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Tuesday, May 15th

05/15/18

The latest stabilization techniques and products will be on showcase at Innovation + Quality 2018. Tickets are just $25 for a full day of networking and education.

05/15/18

Titanium is more commonly associated with the defence and aerospace sectors than the wine sector, but the super strong metal is starting to attract interest in winery circles. Adelaide company AMS Filtration has developed a new filter membrane that outlasts and outperforms conventional polymeric (plastic) or ceramic membranes by a considerable margin. Three of Australia's largest wine producers placed an order for Viti-flow following on-site trials and other orders have come from the USA (sight unseen)

05/15/18

Scarecrows, raptors and robotic facsimiles, propane cannons, reflective flags, netting - farmers have been trying all kinds of methods over the centuries to keep birds from turning their hard work into a feast just as the crop is ready for market. One North Coast grower decided to bring in the lasers

05/15/18

The new tasting room, a tasting collective, will welcome visitors well into the evening in an area with heavy foot traffic. Participating wineries will include Judd's Hill, Oberon, Benessere Vineyards, Aiken, Terra Valentine and Onesta

05/15/18

Tom Eddy lost 80 percent of his 2017 wine, representing what he says was a $2.5 million loss. ... The rising summertime temperatures will make business as usual impossible for wine regions, "Some of my colleagues think they can change a few management practices but otherwise pretty much stay with business as usual," he tells me. "I don't think that is a wise strategy."

05/15/18

Leading Viticultural Climatologist Greg Jones of Linfield College to Keynote the One-Day Conference Intended to promote collaboration and Develop Winegrowing Solutions Vital to California Wine Industry

05/15/18

As the planet heats up, wildfires in wine country are becoming more frequent and more intense, forcing vintners to get creative. And you can taste that

05/15/18

Much of the wine industry was ill prepared to combat the fires that raged in California wine country for two weeks in October. All over Napa and Sonoma Counties, wineries struggled to understand which vineyards had been harmed and whether workers were safe and were hard-pressed (along with tourism agencies) to convey accurate, regional updates to national media

05/15/18

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission, which operates the state's liquor stores, says it plans on getting into the business of shipping wine directly to consumers

05/15/18

The recently reported actions by the New Hampshire Liquor Commission to arbitrarily shut down all wine shipments to New Hampshire consumers from out-of-state wine clubs and retailers is a perfect example of why an agency controlling all wine sales in the state has no business regulating its competitors. As we are seeing, it leads to the kind of gangster tactics not seen since Prohibition

05/15/18

A "disastrous" vintage has left Champagne producers faced with making wine from half-rotten grapes, while excessive herbicide use is putting the future of the famous region at risk.

05/15/18

Four decades after her father bought Chateau Margaux, Corinne Mentzelopoulos has built the vineyard into a billion-dollar business

05/15/18

'Natural wine' advocates say everything about the modern industry is ethically, ecologically and aesthetically wrong - and have triggered the biggest split in the wine world for a generation

05/15/18

The natural wine movement is showing no signs of slowing down. And although organic represents less than 5 percent of the U.S. wine industry, it's grown between 10-20 percent per year in volume from 2013-2016, according to Nielsen.

05/15/18

Though labor shortages were the impetus, researchers have found 'touchless vineyard' also produces superior wine grapes.

05/15/18

Naked Wines' CEO Rowan Gormley has publicly apologized on Twitter for marketing material that told consumers not to trust wine critics.

05/15/18

Heini Zachariassen laughs when explaining why the world needed another wine app in 2010. There were already 600 available at the time but none like Vivino, through which users photograph a wine label for instant reviews and prices

05/15/18

Fancy ice tongs and kaftans-order up!

05/15/18

Someone created resealable cans of rosé, so you can save some for later

05/15/18

Two Napa Valley vintners want to revamp 157 acres of waterfront at the north end of Mare Island in Vallejo into a 1.2 million-square-foot hub for filmmaking and wine production. And that's the plan staff is recommending the City Council move forward with at a special meeting Tuesday

05/15/18

The renowned Vosne-Romanée estate will lease a parcel of Chardonnay from Bonneau du Martray

05/15/18

Red Hook Winery busted for alleged moonshine operation

05/15/18

A visit to the Canary Islands will twist your head with surprise. So too, will its vines and wines.

05/15/18

While U.S. interest rates remain at low single-digit levels, increases could cut into consumer wage and investment income, and that could prove challenging for how much they have to spend on wine, according to a national economist.