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Tuesday, July 23rd

07/01/19

Scott Laboratories hosts event focussing on fermenting wine, beer, coffee, kambucha, cider, and bread

07/01/19

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

07/01/19

CAWG seeks $5 million in a public investment for wine industry research, money that would be matched by another $5 million from the private sector. ... Winery owners and grape growers in Mendocino County will vote on whether all wine produced in the county should have labels with "Mendocino" either on the front or on the back label by January 2023

07/01/19

Wine Australia will invest a record $79 million on behalf of the grape and wine sector in 2019-20, investing in research, development and extension (RD&E), market development and export regulation according to its Annual Operational Plan 2019-20 (AOP) released this week.

07/01/19

The "Consumer Federation of America" said its aim is to increase the public's awareness of the little-known link between alcohol and cancer. On Wednesday, it and more than a dozen other advocacy groups sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Treasury's Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, urging the adoption of the new label.

07/01/19

"What we have in the Tennessee Wine case is not a new "major precedent" as some have suggested. Rather, we have a strongly worded reiteration of a precedent delivered 14 years ago that has been ignored by too many judges, too many members of the bar, too many commentators and too many members of the alcohol industry"

07/01/19

As a national heatwave loosened its grip for a few hours Friday morning, the Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur wine producers' syndicate unanimously approved the use of seven new grape varieties. The move can be seen as an historic climate change adaptation step for the Bordeaux wine industry, although there is agreement that greater measures are still needed.

07/01/19

Karsten Haustein talks about what is driving extreme heat in Europe and South Asia

07/01/19

Six days of intense heat fuelled huge blazes and pollution peaks, and officially claimed four lives in France, two in Italy and another two in Spain, including a 17-year-old harvest worker, a 33-year-old roofer and a 72-year-old homeless man.

07/01/19

The other 19 nations committed to the full implementation of the Paris Agreement and its "irreversibility." They emphasized the importance of providing financial resources to developing countries as part of the deal.

07/01/19

The U.S. president reportedly worked to weaken G20 commitment to fighting climate crisis during summit in Osaka, Japan

07/01/19

Anheuser-Busch InBev announced Friday that it acquired the remaining stake in Swish Beverages it didn't already own. Swish Beverages was launched by Internet celebrity Josh "The Fat Jew" Ostrovsky with partners David Oliver and Tanner Cohen in 2016

07/01/19

Sogrape took an initial stake in the company in March 2017 but it is a new investment by the owners of Piper and Charles Heidsieck, whose holdings also include Biondi-Santi and Château La Verriere.

07/01/19

"Mass market and mid-range products will effectively get smashed," says Alex Chen of Shanghai-based importer Alexander Wine, which has brands such as Lodi's Michael David, Santa Barbara's Tensley and Sonoma's Dry Creek. He sees the June tariff as crossing a threshold.

07/01/19

SommCon panelists address the skills for advancement and where the jobs will be in the future

07/01/19

Napa Valley-based Tarpon Cellars, a wine label focused on bringing people together through events, music and philanthropy, celebrates its official launch. Specializing in single vineyard wines that are acid-driven and designed to pair comfortably with food, Tarpon Cellars strikes a balance between power and finesse, darkness and light, age-worthiness and approachability. It is a wine that is ideally suited for both collectors and the dinner table.

07/01/19

Van Solkov is one of the guys who has caught on. He is the owner and operator of Happy Travelers Tours which offers "Wine and Weed Tours" that include visiting wineries, a mountaintop cannabis grow, the consumption of wine, weed and a lunch from Sweet Pea Bakery

07/01/19

"The only linkage alcohol has with planes is that it's served on planes"

07/01/19

Carlo Rossi jugs of wine have always been a hit with boomers but dismissed by millennials. So E. & J. Gallo debuted Carlo Rossi in 750-milliliter bottles-the first time it ever sold the brand in that format-because low-priced bulk wine didn't resonate with millennials ...

07/01/19

The average American millennial is financially behind, thanks to student debt, cost of living, and the financial crisis.

07/01/19

More than 13 million cases of wine created from grapes grown in California's three leading vineyard regions - Napa-Sonoma, Monterey, and San Joaquin County - were sold worldwide in 50 countries during 2018 by Manteca-based Delicato Family Wines.

07/01/19

Instead of "smooth" and other terms that consumers regularly use to describe wines (such as "has a bite to it," "dry," "grippy," and "has a lingering taste"), formal tasting notes use words like "concentrated fruit," "spice box," "well-integrated," and "mid-palate."

07/01/19

If someone wants to pitch a story for traditional media, it must be written in a way that can clearly be read and understood. Additionally, people are easily bored and want to be diverted with beautiful images ...

07/01/19

It's notably very difficult for most people to talk about wine. Part of this may because wine is a fairly complex product. But the language itself may also be a barrier to understanding. John Cleese once satirized the pretentious oenophile in Monty Python: "Real emetic fans will also go for a 'Hobart Muddy', and a prize winning 'Cuiver Reserve Chateau Bottled Nuit San Wogga Wogga,' which has a bouquet like an aborigine's armpit." But actual terms commonly used to describe wine are often almost equally ridiculous.

07/01/19

Through an innovative distillation process, Broughton managed to make an extremely strong coffee that managed to be both tasty and smooth. Moreover, the Black Blood doesn't leave you with the jitters of a standard drip coffee. (The science, unfortunately, is beyond this journalist's understanding.)

07/01/19

There is no magic number when it comes to the alcohol level a wine should have, Bill Zacharkiw writes.

07/01/19

Ardagh is set to launch its first 187ml slimline wine can in Q1 2020, claiming it is a European-first for beverage packaging.

07/01/19

Amelia Wynn Winery on Bainbridge Island went above and beyond by earning best of show at the statewide competition for his 2016 Aragon Red Wine, a stylish bottling of Grenache from Washington's Horse Heaven Hills. "This is huge for me," Bianchi told Great Northwest Wine. "This shows that any small producer like myself, if you work hard and pay attention to detail - especially during fermentation - you can succeed."

07/01/19

counsel for the fugitive former head of United Spirits will make a final plea to the High Court in London to overturn his extradition to India, where he faces charges of fraud and money laundering

07/01/19

For those planning a barbecue or cookout for July 4, there's a new brand of wine that pairs perfectly with Independence Day celebrations: USA CABERNET. This bold, easy-drinking cabernet from Lodi, CA-based winery Scotto Cellars is designed to complement all sorts of delicious grilling: sweet heat barbecue ribs, sizzling steaks, glazed pork chops and gourmet cheeseburgers.

07/01/19

Kylie expanded her business just last month filing trademarks for "Kylie Baby" to make strollers and all kinds of baby products. The reality star didn't stop there ... she also filed for a trademark for "Kylie Hair" to pump out dryers, curling irons and all kinds of stuff.

07/01/19

The town of Haro staged the annual Wine Battle in Spain's Rioja wine-growing region on Saturday

07/01/19

A private equity firm will invest $100 million in the new restaurants

07/01/19

Jim Sabia discusses upcoming plans for Meiomi, as well as marketing moves supporting the drinks giant's spirits portfolio, including the agendas for Svedka and High West.

07/01/19

Welcome to the first edition of Tasting Notes, our revamped newsletter on the L.A. restaurant scene.