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06/28/19

Mead, the "honey wine" of Celtic drinking marathons, Viking bashes and hobbit parties, is poised for a comeback. Mead producers have been predicting this for decades, but several of them showed a new confidence when they gathered last weekend at the University of California, Davis, to persuade sommeliers that meads deserve space on their beverage lists alongside precious wines, craft beers, creative cocktails and other fashionable drinks.

06/28/19

During the fourth annual Lodi Vineyard & Wine Economics Symposium industry experts from all over California spoke specifically about Lodi as a region and winemaking market

06/28/19

Growers discuss the need for collaboration and dialogue with winemakers. "A lot of the challenges come down to not having an open line of communication"

06/28/19

Spain, Germany and Switzerland are also being impacted by higher temperatures. Germany, where freeways do not have speed limits, introduced caps on speed due to the risk of heat damaging road surfaces

06/28/19

... deemed to be the region's "worst in 20 years", with the blaze having spread over 16,000 acres of land threatening vineyards

06/28/19

Hervé Grandeau, the president of the Féderation des Grands Vins de Bordeaux (FGVB), has been fined and given a jail term for mislabelling and misuse of several thousand hectolitres of wine

06/28/19

Many are embracing the #SoberLife and companies are capitalizing on it with a raft of sober events, products and so many hashtags

06/28/19

Top 100 is in new hands. Some parts of the list might look familiar, but this is a major departure from what came before ...

06/28/19

The three-day 2019 Pinot Noir Celebration held in Queenstown, Central Otago delivered on Chairman Paul Pujol's welcome promise of examining the region, its producers and their wines with a perspective as fresh as a stiff breeze off Queenstown Bay. The evolution of the Central Otago wine region over the last decade - dubbed 4.0 in the region's timeline - has been both inspiring and, in many ways, climatic. Evidenced by the fact that at least one sub region - Bannockburn with 325 hectares under vine - is now considered fully planted.

06/28/19

Thomas Bobson has joined the company to support its growing portfolio of brands with a focus on digital marketing, ecommerce, and supporting distributor efforts.

06/28/19

Acker closed the spring auction season on strong footing, setting nearly 950 New World Records across a wide-range of ground-breaking and prestigious collections.

06/28/19

06/28/19

Distilleries from the Central Coast dominated the fourth-annual statewide competition. Winners of the Craft Spirit Packaging and Design Awards revealed.

06/28/19

Languedoc - the world's largest wine growing region - is finally getting the attention it deserves. Producing a staggering 151 million cases of wine a year, from which more than 250 million bottles are rosé, the region is going through a complete renaissance.

06/28/19

After a successful event in Belgium, Japan and China, it's a first in the US: the Bordeaux & Bordeaux Supérieur Association launches its own Sommelier of the Year, masterclass and competition.

06/28/19

The Auction of Washington Wines announces its annual weekend of events, from August 15th-17th

06/28/19

Rabo AgriFinance is solely focused on the financing needs of the food, agriculture, renewable energy and wine sectors.

06/28/19

This study shows that the biofilm "lifestyle" for O. oeni helps the bacteria ferment faster and more reproducibly than the free-floating mode

06/28/19

While rosé enjoys widespread popularity and marketing cachet, manzanilla resides largely in the hearts of sherry geeks. I'm not sure I qualify for full geekdom, but I do love sherry, and I have a sherry T-shirt, which at least should make me an honorary member of the club.

06/28/19

Public health campaigns have warned us for years to kick tobacco to the curb. And with good reason: Up to 90% of lung cancer cases in the US are linked to smoking cigarettes

06/28/19

Some 30 miles north of San Diego, along the Pacific Coast, sits the Claude "Bud" Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant, the largest effort to turn salt water into fresh water in North America.

06/28/19

It's the biggest known undersea, freshwater aquifer on Earth. But more importantly, there may be other such freshwater aquifers like it throughout the world, a potentially huge natural resource on a planet with a steadily growing population

06/28/19

Public debates about science and technology are rarely ever just about the science and technology.

06/28/19

W. Blake Gray has spent nine months shadowing the Supreme Court decision. Here are his thoughts

06/28/19

Concha y Toro is the first wine brand to measure and publish its 'water footprint', at 48 litres per glass, against an industry benchmark of 109 litres, says Kermode

06/28/19

Panelists at SommCon in Washington, D.C., share their tips for building a balanced beverage concept-and maximizing profitability

06/28/19

Unless you are part of the close knit South African wine community you may not know Professor Eben Archer. But if you have enjoyed watching and experiencing how South African wines have emerged and developed over the last 20 years then you will have experienced the impact that he has had on new generation of South African winemakers during his nearly 20 years teaching wine and viticulture at the Stellenbosh University. Following his death this week we pay tribute ...

06/28/19

What does an unexpected heatwave mean for vineyards - and how do winemakers tackle it…?

06/28/19

Among South African sparkling wines, the ones you want to look for are labeled Methode Cap Classique (MCC). A note of caution: The majority of sparkling wine made in the country is cheap tank-fermented or carbon dioxide-injected. These wines are rarely worth seeking out. MCCs, on the other hand, are made in the traditional method - in-bottle secondary fermentation - with many of the best examples focusing on traditional Champagne varieties.

06/28/19

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