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04/02/19

Aonair winemaker and proprietor Grant Long Jr. "personally and unconditionally guaranteed any and all sums" under the June 2018 contract between the winery and Agajanian, a company based in Madera with offices in Napa and other counties. Under that agreement, the winery was expected to pay $6,500 per ton for Cabernet Franc; and $6,300 per ton for Malbec winegrapes.

04/02/19

The 24th Annual Vineyard Economics Symposium is set for Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Napa, California at the CIA at Copia. The full-day event will feature vineyard and agriculture experts and influencers active in the wine business locally, regionally and nationally. Early-bird discounted pricing ends on Friday, April 5. Save $50 off regular price by registering today.

04/02/19

Vicard Generation 7 continues to lead research in the cooperage industry with their 3rd university study. The latest research confirms a positive correlation between a wine's oxidative stability and oak tannin level regardless of the vintage or varietal.

04/02/19

Jean Hoefliger, steps into the lead position as Hoefliger shifts to consulting winemaker for all three brands in the Alpha Omega Collective

04/02/19

The Charlois Group announced the appointment of Jelena Rumora, Regional Sales Manager for Tonnellerie SAURY USA, for Saury barrels as well as SAVEURS oak alternative products for oenology

04/02/19

Cupcake Returns as Official Wine Sponsor Offering New Ways to Choose Joy This Festival Season

04/02/19

Franzia Wine has introduced its first consumer advertising campaign in 35 years by celebrating lifelong friendships made around a box of Franzia. Along with the new campaign, Franzia is rolling out a packaging refresh, new convenience size boxes with 500mL tetras, and releasing a new offering, Franzia Rich & Buttery Chardonna

04/02/19

The $8-$15 area has been a big focus ...

04/02/19

The buyer, identified only by his surname, Chen, was referred by Christie's auction house in China, and purchased the estate along with stock from the Serisier family who acquired the property in 2004.

04/02/19

A wine collection of almost 17,000 bottles from a single cellar -- including grand cru Burgundies and first-growth Bordeaux -- has sold for $29.8 million at auction, Sotheby's said.

04/02/19

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated three Connecticut counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Fairfield, Litchfield and New London counties who suffered losses caused by excessive rainfall that occurred from Aug.1, 2018, through Nov. 30, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

04/02/19

This year, the organisers have chosen an unusual venue for the event - the World Cycling Center in Aigle. The multi-purpose infield area will be transformed to meet the stringent requirements of the Concours Mondial for tasting, but will still retain the atmosphere of the International Cycling Union. During the tasting sessions, the members of the panel will be able to experiance true competition spirit surrounded by the 200-meter indoor cycling track.

04/02/19

The U.S. senator from Massachusetts called for breaking up some of the biggest farming corporations "so that they not only do not have that kind of economic power, so that they're wiping out competition, so they're taking all the profits for themselves … but also so that they don't have that kind of political power."

04/02/19

Growing number of people look to shine light on an issue that often remains hidden

04/02/19

Women of the Vine & Spirits, the world's leading organization dedicated to empowering and advancing women in the alcohol beverage industry, announced today the launch of new Corporate Membership benefits that support women-owned businesses and supplier diversity programs.

04/02/19

American Agri-Women (AAW), a coalition of farm, ranch and agri-business women, is meeting in Las Vegas April 4-7 to review its legislative policies on agricultural business and economics, education, commodities and natural resources. The position statements from this AAW Mid-Year meeting are then presented at AAW's annual legislative Fly-In in Washington, D.C., which is set for June 9-12.

04/02/19

Farm Credit supports annual Central Valley, North State women in agriculture awards

04/02/19

Let master Sommelier David Glancy and award winning journalist Randy Caparoso will take you on a two day journey exploring the three pillars of Lodi Viticultural Areas: Ancient vines; 100+ wine grapes; unique appellations and terroirs. Visit 6 vineyards, meet over 20 producers, and taste over 50 wines during the course of the trip. You'll also enjoy 2 vineyard lunches, a private dinner with 6 vintners and leaving the planning and driving to us!

