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02/21/20

Under the proposed plans, the 1899 stone building that houses Freemark Abbey will remain in place. It would serve as the main hotel lobby. The space currently occupied by the laboratory and barrels and glass storage rooms would become conference space for the new hotel instead. The Freemark Abbey site, about 14 acres, includes five parcels. Three existing buildings would be leveled, including a 5-room motel and a restaurant building. The largest new structure for the boutique hotel would be about 75,000 square feet ...

02/21/20

The new venture from Jean-Charles Boisset joins 1881 Napa Wine History Museum in landmark Oakville location

02/21/20

With the passing of its founder, Dick Naylor, in December 2018, the Naylor family approached Carl Helrich, owner and winemaker at Allegro, about acquiring its property on Vineyard Road in Stewartstown

02/21/20

The Cantu lab at the UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology recently put up a web portal for their grapevine genomics work as well other publicly available grapevine genomes. I'm going to reproduce the genomics page here rather than merely post a link to it so that readers can get an idea of the genomes currently on the www.grapegenomics.com website. The list of currently available grapevine genomes includes:

02/21/20

Many young adults are looking for lower-calorie beverages. "The odd thing is, if we just start explaining what wine is, and how it's made, they're going to realize it is exactly what they've been looking for," Rob McMillian said. "It is healthy, it is plant-based, it is made in a totally natural way, it's usually gluten-free. This is a very traditional industry and it is slow to change. But, once we start doing that, I'm confident that young consumers will discover wine and we will turn this around"

02/21/20

Tanford and Epstein have filed their (at least) sixth retail shipping dormant commerce clause lawsuit since the Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association decision in the Supreme Court

02/21/20

revenue reached $150 million in 2019, up $20 million over the prior year

02/21/20

The latest Direct To Consumer Wine Industry Report reinforces the message that DtC relates directly to the need for wineries to invest in digital technology

02/21/20

With hardly a drop of rain in the entire month of February, 59 percent of California is now experiencing abnormally dry conditions according to the Federal Drought Monitor.

02/21/20

The appointment news was announced by Accolade Wines today (21 February). Before joining Accolade Wines, Foye spent almost five years at TWE as COO and contributed to the important breakthrough in the Asian market.

02/21/20

"He had 100 years of stories," said his daughter, Sharon Pastori of Oakland. She added that he told them very well

02/21/20

- Recognized for his contributions to the advancement of Italian wines -

02/21/20

Women Winemakers: Personal Odysseys is the result of years of research and personal interviews with women winemakers throughout California and selected wine regions around the world by researchers and authors Lucia Albino Gilbert and John C. Gilbert, university professors and lovers of wine.

02/21/20

The podcast, which meets the growing demand for travel information in podcast form and with the announcement of Sonoma County as the Wine Region of the year by Wine Enthusiast magazine, the interest in the region as a wine tourism destination has increased exponentially. The Wine Road podcast is hosted by Beth Costa, Executive Director of the Wine Road and Marcy Gordon, wine writer and Sonoma tourism expert.

02/21/20

First Street Napa today announced two specialty stores, Cupcake and I-ELLE, will open in the development this spring, bringing distinctive styles to design-minded customers of all ages.

02/21/20

Augmented reality is moving rapidly into the mainstream, with tech start up Winerytale announcing en-masse rollout of its smartphone AR App to the entire American wine industry.

02/21/20

Double Zero Wines "00" is a pioneering project to produce world-class grand cru chardonnay and pinot noir across two continents. The winery will be featured at the upcoming Oregon Chardonnay Celebration, following its impactful debut on the 2019 James Suckling Top 100 Wines of USA List at number 35, and as the only featured Oregon chardonnay.

02/21/20

According to Drizly sales data for the first half of February compared to January it is. In February sales were up 19.94% versus January on a per day basis this year, indicating that people did participate in Dry January this year (versus the 15% increase last year).

02/21/20

Representatives of twenty-nine Canadian wineries from British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and Ontario will gather at the Consulate General of Canada in New York on Tuesday, March 24th to showcase over 200 cool climate wines to area media and trade. The event, comprised of a grand tasting and three flash seminars on Riesling, Pinot Noir, and Wild Card Wines, will also include xx wineries seeking importer representation.

02/21/20

This is according to market intelligence company Fact.MR.

02/21/20

The Systembolaget claims that the wine app's marketing is in breach of the country's alcohol act.

02/21/20

The total number of searches has now crept up to a whopping 77 in the past five years

02/21/20

The two new products follow Endless West's molecular whiskey

02/21/20

The new facility will be able to be used by other local producers and will allow growers to process their grapes locally, which chief winemaker Liz Heidenreich said could turn the area into a winemaking region, not just a grape-growing area.

02/21/20

"What brought me into wine was a fascination with science and the winemaking process, which I wanted to master and apply to Galician grape varieties"

02/21/20

Women Behind the Wine is just one of several new initiatives that aim to make wine careers more accessible and viable for women

02/21/20

Blind tasting wine is both complex and requires humility. It implies putting one's skills on the line with no other safety net than one's knowledge and ability to reason. "Being a sommelier means being on a constant learning curve, travelling and meeting winegrowers out in the field", explained German sommelier Marc Almert on 12 February at Vinexpo Paris. The World's 2019 Best Sommelier, and sommelier at the Baur restaurant on Lake Zurich, offered valuable advice on blind tasting for wine enthusiasts and industry members.

02/21/20

U.S. Treasury yields extended their weeklong slump on Friday as investors worried that the economic impact of COVID-19 may not be contained to China, and is spilling over into neighboring regions.

02/21/20

Robert Eyler, Ph.D., dean of the School of Extended and International Education and a professor of economics at SSU, spoke on the Rohnert Park campus at the North Bay Business Journal event attended by about 250 people.