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Friday, September 6th

09/06/19

A St. Helena-based company run by Patrice Breton, producer of the Vice Versa label, purchased the 10.9-acre lot near Calistoga for roughly $4 million. ... The Tubbs fire in October 2017 started a month before construction on a new 25,000-gallon winery had been scheduled to start on the property ...

09/06/19

Senate Bill 232 conforms California law to reflect the Toxics Packaging Clearinghouse model, used in other states and the European Union, which sets the maximum amount of recycled materials that can be used in the making of a new bottle or container. Without the change in state law, the amount of recycled glass used in the manufacturing process would be reduced

09/06/19

"NAWR has drafted a Model Wine Retailer Shipping Bill now located on its website that can help guide states as they begin the legislative work to fix their unconstitutional retailer wine shipping laws"

09/06/19

Philippe Fémel, the director of Champagne house Chanoine Frères, was killed yesterday afternoon after being hit by a car. Fémel was struck by the vehicle as he crossed the road outside his home on the Rue Jacquart in Reims. Despite the efforts of paramedics he was declared dead at the scene. He was 66.

09/06/19

American Winesecrets LLC, (Winesecrets) is pleased to announce that Dan Towers has joined Winesecrets' California Team as a Client Solutions Specialist.

09/06/19

Winery Encourages Fans to Drive $60,000 Donation to National Breast Cancer Foundation

09/06/19

Winery Partners Step Up to Help Those in Need

09/06/19

Lot18 cordially invites you to taste a new wine collection, crafted in honor of Downton Abbey's eagerly awaited return for the first time on the big screen.

09/06/19

Beer and wine producer Constellation Brands is seeing an uptick in the millennial generation's consumption of alcohol and, according to a company executive, that's in part thanks to one specific reason.

09/06/19

The demographic 'represents a lot of hope' for the industry, NPD says

09/06/19

On September 12, 2019 Sonoma County Vintners Foundation will present The Society of St. Vincent de Paul with a $250,000 grant to support the Gold Coin Motel housing project.

09/06/19

Following Sonoma County's continued success and record-setting ways in the wine industry, the region has been named a finalist for the 2019 Wine Star Awards for Wine Region of the Year. Dry Creek Vineyard President Kim Stare Wallace is also nominated in the category of Wine Executive of the Year.

09/06/19

This year, Vineyard Team awarded $26,000 in scholarships; the largest amount since its inception in 2015.

09/06/19

Dry Creek Vineyard is proud to announce the nomination of winery president Kim Stare Wallace as Wine Executive of the Year for Wine Enthusiast's 2019 Wine Star Awards.

09/06/19

Anne DERAISME, an expert in wine export markets, has been appointed International Sales Manager for ORCHIDEES, MAISONS DE VIN's Loire Valley wine portfolios - Meilleurs Terroirs and Esprit de Loire.

09/06/19

Usual is thrilled to introduce a limited-edition sparkling white wine, called Usual Brut

09/06/19

The Prisoner Wine Company, known for its defiantly different wine blends, has been chosen as a finalist for Wine Enthusiast magazine's Winery Experience of the Year Wine Star Award.

09/06/19

Firstleaf is proud to announce a new partnership with the Los Angeles Times to provide a customer-centric wine club for its readers.

09/06/19

Portion of Every Bottle Sold is Donated to Help Fund Research and Drug Development

09/06/19

The iconic champagne brand, owned by Shawn 'JAY-Z' Carter, announces the U.S. release of its rarest cuvée.

09/06/19

A consortium of members of the Oenoviti International network of grape and wine research organisations has received a major EU-sponsored grant for international researcher exchange.

09/06/19

First Annual Santa Ynez Valley Signature Event Takes Over the Wine Region's Six Towns; New Event Weekend Offerings Announced including Cooking Classes, Wine and Cheese Seminar, AVA vs. AVA Discovery, Winery and Craft Beer Dinners, plus "FrancFest"

09/06/19

Travel to San Diego. Arrive at Awesome. One of the country's most talked about weeks in wine and food, the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival launches ticket sales for its 16th annual culinary classic held November 10-17, 2019.

