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08/04/21

The most dramatic step taken to date by state regulators surpasses any moves made during the previous drought.

08/04/21

An Oregon investor partnership, Casparian Partners formed by Ian Lombard and Colin Rowanis, is acquiring NW Wine Co, including 700 acres of vineyards and the Hyland Estates brand. Much of the winery's 300,000 annual cases of sales are control or private labels. ... . Key to the deal, closing today, was backing from Lone Rock Resources, a timber company now diversifying. The holding company intends to continue to acquire assets in the wine space. "Our goal in the short term is to have 1,000 acres of producing vineyards, which translates into maybe 500,000 cases," NW Wine Co founder/CEO Laurent Montalieu said. "From there, over a 10-year period, we're talking 2,000 to 3,000 acres, and close to a million cases."

08/04/21

Lots of research happening - Virginia Tech is one of four state viticulture programs - in Washington, Oregon, California, and New York - involved with a four-year project benchmarking data on plant tissue analysis and cane pruning weights, but there's more.

08/04/21

Winemaker Pauline Lhote Calls the Harvest Mood in Napa Valley 'Celebratory' and Fruit Quality 'Excellent' Despite Water Challenges this Growing Season

08/04/21

A $1 trillion infrastructure bill under debate by the U.S. Senate includes a provision that directs U.S. regulators to mandate a passive technology to prevent intoxicated drivers from starting vehicles.

08/04/21

Gen-Xers are wine's most important customers. And, the big worry for the future, says Richard Halstead of Wine Intellegence, is not for small wineries, but for the giant ones, because they need to sell relatively inexpensive wine to many, many people at a time when the overall number of wine consumers isn't increasing.

08/04/21

A single hectare of grand cru vines in the Côte d'Or was valued at €6.765m on average in 2020, up 4% versus 2019, according to Safer's prix des terres data. That's if you can find anything to buy, of course. ... Across France, a hectare of appellation vineyard cost an average €150,500 in 2020 - or around €78,000 if Champagne is excluded.

08/04/21

in '2021 Drizly Consumer Report'

08/04/21

In case you missed it, two Amicus Briefs were filed with the Supreme Court supporting the request of the Florida retailer to have the Supreme Court grant review of the 8th Circuit's ruling for Missouri upholding their alcohol retail delivery laws.

08/04/21

If HB 210 is enacted as introduced, each winery would be able to ship a maximum of three 9-liter cases per year to a single household, a low volume limit.

08/04/21

Prior to joining Martignetti, he gained industry expertise at E&J Gallo Winery, Trinchero and Maisons Marques & Domaines. He began his career at Martignetti Companies as a District Manager in 2016, and was promoted to Assistant Vice President, Sales, Connoisseur Wine Division in 2019.

08/04/21

Rothwell was with Chateau Ste. Michelle for 14 years.

08/04/21

In Illinois, Jackson Family Wines will be distributed by Romano Beverage; In Minnesota, it will be Johnson Brothers; In Pennsylvania, Jackson Family Wines will be moving to Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits.

08/04/21

Folio Founder and Executive Chairman, Michael Mondavi is thrilled with the addition: "For many years I have admired and enjoyed the Chapoutier wines, and it is truly an honor to represent their wines and partner with Michel Chapoutier and his children, Mathilde and Maxime."

08/04/21

TWS takes a pragmatic approach to portfolio development

08/04/21

The world's largest cork products company posted a 63 percent jump in second-quarter net profit.

08/04/21

Vignerons and hoteliers in Santa Barbara are ready for expansion

08/04/21

The Cleveland Cavalier and five-time All-Star buys into Frye's Chosen Family Oregon wine brand. Plus, Carmelo Anthony relaunches 'What's in Your Glass?' as a podcast

08/04/21

U.S. manufacturing activity grew at a slower pace in July for the second straight month as raw material shortages persisted, though there are signs of some easing in supply-chain bottlenecks.

08/04/21

PATRIMONY Estate, a winery founded by co-proprietors and brothers Georges and Daniel Daou, announced the newly released 2017 and 2018 vintages, including the first Cabernet Franc bottling from this estate. PATRIMONY Estate was launched with the vintage in 2013.

08/04/21

Proceeds from the wine will be donated to the 2nd Harvest Food Bank. This organization provides consistent access to fresh, healthy food to people facing hunger through 280 food pantries and meal sites in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.

08/04/21

An exciting collaboration between Oak Knoll Winery and Handcrafted Wine & Spirits brings together best-in-class wine making and fine wine distribution capability. Spanning Oregon, Kansas and Oklahoma, this partnership strengthens both organizations' abilities to provide superb wines and exemplary service to restaurants and retailers throughout these states.

08/04/21

Olé & Obrigado has extended its yearly El Camino del Albariño campaign by creating a digital collection of more than two dozen Albariño-friendly recipes from high-profile and Michelin starred chefs

08/04/21

"Washington is home to an incredibly exciting and dynamic wine industry, so it's time we have a digital home to match," said Steve Warner, President of the Washington State Wine Commission. "Our new website and wine touring app will allow better access in different ways to our world-class wine region."

08/04/21

"We're seeing Napa Valley wineries, restaurants, hotels and tour operators permanently adapt their guest experiences in very mindful ways. The new visitor experience is more personalized and intimate, emphasizing quality over quantity, while continuing with online and virtual programs as well."

08/04/21

Over the last few weeks, the Tri-Cities area has experienced a worrisome uptick in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations," the Red Mountain AVA Alliance stated in a news release issued Friday, July 30.

08/04/21

"What we need now is bold action from Congress."

08/04/21

In a non-COVID year, Australia's vineyards host more than eight million wine tourists. While these visitors benefit wine producers and regional communities, they also generate a substantial amount of greenhouse gases.

08/04/21

Wildfire season is here and in California alone, this year's fires have already burned more acres than at this time in 2020. In recent years, Sonoma County, north of San Francisco, where wine vineyards dot the landscape and tourism is a billion-dollar industry, wildfire has become a part of daily life. But as Stephanie Sy reports it affects certain groups worse than others.

08/04/21

Enter the Bota Box XXL - a giant, extra large box of wine. This six-feet-tall wine dispenser will pour out both red and white varietals, one from each side. The winner will get to choose exactly which varietals are dispensed from the dispensers, and they will be customized to the winner's palate.

08/04/21

Speaking with Mich Frank, Rob McMillan covers how the industry adapted to pandemic-era conditions, private equity's growing investments in wine, and encroachment from hard seltzer.

08/04/21

Here, he talks to db about his vinous sixth sense.

08/04/21

An in-depth review of recent dietary literature finds that moderate consumption of key food groups can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease

08/04/21

What explains the timing of this decision, where does it leave the classification and the appellation more generally and, above all, what are likely to be the short and longer term consequences?