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Wednesday, August 21st

08/01/19

Burgundy and bubbles blended brilliantly in Oregon Wine Country at the International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC) 2019. From July 26-28, nearly 830 pinot noir lovers gathered for a three-day immersive food and wine experience on the grounds of Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon to taste over 250 wines from 78 wineries in Austria, Alsace, Burgundy, California, Canada, Champagne, Chile, Germany, New Zealand, Oregon, and South Africa.

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"Not only did they know of the Willamette Valley, they knew how to say it correctly and they associated it immediately with pinot noir," said Wright, founder of Ken Wright Cellars in Carlton. "Honestly, I was surprised."

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Tickets are still available for the 6th annual Wine Packaging Conference, August 8th in Yountville, Calif.

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"A Return to His Iconic Style That Brought California Pinot Noir to the Masses"

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SND executive editor Daniel Marsteller recently spoke with Wagner to hear about the new Böen wines and other developments across the Copper Cane portfolio

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Ste. Michelle Wine Estates saw net revenues increase 2.6% to $316 million in the six months through June, parent company Altria reported. The sales boost was driven by higher shipment volume-partially offset by an unfavorable product mix-as shipments climbed 5.2% to 3.9 million cases.

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Napa Winery Makes Key Hire of Veteran Luxury Wine Sales Expert

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Langan joins Sokol Blosser from K Vintners/Wines of Substance in Washington, where he helped grow Charles Smith brands with successful regional and national chain sales programs for the past four years.

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Set amid the beauty of Northern California's Wine Country, Wing & Barrel Ranch - an exclusive members-only sporting club for the discerning outdoor and wine enthusiast - is excited to announce that clubhouse construction has commenced, and only a limited number of memberships remain.

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"there are no agreements for CannaCraft to work with House of Saka at this time,"

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The Wine Business Institute in the School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University announced new research findings from a study on the influence of environmental factors on entrepreneurial thinking in wine businesses of different sizes and age

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"If we do nothing to prepare for the future-their future-if we do not accept our responsibility today and put Napa Valley on a course to handle what is coming, we'll be on the wrong side of history-and future generations will be the ones to pay"

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Chefs will come together to discuss the question, "What does it mean to be authentic and who gets to cook what?"

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The machine flexibility allows the customer to run single cartons and multipacks into wraparound and harness style cases and full depth trays at speeds up to 34 cases per minute.

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Quails' Gate Winery is proud to announce their 2017 Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay has been awarded Platinum in the Chardonnay category at the 2019 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada held in Prince Edward County June 10 through 14, 2019

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For the first time in its 27-year history, the World Travel Awards will be hosted Canada.

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The new owner franchise group, Waters Edge Winery & Bistro of E-Town LLC will be led by father-daughter team, Charlie and Tiana Watkins, and set to open in Elizabethtown, Kentucky later this year.

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The Russian River Valley Winegrowers (RRVW)-the community of farmers and winemakers in the Russian River Valley AVA-will host an intimate Paule?e Dinner celebration on Friday, August 30 from 5:00pm to 8:30pm at DeLoach Vineyards in Santa Rosa, California.

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"The event was born in a taxi in Washington, D.C. on the way back from drinking a whole lot of beer - which I never drink - at a Thai restaurant," said Donniella Winchell, executive director of the Ohio Wine Producers Association.

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That's the topic of this week's VinePair podcast, where Adam and Zach explore this challenge, and implore sommeliers and other wine professionals to spend at least a bit of time familiarizing themselves with the wines that most Americans have access to on a regular basis.

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Consumer demand for low-and-no-alcohol brews is booming, making it one of the fastest growing segments of the $600 billion global beer market. Sales of non-alcoholic beer is expected to surpass $25 billion by 2024, according to research firm Global Market Insights.

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"Sober curious" is probably the most written about bar trend of 2019. (See here, here, here, and here. Oh, and now this piece.) And it seems like an especially appealing option for athletes, since we know that alcohol is not a PED. In fact, a 2018 New York Times piece theorized that nonalcoholic beer was the secret weapon of many German athletes at the Winter Olympics.

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Vevey's Fête des Vignerons, or winegrowers' festival, is a big deal, though most of the people under 30 that I spoke to in the days leading up to my arrival - including those from the German-speaking region on the other side of Switzerland - had no idea it existed. That could be because the last time it happened, we were 10 years old.

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It may help to think in metaphors, like "stocky powerhouse with a big laugh," as in the Barolo at the top of this post, or "the velvet border on a silk dress"

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The Fed also leaves the door open to future cuts, saying it will "act as appropriate to sustain the expansion."

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Katy Wilson crafts wine under her own label, LaRue Wines - a 500-case portfolio of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and Chardonnay - which she founded at age 26, while working at the time as associate winemaker at Kamen Wines. Meanwhile, she serves as consulting winemaker for Anaba Wines, Claypool Cellars, Reeve Wines and Smith Story Wine Cellars