"Politics and Wine — Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!"
Mr. E.B. “Pete” Downs, Consulting Enologist and Retired Senior VP for External Affairs, Kendall-Jackson, delivers the ASEV 2015 Merit Award Keynote.
In April 2014, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted a new Industrial General Stormwater Permit that regulates stormwater runoff from certain industrial facilities and imposes significant additional regulatory compliance requirements. Wineries are now obligated to obtain coverage under the IGP and be fully in compliance by July 1, 2015.
Wine Institute held a Webinar regarding the New Storm Water Permit back on March 25, 2015. A replay of the webinar is available here.
For more information, see "New Water Quality Compliance Requirements For Wineries" in the May 2015 Wine Business Monthly.
Lawrence Lohr, Director of Wine Education for J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, awards André Knoesen for the AJEV Best Enology Paper for 2015. Knoesen's paper, "In-Line Measurement of Color and Total Phenolics during Red Wine Fermentations Using a Light-Emitting Diode Sensor" was published in the December 2014 issue of the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture (AJEV) and can be found here.
Rob Sands, President and CEO of Constellation Brands, during his speech at the event with the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto.
President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, welcomed Rob Sands, President and CEO of Constellation Brands. Behind, Anthony Wayne, Ambassador of U.S. in Mexico and Rubén Moreira, Governor of the State of Coahuila.
Rob Sands, President and CEO of Constellation Brands, President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, and Rubén Moreira, Governor of the State of Coahuila.
Selected Recent Sales of Grapes & Wines in Bulk for June 15, 2015 courtesy of Turrentine Brokerage:
Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 wine, Alexander Valley, 5,900 gallons at $25.00 per gallon
Zinfandel 2014 wine, Lodi, 6,400 gallons at $6.00 per gallon
Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 wine, Napa Valley, 6,000 gallons at $40.00 per gallon
Syrah 2013 wine, Paso Robles, 3,200 gallons at $9.75 per gallon
Zinfandel 2014 wine, Paso Robles, 1,500 gallons at $8.00 per gallon
Pinot Noir 2014 wine, California, 6,400 gallons at $7.00 per gallon
Zinfandel 2014 wine, Lodi, 19,500 gallons at $7.00 per gallon
Pinot Noir 2014 wine, Russian River, 6,400 gallons at $15.50 per gallon
Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 grapes, Oak Knoll District, 60 tons at $5,000.00 per ton
Chardonnay 2015 grapes, Russian River, 50 tons at $1,800.00 per ton
Sauvignon Blanc 2015 grapes, Lake County, 100 tons at $1,100.00 per ton
Saverglass showcased its new bottle designs and decorating processes at its Saverglass Design Day event last night in San Francisco at Dirty Habit restaurant. At the event, artist DELA painted on a mural of bottles, adding layers of paint as the evening went on. At the end of the night, each guest got to take one of the bottles home.
In this video, Rep. Massie (R-Kentucy) discusses his support for country of origin labeling for food. A bill that would repeal this requirement is up for a vote.
How's that related to the wine business? Wine is on a list of products Canada has said it will retaliate against in response to those labeling rules. The Wine Institute recently urged Congress to address its mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) law to avoid trade retaliation.
Free Flow Wines announced that they are now accepting nominations for the first-ever “KEGGY People's Choice" Award that recognizes exceptional accounts pouring wine on tap. Anyone can nominate a favorite restaurant, bar, hotel, winery, or any other type of account, who offers wine on tap.
Nominations can be submitted online form here or through social media. To nominate via social media post a photo featuring the nominated account on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Include the hashtag #KEGGYAwards and tag @FreeFlowWine and @TryWineOnTap in the post.
Nominations will be accepted now through June 30, 2015. Voting will be conducted online throughout the month of July and the winners will be announced at the second annual KEGGY Awards, taking place October 22, 2015, at the Free Flow Wines headquarters in Napa, CA.
Free Flow Wines created the annual KEGGY Awards to recognize wineries for their achievements in wine on tap, especially sustainability achievements. Last year’s winners include Au Bon Climat, Qupé, Constellation Brands, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Hahn Family Wines, King Estate Winery, and The Wine Group. These wineries each saved at least 100,000 wine bottles, for a total of well over 1 million bottles, from landfills sine they began kegging their wine with Free Flow Wines. The KEGGY Award winners are presented with their trophies at an intimate event at the Free Flow Wines headquarters in Napa.