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04/09/21

The South Carolina Senate voted 31-6 Thursday on legislation that would allow Gallo Winery to open three satellite tasting rooms in areas of the state that have high foot traffic and sell up to six bottles of their product to each customer per day.

04/09/21

Whether or not a company can require employees to get the vaccine is a hotly contested issue.

04/09/21

Wine.com allegedly failed to build and operate a website that is "fully accessible to and independently usable" to blind and visually impaired users, according to the complaint filed late March in U.S. District Court in New York.

04/09/21

A reckoning for Windsor mayor and vintner Dominic Foppoli.

04/09/21

Trends with wine versus two years ago are still strong, up 21.1% (compared to 3/30/19). Trends are polarizing from a price perspective, with all segments under $15 declining and all segments $15+ growing. Cans, tetra and smaller formats are driving growth.

04/09/21

Some of the new wine products they plan to launch to meet consumer needs are: Woodbridge Wine Seltzer, Prisoner Pinot Noir, Unshackled Sauvignon Blanc and Saldo Red Blend.

04/09/21

Four key markets covered: China, Hong-Kong, the UK, the US - Hundreds of Wine Intelligence data points - A focus on High-Net-Worth Individuals. Download the executive summary; full report available to ARENI members.

04/09/21

With Napa County's move to the orange tier this week, at long last, the tasting room at the first Vietnamese-owned winery in the Napa Valley will be opening its doors.

04/09/21

County planning commissioners liked that 90% Madonna Estate Winery visitors arrive by bus or shuttle.

04/09/21

Increased vaccinations are a significant component of Napa County's move to the orange COVID-19 tier, a resumption of business indoors and a broader return to a sense of stability, safety and normalcy in our community. A recent survey indicates that 98% of frontline agriculture workers have received at least one dose.

04/09/21

Opus One Winery announces the appointments of Chris Blanchard, MS as Northwest Regional Sales Manager and Sriti Fusillo as Southwest Regional Sales Manager.

04/09/21

As a key member of the senior executive management team, Jorgensen will oversee all aspects of Sales and Operations.

04/09/21

The White House announced Chipman's nomination Wednesday night.

04/09/21

In Burgundy, Chardonnay losses are more severe than Pinot Noir, with Chablis hit particularly hard; Rhône Valley also suffers damage

04/09/21

Fueled by discovery, passion, precision and creativity, Marine Layer brings together legendary Winemaker Rob Fischer and Owner Baron Ziegler, the visionaries and creators of Banshee Wines.

04/09/21

Festival Napa Valley is thrilled to announce it will welcome audiences back for a full program of events, July 16-25, 2021, all to be held in outdoor settings.

04/09/21

This marks the seventh year of a long-term partnership between Piper-Heidsieck and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

04/09/21

An extensive article published in the San Francisco Chronicle yesterday details multiple accusations of sexual assault against Windsor Mayor Dominic Foppoli. The article details accounts from four women with the most recent incident taking place in the summer of 2019 during Foppoli's first term as Mayor.

04/09/21

"The biggest short-term challenges right now involve the possibility of unexpected cooler air into areas prone to frost, so short-term, that could be a California grower issue," he said. "In parts of Oregon and Washington, we're still a ways away from historical bud break, about mid-April, although if warm conditions persist, we could see that happen a bit earlier than usual."

04/09/21

Grape yields across the country have taken a hit from poor flowering, but growers and winemakers are welcoming beautiful fruit and a kind ripening season.

04/09/21

The recent blockage of the Suez Canal has again focused the attention on the risks associated with ultra large container vessels (ULCVs) and whether these mega-ships have become too big to sail, according to European freight forwarder representative body CLECAT.

04/09/21

The four friends behind Oregon's A to Z Wineworks have hit on a winning formula. How do they manage to produce a Pinot Noir so affordable, widely available and consistently good, vintage after vintage?

04/09/21

Champagne Bollinger's acquisition of Ponzi Vineyards rolled through the Willamette Valley like a seismic wave. Now that the dust has settled, questions are finding answers.

04/09/21

Bollinger's stated intentions are not to make more sparkling wine than Ponzi does already. Ponzi makes 30,000 cases of wine annually and bubblies are a tiny portion of that

04/09/21

Explosive allegations of sexual assault involving Windsor Mayor Dominic Foppoli ignited a political firestorm Thursday that drew a chorus of calls for his immediate resignation and triggered an investigation by the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office.