09/06/19

Deschain Cellars expected to open on US-82 in the fall of 2019.

09/06/19

A conference call to discuss the financial results and outlook will be hosted by President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Newlands and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer David Klein at 10:30 a.m. EDT, October 3, 2019.

09/06/19

Drizly, the nation's largest alcohol e-commerce marketplace, announced that it is available to New Orleans residents in the Orleans parish starting today, following the states approval of a bill legalizing online alcohol sales and delivery in Louisiana.

09/06/19

The Filtration Division of power management company Eaton will demonstrate how multiple filtration solutions designed for beverage applications work together for clear, stable and tasty beverages at the BrauBeviale trade show in hall 7, booth 202, November 12 to 14 in Nuremberg, Germany.

09/06/19

Effective September 2019 the estate-vineyard wines of Smith-Madrone Vineyards & Winery will be available in Germany and Austria.

09/06/19

For the 122nd year in a row, the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival is celebrating the harvest season with a wine county tradition of events, taking families and friends on a food, wine and art extravaganza.

09/06/19

For the third time since 2012, the Walla Walla Valley has been named one of five global finalists for Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine.

09/06/19

Founded in 1879, Inglenook is celebrating its 140th anniversary this year and will host its popular annual Harvest Party on Saturday, September 21st at the historic chateau.

09/06/19

Two amazing teachers, Matt Powers (The Permaculture Student) and Cuauhtemoc Villa (Bokashi and biochar inoculation master) will get you up to speed on permaculture techniques and how best to prepare and use biochar to improve soil and make it more productive.

09/06/19

Published tariff rates remind us that European tariffs are higher on commercial premium (low-value bottled products), super premium (high-value bottled products), and sparkling wines, yet it is the opposite when it comes to bulk wine where average US tariffs are higher than the ones applied by the EU.

09/06/19

The restaurant announced on Twitter yesterday: "Update: the wonderful human who made this mistake has just been promoted to general manager".

09/06/19

Jane Anson visits the estate behind the 'most expensive wine in Bordeaux' and reports on plans at several estates to resurrect old and rare grape varieties...

09/06/19

Inaugural Wine Australia chair Brian Walsh has stepped down from the role, taking effect 30 September 2019.

09/06/19

Counterfeit wines and spirits will be harder to pass off with the launch of a new security protocol.

09/06/19

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), the Australian owner of leading brand Penfolds, has shed some light on why it decided to call time on its distributor in China - and why setting up on its own steam has been key to growth in the country.

09/06/19

American connoisseurs have traditionally stayed away from German wine. A new generation of producers - and global warming - is changing that.

09/06/19

he Italian government has approved a request from the Chianti Wine Consortium that will allow wine producers to raise the level of residual sugars from the grapes they use to produce

09/06/19

"When you mix the grapes, the quality levels out. When you split the land into parcels, you might discover a better wine or you might not, but you have to look for it." A similar spirit is driving the Geographical Indication (GI) revolution taking place in Argentina - one in which the details count for more than the generalities

09/06/19

Old-school techniques at this winery call into question some cherished contemporary beliefs about wine ... Many Napa producers today pick their grapes at high levels of ripeness, when they are full of sugar and the acidity in the fruit has dropped. They then add tartaric acid in the winery to lower the pH, and add water to lower the alcohol level. Heitz's method of viticulture and trellising aims to achieve ripeness when the acid and sugar levels in the grapes are more balanced. Yet Heitz still routinely adds tartaric acid in the winery. More surprising, in a step taken by few producers of fine red wines anywhere in the world, Heitz blocks the malolactic fermentation in which tart malic acid is converted into softer lactic acid. Contemporary thinking, abetted by sommeliers and critics, is that minimal intervention is the best approach for winemakers. But Mr. Carlton McCoy says he has learned that wine is too complex for generalizations.