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12/07/16

With a hotly contested election in the US, Britain exiting the European Union, the Zika virus arriving from South America, and thousands of Syrians fleeing the Middle East, no one can claim it has been a boring year. Perhaps this is why American wine drinkers seem to be more adventurous in some aspects of their wine preferences this year, yet seek tradition in others.

12/07/16

Speaking at the Wine Vision conference at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek hotel, Stephanie Gallo, vice president of marketing for E&J Gallo Winery of Modesto, said the wine industry should focus on getting American consumers to drink more, with only 33 percent of wine drinkers imbibing on a regular basis

12/07/16

Rising restaurant prices and the higher costs of residential rent and prescription drugs are battering the sector

12/07/16

Walt Ranch has proposed to plant vineyards totaling 209 acres on a 2,300-acre property west of Monticello Road (Highway 121) in the eastern hills of Napa Valley. The property, accessed via Circle Oaks Drive, has been owned by Craig and Kathryn Hall since 2005

12/07/16

Napa County supervisors handed a big victory to the controversial Walt Ranch hillside vineyard project by deciding that it meets all of the county's rules and can move forward.

12/07/16

Grape and wine professionals reflect on growing season demand

12/07/16

New grapevine varieties and selections from Greece, the Republic of Georgia, Croatia and California heritage vineyards will become available for U.S. grape growers in the near future. These selections are among new grapevine material recently released, or being processed to release soon, by Foundation Plant Services (FPS) at the University of California Davis (UCD).

12/07/16

In Rabobank's recent California Agricultural Land Value Outlook, published in October, research shows how agricultural land values have risen at a pace far exceeding historical trends ...

12/07/16

Russian River Valley Winegrowers (RRVW) board of directors has selected nonprofit leader Wendy Hilberman as the organization's new Executive Director. Wendy brings more than a decade of experience in marketing and communications to RRVW. Prior to joining RRVW, Wendy held leadership positions working with nonprofits and businesses focused on building a strong brand identity, along with strategic marketing and development.

12/07/16

Most recently, Jon was Senior Vice-President of Client Services for Young's Market Company.

12/07/16

In their ongoing quest for sustainable, efficient wine processing solutions that can improve wine quality, an increasing number of winemakers are turning to the remarkable technology offered through Oenodia's STARS for Tartrate Stabilization and pH Adjustment.

12/07/16

Agrothermal Systems announced that it has leased an 8,000 square foot facility at 2656 Napa Valley Corporate Drive in Napa, California. The location is on the South Side of Napa just West of Highway 221, the Napa Vallejo Highway. According to Marty Fischer, CEO of Agrothermal Systems, "this move comes after a long search to find a suitable location that would serve both as a warehouse and office facility for our rapidly growing business needs."

12/07/16

In collaboration with renowned Auston Design Group and acclaimed California artist Mike Gray, Shannon Ridge has finalized new packaging for their High Elevation Collection wine. "We wanted a label that depicted the beauty and history of our Home Ranch, located in the High Valley AVA of Lake County. The new illustration reveals the unique mountain vineyard terroir and iconic Mount Konocti on Clearlake," says Clay Shannon, President and CEO of Shannon Ridge Family of Wines.

12/07/16

Château Maris is proud to announce that we are the first European winery to achieve Certified B Corporation® status from B Lab® Europe. Already a leader in environmentally responsible winemaking, Château Maris is joining a global movement of people using business as a force for good™.

12/07/16

Dark and amorphous and somehow scary, almost like a 1950s Sci-fi film villain, the Red Blend has returned. At the same time however, it's smooth, sweet, and fruity, exactly what many people like and enjoy, even though it's not what wine is supposed to be. Right?

12/07/16

Ideal weather conditions at the end of harvest season put a smile back on the faces of the Loire winegrowers, who had to deal with a complex array of weather patterns throughout the year. But this vintage is set to be flavorsome and fruit-driven, with good balance and ample availability to supply market needs. See below for a description of each grape's harvests.

12/07/16

the store's entire lot of retail wine was sold to the highest bidder, Spectrum Wine Auctions. According to court documents, the buyer paid $3,550,000 for the collection

12/07/16

Vinexpo Bordeaux is targetting buyers in e-commerce and travel retail as well as those from China, the US, Northern Europe and Africa as it gears up for next year's show

12/07/16

The 62-room hotel, 80-seat restaurant and spa off West Napa Street is the latest version of a project that has divided the town and stoked an ongoing debate over whether too many tourists and too much traffic are overwhelming Sonoma.

12/07/16

The shocking documentary follows the life of Rudy Kurniawan,

12/07/16

Maureen Downey has an idea - and it's much more than the trade thinks.

12/07/16

The answer involves factors such as the brand's cachet, the vineyard's location and the winemaker's experience and reputation

12/07/16

Basically, a friend will tag you in the post, asking you to buy one bottle of wine and in return, you will get anywhere from 6 to 36 more

12/07/16

The answer, it turns out, arrives in the sequel, Somm: Into the Bottle

12/07/16

Long time Napa Valley grower Richard John Duarte passed away on November 21, 2016 at home in Napa California with his family by his side

12/07/16

the friendship between Inglenook and Château Margaux can be traced to 2011 ...

12/07/16

he Wertheimers bought Château Rauzan-Ségla and Château Canon in the mid-1990s when the vineyards were in a state of disrepair

12/07/16

The holiday season offers many reasons to open bottles of this bright, dry, yet fruity sparkling wine

12/07/16

you'll find every Top 100 list back to the debut year, 1988

12/07/16

these "dramatic" wines "were crafted to take you on your own romantic journey"