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05/08/19

The Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association has completed a scientific study that divides the Northern California wine-growing region into 12 sub-districts based on differences in topography, soils and micro climates.

05/08/19

The USPS Shipping Equity Act (H.R. 2517) was introduced by Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA). She said the bill would end the Prohibition-era restriction that prohibits the Postal Service from shipping alcohol. "In 2016, California was America's top destination for the direct shipment of wine, yet consumers and manufacturers are prohibited from using the U.S. Postal Service to ship or deliver these everyday products," Speier said.

05/08/19

VES is today: There are a few seats left. Please see us on-site CIA at Copia.

05/08/19

Using patented technology, Jean-Charles Vicard has successfully combined the rich impact of French Oak with the bright minerality of stainless steel in a true egg shape.

05/08/19

... "Be kind to others and always figure out a way to forgive people"

05/08/19

Strong rumours are circulating in the Australian wine industry that French company Pernod Ricard is about to sell its wine brands including Jacob's Creek. WBM Australia can't confirm the rumours, but one wine business analyst said this morning that it is "game on". ... Bloomberg said in March: "Pernod Ricard is considering a sale of its wine division, which includes Australia's Jacob's Creek and Spain's Campo Viejo labels, according to people familiar with the matter."

05/08/19

The wine-industry trade show will include a detailed symposium on climate change and wine

05/08/19

This month's Vinexpo Bordeaux is arguably going to be the most important since it first started in 1981 as it looks to keep itself relevant ...

05/08/19

Nighthawk Gold continues the momentum of buttery Chardonnays, which are currently trending in the 750ml category, up +48 percent1 and driving total growth for the varietal. Offering consumers unparalleled versatility, Bota Box wine is a leader in the industry's premium 3-liter bag-in-box segment, the fastest growing in the U.S

05/08/19

Foley Family Wines (FFW) announced today the introduction of Acrobat Rose, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir in 375ml cans.

05/08/19

pushing the quality of high-end, regional Malbec will always be essential to the winery's identity, and will play a key role in further elevating Argentina on the global stage

05/08/19

Last year, professors M. Hakan Hekimo?lu and Burak Kazaz developed a pricing algorithm to predict the release prices for the 2017 vintage. This year, they have updated their algorithm to combine the weather patterns during the growing season, market fluctuations reflected through the Liv-ex the 100 index and barrel tasting scores of two leading critics to predict the release prices of the 2018 vintage

05/08/19

3 Badge Mixology is creating La Hora del Vermut (the Vermouth hour) and naming May 15 National Vermouth Day.

05/08/19

What's in the cans festooned with dripping golden skulls and the tagline "murder your thirst"? It's 100% non-carbonated mountain water sourced and canned in the Alps. No flavoring but with a slightly alkaline pH of 8.2.

05/08/19

In anticipation of its first annual leadership retreat this fall, Dream Big Darling has published the inaugural edition of its new magazine, showcasing the nonprofit's activities, events and other professional resources for women in the wine and spirits industry.

05/08/19

Winemakers from the Petaluma Gap American Viticultural Area (AVA) fared well at the fifth annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction on Friday, May 3, raising more than $65,000 from eleven auction lots of "Never Before, Never Again" wine, each crafted from grapes grown in the Petaluma Gap.

05/08/19

New Locations Coming in California, Ohio, Texas and North Carolina

05/08/19

Fiercely competitive, wineries vie for the top honors to enhance both their reputation in the industry and their marketing exposure for their various wines.

05/08/19

Broken Earth Winery is moving its tasting room to a new location on Ramada Drive in Paso Robles.

05/08/19

After just a few years, sales of wine in cans are soaring, and now, some of it is even pretty good.

05/08/19

Luxury Living at Destinations in Paradise's Mendocino Retreat.

05/08/19

The presentation is expected to cover the company's strategic business activities, financial and operational performance, and outlook for the future.

05/08/19

SommCon returns to Washington, D.C. June 23-25, 2019, bringing together beverage industry professionals of all levels to discuss, develop, and lead the conversation on the business of wine.

05/08/19

Judy Jordan, Kathryn Lindstrom, and their experienced team are embarking on a new project by offering a limited collection of wines that fully supports the Wild Goat Edge program, all inspired by gratitude to their agricultural community.

05/08/19

Port producers are comparing 2017 with the legendary 1945 and after recently tasting a few bottles of the more recent vintage, I think the comparison is reasonable. But what's most significant about Portugal's newly declared vintage for Port is that it's the first back-to-back declaration in decades for most houses; some have gone even longer without declaring two years in a row.

05/08/19

New agricultural methods offer hope of restoring ecological balance.

05/08/19

New leadership seeks to re-focus China's Moutai on main brand

05/08/19

In April, for the second consecutive year, Bokisch Vineyards received a gold medal for its Garnacha Blanca at the Grenaches du Monde International Grenache Competition

05/08/19

en remain the dominant force within the American wine industry but women are making strong headway, especially here on the Central Coast.

05/08/19

Global alcohol use continues to rise, a new study reports, and is expected to continue to grow in the years ahead. In fact, just in the past 27 years, the total volume of alcohol people consumed globally each year increased by 70% - from 5.5 billion gallons in 1990 to 9.4 billion gallons in 2017. That's a result of increased population along with increased alcohol consumption. ... This means that an adult averages about one drink a day, whether it's a 12-ounce beer, 5 ounces of wine or 1½ ounces of distilled spirits, the study said ...

05/08/19

Experts say the increase may be due to heavy binge drinking, especially in young adults.

05/08/19

In two decades of partnering with GLAAD (formerly the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), Bud Light hasn't let the gay community down. And makers of the light beer still haven't had their fill of equality

05/08/19

"For the Green New Deal to be effective, the people who make our meals possible - our nation's farmers, ranchers, fishers, farmworkers, and food industry workers - must be at the negotiating table"

05/08/19

On May 6th, a summary of the Global Assessment on Biodiversity was released, and it is harrowing. The report finds that 23 percent of our agricultural lands are less productive than five years ago. In refreshingly bold terms, the report comments on the role agricultural subsidies play in catalyzing soil health degradation and biodiversity loss

05/08/19

Fine wine lovers from more than 15 countries have collectively paid $2.7m for limited-edition cases of Mouton Rothschild wines and a chance to taste the Château's fabled 1945 vintage at a gala dinner - with proceeds going to Versailles Palace and Notre Dame

05/08/19

Poehler is set to make her directorial debut with Wine Country, a new Netflix comedy starring her real-life friends and former Saturday Night Live castmates Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Emily Spivey, plus a few appearances by Fey.

05/08/19

If Poehler sounds like a particularly unpretentious sommelier, there are reasons why: The "Saturday Night Live" alum and improv queen recently opened a bottle shop in Park Slope - then directed and starred in a vino-fueled friend-flick, "Wine Country," out Friday on Netflix

05/08/19

with ten takeaways about leadership and growth in the wine industry based on Lesley's insights and discussion ...

05/08/19

A franchise that allows people to open a winery without the vineyard is set to make its mark in Long Beach: Water's Edge Winery will open its doors at 217 Pine Ave. in the coming months, taking over a space that has sat empty since the Mariposa nightclub closed in 2014.