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Monday, March 18th

01/04/19

The case pits the Tennessee Wine and Spirits Association, a trade association representing alcohol store owners, against Total Wine and More, a growing alcohol retailer, and a liquor store company in Memphis owned by newcomers to the state of Tennessee. Lower courts have ruled Tennessee's residency requirement unconstitutional

01/04/19

By submitting your winemaking trial, you'll be able to showcase your experiment--whether it's comparing barrels, closures, co-fermentations, yeast or any other winemaking protocol--at the Central Coast's largest wine industry gathering. You'll have the chance to pour your control and trial lots for other discerning palates and analyze the results with fellow winemakers. It's an unparalleled chance to gain knowledge in a collaborative, useful way.

01/04/19

Atlas Holdings acquired Saxco International, the distributor of packaging to the wine, spirits, craft beer, and food markets. Saxco offers glass, metal, and plastic containers, capsules, closures, custom packaging and mold development

01/04/19

The brands include Georgi vodka and gin, Majorska vodka and gin, Llord's cordials and liqueurs, Alexis vodka, Alexi vodka, Black Prince Scotch, Blansac brandy, Caribaya rum, Carnaby's gin, Clyde's gin, Devil Springs vodka, Donegal Irish whiskey, Dorado Tequila, Duncan's, Little John gin, McColl's, R.J. Hodges American whiskey, Sir Francis and Wild Flame cinnamon-flavoured whiskey.

01/04/19

Back in October, Reuters reported that Constellation hired investment bank Goldman Sachs Group to explore the divestitures, citing unnamed sources

01/04/19

Wine Enthusiast Companies, New York based publisher of Wine Enthusiast Magazine, is celebrating the launch of its production division; Wine Enthusiast Media, with the premier of It Starts With Wine on Prime Video on January 4th

01/04/19

FMSCA Administrator Ray Martinez said the rest break laws are causing issues at the California-Oregon border, where "more crashes are occurring."

01/04/19

The seasonal forecast for January through March continues to reflect the influences of a weak to moderate El Niño in the Tropical Pacific and a warm North Pacific. As such the odds continue to be tilted toward a warmer and near average to drier than average winter across the PNW and northern tier of states and near average temperatures and wetter than average conditions across the southern tier of states.

01/04/19

Go ahead and resolve to lose weight like everybody else; we'll be here plotting out 12 months of spectacular eating at a host of new restaurants that are taking our palates to new places. Here's a glimpse at the upcoming spots we're looking forward to this year.

01/04/19

The winemaker turns out exquisite, one-off bottles every year to make sure his flagship wines are the best they can be.

01/04/19

Farm Credit provides bulk of funding for Multicultural Scholars in Agriculture Program

01/04/19

Washington state grape growers and wine makers are invited to provide input for direction of the Washington State Wine Commission's statewide research program by attending the commission's annual research review on Jan. 16 and 17 in Prosser, Washington.

01/04/19

The 2018 season was the second hottest on record and very trying for some, The NZ Winegrowers Research Centre says. Development manager Tracy Benge says two regions in particular were affected, Marlborough and Central Otago.

01/04/19

"Our approach explores the latent variable structure of the responses created by the chemical affinities of the compounds under analysis and the orthogonality of the interpretable extracted components to conduct their simultaneous optimization with respect to different analysis goals. The proposed methodology was applied to a real case study involving the quantification of a family of analytes with impact on wine aroma. "

01/04/19

Frédéric Noyère, who joined InVivo Wine's executive board in September, presented the ambitions of InVivo's wine division, just three years after its creation. Revenue at the end of June 2017 totalled €237.3 million. It is expected to double in three years and reach 1 billion euros by 2025.

01/04/19

California water managers said Thursday the Sierra snowpack is only 67 percent of normal in this winter's first manual measurement. The amount of snow is measured monthly through the winter at more than 260 locations to help water managers plan for how much they can deliver to customers later in the year.

01/04/19

The development of the region's farms and cities, however, came at a price underground. As early as 1958, regulators began to see groundwater declines in the Butter Creek area of Umatilla and Morrow counties. Between 1976 and 1991, the Oregon Water Resources Department designated four critical groundwater areas within the basin - Butter Creek, Stage Gulch, Ordnance Basalt and Ordnance Gravel - to address the shrinking aquifers.

01/04/19

MSU will offer new service this summer to test grapevines' health.

01/04/19

Born in Quebec and trained in Dijon, winemaker Isabelle Meunier received critical acclaim as Evening Landing's winemaker from 2007, till her departure in 2014. Industry anticipation for her first Lavinea vintage, 2014, was palpable. Upon release it earned high marks from top wine publications.

01/04/19

Sure, some people use empty bottles for craft projects, but one Niagara County couple took recycling to another level.

01/04/19

Florida lawmakers could soon allow consumers to purchase bigger bottles of wine and take home wine from restaurants without buying food.

01/04/19

Just what is the appeal of learning to serve wine?

01/04/19

Ask any sommelier who their biggest inspiration in the world of wine is and two names come up time and time again.

01/04/19

Just in time for the New Year, the Oklahoma ABLE Commission website updated and simplified its Direct Wine Shipper Permit Application requirements. This welcome update should simplify the permitting process for new applicants.

01/04/19

Spanning 36 vintages, the vertical collection will be the first time any auction house has offered a vertical of Penfolds in magnum from the very first vintage of Grange put in the format to the latest release.

01/04/19

A video doing the rounds on social media channel Reddit involves another failed attempt at sabrage, appearing to show the general manager of three Michelin-starred The French Laundry in the Napa Valley smashing a Nebuchadnezzar of Champagne.

01/04/19

A Danish man has been left in a coma after a bottle of Champagne exploded between his legs as he tried to open it.

01/04/19

For me, it was the most fun year of writing yet, thanks in part to a California doomsday cult, an increasingly fascinating natural wine movement, some enterprising women who never got their due, and a certain Monterey winemaker. (P.S. Did you catch our list of the best new drinking destinations of 2018?) I have a hunch that many of the stories I found in 2018 aren't quite over yet.

01/04/19

What's on the horizon for wine moods in 2019? Unfiltered bets on baby names, LeBron James, a Mariah Carey cult-wine movement, and the drama and thrills of direct-to-consumer wine shipping comes to the big screen

01/04/19

The National Advertising Division ruled that MillerCoors provided "a reasonable basis" to say Miller Lite has "more taste" than either of Anheuser-Busch's two leading light beers, Bud Light and Michelob Ultra ..

01/04/19

Golden State Farm Credit, which serves farmers and ranchers in Butte County, neighboring Colusa-Glenn Farm Credit, and the system's banking partner, CoBank, have coordinated efforts with the Farm Credit Associations across the United States to assist the efforts of local relief agencies, said J. Fletcher Monroe, Golden State Farm Credit's president and Chief Executive Officer.