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Following the successful inaugural event created last year by the Wine Industry Symposium Group, now a subsidiary of Wine Business Monthly, the symposium returns to address the economic and financial side of the wine business in Lodi and other nearby wine-producing regions.
The weather is beyond the control of the exhibition organiser, but Guillaume Deglise intimated that holding the fair earlier or later in the year could be one solution, because it would reduce the likelihood of Vinexpo Bordeaux coinciding with very high temperatures in the region - a problem that has affected past fairs, particularly the 2003 edition
Pioneering New Zealand winemaker Matua is releasing the 2016 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé with new thermographic label technology. The Chill Check labels activate as a bottle is chilled to optimal drinking temperature, with the label's features changing color. Matua is one of the fastest growing New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc wines in the US market.
Bill Harlan likes to say Promontory represents "a missing shade of red"-a new flavor profile in Napa, more rustic, more tannic, and more acidic than Harlan Estate, as well as more mineral. It needs more time to integrate and settle down, and as a result it will be released later, with more time in barrel and cask than other Harlan wines
Clay Shannon of Shannon Ridge Family of Wines is getting creative in dealing with the shortage of vineyard labor on the California North Coast. This past weekend Shannon moved 400 head of eager sheep onto Vigilance Vineyards to take care of business.
On June 20th, 77 guests among international wine merchants, sommeliers and media were invited at Château Cheval Blanc to discover Cheval des Andes, the Grand Cru of the Andes, and to taste its latest release: the 2013 vintage.
Part of TWE's Masstige portfolio, the new range is inspired by the adventurous spirit of Australian industry pioneer, Samuel Wynn. The brand has been created to capture the attention of millennial consumers with bold creative, an angular, whisky-like bottle to drive shelf presence and approachable styles of leading wine varieties, 'The Man From Nowhere' Shiraz and the 'Last Rites' Cabernet Sauvignon.
The demographic is America, where we have reached peak pink, the moment when rosé is no longer a perfectly ordinary and agreeable summer wine but a lifestyle bevvie. A hashtag (#roséallday). A pop-culture icon.
This is the first parcel the company has purchased since San Francisco-based private equity firm GI Partners invested in Far Niente Wine Estates in June 2016. Besides Far Niente, the company also owns such wineries Dolce, Nickel & Nickel, EnRoute and Bella Union.
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On the heels of its first 10 stores opening in the U.S., Lidl is expanding with more locations. On July 13, the company will open two stores in Virginia (in Chesapeake and Culpeper) and two in North Carolina (Havelock and Wake Forest).
A virologist with Washington State University's (WSU) Viticulture and Enology program has discovered a block of 'Grenache' vines are stunted and sickly because they suffer from a damaging syndrome caused by Tobacco Ringspot Virus (TRSV), a pathogen never before seen in Washington.
Constellation's deal to buy out cult wine Schrader Cellars fits with an acquisition trend in US wine that is driven by ageing winery owners, good investment conditions and a thirst for higher class wines ...
using technology to vertically integrate nearly the entire process of consumption. ...Amazon works by dividing the world of commerce up into building blocks. Many people have seen the Whole Foods acquisition as a way for Amazon to sell fancier groceries online while using its larger scale and greater efficiency to lower prices. One analyst suggests the company will launch "Amazon Grocery Services," a subsidiary that farmers or small manufacturers might use to sell, warehouse, and ship their products. Restaurants could stock their kitchens with it, too