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10/21/19

"We've made changes to the survey to keep it as pithy as possible, enhanced the information given to respondents to enhance value, and have worked on the timing and type of communication announcing the opening of the survey, but it seems we are working harder and harder to keep participation rates up" ... "It won't be competition, climate change, or even the economic hardships that will destroy us. It will be our industry's own complacency and apathy that will be our downfall"

10/21/19

Napa County wants a state appellate court to re-consider its recent ruling that it failed to properly analyze the environmental impacts of a proposed vineyard development in the hills east of the Napa. One of the arguments is that 500 acres of preserved woodland can offset the loss of greenhouse gas sequestration if trees are cut to develop the property. The dispute is over the plans by vintners Craig and Kathryn Hall, owners of HALL Estates in St. Helena to develop 209 acres of vineyards. Most of the Halls' 2,300 acres would remain undeveloped

10/21/19

Napa County wants a state appellate court to re-consider its recent ruling that it failed to properly analyze the environmental impacts of a proposed vineyard development in the hills east of the Napa. One of the arguments is that 500 acres of preserved woodland can offset the loss of greenhouse gas sequestration if trees are cut to develop the property. The dispute is over the plans by vintners Craig and Kathryn Hall, owners of HALL Estates in St. Helena to develop 209 acres of vineyards. Most of the Halls' 2,300 acres would remain undeveloped.

10/21/19

Wayne and Kara Fingerman won the greenlight to build Hard Six Cellars winery to process up to 20,000 gallons of wine, including their existing label. The estate already features 4 acres of planted vineyards and a residence

10/21/19

Stellenbosch Wine Routes signed the Porto Protocol, committing the leading wine route in South Africa to an accelerated contribution towards climate change mitigation

10/21/19

Clarke, whose turn at the helm saw Treasury stock surge fivefold, took over in 2014 when he was tasked with turning around fortunes after strained profit, weak China sales and cost troubles had stoked speculation of a takeover. What followed was a nearly tenfold jump in the Melbourne-headquartered company's post-tax earnings, with its latest annual profit scaling a record in August due to robust demand for its premium wines in China, now its biggest market.

10/21/19

Ettore Nicoletto, the well-respected CEO of Italy's Santa Margherita Group, has resigned. Michèle Shah reports.

10/21/19

Prior to joining TOR, Robertis had her own marketing, strategy and DTC consultancy firm, Robertis Consulting, where she worked with noted brands, including K Laz Wine Collection, Steltzner Vineyards, The Heron House and Bench Vineyards. She also was the General Manager of Arrow& Branch and the Director of Sales and Marketing for OVID

10/21/19

Rutherford Wine Company is pleased to welcome two wine industry veterans to senior positions within the company.

10/21/19

While at Constellation Brands Stratton oversaw consumer and shopper insights, consumer affairs, business analytics, market research, category management initiatives, and their wine sensory program

10/21/19

The new release of Benham's Vodka will see distribution throughout the nation in a number of on-premise, craft cocktail accounts, and reflects growing consumer appreciation for artisan vodka at desirable price points.

10/21/19

Silver Trident Winery's winemaker and Tasting Home staff have developed a proprietary blend of coffee, which will be available to purchase at its Tasting Home in Yountville.

10/21/19

The Davis-based company is partnering with pioneers in Santa Barbara Wine Country.

10/21/19

This year's wine2wine, the wine industry forum to be held in Verona on November 25th and 26th, is going to meet producer's needs with a memorable series of sessions showcasing best practices in branding, social media and design.

10/21/19

This year's symposium is hosted back at the Napa Valley Expo fairgrounds on Thursday, November 14.

10/21/19

The 15th annual press conference, held at Cliff Lede Vineyards, was moderated by NVG CEO Jennifer Putnam and featured three dynamic industry leaders.

10/21/19

The aim is to introduce prominent and up-and-coming sommeliers and beverage directors to 1821 Fine Wines & Spirits' portfolio of labels and estates through blind tasting in an intimate, relaxed atmosphere.

10/21/19

The coveted 2019 National Wine Industry IMPACT Awards were presented in Adelaide to businesses that have demonstrated outstanding achievements in uplifting the capability and competitiveness across the industry ranging from vineyard management to consumer experiences.

10/21/19

In the 2019 Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Competition, the top three Sweepstakes winners were all wines made with Russian River Valley grapes.

10/21/19

Rutherford Wine Company is pleased to welcome two wine industry veterans to senior positions within the company.

10/21/19

Wines from Napa Valley, Sonoma Country, Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, France, Chile, and Washington will be on display.

10/21/19

From 23 to 25 October, all the major international wine and spirit producing countries will be at the Vinexpo Shanghai trade show.

10/21/19

With an aim to continue strengthening GatoNegro's valued attributes, the brand brought together around 30 influencers on October 10th to present two new varieties which will arrive on the market.

10/21/19

The one-of-a-kind plates were created in collaboration with Napa Valley-based NBC Pottery, renowned for the rustic yet elegant ceramics it crafts for luxury hotels and Michelin three-star restaurants.

10/21/19

As a grape ripens, the compounds within it perform a delicate, shifting balancing act for the right taste, texture and color so any shift in climate conditions can be detrimental.

10/21/19

The Chilean-born, Spain-raised businessman was in the South African city to discuss the W12 Congress that will take place in Cape Town next January.

10/21/19

Eric Sklar considers the venture to be cannabis done right. He gave a tour Friday of a half-acre cannabis grow to Napa County Supervisor Brad Wagenknecht, Lake County Supervisor Bruno Sabatier and the Napa Valley Register ...

10/21/19

Coppola was speaking to journalists in the French city of Lyon, where he has just been awarded the Prix Lumiere for his contribution to cinema. "When Martin Scorsese says that the Marvel pictures are not cinema, he's right because we expect to learn something from cinema, we expect to gain something, some enlightenment, some knowledge, some inspiration" Coppola said.

10/21/19

The contribution of Sonoma County's farmworkers to creating Wine Country wealth is rarely acknowledged. Now that the grape harvest is wrapping up, it is appropriate to consider the wages and working conditions of vineyard workers.

10/21/19

France's wine growers stand to lose as much as EU300 million ($335 million) in exports next year due to U.S. tariffs in a dispute about aircraft manufacturing, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said

10/21/19

"The costs will be borne at all levels of the trade-producer, importer, distributor, retailer, restaurateur and by consumers too," said Martin Sinkoff, former vice president at importer Frederick Wildman & Sons, who now works as a consultant. "Consumers can expect to pay 20% to 30% more for the same wines they buy now."

10/21/19

The Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction, held last Saturday in Stellenbosch, was an undoubted success - a triumph, even, given that the organisers must have been at least a little concerned at its prospects, after the more or less abject failure of the last Strauss Auction ...

10/21/19

having one to two drinks daily increases a person's risk of developing Afib more than binge drinking on weekends?

10/21/19

There are currently four drinks protected under the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: the Dark 'n Stormy, Painkiller, Sazerac and Hand Grenade. But what exactly does it mean to be legally trademarked? Is it the drink, ingredients or name that's protected? And how can bartenders navigate these tricky legal waters yet still flex their creative muscles behind the stick?