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Niche Biz: EcoVino

The packaging, a food grade wine bladder called an Astrapouch, is made in South Africa.


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Investing in Indie Winemakers

Naked Wines is an online retailer for wine.


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The Redneck Wine Glass

America’s love affair with the irreverent, tacky and politically incorrect is making millions for at least one business.


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Wine Making From Outer Space

Ian Hutcheon is a 40 year old British astronomer living in Chile that has has combined his two great loves, astronomy and wine making.


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Wine About To Get More Expensive

Silicon Valley Bank, which provides the wine industry with commercial banking services, predicts the fine wine business will see sales growth of 7 to 11 percent this year amid a looming grape shortage.


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Cork N Canvas: The Accidental Franchise

Like many new small-business owners, Cathy Deano knew nothing about franchising when she and a partner launched a series of bring-your-own-wine painting classes in Mandeville, La., four years ago.


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Musical Glasses

The Musical Glass is a wine glass turned into a playful instrument perfect for dinner parties.


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Opportunities in Wine Packaging: Cans of Wine

In June, Infinite Monkey Theorem, a hip winery in Denver, began selling its black muscat, a slightly effervescent wine with a subtle taste of litchi, in a small black can emblazoned with its monkey logo.


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Niche Biz: Wine Tasting Parties

A business that will offer in-home wine tasting events won first place in a business plan competition during Central Washington University’s SOURCE (Symposium on University Research and Creative Expression) in May.


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Chinese Counterfeit Wine

China’s unmatched counterfeiting skills seemed to reach a new peak with the recent discovery of an entirely fake Apple Store in Kunming.