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10/26/18

The lineup, packaged in black bottles with a white Thunderbird graphic, includes Chardonnay, Cabernet and a red blend, each priced just under $10 a bottle. On the label you won't see Napa or Sonoma, but rather Modesto, Calif., which is where Gallo is headquartered and where the original Thunderbird was hatched in 1957

10/26/18

Recent industry data show restaurant sales are growing while customer traffic declines, resulting in higher average checks, according to MillerPulse figures cited by Bloomberg Intelligence.

10/26/18

St. George Spirits' Master Distiller Lance Winters has dedicated himself to the art and craft of distillation and according to Esquire Magazine, is known for his "penchant for gleefully shunning the spirits world's conventions." The James Beard Foundation finalist will be presenting the keynote address at the 25th Unified Wine & Grape Symposium's luncheon on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento

10/26/18

Many retellings of California wine's most popular myth omit the women who made the Judgment of Paris happen

10/26/18

"It was truly inspiring to see the community come together in such a big and powerful way to support the growth and development of the future leaders of our industry," said Maeve Pesquera, senior vice president of DAOU Vineyards & Winery and one of the evening's featured speakers.

10/26/18

Harry Overly, Sun-Maid's president, said Monday that the offer of $2,150 a ton by the Raisin Bargaining Association was too high, not sustainable and unrealistic. As a result, he pulled Sun-Maid out of the RBA, a Fresno-based grower group that negotiates the price for each year's raisin crop. Last year, the industry's 12 packers agreed to a price of $1,800 a ton. But this year, Sun-Maid was the only packer to balk at $2,150

10/26/18

Which country's wines feature most prominently on global wine lists, what varietals are most in demand, and what trends are likely to emerge in the next two years? A Sopexa survey of nearly 800 wine trade professionals in six key global markets, all at the sharp end of the industry, including importers, retailers, wholesalers and agents, gives a fascinating insight into what is really being bought, listed and sold around the world, finds Helen Arnold

10/26/18

In a hot market, Oregon vineyards and wineries seen as "premium plays" for buyers

10/26/18

"While Malbec from traditional sources such as Cahors, and new higher parts of the Uco, still has potential for improvement ... the next stage in the stylistic development of wines from this grape, will come by blending Malbec with other grapes"

10/26/18

Four years ago, FurmintUSA began captivating the U.S. market with a campaign to promote Hungarian wines made from the indigenous dry Furmint grape. FurmintUSA's success draws well-deserved attention both nationally and internationally to this important Tokaj grape variety

10/26/18

With steep pricing declines and record-high supply, the industry is already in store for some short-term struggles. And as countries like China raise tariffs on U.S. agricultural exports in response to the Trump administration's escalating trade war, farmers worry more pain is on the horizon

10/26/18

Christian Moreau didn't grow up wanting to make wine, despite being the fifth generation of a winemaking family in Chablis. "When I was 17, I didn't want to go to school or work in the vineyard or the cellar," he explains. "I had a cousin who was logging in a small village in Canada, out in the middle of nowhere

10/26/18

The nationwide legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada went into effect last week, with many concerned about what the new market could do to beer, wine and liquor sales. But TABS Analytics' 2018 BevAlc study found no reason start worrying--yet

10/26/18

Researchers say that alcohol 'hijacks' the pathway that forms memory on a fundamental, molecular level. It affects a gene involved with encoding whether a memory is pleasing or unpleasant and changes a protein the gene makes, which in turn makes you form 'craving memories'. One drink only changes the pathway for an hour, but three can change the pathway for 24 hours - which could explain why we forget being sick or stumbling home.

10/26/18

We went behind the scenes at the wine world's extremes with Wine Diamonds documentary's director. Plus, the tractor-surfing, guitar-shredding world of natural wine comes to theaters, and the latest hot NBA locker-room wine is California … Montepulciano?

10/26/18

Picking Grapes is a new series that asks wine professionals to map out their complex relationships with British Columbian wines by citing the ignition point of their interest and some of their favourite wineries.

10/26/18

Canada's best new restaurant sits on the second floor of a barn in Niagara wine country, according to Air Canada's enRoute magazine. This year's Top 10 list crowns The Restaurant at Pearl Morissette, just west of St. Catharines, Ont., for a prix-fixe menu featuring ingredients largely grown on or foraged from the surrounding land.

10/26/18

The team at UBC's Okanagan campus, in collaboration with KEDGE Business School in Bordeaux (France), has been working with the British Columbia wine industry to help it explore its sense of identity. The 28-page report discusses the idea of a shared identity and its importance for wine regions. It also recommends actions for wineries, growers, industry organizations and regional associations.

10/26/18

The 11th annual Half Corked Marathon is happening on Saturday, May 25, 2019, and while the run itself is months away, your only chance to get tickets is next week. Because this 18 km fun run through Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country is such a popular event, the tickets are allocated to those on a lottery-style list. This is the only way to get one of the 1,500 highly coveted spots for the marathon weekend, which has grown to encompass a full two days of festivities including dinners, BBQs, and a concert series.

10/26/18

PERNOD RICARD S/ADR (OTCMKTS:PDRDY) was upgraded by equities researchers at Royal Bank of Canada from an "underperform" rating to a "sector perform" rating in a report issued on Monday,

10/26/18

Today, "A TASTING OF WINES FROM ITALY", the roadshow of Italian wine in Canada. Now in its 23rd edition, the tour will stop like every year in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and end in Montréal. The initiative - organized by ICE Canada - has become over the years the trade appointment of reference for the Canadian trade and is today the most awaited and accredited event dedicated to Italian wine in Canada.