Winebusiness.com - Homepage for the Wine Industry

search news

Tuesday, September 16th

06/04/14

Shipments to eight counties in California recently were found to contain viable glassy-winged sharpshooter eggs in crape myrtle plants that originated from a broker in San Diego County, Calif.

06/04/14

French wine authorities have scored a trademark victory in China after a Beijing court ruled that a Chinese company cannot register the names Roussillon and Banyuls as brands.

06/04/14

CANVAS is approaching its 3rd Annual Wine Country Hospitality & Event Trade Show. This year it will take place at the new state-of-the-art HALL Winery on July 15, 2014.

06/04/14

By day, David Duncan is the CEO of Silver Oak Cellars and Twomey Cellars, as well as a chief organizer of this year's Auction Napa Valley with its big rollout this weekend

06/04/14

Seven different bills are pending in the Legislature that would use varying amounts of state bond funding to launch a new era of dam construction with the aim of increasing the state's capacity to store precious mountain snowmelt

06/04/14

"For me this was a perfect segue into the final decade of my active working career. I had already envisioned the future of wine retail and communications and needed to find the right venue."

06/04/14

Program details and registration information can be found at www.WaWTG.org

06/04/14

G.K. Skaggs announced their new partnership with Bodegas Lozano Family Winery. G.K. Skaggs will be the exclusive importer of Bodegas Lozano wines for the U.S. Market. This partnership marks the first entry and national rollout of Bodegas Lozano wines.

06/04/14

While spontaneity is encouraged, planning ahead means spending more quality time on enjoying the wine country experience. Paul Eitel, owner of Paradise Limousine Co., is offering advice for planning a Paso Robles wine tour.

06/04/14

Tree fruit growers, the Washington Farm Labor Association and the state Department of Agriculture are concerned about an April jump in a monthly estimate in a shortage of seasonal labor.

06/04/14

Brunello di Montalcino producers will join police in prosecuting suspected fraudsters after authorities seized thousands of bottles of alleged counterfeit Italian wine fine.

06/04/14

Catching drink drivers could soon be as simple as pointing a laser at a passing car, thanks to a device that can detect the presence of alcohol inside a moving car.

06/04/14

A new trade association has been formed in Hong Kong to help Californian wineries promote their wines in Asia.

06/04/14

Mainland wine imports in the first quarter fell 20.7 percent year on year, forcing suppliers to adopt different strategies to make up for lost sales

06/04/14

After the "Judgment of Denver," in which Winiarski and 17 other judges tasted nearly 100 wines, Winiarski said he was "amazed, astounded, in fact, at the quality of some of the wines" in the Governor's Cup.

06/04/14

Sisters Jorene and Rae Ann King once owned a tea room and gift shop in Prairie City that also sold Iowa wines. They decided to capitalize on the popularity of those Iowa products and opened Wines of Iowa in Valley Junction.

06/04/14

All this business about putting wine away until your kid is able to appreciate it is just bunk; the person who really deserves a good bottle post-graduation is the parent. After all, it costs somewhere on the order of $241,000 to raise a kid, and that isn't even counting college-don't you think you deserve a bottle of something nice after all that?

06/04/14

Wine consultant and appraiser Bill Edgerton, who spends much of his time spotting fakes for investors, also sees a fair bit of collector denial. "People want to put their heads in the sand and ignore this. Largely because many suspect they have a fake or many fakes in their cellars but just don't want to know."

06/04/14

"I don't understand why the D.C. public doesn't realize its Sonoma and Napa is just a day's drive. It's an easy, straight shot out of the city, and there are incredible wines," exclaimed Sebastian Zutant, the co-owner of The Red Hen, a popular restaurant in the nation's capital known for its serious yet quirky wine list.

06/04/14

Stores opening to sell beer and wine in Kalamazoo will have to adhere to new spacing requirements adopted Monday by the Kalamazoo City Commission.

06/04/14

Sullivan County Administrator of Elections Jason Booher told the Bristol Herald Courier that petitioners have until Aug. 21 to get enough signatures in Bristol and Kingsport. He says 603 valid signatures are needed in Bristol while Kingsport needs 1,220. That's 10 percent of the voters who cast ballots in the last gubernatorial election.

06/04/14

Researchers analyzed grapes and wines produced in two neighboring villages in Burgundy's Côte de Nuits: Flagey-Echezeaux and Vosne-Romanée. The Pinot Noir vineyards were less than two kilometers apart and managed by one producer.

06/04/14

Compared to his previous technology company called the Knitting Factory, Michael generated more profit with City Winery in the first year than all of his years combined at his internet company. The business now has locations in NYC, Chicago, and Napa. This fall will see the opening of the fourth location in Nashville with more expansions to be announced by the end of 2014.

06/04/14

Bank of Moscow is selling off two struggling wine and champagne factories in Moscow for 10 billion rubles ($286 million), Itar-Tass reported Monday, citing an announcement on the website of the Unified Electronic Trading System, which manages real estate sales.

06/04/14

The summer visiting and tasting season at Nova Scotia wineries is in full swing, but with his refined European manners and dark suit, Philippe de Lur Saluces stood out from the other tipplers at Domaine de Grand Pre on Tuesday.

06/04/14

The company said today (3 June) the brand was unveiled in Ontario last week and will roll out in British Columbia and Alberta. Other provinces will follow "in the coming months", it said.

06/04/14

Terlato Wines, a leading U.S. marketer of luxury wines and spirits, announced today a partnership with Indiana's Heartland Distillers to jointly produce and market a collection of luxury American craft spirits. This represents the newest addition to the Terlato Artisan Spirits portfolio.

06/04/14

Once focused primarily on resources, overseas money is now flowing into other sectors

06/04/14

The rise of brown spirits is the dominant story in the overall U.S. spirits market, which grew 3% in the first four months of the year, Rabobank says in its newly released report on the global spirits industry. Sales of Tennessee whiskey and bourbon expanded their already large shares, while flavored whiskey, rye, small batch whiskey, and Irish and single malt scotch maintained their impressive growth rates.

06/04/14

Washington state based Mirth Provisions plans to release a cannabis-infused cold-brew coffee called "Legal," as the new product will only be available in markets where marijuana is legal

06/04/14

Wine investors who bought one case of each of Bordeaux's first growth chateaux for the five years from 2009 would have lost £35,000 if they sold last Friday, said the Wall Street Journal's Will Lyons

06/04/14

The global Champagne category posted a lackluster overall performance in 2013, as a modest rise in the U.S. couldn't offset declines across key European markets like France, the U.K. and Germany

06/04/14

Gadget extracts wine without opening bottles, but damaged bottles ruptured during use