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05/21/19

The $1.7 billion deal between Constellation Brands and E&J Gallo Winery may not be completed until the second half of calendar year 2019 instead of by the end of May, according to regulatory documents. The delay was announced after Federal Trade Commission staff reviewing the $1.7 billion deal requested additional information and documents from both companies, according to a filing Constellation Brands filed Monday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

05/21/19

UCD Forum Explores Challenges and Benefits of Preserving Diverse Grapevine Materials

05/21/19

Because of the pelting rains and accompanying windy conditions, chardonnay and pinot noir grapes have the greatest chance to suffer from shatter, the term used by vintners when a grapevine's delicate flowers don't pollinate and develop into grapes. The Carneros, Russian River Valley and Alexander Valley growing regions have seen those grape varieties already in bloom

05/21/19

Majestic Wine is closing in on a £100m sale of its entire UK retail network as the company continues to pursue a transformation strategy, according to reports

05/21/19

Distribution is a hidden but potentially lucrative part of the alcohol sales system in Ontario. Right now, the LCBO and The Beer Store are the big players. When the Wynne government allowed some supermarkets to sell beer, wine and cider, those supermarkets were forbidden from using their own distribution system. Ken Hughes a former Conservative MP who also served in the Alberta PC government as a cabinet minister, indicated there's the potential for the private sector to get a piece of this action ...

05/21/19

Nichola Hall, staff scientist at Scott Laboratories, and R. Keith Striegler, grower outreach specialist at E. & J. Gallo Winery, have been named co-chairs for the 2020 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium Program Development Committee.

05/21/19

Wall served for the last year as associate winemaker at Troon Vineyard and dramatically improved winemaking and cellar practices.

05/21/19

Kenny joins Signorello Estate from her most recent position as Director of Consumer Sales at Acumen Wines in Napa. Prior to joining Acumen, she worked for twelve years at Patz & Hall, most recently as Consumer Sales and Marketing Director. She holds both a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business Management

05/21/19

Eight parents accused of hiring a college admissions consultant to rig their children's entrance exams and slip them into prestigious universities as fake athletic recruits are scheduled to plead guilty this week in federal court in Boston.

05/21/19

A new breed of winemaker wants to do more than make good wine. They want to change the world. L.M. Archer reports.

05/21/19

The year 2017 marked the first time that rosé replaced French red and white wines as the top category seller in the U.S., and approximately one in five bottles of rosé sold stateside now comes from Chateau d'Esclans, the French wine house behind Whispering Angel. The Château d'Esclans portfolio grew by 34% in the U.S. last year to ship 414,000 cases. Château d'Esclans is releasing a new luxury wine to the high-end hospitality market this summer, eyeing luxury hotels and restaurants in some of the world's most popular-and most expensive-travel destinations.

05/21/19

On 5 April 2019, the OIV Scientific and Technical Committee appointed the historian, medievalist, and specialist in the history of wine to the position of President of the International OIV Award Jury. Azélina Jaboulet-Vercherre is the first woman to be appointed to this position since the creation of the OIV Awards in 1930.

05/21/19

The Yarra Valley is in the midst of a devastating outbreak, wreaking havoc on local wineries and causing local winemakers to shake their heads in simultaneous fear and frustration. So what exactly caused the hell that broke loose over European viticulture to make its way to the land down under - and what are regional vignerons to do about it?

05/21/19

Does the microclimate change under the tarpaulin? Yes, probably. After all, that's the whole point. The temperature stays higher at night and during the critical morning hours. But it stays higher also in the days, which gives a kind of greenhouse effect. So, the question is whether to keep the tarpaulin on the vines all the time during the critical days? Or having the trouble of rolling it off in daytime and back again in the evenings?

05/21/19

The highly anticipated release of Champagne Bollinger's La Grande Année 2008 (SRP: $170) has arrived in the U.S. and, to mark the occasion, the iconic House is launching LE GRAND DI?NER, a new consumer dinner series in partnership with hospitality focused reservations platform, Resy.

05/21/19

The official champagne of Formula 1®, Champagne CARBON, has just announced the official color of the jeroboams that will be handed to drivers on the podium for the FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2019. Champagne CARBON has chosen pink to display its support for the fight against breast cancer.

05/21/19

Join participants from 7 countries and 8 states this July 24th, in the International Canned Wine Competition.

05/21/19

The master of forgers auction of more than 100 pieces of his impressive collection at Drouot Auction House in Paris (France).

05/21/19

- Christie's London Luxury Week auctions from 5 to 12 June will present collectors with the very best in wines and spirits, extraordinary jewels from the leading jewellery houses and exceptional handbags from Chanel, Hermès and Louis Vuitton.

05/21/19

Champagne Laurent-Perrier is excited to introduce the latest iterations of their prestige cuvée Grand Siècle Grande Cuvée MV and an entirely new cuvée, Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature NV. All will launch in the US in fall 2019 and showcase the House's pioneering spirit, respect for tradition and love for nature.

05/21/19

Champagne Laurent-Perrier is excited to introduce the latest iterations of their prestige cuvée Grand Siècle Grande Cuvée MV and an entirely new cuvée, Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature NV. All will launch in the US in fall 2019 and showcase the House's pioneering spirit, respect for tradition and love for nature.

05/21/19

British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's restaurant chain went into administration on Tuesday, threatening around 1,300 jobs in the latest blow for Britain's high street.

05/21/19

As part of our 20th birthday coverage, we look back at which wines US users love most.

05/21/19

The list reflects the success of non-Provence pink.

05/21/19

The pivotal question: How and where will the world grow grapes in 50 years?