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Wednesday, August 21st

06/07/19

Know your markets: that's the advice to wineries from Jon Moramarco, editor of the Gomberg, Fredrikson Report and principal of market research firm bw166 LLC. "The reality is, everybody has to look at the markets they're competing in, the channels they're competing in, and understand how they're going to gain market share," he said in a webinar coinciding with release of Gomberg Fredrickson's latest quarterly review of the wine market. Since domestic shipments show little growth, and export options are limited by a fractious trade environment, wineries have to be selective about where they're going to sell products, and how they're being positioned against competitors.

06/07/19

Nadalié USA announced the acquisition of Barrel Builders, Inc. Barrel Builders cooperage was founded in the Napa Valley in 1972 by three former Robert Mondavi employees. Phil Burton joined in 1974 and became sole owner in 2001. "We are very pleased to have Phil, his daughter Heather, and other members of the Barrel Builder's team continue to work in the daily operations", Vincent Nadalié, President of Nadalié USA said.

06/07/19

"In a letter from SSA Acting Commissioner Nancy A. Berryhill to Congressman Jim Costa, the SSA confirmed that the EDCOR mismatch letters are only educational in nature and that the SSA will not take any action, nor are there any SSA-related consequences, for employers' non-compliance with the EDCOR mismatch letters"

06/07/19

The new law requires out-of-state wine stores to obtain a permit from the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, ship no more than two cases of wine to a single individual during any two month period, remit state taxes, assure all shipments are signed for by a person 21 years or older, remit shipping reports to the state, as well as label each package as containing alcohol.

06/07/19

On Thursday, June 6, ROC-Sonoma hosted its first regional meeting for California's North Coast at the SRJC Shone Farm Ag Pavillion.

06/07/19

The Napa Valley Cannabis Association collected over 8,000 signatures, more than the 5,635 needed to place an initiative on the March ballot, according to Napa County Registrar of Voters John Tuteur

06/07/19

Support for the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (H.R. 1175/ S.362) continues to build momentum with 218 members of the United States House of Representatives and 65 members of the Senate supporting the bipartisan legislation.

06/07/19

Dave Stock as new Marketing Director at designthis, Napa, Calif.

06/07/19

Latest Bonterra Innovation Blends Two Skyrocketing Trends: Organics and Canned Wine

06/07/19

Cuvaison winery is excited to announce that it will be celebrating its golden 50th anniversary throughout 2019.

06/07/19

Corporate supplier diversity programs can provide qualified women-owned businesses with a pathway to become official providers of goods or services to companies.

06/07/19

KC has spent the last four years leading Winderlea's Direct to Consumer Sales and Marketing programs.

06/07/19

Pernod Ricard is partnering with Guala Closures to support The Malibu Games 2019 by rolling out 300,000 bottles with connected closures for the first time in the US.

06/07/19

Satek Winery of Fremont earned the Governor's Cup as Indiana's winery of the year. Huber's Orchard & Winery of Starlight received Indiana Wine of the Year for its 2017 Vignoles. The award for Indiana Traminette of the Year went to Butler Winery of Bloomington, while Daniel's Vineyard of McCordsville was recognized as the 2019 Indiana Small Farm Winery, which is awarded to the top winery producing less than 50,000 gallons of wine annually.

06/07/19

A 10-case lot of the latest wine from VGS Chateau Potelle garnered the highest bids for the second year in a row at this year's Auction Napa Valley 2019.

06/07/19

The National Association of Wine Retailers and Connecticut consumers have reasons to celebrate with Governor Ned Lamont's signing of Senate Bill 647, which legalizes shipments of wine from out-of-state wine stores and wine retailers to residents of the state.

06/07/19

Wineries in the Yakima Valley celebrate harvest with Catch the Crush slated for October 12, 13, 2019.

06/07/19

Trinchero Family Estates of California was named Winery of the Year and 2018 Eagle Point White by Dubuque Heritage Winery of Iowa won Wine of the Year at the 2019 INDY International Wine Competition.

06/07/19

Inflation is a fact of life, but the relentless increase in the price of wine is startling.

06/07/19

Online wine subscription platform The French Cellar announced in a Facebook post on May 28 that the company has "ceased operations on 27 May 2019 and is now in the process of voluntary liquidation," The Straits Times reports.

06/07/19

"It was very strange because it was a relatively clear day and we weren't really expecting any rain or thunderstorms," Casey Oswant, a NWS meteorologist in San Diego, tells NPR. "But on our radar, we were seeing something that indicated there was something out there."

06/07/19

A portable, diagnostic tool that can identify grapevine leaf-roll viruses 1 and 3 in the field within 30 minutes - and allow growers to remove infected vines before the virus spreads - is in the sights of researcher, Dr Monica Kehoe. Dr Kehoe has been studying leaf-roll virus 1 and 3 as part of a 12-month Wine Australia supported Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

06/07/19

The successor to Willi Klinger has been announced. It is Chris Yorke, the global marketing director of New Zealand Winegrowers.

06/07/19

In a leafy valley between the Andes and the coastal range, Chile's ancient vines are producing the country's freshest natural wines.

06/07/19

Who doesn't love a General Declaration? There is always a frisson of excitement when the major Port houses put aside their friendly rivalry and gather together to announce that a season produced fortified wines worthy of historic names such as Fonseca, Dow's and Noval Nacional, among others

06/07/19

Four fruit breeders, whose operations span across the globe and have a focus on table grapes, has formed The Breeders Alliance Co. Ltd. in an effort to halt illegal appropriation of proprietary varieties.

06/07/19

A UK teacher who rarely drank alcohol died after having a few glasses of wine, a probe into her demise revealed this week.

06/07/19

The November cruise will be aboard AmaWaterways' newest ship, the AmaMagna, which debuted in May and is twice the width of traditional river ships.

06/07/19

'm still dedicated to writing about wine regularly, but times change, and I have to alter some aspects of my writerly life. I hate the term swan song. Readers are always welcome to contact me at winenut@gmail.com. I'll reply to all who do. Thanks for your indulgences over the last 40 years. .... Sonoma County resident Dan Berger publishes "Vintage Experiences," a subscription-only wine newsletter ...

06/07/19

Tim Atkin posted this review, originally published in The World of Fine Wine in 2008, yesterday, after pulling HoseMaster of Wine™ Ron Washam's column poking fun at Alice Feiring after it was met with righteous indignation on social media ...

06/07/19

Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery is excited to welcome Brett Thiessen as their Manager of Viticulture to oversee all of the winery's vineyards in the Okanagan and Similkameen.

06/07/19

Following Wilhelm Klinger's announcement last December to gradually step back from his duties as Managing Director, his successor has been elected after a thorough selection process. Chris Yorke will take over the leadership of AWMB in 2020

06/07/19

The California State Fair announced medal winners from their annual Commercial Wine Competition and El Dorado County in California's Sierra Foothills made a significant showing, including one of nine coveted "Best of Show" wines.

06/07/19

TOTAL: $1,528,938; 80% Sold by Value, 80% Sold by Lot