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Saturday, February 16th

01/29/19

Bilbro built a successful winery by making bold red blends from old Sonoma vineyards that other wineries ignored

01/29/19

Faced with billions of dollars in potential liabilities from two years of devastating Northern California wildfires as well as the specter of future catastrophic blazes, California's Pacific Gas and Electric, one of the nation's largest utilities, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday.

01/29/19

State Rep. Richard Peña Raymond, D-Laredo, has introduced House Bill 1100 that would allow Texas package stores to open seven days a week. The legislation, if approved by the 86th Legislature, would repeal one of the remaining so-called "blue laws'' in Texas.

01/29/19

Kenwood Investments, the real estate development company founded and led by Darius Anderson, announced on Monday the planned sale of Ramekins culinary center, the General's Daughter event venue and Cornerstone Sonoma marketplace. The buyer is LeFever Mattson, a North Bay property management and investment company co-owned by Ken Mattson and Tim LeFeve

01/29/19

The 2019 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, the nation's largest wine and grape conference and trade show, as well as the largest event hosted by the Sacramento Convention Center, opens a three-day showcase of wine industry trends and the latest developments in science, technology and business.

01/29/19

Booth space at the 2019 WiVi Central Coast tradeshow is now sold out. Held at the Paso Robles Event Center, March 13, 2019, the one-day conference includes educational seminars with a regional focus on viticulture, winemaking and DTC/winery marketing addressed by today's top industry leaders. Sponsorship opportunities for the event are still available.

01/29/19

2018 was the first year in the history of the PD program that no viable GWSS life stages were found in nursery plant shipments from GWSS-infested locations to non-infested locations based on shipment inspections at destination." The nursery shipment inspection program has been a cornerstone activity of the PD control program

01/29/19

... highlighting the achievement of the 143 wineries and 1,398 vineyards in California that are Certified Sustainable. In 2018, the third-party certification program continued double digit growth, with a 44% increase in the number of certified vineyards and a 13% increase in the number of certified wineries

01/29/19

What if we created "endless circles of life" for wine closures? This question has challenged and excited the innovators at Vinventions, the global leader in sustainable high-performance wine closures, for many years. Now, Vinventions is taking a major step towards realizing this vision.

01/29/19

Wine industry experts issued the warning after glass suppliers reported steep increases in costs caused by shortages.

01/29/19

California expanded an alcohol supplier's ability to advertise events at retail locations starting this year. Under AB 2452, suppliers may post photos (strangely, no video) of the retail premises on social media in connection with the following types of events: Winemaker's dinners (B&P Code Section 25503.4) - Tastings on off-sale retail premises with a type 86 tasting license (B&P Code Section 25503.56), and Tastings at on-sale retail premises (B&P Code Section 25503.57)

01/29/19

Accolade Wines North America introduces Barossa Ink to the U.S. market. Produced by the team at Grant Burge in South Australia, the Barossa Ink Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon channel the opulent heart of Barossa wine country.

01/29/19

The Iowa Wine Growers Association has announced the list of Iowa Wine Award nominees for the organization's upcoming Iowa Wine Awards Banquet. The event is held in conjunction with the 2019 Iowa Wine Growers Association annual conference, taking place Feb. 17-18 at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny.

01/29/19

Atlas Holdings LLC announced today that it has acquired Saxco International, LLC ("Saxco"), the leading North American value-added distributor of rigid packaging to the wine, spirits, craft beer, and food markets. Saxco offers a broad range of products and services including glass, metal, and plastic containers, capsules, closures, custom packaging and mold development. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

01/29/19

Marc Guerguy has been promoted to national sales manager and Michele Martindale has joined as western sales manager at DuMOL Winery.

01/29/19

Jay Krutulis and Matt Reilly started Prospice Wines in 2017. But before it can sell its debut releases - two syrahs, a viognier and a rosé - it has to bottle them. And in the normal course of business, wineries slap labels on bottles before they fill them. Propsice Wines submitted its four labels to the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for approval. But the agency's agents were not working during the shutdown.

01/29/19

The extreme cold fanning out across the country this week will reach from the Gulf Coast to Maine, covering even parts of the south in snow on Tuesday

01/29/19

Estimated to bring HK$147-206 Million / US$19-26 Million

01/29/19

Suds seekers can take to the streets for the Napa Beer Mile on Saturday, Feb. 9, and stop on the trek at Napa's six participating breweries from noon until the last brewery closes.

01/29/19

Neal Martin on the Bordeaux 2016s ...

01/29/19

A week after a tantalizing snippet of Jeff Bridges back in his Dude garb hit the internet and raised wildly-unrealistic hopes that a Big Lebowski sequel was in the works, the full video has been released that shows it's merely a Super Bowl commercial

01/29/19

In response to the rapid emergence of cannabis as a consumer category in North America, Shanken News Daily is pleased to announce that it will launch a new weekly newsletter covering the cannabis market, with a special focus on the movements of major drinks industry companies.

01/29/19

BuzzFeed News, citing a petition published by Department of Labor on Monday, reported that Trump Winery is seeking the employees through the program, one that gives U.S. employers the opportunity to temporarily employ foreign workers as long as qualified American workers do not want the jobs.