The move is part of a rebranding to address industry gripes about the show's location, cost and focus, all of which have contributed to high-profile pull-outs by companies such as Bibendum, Enotria, Liberty and PLB.
Privately owned Mueller Winery has announced the sale of their Starr Road winery facility in Windsor, California. The sale, which was finalized last week, does not include the Mueller brand, wine inventory or grape contracts.
Although The Winery at Bull Run is steeped in history, winery president Jon Hickox recently added a modern element to one of the buildings - a solar roof. Unlike traditional solar panels, the solar shingles are installed in place of regular roof shingles.
The Michigan Senate has approved legislation letting small winemakers get permits to offer tastings and sell wine at farmers markets around the state. The bills passed unanimously Tuesday next head to the House.
Shine United has been named agency of record for entwine, a California wine brand developed by Wente Family Estates and Food Network - one of America's oldest wineries and one of the most trusted names in food.
His track record at the world's leading drinks business speaks for itself, and CEO Paul Walsh leaves Ron Emler in no doubt that his strategy of investing in existing brands and focusing on emerging markets will take Diageo to ever greater heights.
American billionaire Leslie Alexander, an avid wine collector and owner of the Houston Rockets basketball team, is opening a new wine club and storage space in the Hamptons with a US$50,000 (£32,000) membership fee.
Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, the red-hot label from E.&J. Gallo Winery of Modesto, has blended grapes from four continents for its latest launch. Impression Red Blend is the 22nd product from Barefoot, which Gallo has built into the nation's top-selling brand.
Ridge Vineyards, one of California's premier wineries, recently announced that beginning with the 2011 vintage, its labels will list ingredients and "actions" taken in producing the wines. This move by such a high-profile winery could encourage others to list ingredients and heighten consumer awareness of the use of additives and modern techniques in winemaking.