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02/28/20

The wine industry must work faster to reduce its carbon footprint and tackle climate change. That was the message from the Torres family Thursday at the Innovation + Quality (IQ) show. Toward that end, potential new members of the International Wineries for Climate Action coalition include Spottswoode of the Napa Valley, Yealands Wine Group of New Zealand, VSPT Wine Group of Chile and Symington Family Estates of Portugal.

02/28/20

Two iconic Washington wineries are helping reshape Woodinville's wine tasting scene. DeLille Cellars and Sparkman Cellars now anchor the newly revamped Hollywood Station, former home of the Redhook Brewery bottling facility. The revitalized business park, located directly across from Chateau Ste. Michelle and next door to Willows Lounge, also counts Teatro Zanzinni dinner theatre and Wheelhouse restaurant among its tenant roster.

02/28/20

Anyone designing a winery, or thinking about designing a winery, or even dreaming about designing a winery should probably give this a read.

02/28/20

The bill would finally allow Illinois consumers to receive shipments of wine from out-of-state wine retailers and wine clubs.

02/28/20

Mississippi charged California and New York retailers. The original case was decided at Chancery Court, where the judge ruled in favor of the retailers. The State appealed and the Mississippi Supreme Court took the case.

02/28/20

South African imports increased 16.4% in the 12-month period ending November-December 2019, which includes the first 10 weeks of the tariff. That was the biggest jump (albeit from a small base) for any country, including New Zealand's 15.7% increase. In fact, total wine imports to the US fell almost 14% during that period, and also fell more than 4% for countries not affected by the tariff.

02/28/20

The new Masters are from five different countries. The total number of MWs in the world is now 396 in 30 countries.

02/28/20

Pat DeLong, founder of Napa Valley-based Azur Associates beverage advisory firm, announced the addition of international winemaker Matt Parish to his group.

02/28/20

Alpha Omega Collective (AOC), the umbrella brand of Alpha Omega, Tolosa, and Perinet has announced the appointment of Nina Leschinsky as the United States brand manager for Perinet. Perinet is the Collective's esteemed Spanish winery located in the Priorat region.

02/28/20

The FWF was established in 2011 by the Napa Valley Grapegrowers Association

02/28/20

WINE PARIS and VINEXPO PARIS launched 2020 with the first trade event dedicated to wine and spirits. Together, the exhibition welcomed 2,800 exhibitors and 29,280 trade and industry members (1 in 3 from outside of France) to the heart of the world's lifestyle, wine and food capital.

02/28/20

Representatives from both trade fairs confirmed that the show must go on despite growing concerns about the coronavirus outbreak in Europe. Giovanni Mantovani, CEO of Veronafiere, confirmed that this year's Vinitaly event was still due to take place from 19-22 April.

02/28/20

"We have cut our 2020 global growth forecast to 2.8% (from 3.2%). This would be the lowest reading since 2009," the bank's economists wrote in a note, adding it would also be the first time since the crisis that it was expected to be under 3%.

02/28/20

As Covid-19 spreads, restaurateurs and distributors in China have weathered weeks of almost no sales; now Italy is trying to contain the virus.

02/28/20

5W Public Relations, an independently-owned PR agency, conducted a phone survey of 737 U.S. residents who considered themselves beer drinkers this week.

02/28/20

Every year the best winemakers and top chefs from Santa Barbara County gather together to celebrate local wine during the Santa Barbara Vintners Festival Weekend. The highlight of the weekend is the 38th Annual Festival Grand Tasting on May 2, 2020 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Early Entry tickets begin at 12:00 p.m.) at the beautiful Rancho Sisquoc Winery in the Santa Maria Valley.

02/28/20

Taste Washington, the nation's largest single-region wine and food festival, announced today the full lineup of stellar chefs and winemakers who will be dishing up and pouring out the state's best cuisine and wine varieties March 19-22.

02/28/20

From 15-17 March 2020, the international world of fine wine will gather at Europe's leading wine trade fair, ProWein in Düsseldorf. With a contingent of 330 exhibiting growers, sixteen instructive and inviting master classes, plus the outstanding 2019 vintage, Austria is bringing its best game to the table.

02/28/20

The Washington Wine Institute, in partnership with the Washington State Wine Commission, is working with prime sponsor Rep. Kelly Chambers (R-Puyallup) and lawmakers in Olympia this session to create a specialty license plate. If approved, revenue from the plate would be donated to the Washington Tourism Alliance (WTA) to support tourism efforts throughout the state.

02/28/20

Markham Vineyards is excited to announce that it will serve as the proud wine partner of the award-winning documentary, A Fine Line, during its 2020 screening tour, and national television broadcast premiere on PBS in March, which will coincide with Women's History Month.

02/28/20

Winesellers, Ltd., the family-owned, global importer and marketer of fine wines, and Michael Hope, owner and founder of Hope Estate in the Hunter Valley of Australia, are proud to announce a partnership with the Australian Koala Foundation - 'Hope for the Koalas' Campaign.

02/28/20

European restaurants have fallen prey to what could be an organized gang of sophisticated wine bandits.

02/28/20

Both men grew up in the wine business: Their father, "Doc" McPherson, is dubbed the father of the modern Texas wine industry. Now Jon is delving into Texas winemaking too, with help from Kim at McPherson Cellars.

02/28/20

Jeff Bundschu, 51, said that the family has been looking for strategic ways to grow the company for several years and that this acquisition "checks off a bunch of boxes." He said that the company has grown out of its Denmark Road space and has explored numerous options for additional production and hospitality administration space.

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Jennifer Thomson, fourth-generation farmer and owner of Thomson Vineyards in the Carneros region, said the vineyard's youngest block of Chardonnay had just begun to bud. That off-site block sits at a slightly higher elevation than does the rest of Thomson's vineyard, exposing it to warmer temperatures and encouraging the earlier budding.

02/28/20

A wine-tech start-up's decision to exclude professional investors from its much-anticipated equity capital raise, has stunned the investment community. Winerytale, a platform promising augmented reality (AR) from every wine, has limited its shares to individuals and companies "in and around the wine industry", leaving venture capital firms and portfolio investors seething.

02/28/20

Italy's wine country is in upheaval due to a spike in coronavirus cases in the country. The number cases in Italy has jumped to 655, including 17 deaths, amid international efforts to contain the spread of the deadly outbreak.

02/28/20

You and your friend have different favourite restaurants. You always order the same bottle of wine in each. In Theresa's Bistro, the bottle usually lasts the duration of the meal. At Tash's Pace, you somehow always end up ordering a second bottle. Might this be due to the restaurants' wine glasses?

02/28/20

International Women's Day in early March is always a good time for reflection on the position of women in society.