more customers it had to break out of the glass bottle closed with a cork or stopper. Since then Tincknell & Tincknell has been working with companies to bring wine forth in all sorts of new, alternative, innovative, creative packaging. As noted before here, we helped Black Box – the first fine wine 3-L boxed wine in the U.S.