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10/04/18

The International Wine Law Association's annual conference had not been held in Napa since 1991 and for the first time included presentations on climate change.

10/04/18

Following USMCA deal, grocers must open shelves to all wines by 2019, not just B.C. wine

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Sauvignon has long proved elusive to winemakers seeking to add complexity and ageability to wines through oak. Valérie Lavigne, researcher at the Seguin Moreau cooperage seconded to ISVV, studies ways in which wood can be used judiciously.

10/04/18

Focus on higher retail price points for the wine business is paying off with strong depletion growth trends of more than 6% for the >$11 price category, driven by the Meiomi, Kim Crawford, Simi and Prisoner brands ... The wine and spirits business operating margin decreased 20 basis points to 26.1%, as higher COGS, driven primarily by increased grape and transportation costs, and marketing investments, were mostly offset by pricing and SG&A favorability

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Sales of wines and spirits in duty free and travel retail grew by 8.5% in 2017 to reach US$11.3 billion, according to Generation Research data revealed at the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference

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The new platform enables customers to track shipments from order placement to delivery, receive notifications, manage finances and monitor temperature and emissions levels - features that are unique in the industry.

10/04/18

The collaboration between WMS and Process2Wine started in January 2018, when Process2Wine was dealing with solicitations from American wineries that wanted to bring their vineyard and winery management to the next level.

10/04/18

The deal combines a gift and housewares firm with a maker of canvas canteens

10/04/18

Tom Klein, Proprietor of Rodney Strong Wine Estates and a third-generation California farmer, today unveiled Rowen Wine Company, a new venture that celebrates the pioneering American West and a bold and innovative approach to winemaking. Rowen Wine Company is a study in terroir focused on the Cooley Ranch, a remote and historic property high atop undulating mountains around a glistering lake in the northern reaches of Sonoma County.

10/04/18

These brands -- Right Now, fine wine in cans, and Bodewell, showcasing a distinct terroir where for every bottle sold $1.00 is donated to Wine to Water -- will be found in retailers and on-premise accounts across the country.

10/04/18

Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits has extended its exclusive relationship with Luksusowa vodka, signing a new long-term agreement covering the U.S. market. The new agreement goes into effect April 1, 2019. Deutsch Family has added over 100,000 cases to the Polish vodka brand in the 10 years they have represented it.

10/04/18

The Association of Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) announced the award of a Specialty Crop Block Grant in the amount of $259,141 from The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). The funds awarded during the next two years will support the association's launch of a campaign called: "Zinfandel Stories: Preserving California's Legendary Vineyards."

10/04/18

Variability is the only certainty in California's precipitation, agency says

10/04/18

It appeared that Denis Durantou had not informed the producers' organisation of the work, despite the fact they he is legally bound to do so. If there is proven damage to the soil, the ability of a plot to produce appellation wine may be irreparably lost.

10/04/18

California could take a step toward year-round daylight saving time if voters approve a November ballot proposition

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Idaho vineyards mostly recovered this year after a heavy, long-lasting winter wreaked havoc.

10/04/18

The Trump administration has undertaken several actions to overturn or delay environmental laws from taking effect.

10/04/18

The new dean of Washington State University's agriculture college hopes to more fully integrate the university's extension network and research centers and increase their involvement in urban areas.

10/04/18

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer has been volatile in recent months.

10/04/18

The winery L'enoteca Zanardo Giussano in Conegliano, Veneto, posted footage of the Sept. 25 incident on Facebook. It shows a cart standing underneath the tank as it spills a massive amount of wine, with no signs of stopping. According to the post, the overflow was the result of overfilling the silos.

10/04/18

Canada is the largest single country market for American wine, and California vineyards produce more than 90 percent of the U.S. wine exported.

10/04/18

With just 30 wineries, it's relatively tiny compared to the much larger - and more visible from the highway - wine regions to the north and south of San Luis Obispo.

10/04/18

The best bottles from Italy's northeast hillside shatter the stereotype of generic bubbly.

10/04/18

Sauvage is a different kind of wine shop; the 160 square feet of rectangular space is cooled to cellar temperature with air-conditioning and infinity with James Brown vinyl tunes. And Lingua is a different kind of wine salesman.

10/04/18

Joe Wagner's Copper Cane Wines & Provisions under investigation for its labeling practices

10/04/18

New survey data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that 36.6% of us eat some kind of fast food on any given day. That includes 37.9% of men and 35.4% of women, according to a report published Wednesday by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics.

10/04/18

According to Chinese media reports, the delegate led by Chinese American business Chan Tianqing have signed a memorandum with Hubei province, which will see the entrepreneurs investing RMB 500 million in Xishui County for construction of ten vineyards measuring 5000 mu (333.3 ha), with the purpose of "replicating California vineyards" within China

10/04/18

One of the major French players in the global wine trade with worldwide sales of over 11 million bottles per year, Mouton Cadet, is also looking to regain much of its lost market share in the United States as well as gain a bigger foothold in the United Kingdom.

10/04/18

According to The Independent, researchers from the Washington School of Medicine found that people who drink alcohol four or more days a week increase their risk of early death by 20 percent.

10/04/18

A team of scientists studied a well-known natural product, resveratrol, which is found in grapes and in red wine. While its chemopreventive properties against cancers affecting the digestive tract have been documented by previous studies, resveratrol has so far shown no effect on lung cancers. Thanks to nasal administration, the UNIGE team obtained very promising results in a study conducted in mice

10/04/18

The Level 2 is great for anyone who wants to learn more about wine, but recruiters in the alcohol sector often need you to have more knowledge than that. Some employers require at least a Diploma before they even look at the rest of your your CV