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10/16/18

September saw 3% growth in the value of U.S. wine sales, as consumers traded up in value while paring back on volume. The trend appeared across multiple channels, underscoring the strength of the economy.

10/16/18

The wine industry scored a small win in Sacramento recently, bringing a handful of post-Prohibition laws up to date in the age of social media.

10/16/18

UC Davis, Department of Viticulture and Enology announced the passing of Jim Wolpert via their Facebook page. Original located at: https://bit.ly/2NG0sjS

10/16/18

Doug Gore, Executive Vice President of Winemaking, Vineyards and Operations for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is retiring after an acclaimed 36-year career with the wine company.

10/16/18

On Oct. 11, the company hosted its fifth-and largest-annual Keggy Award at Pine Ridge Vineyards in Napa, handing out small-size stainless steel kegs to representatives of wineries, distributors and other companies that use Free Flow Wines services. Among the 22 winners were Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, King Estate Winery and Marriott International.

10/16/18

The Kroger Co. is boosting its grocery delivery capabilities through a new partnership that will provide home delivery of wine in certain markets.

10/16/18

The Stags Leap District Appellation Collection goes on sale today and is the only luxury release of 17 different Cabernets from a single vintage

10/16/18

A week on from a foundation-rattling revelation that one of its senior Masters had leaked information about this year's MS tasting exam, there is still a deafening silence emanating from the Court.

10/16/18

"Devastated" is the word Geoff Kruth used to describe the people who were awarded the master sommelier title last month, only to have it stripped away after the results of a portion of the exam were cast out this week.

10/16/18

In the world of wine, the title of Master Sommelier (MS) is a highly-coveted designation only bestowed upon those with the most discerning of palates who have completed countless of training and passed an exam that has been compared in its level of difficulty to the legal bar or medical boards.

10/16/18

PG&E had cut electricity to several communities in seven Northern California counties late Sunday in an unprecedented shutdown to prevent the possibility of a spark from a power line igniting a wildfire that might whip through tinder-dry brush amid high winds and low humidity.

10/16/18

"We're kind of cranky at the moment," said Aden, who lives in Middletown. "We're thankful we're not on fire."

10/16/18

Around 21,000 PG&E customers remain without power as of midnight today after it was turned off on Sunday night due to high wind and fire risks in Northern California, according to PG&E officials.

10/16/18

About 20,000 PG&E customers remained without electricity throughout Northern California early Tuesday morning, two days after the utility company shut off power to nearly 60,000 as a wildfire precaution.

10/16/18

As Bordeaux winemakers wrap up this year's harvest, many say that they have never seen such high levels of alcohol, including for Cabernet Sauvignon.

10/16/18

Less than half of the wineries tested for waste disposal in Marlborough have been found to be compliant, two years after several parties were taken to court for breaching similar environmental regulations.

10/16/18

By coming together, instead of competing against one another, the two organizations have a unified mission to help women thrive in the alcohol beverage industry and to amplify their voice.

10/16/18

An easy, mild and uneventful growing season rolled into harvest in the same manner, with mild temperatures, overnight fog and afternoon winds, providing the extra hang-time desired for optimum phenolics and naturally balanced acids the region typically enjoys.

10/16/18

Layton's Winery & Vineyard is donating a portion of its proceeds from selling its "Freedom" wine to the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitors Center in Cambridge.

10/16/18

This report studies the Global Precision Viticulture market size, industry status and forecast, competition landscape and growth opportunity. This research report categorizes the Global Precision Viticulture market by companies, region, type and end-use industry.

10/16/18

New Zealand winemaker Andy Anderson has again beaten wines from the best in the world at London's prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) to take out the World's Best Pinot Noir Trophy.

10/16/18

City Winery, which opened a 42,000-square-foot entertainment venue with a working winery and restaurant in Ivy City earlier this year, has partnered with nonprofit DC Vote to launch "The 51," a line of wines to support D.C. statehood.

10/16/18

Drinks industry pioneer and Baileys Irish Cream co-creator Tom Jago has died at the age of 93 after a short stay in hospital.

10/16/18

Tom Jago, a drinks executive credited with creating some of the industry's most famous brands, died on October 12. He was 93.

10/16/18

A region known for its harsh winter weather may not seem like an ideal place to create a winery, but two Winnipeg 20-somethings have done just that.

10/16/18

Devastating flash floods in southern France, which have so far claimed the lives of at least 11 people, also caused a river of wine to flow through the streets of the French commune of Trèbes as a local storage warehouse was overwhelmed by flood waters.

10/16/18

First Connected Wine Preservation System and Its Coravin Moments App Are The Latest Innovations From Coravin, The Company That's Changing The Way The World Drinks Wine

10/16/18

A few weeks ago the Supreme Court agreed to hear in early 2019 Tennessee v Byrd, a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that erupted into a small volcano of speculation among wine industry promoters and marketers.

10/16/18

The app had their beta launch in July of this year at Feast It Forward's studio in Napa, California.

10/16/18

According to WineGB, wine producers across the UK are hailing 2018 'the harvest of the century' following a record-breaking summer due to unusually hot climates.

10/16/18

kukkula is pleased to announce its 2015 Aatto was named one of the world's Top 100 Wines in 2018 by Wine & Spirits Magazine. The accolade appears in the current (Winter) issue.

10/16/18

Coravin Inc. today announced the global availability of Coravin Model Eleven, the company's first connected and fully automatic wine preservation system. Coravin's app, Coravin Moments™, is also available for download and enables wine lovers to discover unique pairing experiences for wines with food, music, TV, movies, and more.

10/16/18

Silverado Vineyards has appointed Gloria Rivera as Northeast District Sales Manager. She will be responsible for sales management for the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia.

10/16/18

Sbragia Family Vineyards, the winery founded by renowned Winemaster Ed Sbragia, has opened a second tasting lounge in the town of Sonoma. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place last week as the winery celebrated the milestone of its official opening and expansion to Sonoma Plaza.