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06/10/19

"One of the things that is affecting us is the tremendous success of California," said Aurelio Montes, owner of Viña Montes and president of Wines of Chile. "In the $15 to $20 price range you can find a wide variety of wines from California. They're hitting the category very hard and people in the United States are loyal to California. They have developed a style that appeals to people: easy drinking, velvety soft, with residual sugar. They are taking a big piece of the market in that price range from Chile, especially with millennials." To try to claw back U.S. market share, Chile needs the attention of the wine trade. But that's a challenge because so does everybody else.

06/10/19

It was standing-room only at the Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers Association's 1st Annual "Magic on the Mountains" consumer wine tasting event ...

06/10/19

Aldi opened a store in Bentonville in October. It's part of Aldi's $5 billion plan to expand to 2,500 stores in America by the end of 2022, up from around 1,900 today. Aldi is on track to become the third-largest grocery chain in the country behind Walmart (WMT) and Kroger (KR)

06/10/19

While a number of Champagne brands are in growth mode, Moët Hennessy USA's portfolio continues to play an outsized role, with its three top brands-Veuve Clicquot, Moët & Chandon, and Dom Pérignon-accounting for roughly 65% of total consumption in the U.S.

06/10/19

Everything you need to know about this under-the-radar red wine variety, including why wine professionals love it

06/10/19

Winemaker Helen Keplinger and the estate's new owners are in sync with the Grace family's Napa Cabernet legacy

06/10/19

The Italian Ministry of Agriculture has officially recognised 33 cru vineyards in Soave, following an 18-year "zoning" project by the region's consorzio.

06/10/19

broadly speaking, Shaw boasts considerably fresher white wines, while its predecessor offers an assortment of tastier reds. ... reactions were muted on its red selections, which was surprising given how much we enjoyed the Charles Shaw line of red wines ...

06/10/19

Forget standing at a tasting bar. A trip to California's wine country today means comedy shows, art museums, cabanas at pool parties, and interactive dinners-all with a glass in hand.

06/10/19

Young Ridge Cellars has built a devoted following in partnership with top winemaker Celia Welch.

06/10/19

"Old vines" is, at first glance, an easy to understand selling point for wine buyers. Tom Jarvis digs deeper.

06/10/19

Central Coast growers said the vines are happy with temperatures in the 70s and 80s, but Sunday when the temperatures reach triple digits - that's a different story.

06/10/19

Elin McCoy reports on the glitz, glamour and fine wine inside this annual Napa Valley showpiece

06/10/19

In a letter to US trade representative Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, the group strongly urged him to exclude wine and wine products from the list of goods that may be subject to WTO tariff countermeasures, as a result of a WTO dispute over EU subsidies to Airbus.

06/10/19

A year of research led Marcy and Carver to the Carbonator-500, an 83,000-pound portable air curtain carbonizer made in Chester, New Hampshire, by Ragnar Original Innovation. The Carbonator-500 is a $600,000 super-sized kiln on wheels that incinerates wood and debris piles without significantly polluting the atmosphere. It also turns those piles into a useful soil amendment known as biochar, a charcoal-like substance comprising mostly carbon and ash.

06/10/19

Jen Parr, an American, was recently nominated by Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine as one of 6 finalists for NZ Winemaker of the Year in 2019. How did she end up on that list? A former financial software saleswoman, she quit a field she wasn't passionate about to figure out what would make her happy. Introspection led her towards food and drink, and ultimately, making wine.

06/10/19

the vegetation fire in western Yolo County grew to 2,200 acres by Sunday afternoon and was at 20 percent containment, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire protection. The fire, on County Road 41 and Highway 16 near Rumsey, started around 2:50 p.m. Saturday ...

06/10/19

Evgeny Chichvarkin's Mayfair wine shop has shaken up London's wine scene. Now he's adding a restaurant with $800 tasting menus

06/10/19

"Wine is a bellwether of climate change," says Elizabeth Wolkovich, an associate professor of forest and conservation sciences at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. "Much of the notion of terroir comes down to climate, so we are reshaping terroirs, with varied consequences."

06/10/19

Our latest interview talks to a man with a rather interesting job description.

06/10/19

Getaway in Brooklyn was comfortably full for a Saturday night, when I came in to try my first "shrub" - an acidic beverage made from vinegar, fruit, sugar, club soda and zero alcohol