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09/09/19

Colonies have been found in 13 counties east of the Susquehanna River and south of the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania and in Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia and Delaware. They have been reported in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts ... As the prevalence of the SLF has increased, so have the number of researchers looking for more information on the SLF's biology, behavior and management techniques ...

09/09/19

The Washington wine region's sandy soils were considered immune to to infamous pest, but it's been hiding in plain sight

09/09/19

The farm and real-estate investor who has bought and upgraded iconic Long Island farms, including the former Davis Peach Farm and former Pindar Vineyard property, is in the process of closing on the Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue.

09/09/19

An agricultural real estate investment trust has acquired a 366-acre vineyard in Carneros in Napa County for $32 million under a lease-back arrangement with its previous owner, Vintage Wine Estates. Under the agreement, Vintage Wine Estates will leased the vineyard back for the next 10 from Gladstone Land Corp., a publicly-traded corporation based in Maryland. Vintage Wine Estates, based in Santa Rosa, also has an additional 10-year option ...

09/09/19

Latest promotion by Australian-based Penfolds, Seppelt wine owner follows departure of former Americas-led chief marketing officer, Michelle Terry

09/09/19

Most recently, Spate served as the Lead Winemaker and Director of Masstige Winemaking at Treasury Wine Estates. In this role, Spate led a team of four winemakers, oversaw winemaking for over 15 brands, and engaged in new product development

09/09/19

The U.S. is moving ahead with an investigation into a new French digital tax that could lead to import tariffs on French wine and other goods, despite hopes raised at August's G-7 summit.

09/09/19

the world's pre-eminent distributor of beverage alcohol-is celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 8 - 14, across its U.S. branches. In addition to celebrating and honoring its drivers, Southern Glazer's recently celebrated and honored its warehouse staff during Warehouse Employee Appreciation Week, designated by the Company from August 12 - 16.

09/09/19

Prosecutors in the DA's Major Economic Crimes bureau have met with multiple alleged victims of Omar Khan over allegations that he swindled Wall Street bigwigs and other wealthy New Yorkers out of millions for wine events that never happened

09/09/19

According to HMRC, the group falsified paperwork in order to cover up the illegal sale of smuggled alcohol. The money was laundered through over 50 banks accounts in countries including in Britain, Cyprus, Hong Kong and Dubai.

09/09/19

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

09/09/19

Roust Corporation, the largest integrated spirits producer and distributor in Central and Eastern Europe and the second-largest vodka producer in the world, announces today the appointment of Scott Oliver as CEO of Roust Americas.

09/09/19

Lending group sponsors California Farmland Trust, which has protected 16,170 acres to date

09/09/19

Even a fancy restaurant or art gallery isn't enough to stand out these days; tasting in a nest

09/09/19

"The New Wave South Africa tasting in London this last week seems to have been another remarkable success (Jancis Robinson, for example, described "a massive buzz there as well as a massive crowd"). It wouldn't and couldn't have been thus if it weren't for the solidarity and co-operation of the winemakers, on a high because of what they're building together"

09/09/19

"... it's not every day that a marijuana grower shows up in public and talks about cultivating cannabis. In fact, it's a very rare occasion. Phil Coturri is a poet and a Dead Head who grows grapes and makes wine for the marketplace. Winery Sixteen 600 is the name of his winery, which he co-owns with his sons, Sam and Max. He does not grow cannabis to sell ... Coturri doesn't aim for weight but for flavor, which is dependent, he says, on terroir, which is equally important for grapes as it is for wine. He wants pot plants with a high level of THC, much as he wants wine with a high level of alcohol. ... Fledgling pot growers took copious notes when Coturri talked about healthy soils, composting, cover crops, and mites, which can be a big problem ...

09/09/19

My favorite by far, a charming semi-sparkling, hails from Greece: the 2017 Domaine Glinavos Paleokerisio. Perfect for pre-gaming an Easter parade, it was softly floral and grassily festive, but with a body as firm as a maypole. Lettie Teague, who devoted a Wall Street Journal column to orange wine, in May, also admired this bottle, but her tasting companions, being hard-core orange-wine guys, dissed its extreme pleasantness as unserious. Here, we encounter the fervor of ideologues, which is the soul of the trend. As Teague wrote, "People 'believe' in orange wines in a way I've never known anyone to espouse a faith in, say, Chardonnay."