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09/25/17

Most growers have harvested 35 percent or more of their fruit; yields for Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay lighter than expected; Small berry size and complete phenolic development indicate high-quality fruit

09/25/17

"The jury is still out on the true effectiveness of downtown and urban tasting rooms. Winery owners get locked into thinking if there is tourist traffic, that exposure will be good for my brand. But winery owners miss defining success objectives when they think in terms of the number of visitors and/or the higher amount of tasting fees they can attract. Those aren't the most important metrics"

09/25/17

With the purchase of Whole Foods, Amazon may be in violation California's tied house laws that prohibit retailers from accepting any payment for advertising from producers

09/25/17

Alleges county violated state laws and local rules when it approved project without a full in-depth environmental impact report

09/25/17

Bill Harlan thinks longer-term than anyone else in the California wine industry. He says he has a 200-year plan ...

09/25/17

Comprehensive survey offers a profile of the typical California wine country visitor statewide and by region and examines their awareness, interests and behaviors

09/25/17

This is the second large-scale trade practice enforcement joint operation that TTB has conducted this year as part of our ongoing effort to secure a level playing field nationwide for law-abiding businesses.

09/25/17

Pernod Ricard has hired Nick Giordano, John Porter and Francis Grab of Ernst & Young to lobby on tax reform "pertaining to territorial tax proposals." Such proposals would change how American companies' foreign earnings are taxed

09/25/17

Garvin was ordered to pay $1,050,270 million in restitution and a fine of $1,759,080 million. He pled guilty to grand theft by embezzlement and three counts of filing false tax returns for tax year 2008-2010

09/25/17

Harvest is well underway in Napa Valley, California, but three days back in early September may prove the defining moment for the vintage, when temperatures up to forty-five degrees Celsius scorched the fragile young grapes

09/25/17

Chilean winery Casa Silva shows success with Carménère, a notoriously challenging grape, at a low price point of $20 SRP. Following the rediscovery of Carménère, the lost grape of Bordeaux, Casa Silva has paved the way in determining the proper viticultural conditions for this varietal in Chile. As such, Casa Silva Carménère has had a 3-year compound annual growth rate of 46% in the US Market.

09/25/17

Results of a new online survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults who recently visited California wine country were released today, offering insights to wineries and local wine associations in understanding and enhancing the experience of visitors to wineries and regions. Commissioned by Wine Institute with support from a USDA grant and conducted by Destination Analysts of San Francisco, the comprehensive survey offers a profile of the typical California wine country visitor statewide and by region and examines their awareness, interests and behaviors.

09/25/17

Tuscan wine producer Frescobaldi Toscana has made a ground-breaking move into Chianti Classico with the $15.9 million (€13.3m) purchase of the estate San Donato in Perano.

09/25/17

Beginning October 1, 2017 more than 100 Merlot-producing wineries from California, Oregon, Washington, and around the world, join together for #MerlotMe, a month-long, global movement celebrating the noble variety.

09/25/17

The appointment provides significant enological support for the well-known cooperative and for viticulture in the Abruzzo region and will serve to further enhance Citra's commitment to quality and value in wine production.

09/25/17

In an area more known for the growth of corn and soybeans, grapes and vineyards have started to dot more of the land as local winemakers see an increased appetite

09/25/17

Netting, propane-based bird cannons, or some combination of the two, are favored methods among growers to stem the loss of their fruit from the blackbirds, starlings and house finches common in the area. Still others have opted for a more predator-based approach.

09/25/17

but he's bracing for continued opposition from residents who say his plans would place too great a strain on the rural corridor

09/25/17

A Napa heat wave hit 117 degrees, seriously damaging grapes. Plus, forest fires, frost, and hail around the northern hemisphere will mean smaller production this year and varying quality of the wines you love.

09/25/17

Ohio Grape Industries Committee releases new impact report for 2016

09/25/17

The signature event, the Grand Walkabout Tasting, will feature over 150 outstanding wines, each rated 90 or more points by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

09/25/17

It is the first time a social network has let people proactively block adverts on a specific topic

09/25/17

How Israeli wines are challenging perceptions and starting to establish their own identity in the American marketplace

09/25/17

These are not the first attempts by local business owners to tap into the nascent Southern Californian wine industry ...

09/25/17

Just in time for fall harvest season, Jordan Winery debuts its latest funny music video. An Ed Sheeran "Shape of You" parody, "Shape of Cab" is a lyric video spoof of the official lyric video included below.