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04/19/19

Free Flow Wines moved into its new 56,000-square-foot space just in time to handle the continuing expansion of its wine-on-tap kegging service and accommodate its even faster-growing canning operations. The location is a new warehouse-style steel building, a bonded winery that produces no brands of its own but fills kegs for more than 145 wineries and 260 brands that go to 5,000 restaurant, bar, stadium, concert hall, and hotel accounts across the country. Free Flow added canning and projects canning will top 500,000 9-liter case equivalents this year. The new plant runs three canning fillers and has ordered a fourth one with more capacity than the current three added together. The new high-speed line from Krones will fill 300 cans per minute or nearly 6,000 cases per shift

04/19/19

Top wine executives on Thursday offered differing views on the promise and peril of marketing wine to millennials, who are poised to overtake baby boomers this year as the largest generation in the United States.

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the 53rd Vinitaly was the biggest ever, with 4,600 exhibitors attracting approximately 125,000 visitors from 145 countries. Wine industry members from around the world came, with the most coming from the United States, followed by Germany, the United Kingdom, China and Canada. At a gala dinner on April 6, the organizers presented the Vinitaly International Award for contributions to Italian wine to the Bolgheri estate Ornellaia and Chinese wine educators Leon Liang and Demei Li. For the following four days, Verona's historic center was animated by events pairing wine with Shakespeare, yoga, river rafting on the Adige River and a concert by international restaurateur, wine producer (and guitarist) Joe Bastianich. Kicking off days of tastings was the eighth edition of the Wine Spectator-sponsored OperaWine, featuring 103 all-star producers from all 20 regions of Italy.

04/19/19

Female-owned and run, Champagne Laurent-Perrier is proud to launch the Champagne Laurent-Perrier Women in Wine Leadership Scholarship in association with Winebow. The merit-based award celebrates, encourages and supports women wine leaders in the US.

04/19/19

The country will host the 42nd International Organisation of Vine and Wine Congress from 15 to 19 July 2019 in Geneva

04/19/19

From billionaire vintners to barrel makers, and Moët to Mouton, the wine world is mobilizing to help save and repair the burned icon of Paris

04/19/19

A survey of employers and employees also shows widespread elimination of jobs and cutbacks in hours.

04/19/19

Jamie Evans, the Herb Somm, on how she gained a foothold in the worlds of wine and weed ...

04/19/19

On average, a Texas Farm Credit borrower who had a 5 percent interest rate in 2018 effectively paid less than 4.2 percent as a result of the April patronage dividend. The co-op also allocated another $7.4 million of its 2018earnings to members for future distribution, which will decrease their borrowing costs even more.

04/19/19

The trial, established in 2009, is a long-term joint venture between Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), Vinehealth Australia and Coonawarra Vignerons, with significant funding this year from the Limestone Coast Grape and Wine Council through Wine Australia to contribute to the winemaking costs. The trial studies a range of rootstocks, some not yet commonly planted, and allows hands-on learning about the attributes these rootstocks can convey to scions, to see if they adequately reflect the desired wine quality and style of the region, compared to own roots.

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Katie Nelson, Dennis Devitt, Bill Shibley, and Eileen Votteler have been elected to the Washington Wine Industry Foundation Board of Directors.

04/19/19

Blackbird Vineyards Napa Valley announces a new partnership with DeBragga New York's Butcher® to pair Blackbird wines with the the well known fine meat company's world-class meats.

04/19/19

A record-breaking 8,479 local, national and international visitors attended the 22nd annual Taste Washington festival March 28-31 to sample delicious food from Seattle's hottest chefs and sip some of the state's most incredible wines. Festival organizers also announced dates for the 23rd Taste Washington, which will occur March 19-22, 2020. Tickets will go on sale later this year.

04/19/19

As the recipient of the 2019 California Green Medal Business Award, Domaine Carneros was recognized for demonstrating "Smart Business through efficiencies, cost savings and innovation from implementing sustainable practices."

04/19/19

Two Napa Valley wines won the recent Competition, held at RoboVault, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on April 6, 2019. Under the auspices of the American Fine Wine Competition, the judges selected Grgich Hills Estate Rosé, 2018 ($25) which won Best in Show in the Dry Rosé Category.

04/19/19

Stupendous Cellars announced the launch of its newest brand, Devil's Advocate.

04/19/19

New York Wine Industry Association appoints new officers.

04/19/19

Chip Wade brings years of chain experience to the expanding multiconcept operator

04/19/19

USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington nursery growers the final date to apply for crop insurance coverage is May 1.

04/19/19

Cocktail pros from around the country make recommendations to celebrate-or survive-the release of the long-awaited document

04/19/19

"We plan to respect the legacy of these brands while devoting our efforts to revitalizing these brands and continuing to make the highest quality wines and spirits," a Gallo spokesman said ... "They are the No. 1 family wine company in the world," said Cyril Penn. "They know what they are doing. They are very professional."

04/19/19

While discussions about climate change often evoke images of melting ice caps and dying coral reefs, winemakers, who are intrinsically in tune with changes in weather patterns, are concerned about the industry's viability in the face of a changing climate

04/19/19

The View at Shires' Garden is opening in June on the top floor of City Club Apartments, a mixed-use apartment and penthouse building.

04/19/19

This is Israel, and one of the most up and coming regions - the Judean Hills. ... The Judean Hills starts in the Judean Foothills, west of Jerusalem, and it covers the mountains north of Jerusalem down to the Yatir Forest - Israel's largest planted forest

04/19/19

MAD, Hungary (Reuters) - A Hungarian winemaker in the Tokaj region known for its golden dessert wine is selling a vintage for $40,000 a bottle, hoping to revive the royal heritage of a wine revered by kings and connoisseurs

04/19/19

How activist-entrepreneurs are creating new career opportunities for people of color

04/19/19

The answer, in part, lies in the Trentino region of Italy, which is in the Italian Alps

04/19/19

at Passover, it's wine you need, and at my mother's table it needs to be kosher. That's why last year I tried to make my own: traditional, authentic, kosher and natural ...

04/19/19

Researchers identified 24 heat waves that took place in the Central Valley during summer months from 1979 to 2010, and compared those heat waves to a weather pattern called the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) that brings heavy rain to the tropical Indian and Pacific oceans

04/19/19

A three-year UN-backed study from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform On Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has grim implications for the future of humanity

04/19/19

Here are five facts about how people globally see climate change, drawn from a 2018 Pew Research Center survey on how people evaluate eight potential threats, as well as other polls conducted by the Center:

04/19/19

Your guide kicking the dirt and tilting your cup during the big green weekend and beyond in wine country