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06/13/19

The $5 million sex discrimination civil case a former employee filed against The French Laundry continues in Napa. Vanessa Scott-Allen alleges she was illegally denied a job transfer in 2016 from Per Se in New York to The French Laundry in Yountville because she was pregnant. The two restaurants belong to renowned Chef Thomas Keller ...

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On August 8th, Wine Business Monthly will be hosting the 6th annual Wines & Vines Packaging Conference at the Lincoln Theatre in Yountville, Calif. Tickets are available on the event website. This year's keynote address will be given by renowned brand and label designer, Chuck House. House is the co-founder, along with his brother-in-law Jeffrey Caldewey, of Icon Design Group, an internationally acclaimed design and marketing firm specializing in wine packaging and brand development.

06/13/19

On June 27, 2019, Wine Business Monthly will host the Lodi Vineyard & Wine Economics Symposium at the Wine & Roses Conference Center. This year's event promises numerous top-notch speakers from all over California who will focus on the consistently growing Lodi wine region

06/13/19

The decision-to-come has wine retailers and other industry people excited in anticipation, like executive director of the National Association of Wine Retailers (NAWR), Tom Wark. His "state-of-discrimination-in-wine" chart may have to be fixed.

06/13/19

The Italian Ministry of Agriculture has officially recognised 33 'cru' vineyards covering just under 40% of the area under vine in Soave, following an 18-year zoning project by the region's consorzio.

06/13/19

For the first time, Australia's grape and wine sector knows with a high degree of accuracy not only that it has 146,128 hectares under vine, but also the locations of the plantings, following the completion of the first National Vineyard Scan, funded by Wine Australia.

06/13/19

The consorzio for the Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG has banned the use of the herbicide glyphosate on vineyards in the area, claiming it is the largest wine zone in Europe to prohibit use of the substance.

06/13/19

Frederick Wildman & Sons has officially taken on U.S. importing for the portfolios of Italian wine groups Cantine Riunite & CIV and Gruppo Italiano Vini (GIV), gaining brands including Riunite, Cantine Maschio, Bolla, Fontana Candida, Fratelli Cella, Albinea Canali, and Movendo

06/13/19

They're actually not *quite* ready to to start testing anything. Monster is currently under a non-compete contract with Coca-Cola that prevents the brand from introducing any non-energy drinks. But come 2020, everything's fair game. And Monster "has its sights on hard seltzers, malt beverages, and spirits," the Journal continued.

06/13/19

It was 102 degrees at Napa State Hospital, breaking the record for that date of 97 degrees set in 1904, the National Weather Service reported.

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The business is better known as Whitebarrel, one of the first vineyard wineries to open in Montgomery County in 2011. It was then called Attimo Winery.

06/13/19

Margaux, Mouton and Haut-Brion released their 2018 futures. Will the prices be tempting enough for consumers?

06/13/19

Businesses with stakes in Oklahoma's alcohol industry continue to file applications for amicus curiae briefs this week on an Oklahoma State Supreme Court case. These briefs allow applicants an opportunity to provide opinions - either for or against - a proceeding to block Senate Bill 608.

06/13/19

Wine-based beverages have been proliferating in the past few years, and now there's a new drink on the shelves: wine-infused water from Israel. Sophie Kevany reports.

06/13/19

Bill Leigon is well-known in the wine industry, having been in the business for more than 40 years. ... Leigon recently launched his latest enterprise: L&S (Leigon and Spear) Beverage Company. "I think I'll be working my whole life," he said. "I love the niche I've found; creating and building wine brands."

06/13/19

Winemakers have chosen wines from their cellars that represent the variety of wine styles achieved from unique vineyard sites throughout our Napa Valley. This could be of appellation, terroir, vintage, variety, or blend.

06/13/19

Wine-based beverages have been proliferating in the past few years, and now there's a new drink on the shelves: wine-infused water from Israel. Sophie Kevany reports.

06/13/19

Majestic Wine has said it is in 'advanced discussions' to sell its entire retail business this summer and rebrand as Naked Wines in order to capitalise on online and US sales growth - but it is expected that a buyer will invest in the standalone Majestic store network. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/majestic-wine-sale-retail-uk-418440/#zWoPIZTCxpTcIBt6.99

06/13/19

Oak can never truly be "over." We simply need to be smarter about how we use, think, and talk about it.

06/13/19

In 2019, six chefs thirty and under were inducted into an elite group of cooks named as finalists for a James Beard Award. The Rising Star Chef of the Year Award, Presented by S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water, aims to promote up-and-coming culinary talent influential throughout America's culinary scene. Six uniquely creative chefs, ranging from award winner Kwame Onwuachi, who runs his own Washington D.C. restaurant celebrating African American culture, to twenty-five-year Alisha Elenz, who fell into cooking after subbing in for a cook at her uncle's pizza shop, showcase the range of the country's culinary future, from fine dining to more casual, accessible meals. Get to know these six young chefs, and snag a seat at their restaurants before they book up:

06/13/19

Even allowing for the fact that people like sugar, a tax is desirable

06/13/19

At its Uber Elevate Summit, the company said it had regulatory approval to begin tests of delivering food by drone in the region of San Diego, California

06/13/19

Among the up-is-down, night-is-day practices of the Trump administration, one of the most dangerous and disturbing is its habit of turning America's leading science agencies into hives of anti-science policymaking.

06/13/19

Despite the divisiveness that surrounds them-or very possibly because of it-natural wines have changed our vinous­ landscape for the better. At heart, they embody environmental stewardship by championing chemical-free farming and winemaking with the fewest possible additives­ and manipulations

06/13/19

more on the Righteous indignation that swept the internet in action to the Hosemaster's column featuring Alice Feiring ... "We need more discussion about how sexism manifests itself in wine and other industries; celebrities and politicians can't be the only people held to an elevated standard of intolerance of sexual harassment and sexism."

06/13/19

Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) and Young's Market Company (Young's) today announced a definitive agreement to partner in all markets in which Young's currently operates. The joint venture partnership expands upon Young's and RNDC's existing partnership in Arizona. With no geographic overlap between Young's and RNDC outside of their Arizona joint venture, the combined company will serve customers in 33 complementary markets, including 32 states and the District of Columbia.