Corie Brown

Corie Brown is a co-founder and general manager of Zester Media, an award-winning destination for food, wine, and travel enthusiasts. A former editor and writer with the Los Angeles Times, Corie was West Coast entertainment correspondent with Newsweek and a columnist for Premiere Magazine. On staff with BusinessWeek in Boston and other McGraw-Hill publications in New York City and Washington, D.C., she has written about energy, the environment and healthcare. She is a frequent contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine and the author of Start Your Own Microbrewery, Distillery, and Cidery (Entrepreneur Press, June 2015).

 

How We Started Our Brewery
Starting a Business

How We Started Our Brewery

This real-life startup story details what it really takes to get a craft brewing brand up and running.
How to Brand and Advertise Your Craft Beverage Startup
Starting a Business

How to Brand and Advertise Your Craft Beverage Startup

Set yourself apart from the craft crowd by determining exactly who you are and how you'll market your business.
Craft Brewers: This Is What Your Customers Want
Starting a Business

Craft Brewers: This Is What Your Customers Want

Knowing who's buying craft beers will help you market to your target audience.
Starting Your Own Brewery? Here's Your Legal Primer.
Starting a Business

Starting Your Own Brewery? Here's Your Legal Primer.

Find out what legal hoops you'll need to jump through before starting a craft brewing business.
The Legal Lowdown on Starting a Brewery or Distillery
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The Legal Lowdown on Starting a Brewery or Distillery

Find out what legal hoops you'll need to jump through in your state before starting a craft alcoholic beverage business.
Starting a Craft Beer Company? 10 Industry-Specific Tips for Writing a Mission Statement.
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Starting a Craft Beer Company? 10 Industry-Specific Tips for Writing a Mission Statement.

Answer these key questions, then follow the expert advice for determining the mission behind your craft beverage startup.
6 Secrets for Success in the Craft Beer Industry
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6 Secrets for Success in the Craft Beer Industry

Before you get started, review these requirements and advice.
An Insider's Look at the Craft Distillery Industry
Starting a Business

An Insider's Look at the Craft Distillery Industry

This industry overview offers a look at the history, culture and future of this business so you can decide if starting your own distillery is right for you.
So You Want to Start a Craft Brewery
Starting a Business

So You Want to Start a Craft Brewery

If you're thinking about starting your own microbrewery, this industry overview offers a look at the history, culture and future of this business so you can decide whether to jump in.
How Do You Bring Innovation to Market?
Innovation

How Do You Bring Innovation to Market?

We asked some of the leading idea people in business to define how new products, technologies and commodities come into being.
Publishing Trend for 2014: A New Demand for Eye-Catching Cookbooks
Technology

Publishing Trend for 2014: A New Demand for Eye-Catching Cookbooks

Cookbooks' resurgence in popularity reflects a broadening of our food culture, spurred by the rise of food TV.
The Cloud-Based Startup Making Waves in Wine Country
Growth Strategies

The Cloud-Based Startup Making Waves in Wine Country

Napa Valley tastemakers are giving traditional wine sellers a run for their money.
Marketing Wizard Seth Godin on Success and Inspiration
Growth Strategies

Marketing Wizard Seth Godin on Success and Inspiration

He has one of the most-loved marketing blogs, has penned more than a dozen bestselling books and launched a social site that attracts more than 50 million viewers per month. Yet he makes little effort to cultivate a following. Here, in his first-ever major profile, Seth Godin shares how he does it.
Growth Strategies

From a Lean Year, a Rich Vintage

As the top of the wine market crashes, new entrepreneurs like James Stewart are bringing high-end grapes to the masses.