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01/31/19

California's overall winegrape bearing acreage is projected to grow by only 0.5 percent between 2018 and 2021, but planting activities vary from region to region. Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir continued to expand their footprint in Coastal California, including Napa and Sonoma. Overall winegrape bearing acreage in California is expected to grow by 6 percent by 2021

01/31/19

The wine industry sold 405 million cases of domestic and foreign wine last year, according to preliminary data released by consulting firm bw166 in Sacramento at the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium, the largest wine trade show in North America. The value of the wine sold in 2018 was 3.7 percent greater on a wholesale basis over 2017, according to bw 166, further signifying the industry's move to more premium wines

01/31/19

The State of the Industry presentation Wednesday at the annual Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in Sacramento wasn't quite as gloomy as Silicon Valley Bank's dark take on the future two weeks earlier. Instead of "duck and cover", it was more motivational, as grapegrowers were encouraged to strap their boots on and fight for their future.

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The symposium, in its 25th year, attracted 14,000 attendees from around the world to the Sacramento Convention Center this week to talk about topics ranging from international bulk wine sales to competitive pressures.

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Wine Enthusiast's 19th annual Wine Star Awards were held Monday night at the Nobu Eden Roc in Miami Beach. The black-tie gala honored innovators and stalwarts who are shaping the present and future of the wine, spirits and beer industry. The themes of the evening were stewardship of the land and support of women in wine

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A new study that maps the flavours and compounds in Sauvignon Blanc that appeal to the UK consumer may help winemakers gain a competitive edge in an increasingly crowded market, its researchers claim.

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If Tuesday's county Board of Supervisors meeting is any indication, the Planning Commission is in for a marathon. The Board meeting lasted about six hours and included more than 60 public speakers with varying viewpoints.

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"Mississippi is one of only 5 states with an archaic ban on winery-to-consumer direct shipments. But there is a glimmer of hope. Two bills (Senate Bill 2682 and House Bill 708) have been referred to committees"

01/31/19

Company Raised $27 Million in Series A priced equity round

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The UK and Chilean governments have announced they have signed a trade continuity agreement, in what is being hailed as a major positive for the wine industry.

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An affidavit for a search warrant said a confidential informant alerted the Washington State Gambling Commission about a dice game being played at the Merry Cellars winery in Pullman.

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"When others are talking about that pretty white island they can see floating on the water, I wonder what lies beneath. This is not because I don't admire the scenery as much as anybody else. I do. I regularly celebrate wine industry success stories, as anyone who reads the articles I contribute to Meininger's Wine Business International will hopefully appreciate"

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Kombucha continues to grow in popularity, capitalizing on trends like fermentation and functional ingredients. It's also branching out beyond the tea market and into alcohol with hard, beer-alternative options like Flying Embers.

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Winegrowers in southern Oregon faced financial ruin after a California winemaker claimed wildfire smoke tainted their grapes and refused to buy them. Now, the rejected fruit that was turned into wine by local vintners is facing another setback

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Investment firm Booster and Nelson-based winery Seifried Estate have bought most of Mahana Estate's assets, after a legal battle put the winery in receivership last year.

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You're in sleeping bags on the floor of an 800-year-old stone house with no electricity, heat or water. It takes you seven years to get a building permit. You realize that your land really isn't your land. You have no money and take equipment from strangers on the promise you'll pay them later. How? Who knows?

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