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09/23/16

At the 25th Annual Wine Industry Financial Symposium, next Monday, September 26 and Tuesday, September 27, 2016, one of the hottest topics set for both days of the conference is the issue of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) in the American wine industry.

09/23/16

there may not be enough premium grapes to meet demand for some of the labels that wine companies have been acquiring and growing

09/23/16

Gregory Walter passed peacefully into God's arms on September 1, 2016 at his home in Yountville, California, at the age of 58, following a courageous battle with colon cancer. Greg was supported throughout his illness by his faith, as well as intense love and the outpouring of kindness from his community of family, friends and the wine industry.

09/23/16

Recent legislation liberates wineries in Pennsylvania, New York and elsewhere

09/23/16

Pressure on local wineries to reduce visitor counts has been rising over the past years as more wineries with a heavy focus on director-to-consumer (DTC) retail open. While the forward-thinking Napa Valley, long the crown jewel of the winemaking world, passed the 1990 Wine Definition Ordinance (WDO)--which defines wineries as an agricultural land use and caps visitors--others have come late to the solution game.

09/23/16

Groundwater proposals are likely to be debated during the 2017 legislative session.

09/23/16

Central Coast wildfires cause winemaker worry, but can science be the savior?

09/23/16

Studying the relationships between seed maturity, length of maceration and ethanol amount on Merlot wines

09/23/16

The Rutherford Dust Society will hold a town hall meeting on Oct. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Rutherford Grange learn about new legislation affecting gift conservation easements.

09/23/16

Burgundy growers are fighting to salvage as many grapes as possible from a year that has seen several areas blighted by extreme weather, according to the region's official wine body

09/23/16

Astra Digital Marketing Services, a digital marketing agency dedicated to being a game changer in the direct to consumer channel of the wine industry, has announced new services that will drive winery DTC and digital marketing efforts.

09/23/16

Canned wine is currently experiencing incredible growth, with a recent Nielsen report showing an increase of more than 122.5% in sales compared to this time last year, bringing the total category to more than $14.5 million this year. While that is still a small percentage of the total wine category, it does indicate consumer acceptance of the concept, which makes room for new, higher-quality entries, including Backpack Wine™.

09/23/16

For many wine sophisticates, "Southern California wine" is an oxymoron

09/23/16

Today's digitally-driven consumer is glued to their smartphones. Social media networks have been woven into the fabric of their lives. If it's not on social media, did it even really happen?

09/23/16

The state's fast-growing wine industry will continue to evolve under new leadership.

09/23/16

Celebrate 30 Years in Oregon's Willamette Valley

09/23/16

Chris Figgins knows he has a good thing going. He wants to put his own mark on his family's famous winery while also paying tribute to his Italian heritage.

09/23/16

09/23/16

Net sales increased 19.1 percent to $25.8 million for the 12-month period, compared to a year ago. That included $20 million in sales to wholesalers, an increase of 19.1 percent from a year earlier, and $5.8 million in sales directly to consumers, a jump of 19.3 percent.

09/23/16

A large new winery, located near the center of Central Washington, is nearing the end of its first $10 million in development to serve its own vineyards and those of others.

09/23/16

About 100 square miles of aerial spraying is taking place in Idaho and Oregon.

09/23/16

Clarksburg appellation wine grape grower Tim Waits wrapped up the harvest of his Pinot Noir and production averaged close to 9 tons per acre - exceeding his long-term average.

09/23/16

"When I tell Central Coast winemakers that I'm going south to explore Temecula wines, they say, 'Well that sucks. I'm so sorry,' " said Matt Kettmann, contributing editor for Wine Enthusiast Magazine, who rates central and south coast wines for the publication. "But no one ever really tries the wine."

09/23/16

Always thinking practically, China believes it's solved the problem of a warming planet that's eventually destroying all of the world's wine. The plan actually went into action last week, when the China National Space Administration blasted a selection of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Pinot Noir vines up into space aboard the new space lab Tiangong-2. The plants will hang out there in zero gravity until October, when Beijing will send up a team of two researchers to observe any genetic changes for the next 30 days.

09/23/16

ANDREW JANUIK has spent more than half his life working in the Washington wine industry. This wouldn't be unusual if he were 60 years old. But he's 29.

09/23/16

Lauren Zimmerman has only been working as the chief wine maker at the Port of Leonardtown Winery for a year but her products have already won two awards for excellence last month in Baltimore, winning two gold medals for distinct wines she made at the Governor's Cup competition.

09/23/16

Buzz Wine Beer Shop in Downtown LA is under fire on social media

09/23/16

The area under plantation of grape wine varieties is 9,000 acres in the state, of which 6,000 acres is in Nashik district

09/23/16

This is the style of Madrigal, who founded the winery in Calistoga in 1994. The roots of Madrigal, however, run far deeper ...

09/23/16

Republic National Distributing Co. of Indiana LLC plans to spend $7 million on a renovation of its south-side distribution complex-a project that is expected to expand its operations and create 30 jobs over the next five years.

09/23/16

Earlier this month, shoppers were treated to the surreal vision of Gov. Tom Wolf sauntering out of Wegmans with a satchel full of wine in one hand and a 6-pack of Yuengling in the other.

09/23/16

In a report released Sept. 20, 2016, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works had some strong words against the expansion of jurisdiction claimed by the Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with regards to the Clean Water Act

09/23/16

The report from the EPW describes numerous incidents in which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and EPA have tried to expand their authority to regulate what crops farmers grow and how they grow them, based on the agencies' interpretation of the Clean Water Act.

09/23/16

You may know Kyle MacLachlan as Portlandia's mayor or as Dune's Paul Atreides, or perhaps as Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks or as Trey MacDougal in Sex and the City ... You probably don't know him as Pursued By Bear, but Pursued By Bear he is, in his alter ego's role as an Eastern Washington winemaker

09/23/16

as winemakers in Rías Baixas in northwest Spain seek to capitalise on the global popularity of sparkling wine

09/23/16

Near this medieval town in southwestern France, the Château Rochebelle and its Grand Cru vines have been producing red wines under the watchful eye of the Faniest family since 1847.

09/23/16

Winemakers stand up in defense of traditional, blended wines, while fashions shift towards single-vineyard cuvées.

09/23/16

Agency Will Provide Public Relations and Marketing Services

09/23/16

Cinsault is experiencing a resurgence with winemakers turning toward their country's old vines to produce varietal and single vineyard Cinsault

09/23/16

The newest trend in wine country hospitality is actually a perfect storm