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11/29/21

After making their long-awaited debuts in alcohol, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are pausing to learn more about the category before deciding whether to make it a bigger part of their multibillion-dollar beverage empires.

11/29/21

The second-largest distributor with projected 2021 revenues of $12.5 billion is in 38 states and Washington, D.C. "It's another step toward realizing our vision of becoming a national wholesaler."

11/29/21

The plaintiffs, known as the Ponti Road Neighbors, allege county officials violated the state's environmental laws when they approved a 30,000-gallon estate winery off Ponti Road, a rural road west of the Silverado Trail.

11/29/21

Applying the doctrine of "equitable apportionment," to groundwater - similar to the way it is applied to surface waters.

11/29/21

The international communities' decision to prohibit travel to South Africa will have "significant implications" for the nation's struggling wine and tourism industries, according to oversight body VinPro.

11/29/21

"Glass bottles have a strong association with sustainability", and one that is much higher than bag-in-box, according to Wine Intelligence research commissioned by Vinexposium.

11/29/21

Familia Torres, Clos Mogador, Can Feixes and Jean Leon, together with the agricultural consultancy AgroAssessor. It aims to get other vine-growers, farmers, winemakers, educators, researchers and businesses involved to expand an agricultural model based on the carbon cycle.

11/29/21

The wildfire on the ridge was on the move, swallowing a cluster of trees before devouring another. Warren Winiarski watched, transfixed. It was October 2017, and fires were raging around Napa ...

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The director general of the OIV has called upon the global wine industry to more quickly embrace the opportunities afforded by new technologies, in order to stay relevant in a fiercely competitive world.

11/29/21

Plus, Napa grapegrowers Andy and Betty Beckstoffer donate $1 million to Cal Poly's wine program

11/29/21

A boutique wine label in the Languedoc Roussillon has become the first French wine brand to embrace cryptocurrency and sell digital assets via blockchain.

11/29/21

The Spanish wine giant is hotly rumoured to have bought seven hectares of vineyard in the north-west wine region, for its sixth winery.

11/29/21

The big news this week is the Spanish wine superstar's shift into a new wine region.

11/29/21

Liquor stores say they have cleared a key hurdle to launching a ballot measure aimed at countering efforts by big chains to eliminate limits on the number of stores that can sell alcohol in Massachusetts.

11/29/21

China's antitrust watchdog has handed another round of penalties to the country's tech giants including Alibaba and Tencent that involve investments in two of the country's leading drinks trading platforms in ongoing crackdown on monopolies.

11/29/21

"It's one of the most frenzied and active markets I've seen in my 20-plus years of doing this," says Acker Wines Chairman John Kapon. "It's just incredible demand and continues to surge."

11/29/21

Two sensor systems -- one an expensive regulatory standard and the other a budget approach -- measure smoke levels in Washington State University's research vineyard where smoke is being piped into a hoop house just before harvest in late September. The experiment aims to uncover how the quantity and timing of smoke exposure affects wines.

11/29/21

For more than two decades winemaker Kirk Venge has made some of the finest examples of wines the Napa Valley has to offer. He also nearly lost everything in last year's 2020 Glass Fire, when he watched as a wall of flames descended toward his winery and tasting room in Calistoga.

11/29/21

Plucky Napa pinned its place on the global wine map by beating French wines in blind tastings at the 1976 Judgment of Paris. To say this was unexpected is an understatement, and it proved to be a ...

11/29/21

Oregon's wine industry took a $1.5 billion hit in 2020, setting business back about three years in terms of statewide economic footprint, according to Oregon Wine Board President Tom Danowski.

11/29/21

Forty years ago, at age 25, Elaine Bell signed a lease with Dr. Mark Ryan to rent 980 square feet in his building on Seventh Street West and West Napa Street, which is now Papa Murphy's Pizza. She eventually expanded to include what is now KSVY and SVTV.

11/29/21

Wines have long been positioned by history and geography, with many of the best-known regions becoming brands unto themselves--Burgundy, St. Emilion and Napa Valley, for example. Such instant name recognition telegraphs quality and confidence and aids in guiding novice drinkers, who might not care to sort through the labyrinth of labels and appellations.

11/29/21

The fact that the fate of one of the world's finest luxury products is in the hands of the gods, keeps local wine growers humble.

11/29/21

From the docks of ports to private yards, stacks of boxes are growing higher and spreading out, adding to the severe gridlock in distribution networks

11/29/21

Warning to 'get your fertilizer now' as farmers postpone nitrogen purchases, raising threat of rush on supplies before planting season

11/29/21

Joe Dutton and his daughter Kylie of Dutton Estate Winery in Sebastopol discuss their journey into hard cider through their well-established family brand.

11/29/21

Retired quarterback Drew Bledsoe and winemaker Josh McDaniels plan to start producing Oregon Pinot Noir after gaining notoriety in Washington state's wine scene.

11/29/21

A Best Buy in Minneapolis is latest to be hit, as retailers seek federal legislation to make the online sale of stolen goods more difficult

11/29/21

Researchers found that small glasses sales have risen 13 per cent in a year

11/29/21

It's tempting to romanticize the benefit of the foot ...

11/29/21

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers is a government-sponsored cartel that controls some 70 percent of the world's maple syrup supply and is sometimes compared to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' grip on oil.

11/29/21

Biodynamic is a well-known buzz word in the wine world, but it hasn't really been applied to whisky until now.

11/29/21

Southern Glazer's Recognized in Firsthand's "100 Best Internship Programs" and "30 Best Internship Programs for Overall Diversity" Rankings