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05/31/19

Duties of up to 25% will be added in the coming months if Mexico does not take action to "reduce or eliminate the number of illegal aliens" crossing into the U.S., the White House said in a statement.

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A bill that would have allowed Alabama residents to buy wine and have it shipped to their house has failed, Steve Gross, vice president of State Relations at Wine Institute, said Thursday. The bills was among those Gross discussed during his keynote address at the 2019 ShipCompliant Wine Summit in Napa. Alabama is one of five states that does not allow direct shipping. The other states are Delaware, Mississippi, Kentucky and Utah.

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Alderson will discuss how to use the data gathered from the survey to help boost the Lodi grapegrowing and winemaking markets. Don't miss the chance to learn from his expertise. Register for the Lodi Vineyard and Wine Economics Symposium today.

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She wants to share her enthusiasm for Malbec and viticulture with the next generation of Argentinians, so she founded the Angélica Zapata Foundation in honor of her grandmother. This foundation provides local Argentinian high school students with the opportunity to visit her Mendoza vineyards and to learn about viticulture.

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Just days ago the U.S. reached new trade agreements with Canada and Mexico that were expected to ratchet down tariff tensions. But now, new proposals to impose tariffs on wine and spirits from the E.U.-and last night's announcement that the U.S. will impose levies on all products from Mexico-have roiled the industry again.

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World Bulk Wine Exhibition (WBWE) has launched its first Chinese edition in the northern port city of Yantai in response to the booming market for bulk wine imports into China. Yantai was selected as the ideal location as over 80% of bulk wine shipments into China already move through the port, with Chinese bulk buyers and winemakers concentrated in the region.

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The Commerce Department said Friday that spending increased 0.3% in April following a 1.1% surge in March that had been the largest increase in nearly a decade. Personal income growth, which had been lagging in recent months, jumped 0.5% in April.

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The U.S. Department of Labor says De Coninck Vineyards in American Canyon should be fined $38,000 in violations after the death of a Napa field worker in October. Leon Marcelo Lua, 49, was killed after he tried to unclog a grape harvester by reaching into a rotating shaft, according to the federal Labor Department and Napa County Sheriff's Office. The shaft caught his sweatshirt and he died when he was pulled into the machine.

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He is the fourth-generation winemaker of the enigmatic Sonoma Mtn Winery, the son of legendary Zinfandel master Tony Coturri; he works on the same property where his father and uncle, Phil Coturri, planted their vineyards in 1974, in the same winery his grandfather Harry "Red" Coturri built in 1979.

05/31/19

Online bidding is open on more than 275 lots of Napa Valley wines, wine futures and culinary and hospitality experiences as part the Napa Valley Vintners' Auction Napa Valley taking place May 31-June 2. Lots can be viewed now at auctionnapavalley.org. Bidding for the e-auction runs through noon PDT on Monday, June 3. Electronic bidding for the barrel auction opens on Friday, May 31, at 11 a.m. and closes at 3 p.m.

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Speaking to db during a dinner in London put on to show off the diversity of the Finger Lakes, Brady, who is also the brand ambassador for the New York Wine & Grape Foundation, said it was time to tell a different story. "The Finger Lakes has to move away from being branded as a Riesling region as that's limiting. Producers have to get over the Riesling thing and show both consumers and the trade that the Finger Lakes is a diverse region that produces a wide range of wine styles.

05/31/19

Global alcohol consumption fell back by 1.6% in 2018, according to new data from the IWSR, with some 27.6 billion nine-litre cases being consumed.

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Stateside producers have begun to rediscover the beauty of white field-blend bottlings, utilizing vineyards that have been interplanted with a number of varieties to be picked, pressed and fermented together. These four are a great sampling.

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Global purchases of bulk wine in China to be bottled in destination have shifted from 31 million liters in the year 2000 to 176 million liters in 2018. This indicates that, after many years of growth, the Chinese wine market has matured enough so the leading international operators can consolidate their business relationships in Asia.

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The online auction that raises money for a California homeless charity started Sunday, and by Monday the top bid had already reached $3,500,100. The previous record for this auction was $3,456,789 that bidders paid in 2016 and 2012.

05/31/19

Thacher Winery and Vineyard is proud to announce it has promoted Daniel Callan to Assistant Winemaker.

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The Chappellet family announces David Francke as the new managing director of Chappellet.

05/31/19

Family-owned estate winery Balletto Vineyards promoted Ian Bearup to associate winemaker.

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Centrisys/CNP, Kenosha, Wisconsin announced the completion of a 34,000 square-foot building expansion, including an upgrade of its balancing equipment with a first-of-its-kind centrifuge balancing bunker in the interior of the building.

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Hosted by Executive Editor and Certified Sommelier Laura Levy Shatkin and co-hosted by Jean-Charles Boisset, proprietor of Boisset Collection, these 30-minute podcasts highlight all the best things to see, sip, and savor in Wine Country.

05/31/19

The decision showed the administration going to new lengths, and looking for new levers, to pressure Mexico to take action - even if those risk upending other policy priorities, like the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement , a trade deal that is the cornerstone of Trump's legislative agenda and seen as beneficial to his reelection effort. It also risks further damaging the already strained relationship between the U.S. and Mexico, two countries whose economies are deeply intertwined.

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A conference call to discuss the financial results and outlook will be hosted by President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Newlands and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer David Klein at 10:30 a.m. EDT, June 28, 2019.

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Drones along with swarm technology will be utilized to light up the night skies around Cal Expo to choreographed music, creating stunning visuals and patterns that will provide entertainment to fairgoers.

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USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting proposals through July 30, 2019, for national Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG).

