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05/09/19

Selling a vineyard in most wine regions will be challenging over the next two to three years and grape growers should reset expectations in a changing market ...

05/09/19

... Consumption appears to be slowing while sales are growing for certain drinks competing with traditional table wine, the upper end of the industry is increasingly embracing mechanization and other technology once eschewed, now that labor availability and cost are becoming a greater issue, according to experts at the 23rd Vineyard Economics Symposium, held Wednesday at The Culinary Institute of America at Copia in Napa

05/09/19

Vineyard managers who spoke at the 24th annual Vineyard Economics Symposium at the Copia educational center were in agreement that they were turning more toward machines to replace humans for various agricultural jobs given the dearth of available workers and the increasing costs to employ them. They differed only on how quickly the pace of the change to fewer people working in the vineyards will take place

05/09/19

The decision comes after regulators in several states have taken steps in recent years to restrict the pesticide used on about 60 different crops in California, including grapes, almonds and oranges. Hawaii banned it last year, and New York lawmakers recently sent a measure to the governor outlawing use of the pesticide

05/09/19

The Tennessee Wine Retailers v Blair Supreme Court case is likely to see a decision handed down sometime between May 13 and June 24. The outcome could prove pivotal to the future of wine shipping

05/09/19

Such has been the surge in demand for imported wine in China, thanks to highly significant free trade deals with key countries such as Australia and Chile, it has also opened the doors wide open for the global bulk wine market. So much so that the World Bulk Wine Exhibition, that hosts the sector's biggest and most important trade fair in Amsterdam every November, is now about to hold its first event in China. Here's why and what we can expect.

05/09/19

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines is pleased to announce the promotion of Brenden Wood from assistant winemaker to red winemaker, the position formerly held by Steve Peck, who was promoted in September 2018 to director of winemaking.

05/09/19

Wilson brings a wealth of experience through various winemaking positions in Napa and Sonoma counties. A graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, he has most recently been the Winemaker at Vine Cliff Winery. He has worked with Thomas Rivers Brown and held winemaking roles at notable wineries including Thomas George Estates, Littorai Wines in Sonoma and Rivers-Marie and Outpost Wines in Napa

05/09/19

Under his new Vignerons Consultancy, Brughelli will provide expert guidance as a consultant in the areas of high-end grape growing, winemaking, fruit sales, brand management and brand administration

05/09/19

In his new role, Tilbury will lead and oversee the strategic direction of the west region. Tilbury brings 15 years of industry knowledge and has vast experience in working in all channels on both the distributor and supplier sides of the business.

05/09/19

"It's never good for any individual growers to have a short crop, but from an industry standpoint, this would be a good year to come in short because we have ample inventory at the moment and there's been a general paralysis in the marketplace in the last few months."

05/09/19

The 2018 California Grape Acreage Report is a matter of record now, showing an improvement over 2017. Acreage expanded by 5 percent to 925,000 acres, 863,000 of which were bearing with an estimated 737,000 of those acres being wine-type grapes. Table-type grape acreage increased by 9 percent to 132,000 acres with raisin-type grapes falling off 2.5 percent to 156,000 acres.

05/09/19

Delicato Family Wines announced today the launch of Bota Box® Nighthawk GoldTM Buttery Chardonnay, building on the success of Bota Box's Nighthawk Black® Red Wine Blend.

05/09/19

With permanent price drops on 34 higher-end wines from its portfolio, the company is extending an open invitation to producers who make fairly-priced Napa Cabernet to step forward and join an "Industry Challenge."

05/09/19

Jim will be responsible for tasting lounge management, wine club, and public relations.

05/09/19

Cronbach, whose legal career has encompassed these concerns, saw a clear need for a firm focused solely on the buying and selling of wineries and brands.

05/09/19

05/09/19

Co-founders of Experience Rosé announced the results from Experience Rosé: The 2019 Competition.

05/09/19

The fifth-annual, family friendly wine and food tasting event will feature a record 120+ vendors, including the finest producers of New York state wines, craft beverages and artisan foods as well as 11 food trucks, arts & crafts and more.

05/09/19

From beachfront tasting rooms to storybook backroads, here is what's shaking in SLO Coast Wine this season.

05/09/19

Amigoni Urban Winery has found a home the old Daily Drover Telegram Building in the historic West Bottoms of Kansas City.

05/09/19

With chain retailers ramping up their private label activity in the wine category, several own-label brands have connected with consumers over the past year and earned Impact "Hot Brand" accolades

05/09/19

Wine professionals sample the top canned wines on the market-and weigh in on their favorites

05/09/19

Washington's second largest winery, 14 Hands, has launched their popular wines in a new convenient format-cans.

05/09/19

Tutiac is outlawing use of plant protection products classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic (CMR) as of the 2019 growing season over 4,200 hectares of vines. "There is no choice, it's an obligation!" claims the co-op's chairman Stéphane Héraud. He has brushed off criticisms he may have heard from vine growers and believes that the co-operative is "simply getting a few years' head start, before it becomes the norm"

05/09/19

Representatives of the global drinks trade have accused a new alcohol consumption study of using a "questionable" forecasting model and producing results that contradict WHO findings.

05/09/19

In an increasingly atomised society, nothing can replace the effects of a pint or three in bringing people together

05/09/19

Established in 2013, by seven founders, there are now 22 member producers, with around 30 who are at various stages of pending membership. CEO Charl Theron says, "It's not about numbers, it's all about quality".

05/09/19

Esther Mobley the wine critic breaks down Amy Poehler's new Netflix film from a wine point of view

05/09/19

Despite being dismissed as myth by scientists, somms and winemakers still insist minerality is a thing.

05/09/19

The story of the epic Delano grape strike has long focused on Cesar Chavez and Mexican-American farm workers. Less well known: the crucial contributions of Filipino migrants.