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Tuesday, July 23rd

07/09/19

Building on a legacy of environmental leadership and their mission to "Promote, Protect and Enhance" the Napa Valley, the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) Board of Directors voted during their June 27th meeting to become signatories of the Porto Protocol. In doing so, they become the first North American wine trade association to join the effort

07/09/19

"People do have a voice and in this instance, with what we're facing, it is very important to create that voice so that the leaders of industry and government take it head on and actively move to make changes."

07/09/19

The roof of the winery collapsed and firefighters from several agencies spent about five hours putting out the fire in the brush and the building. "Had we lost the fire, it would have burned all the way toward the city of Hood River, it would have been a pretty large fire"

07/09/19

The fruit was picked from the Wolleson vineyard near Calistoga on Oct. 17, 2017, about a week after a series of deadly fires broke in Napa and Sonoma counties. The Merlot was being picked for Amuse Bouche's Napa Valley Red Blend, a Bordeaux-style blend of 92 percent Merlot and 8 percent Cabernet Franc that retails for $225 a bottle.

07/09/19

The state Senate Monday night approved wildfire prevention and safety legislation backed by the governor that would help utilities compensate victims of future infernos and provide 2017 fire survivors leverage to resolve damage claims against PG&E through its bankruptcy proceedings

07/09/19

Famille Boisset will acquire 30 acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards, the Gambal brand and inventory

07/09/19

Yesterday's article about Della Toffola's Maceration Accelerator reminded me that there have been several articles published by Dr. Sparrow about the technique since 2013 which readers may find of interest - Curtis Phillips

07/09/19

Next week, the Wine Business Monthly editorial team will head to the Pacific Northwest for Wine Business Northwest, a new event from parent company Wine Communications Group. Join Cyril Penn, editor, and Erin Kirschenmann, Managing Editor, on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville, Washington for two seminars, a global tasting, dinner and networking

07/09/19

Kristen Barnhisel, winemaker for white wines at J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, has been named 2019-2020 president of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV).

07/09/19

John Giumarra Jr., a driving force in California's grape industry who for years battled Cesar Chavez before relenting and signing a landmark contract with the United Farm Workers, has died of natural causes in Bakersfield. He was 78. Giumarra Jr. died June 30, surrounded by family, said Randy Giumarra, his son.

07/09/19

David Ebert of Purdue University's College of Engineering is focused on helping the wine industry through Discovery Park's Big Ideas program.

07/09/19

Alexander Valley Winegrowers is pleased to present Access Alexander Valley, a Grand Tasting of Alexander Valley wines held poolside at the award winning Francis Ford Coppola Winery on August 30, 2019 from 7-10pm.

07/09/19

Big Bottom Market, Guerneville's favorite gourmet deli and marketplace has teamed up with Bowman Cellars to deliver a delicious menu out of a classic Airstream trailer called the Big Bottom Biscuit Bullet.

07/09/19

The Council of Whiskey Masters, based in Los Angeles, is introducing a dedicated certification program for whiskey professionals. Two separate Level 1 tracks, Certified Scotch Professional (CSP) and Certified Bourbon Professional (CBP), are now open for student enrollment.

07/09/19

The Vineyard House filed an amended complaint in federal court to prevent Constellation Brands from continuing to deceptively use its ToKalon trademark in a manner that is confusing and misleading to consumers.

07/09/19

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Assembly has officially declared the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene the 55th Italian "World Heritage Site"

07/09/19

Timoteo joins L'Ecole from a confectionary company in the UK, where she served as a brand and category manager.

07/09/19

The Wine Business Institute in the School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University will host the inaugural Wine Business Institute Research Summit themed "The Shifting Landscape in the Wine Industry" on July 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Wine Spectator Learning Center at SSU.

07/09/19

For the first time since Prohibition, Angelenos will be able to Drink Los Angeles-grown and made wine in Downtown L.A.

07/09/19

Marc Perrin, Famille Perrin, has been appointed for one year (July 2019 to June 2020) as the new President of PRIMUM FAMILIAE VINI

07/09/19

Dave Whitmer joins Allied Propane Service in the newly created role of Corporate Development and Public Affairs Executive

07/09/19

Lasseigne New comes with 18 years of wine and hospitality experience having recently served as the Assistant Manager at Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit in NYC.

07/09/19

Dusty Baker, former baseball player and manager, is moving his winery from the San Francisco Bay Area to West Sacramento.

07/09/19

Tasmanian Vintners Pty Ltd announced it had acquired 100 per cent of the business and assets of Winemaking Tasmania, securing the future of one of the state's biggest wine processors

07/09/19

With more than 48 million wine drinkers, China is the second largest wine market in the world in terms of customer base. And in terms of revenue, it has the fastest-growing wine industry by a large margin.

07/09/19

What the industry is realizing, said McMillan, is that it "needed to do a better job of providing a product that young consumers can afford and want." For decades, wine was marketed as a product for a certain generation. Now, a shift is on the horizon

07/09/19

If you were to overlay a list of Germany's most expensive wines on this list of the most expensive Rieslings, the two would fit perfectly; they are, after all, the same list. Nowhere else does this intertwining happen so closely - for the purposes of most expensive wines, Riesling is Germany and Germany is Riesling.

07/09/19

Today, only 16 states allow consumers to buy wine from retailers outside their states. Out-of-state sales are illegal in all other states, including 17 that allow in-state retailers to sell wine to consumers within their boundaries

07/09/19

The Washington State Wine Commission Board of Directors has approved a strategic research plan to carry forward the state's viticulture and enology research program for the next four years.

07/09/19

The U.S. Hispanic population surged another 1.2 million last year and now is a record 59.9 million, according to newly released U.S. Census Bureau population estimates.

07/09/19

Unparalleled amounts of winter rain followed by unusually harsh winds have brought worries for Santorini's winemakers in the 2019 growing season

07/09/19

There were so many lies strung together in President Trump's environmental speech from the White House on Monday, it's a challenge to fact-check.

07/09/19

The president made no mention of climate change, which scientists say threatens catastrophic impacts unless global greenhouse gas emissions - including from fossil fuels - are dramatically reduced in the next decade or so. Trump did note that since he took office the U.S. has become the world's leading producer of oil and gas.

07/09/19

A "staggering" new warning from a top United Nations official that climate crisis-related disasters are now occurring at the rate of one per week, with developing nations disproportionately at risk, provoked calls for immediate global action to combat the human-caused climate emergency.

07/09/19

They have pledged to help fix U.S. recycling, but for decades the companies have fought against "bottle bills," which result in more bottles and cans being recycled but are costly for the industry.

07/09/19

A new book explains the sudden death of the golden age of dining out in America

07/09/19

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