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Tuesday, November 6th

11/06/18

Applications are now being accepted at www.greenmedal.org. The California Green Medal is presented by California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA), California Association of Winegrape Growers, Wine Institute, Lodi Winegrape Commission, Napa Valley Vintners, Sonoma County Winegrowers and The Vineyard Team

11/06/18

A stainless steel seismic safety tray with plastic slides is attached underneath either two- or four- barrel stacks. The tray is placed on concrete floor coated with epoxy. The epoxy coating allows the tray to slide against the movement of an earthquake, according to Western Square Industries. ... Company representatives will present the system at the Rootstock conference in Napa Valley on Thursday ...

11/06/18

Oregon researchers slow down water loss and fight pests with food-grade product

11/06/18

Jim Bernau sent the following response to last week's "Joe Wagner Responds: Copper Cane owner explains his side of the story," published in Oregon Wine Press

11/06/18

Two properties on the eastern edge of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA owned by John Wagner were newly certified in 2018: Breeze Ranch (20 acres certified) and John Sebastiano Vineyard (130 acres certified). The Record Family's 18.53-acre Paso de Record Vineyard in the Paso Robles AVA was also newly certified. Jackson Family Wines certified additional acreage ...

11/06/18

France should regain its position as the leading producer of vine plants which it had recently relinquished to Italy. This year, French nurseries produced 232 million plants compared with just 190 million for their Italian counterparts, according to figures provided by FranceAgriMer and the French Federation of Vine Nurseries ...

11/06/18

The winery actually hosted a wedding four days after the blaze but it wasn't a comfortable situation. They used a portable kitchen and a trailer for the offices

11/06/18

Charles Banks purchased the Santa Barbara-based Qupé for Terroir in 2013, but Banks' fraud conviction caused the relationship to stall

11/06/18

The Cannabis Co., based in Healesville, Australia recently released what the company is calling the "world's first cannabis-infused gin." The Myrcene Hemp Gin is infused with terpenes derived from the cannabis plant.

11/06/18

Petainer, the global leader in one-way kegs, is partnering with Great Leap Brewing in China to start manufacturing petainerKeg in 2019. This is in response to rapidly growing demand for draught beer in China and the suitability of one-way PET kegs in a country where logistics are complex.

11/06/18

"It wasn't enough for this FCC to roll back #NetNeutrality," Rosenworcel said in a tweet. "It actually petitioned the Supreme Court to erase history and wipe out an earlier court decision upholding open internet policies. But today the Supreme Court refused to do so."

11/06/18

Israel was a major wine-producing country in biblical times but the industry vanished for a millennium. Now a new generation, based in the boutique wineries of the Judean Hills, is putting its wines back on the map

11/06/18

Filmmaker Jerry Bell Jr. discusses learning about wine and the inspiration behind his film "Red, White & Black: An Oregon Wine Story."

11/06/18

Cornerstone Cellars, one of Napa's premier boutique wineries with an extensive fan following, is pleased to announce the opening of its newest tasting room located in the heart of bustling downtown Napa. The beautifully appointed 1,900 square foot retail space at 1465 First Street is across the street from the Andaz Hotel and next door to Oenotri Restaurant.

11/06/18

KeyKeg & UniKeg are the only kegs that, from the start, are designed with circularity in mind. KeyKeg started to re-use plastics to create their griprings and base cups; made of 100% Post Consumer Recyclate. Today, KeyKegs are collected with the aim to create new KeyKegs made of 81% re-used materials before the question of plastic reuse became a majore topic. Therefore only 19% of the used KeyKegs is for other applications than new KeyKegs. KeyKeg has the ability to be 81% more circular than any of the kegs in its category. Innovation is continuing to in time deliver kegs following the full Cradle to Cradle principles.

11/06/18

One of the most exclusive and sought-after private music, food and wine festivals, Live In The Vineyard (LITV), came to an end on Sunday, November 4 amidst the lush scenery of boutique wineries in Napa Valley, California. LITV celebrated their 10th anniversary event with performances across the valley by artists including Jason Mraz, Jewel, Matt Nathanson, Mat Kearney, Michael Franti, Cassadee Pope, Rita Wilson, LOCASH, Tegan Marie and many more.

11/06/18

3 Badge Beverage Corporation's Gehricke Wines has added Petite Sirah to its line of ultra-premium wines from Sonoma County. The newest Gehricke wine was sourced from Petite Sirah vineyards in Sonoma Valley.