04/02/19

Lubanzi Wines, a fast growing South African wine brand, and a recently certified B Corporation, is becoming the first South African producer to launch canned wines in the United States on April 1st, 2019. The wines will be initially distributed across the US throughout select markets.

04/02/19

Champagne de Venoge is launching a special cuve?e dedicated to the Eiffel Tower, to honour the monument's 130th anniversary. This was a natural decision, given that de Venoge partnered the 1889 World Fair during which Eiffel's creation was inaugurated.

04/02/19

The Global Masters, a wine tasting competition run by The Drinks Business, identifies the finest examples of specific grape varieties or regions in a series of tastings judged by Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and other top palates in the UK.

04/02/19

Jonathan Nossiter is a writer and prize-winning director of six feature films including Mondovino, which was nominated for a Palme d'Or. His previous book, Liquid Memory, won the World Gourmand Award for Best Book of Wine Literature. A trained sommelier, he's curated the wine lists for restaurants in New York, Paris, and Rio, including Balthazar and Il Buco. He was born in DC and now lives in Rome with his three children.

04/02/19

Food and Beverage Magazine is expanding its universal multi-medium platform to include the new Food & Beverage Podcasts Network featuring dozens of modern podcasts designed to give the discerning foodie a new group of "in your face restaurant & beverage gurus" to feast on.

04/02/19

The Brut Experience International Sparkling Wine Competition 2019 will be held in next May 17, at Holiday Inn Lisboa Continental, in Lisbon, Portugal.

04/02/19

The Kelleher Family, which owns Brix Napa Valley in Yountville, is proud to announce that the restaurant has re-opened following a major renovation.

04/02/19

The BC Wine Institute (BCWI) welcomes the return of April BC Wine Month with a series of wine tastings, educational seminars, promotions and events province-wide to celebrate the quality and diversity of BC wine!

04/02/19

Similar legislation (HB 1514) had been introduced in 2017 but it failed, mainly because the wider Texas wine industry did not support the move

04/02/19

While production methods and styles may vary, Oregon sparkling winemakers all share a common belief: Great bubbles start in the vineyard.

04/02/19

Architects and designers offer tips for wineries on how to maximize the visitor experience.

04/02/19

Several members of a powerful science panel for the Environmental Protection Agency expressed doubt at a hearing Thursday about the long-established scientific consensus that air pollution can cause premature death

04/02/19

On Saturday March 30th, Zachys held a one-of-a-kind auction of direct from cellar wines from Domaines Barons Rothschild (Lafite) and included Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château l'Evangile, Château Duhart-Milon and Château Rieussec which yielded unprecedented and record-breaking results. The 691 lots auctioned comprised of 3384 bottles, representi

04/02/19

Jason Lett of The Eyrie Vineyards moderated the opening seminar, "Time in a Bottle: The Evolution of Chardonnay," featuring a panel comprised of well-respected Willamette Valley Chardonnay growers and producers: Robert Brittan of Brittan Vineyards, Ben Casteel of Bethel Heights, Michael Etzel of Beaux Frères, and Kate Payne-Brown of Stoller Family Estate. Each winery supplied two Chardonnays

04/02/19

Some of South Australia's wine grape growers have seen their yields halve, as hot, dry conditions take their toll on some of the state's wine regions.

04/02/19

The Bay View Wine Trail - comprised of twelve family owned and operated wineries- has been rebranded as the Petoskey Wine Region.

04/02/19

The Beckmen Vineyards team is no stranger to breaking some ground. The California family has been making wine for 25 years in Santa Barbara County, and in that time they've hung their flag on a few firsts for their region.

04/02/19

If President Donald Trump follows through on his recent threats to completely close the border with Mexico, the effects would be wide-ranging. But one lesser-known impact is that the U.S. could run out of avocados in less than a month.