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The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has apparently started referring to carbon dioxide as "molecules of freedom" and natural gas as "freedom gas", according to its latest press release. In a statement announcing an increase of natural gas exports, energy officials used the surprising new terms. The statement announces the expansion of a facility in Quintana, Texas, that produces liquefied natural gas (LNG) for worldwide export.

05/31/19

Chesapeake, Virginia-based Dollar Tree announced the plans Thursday, saying it would also expand freezers and coolers at about 400 Family Dollar stores. The company recently announced plans to close up to 390 Family Dollar stores this year, mostly in the second quarter. In a normal year, it closes about 75.

05/31/19

Comte de Grasse who own 44°N Gin, will be opening a new distillery visitor centre in Grasse, the perfume region of France. The Lab Distillery is in the former ancestral home of Roure, a supplier of raw material to the perfume industry dating to the 1820s.

05/31/19

Anheuser-Busch, brewer of Budweiser, has set its sights on new products from DIY cocktails to craft beer for women as new industry figures recorded the steepest drop in US beer volumes in seven years. Michel Doukeris, who runs the North America arm of the world's largest brewer AB InBev, outlined how he planned to win back drinkers as the latest data underlined how Americans are switching to spirits and wine.

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The email, which was leaked to Morning Consult, said beer brands who partner with teams will be able to use images of players to market their products. That includes Anheuser-Busch InBev's Bud Light - the NFL's official category sponsor - and also extends to other brands who have existing team relationships or wish to seek one.

05/31/19

In March, parent company National Beverage Corp reported that sales of its Power+ Brands line, which includes LaCroix, had plunged 5.8 per cent for the quarter ending on January 26 from the same period the prior year.

05/31/19

Google has added a rule banning apps that "facilitate" the sale of marijuana - whether they're operating legally or not - but the company says it's not trying to drive pot-related services off the Google Play Store. Android Police noted the change earlier today, speculating that it might spell trouble for the popular weed-finding apps Eaze and Weedmaps. Google tells The Verge that it's working with developers to make their apps compliant with the new rules, rather than trying to ban them from the Play Store altogether.

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UK-based merchant BI Wines & Spirits has said it expects to expand its LiveTrade platform after the owner of Bollinger Champagne bought a minority stake in the group.

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Diageo Reserve has revealed the names of the 20 British bartenders who will compete for its GB World Class bartender of the year 2019 award.

05/31/19

Wines from France and Italy dominate the on-trade in China, according to the first in-depth research into the Chinese on-trade market. France has a 36.7% share of the market and Italy has 17.9%. Australia, at 10.8%, is the only other producer with a double-digit share.

05/31/19

Cinematographer and owner of the Seresin estate in Marlborough, Michael Seresin, reveals his favourite dining spots in London and from his travels further afield.

05/31/19

Gross profit for its wine and spirit division in 2018 was up 12% to £3.626m while its beer and cider was up 1% to £1.229m. In a statement, it was noted that the company was looking to develop long-term export opportunities, particularly in the US. Last year was its second full year in the country and growth was "limited only by [its] production".

05/31/19

Thirty top rosé producers from Napa and around the globe will come together to share their new vintages and special releases at Napa's only rosé-themed event.

05/31/19

Around three years ago the press started chronicling a blooming trend that grew out of the rosé wine craze and has since become so popular the name has entered the national lexicon: frosé, short for frozen rosé. Today, there's an additional spin-off making news: the non-alcoholic frosé mixer, which, when blended with ice, turns any drink into a fruity and sweet slushy sipper. With producers claiming this as the first mixer designed for wine, spirits and even beer, the frosé mixer could prove to be the latest bartending disrupter.

05/31/19

IN 2010, A TEAM OF underwater salvagers toasted a deep-sea discovery with a rare vintage. Their discovery? The very wine they were about to drink: 350-year-old bottles they had fished out of a decrepit shipwreck off the coast of Hamburg, Germany. Now, two of the bottles are up for auction by Christie's London, and the auction house estimates they'll fetch between $32,942 and $38,010.

05/31/19

My friends Mark Scudiery and Mario Carlino know a lot about wine, and I almost always respect their opinions. I say "almost" because there is an exception: orange wine. You could say we are on opposite sides of a great orange divide.

05/31/19

The Bordeaux "super second" Château Cos d'Estournel on the Left Bank in the Haut-Médoc is in the most northern appellation for Grand Crus Classés wines, Saint-Estèphe. Officially classified as a second growth, it is called a super second because in some vintages it performs like a first growth, and undoubtedly, Montrose and Cos d'Estournel are the top estates of the area. But despite Cos d'Estournel having such high regard among Bordeaux wine connoisseurs, the current owner, Michel Reybier, with respect to the original founder, knew that the wines could still be so much more with the help of modern technology.

05/31/19

UGA Athletic Director Greg McGarity told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday that beer and wine will be sold in Sanford Stadium's premium seating area during the upcoming football season. He says that area will be limited to Magill Society members, who must pledge at least $25,000 to the UGA Athletic Association.

05/31/19

From Los Angeles to Tokyo and Cardiff, on-premise entrepreneurs have found Sherry plays a starring role in by-the-glass (BTG) programs.

05/31/19

China is set to hike tariffs on a range of US goods on Saturday, marking the latest strike in the trade war between the world's two largest economies. Beijing will raise tariffs on $60bn (£47.6bn) worth of US products, which will hit more than 5,000 items. The rates on products, including wine and meat, will rise from between 5 and 10% to as much as 25%.

05/31/19

Kelly Weissmann brings more than 20 years of local event strategy, planning and logistics expertise to the annual festival, which is approaching its 30th year.