Social media can offer oenophiles tasting notes, industry news and a bit of fun-as well as egregious displays of trophy bottles and interminable video tutorials. Lettie Teague finds the feeds worth following
In what is promised to be the first of an annual U.S. trade show, French-based Vinexpo makes its debut at New York's Javits Center March 5-6, taking over the 45,000 square-foot, glass-enclosed River Pavilion.
California State Senators Scott Wiener of the 11th District (encompassing San Francisco and parts of San Mateo County) and James Andrew Vidak of the 14th district (encompassing parts of Fresno, Bakersfield and surrounding communities), have co-authored a bi-partisan bill, SB-829, aimed at creating affordable housing for farmworkers in agricultural communities. Details on how the bill would accomplish this worthy goal have not yet been provided.
During a recent visit to Vinventions' HQ in Belgium, the company's vice president of sales and marketing for Europe, Fabrice Chevallet, told db: "Natural cork used to be nearly 100% of the market 20 years ago and now it accounts for around 50%. Cork makers have lost half of the market, which brings a lot of emotion with it.
ABC confirmed that there is nothing in the ABC Act or the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act ("MAUCRSA") that prohibits ownership in both alcohol and cannabis related licenses. However, licenses cannot be held at the same location and the premises need to be sufficiently separated so that a person going to a licensed cannabis establishment will not be required to pass through a licensed alcohol establishment and vice versa.
A development that has seen explosive growth in the industry and a broad array of winemakers, from California to Burgundy, establish a winery presence in Oregon. Now a second wine revolution is in the offing. Sparkling wine is about to join Pinot Noir as one of the Willamette Valley's distinctive and iconic wines.
US wine magazine Wine Spectator is on a list of publications banned from New Jersey state prisons, along with the likes of Hustler, Booty and 50 Shades of Grey, despite being offhandedly referred to as 'Wine Spectacular' - much to the surprise of its editorial team.
"After several years, we've seen Midori apply powerful business acumen and consistently appropriate foresight into the controlled growth of our business," said Ca' Momi Partner and Chief Financial Officer Dario De Conti.
Sussex wine estate Rathfinny has announced that it is aiming to produce almost one million bottles a year by 2022 as it builds up to the release of its first sparkling wines, a blanc de blancs and a rosé, this year.
A 100% Shiraz from China's leading wine region Ningxia has won the highest accolade at the inaugural Ningxia wine competition held in Hong Kong, a surprise win for a region primarily known for its Bordeaux blends.
Drizly announced appointments to three senior leadership posts with executives that bring deep experience from major technology, consumer products, publishing and marketing companies, among them Apple, Procter & Gamble, Time Inc. and Arnold Worldwide.
The United Nations World Tourism Organization held their first Global Conference on Wine Tourism in Georgia in 2016 with fifty countries represented. It is estimated that fifteen million US travelers in 2014 pursued wine related journeys.
In the run up to the André Simon Awards this February, the drinks business will be publishing an extract from each of the shortlisted books in the drinks category. First up is Thad Vogler's 'By the Smoke and The Smell' published by Ten Speed Press.
Beam Suntory is taking aim at former executive Rudy Costello, who recently resigned to become chief commercial officer at Stoli Group USA, asserting Costello's new role violates a non-compete agreement he signed with Beam in August of 2016.