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09/10/19

A promising new treatment therapy to enhance grapevine immunity to Pierce's Disease is being developed by researchers in New Mexico. The treatments being studied use grape-derived peptides that can be applied to grapevines infected with Xylella fastidiosa (Xf), the causative bacterial agent of Pierce's Disease (PD) in grapevines, in order to prevent, suppress or cure PD and increase the productive life of grapevines

09/10/19

Harvest 2019 is underway and even though you've prepared and planned to the best of your abilities, sometimes things go wrong. Whether Mother Nature decides to speed or slow the process, equipment malfunctions or "harvest brain" gets the better of you and you end up with an accidental Rosé, just about everyone who has ever picked a cluster of grapes, completed a punch down or racked a barrel has a horror story to share.

09/10/19

Domestic wine Hot Prospects above the 100,000-case mark include J. Vineyards, Ava Grace, Duckhorn Vineyards, Z. Alexander Brown, 7 Moons, Orin Swift, Gruet, The Hess Collection, Josh Cellars Reserve, 1000 Stories, and 1924. On the import side, Italy and France lead this year's Hot Prospects, with sparkling and rosé wines once again making a strong showing. Overall, 21 imports made the grade and earned Hot Prospect status this year, and more than half of the list-12 brands-received the award for the first time. Nine Italian brands made the list, followed by France with seven brand

09/10/19

Heitz Cellar announces Burroughs Blind as Director of Direct to Guest (DTG) Sales and Erik Elliott as Director of Hospitality and Education

09/10/19

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has named David Andrews Vice President - Antinori USA, effective Sept 6. He is based in New York.

09/10/19

Treasury Wine Estates is in the process of restructuring its global human resources and financial operations which is set to see jobs losses across the two departments, The Australian has reported.

09/10/19

Since April 2018, Treasury has lost a chief operating officer, head of Asia, head of global travel, two chief marketing officers, head of global strategy and, following Snyder's departures, two presidents of the Americas and another senior executive. The winemaker has also cycled through four chief financial officers since 2016

09/10/19

Tarpon Cellars and Spotify have teamed up to release two playlists in connection with the winery's 2018 offerings. The 2018 Tarpon Cellars Sauvignon Blanc and 2018 Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon playlists are composed of original songs meant to evoke the experience of winemaking, from the expressions of tannins to the feelings of anxiety right before harvesttime.

09/10/19

As Vice President of Winemaking, Spate will oversee the entirety of O'Neill's seven million case wine production from grape to wine.

09/10/19

Set to Perform at Private VIP Events During LITV in Napa, California are King Calaway, for KING & COUNTRY, Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra), Ryan Griffin, A Thousand Horses, Brett Kissel, Sugar Ray, Stephanie Quayle, and More

09/10/19

This year's chief judge will be none other than Steven Spurrier, the man behind The Paris Wine Tasting of 1976.

09/10/19

Any licensed wine or spirits producer, from anywhere in the world, can now distribute products into Colorado via LibDib.

09/10/19

Pairing top monitoring technology and proprietary analytics tools from eProvenance with Smart Commercial Insurance® from Corvus creates pioneering coverage for wine, beer and associated brands.

09/10/19

The Culinary Institute of America at Copia is the first location in Napa County to offer Volta charging stations for electric vehicles. The two new charging stations installed in the outdoor parking area are free to use and are now available for the public to top off their charge while visiting The CIA at Copia.

09/10/19

Britain doesn't want chlorine-washed poultry to be part of a future U.S.-U.K. trade deal. Norway offers lessons in how Washington can win over London.

09/10/19

The first edition of the book was published in 1971, before the Judgment of Paris, when few people outside South America, New Zealand or South Africa had had a wine from those places. Through seven editions it has sold more than 4.7 million copies. The new edition has 230 maps, including 20 new ones, and all new photographs.

09/10/19

botanist Michael Benedict had no idea that his studies of the ocean's effect on plants would lead him to found one of California's most famous vineyards, Sanford & Benedict, in the Santa Ynez Valley, 48 years ago. It would not only provide the fruit for the future Sanford Winery but also lay the foundation for the Sta. Rita Hills appellation, known for its Pinot Noir

09/10/19

farmers have already been suffering the repercussions since the beginning of August when China - the fourth largest export market for American farms - suspended purchase of U.S. agricultural products in response to the tariffs' announcement.

09/10/19

Jeff Siegel says that not all 'premiumisation' in the US is what it seems - and that this may bite the wine industry.

09/10/19

"I was really struck by the collective response from the producers and distributors at this conference in Porto as to how the climate crisis is impacting their livelihoods. It's one thing to read and hear about various statistics around this crisis. It's a whole other story when you can hear from a whole conference full of people with personal stories"