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09/27/19

Winemaker Don LaBorde has joined ETS Laboratories as the company's first director of industry relations. In his new role, LaBorde, previously with Duckhorn Wine Company's Paraduxx in the Napa Valley, works with ETS clients to discuss any harvest or winemaking issues. In his new position, LaBorde also collaborates with ETS research scientists Eric Hervé and Rich DeScenzo on various projects

09/27/19

'While bentonite addition has been the most widely-used approach for many years, some winemakers have indicated they would prefer a commercially-viable alternative that can selectively remove proteins without changing the sensory profile or removing wine as lees', said Dr Jacqui McRae, formerly with the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) and now hub manager for the University of Adelaide's ARC Graphene Research Hub.

09/27/19

Parra has been well known in the wine world for many years, but not for making wine. Often referred to by his nickname, Dr. Terroir, he remains sought after the world over for his advice as a soil geologist to some of the most famous names in wine.

09/27/19

In a joint operation on 17 September, over 80 law enforcers from both Bulgaria and France helped to raid an organised crime group involved in labour exploitation and money laundering. The group recruited workers from Bulgaria for the harvest season in France.

09/27/19

Former NFL player talks winemaking

09/27/19

The gift from Stewart and Lynda Resnick, the billionaire owners of bottled water and agriculture companies, comes amid growing urgency over climate change.

09/27/19

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 24 Texas as primary natural disaster areas. Producers due to recent disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. This natural disaster designation allows FSA to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters. Emergency loans can be used to meet various recovery needs including the replacement of essential items such as equipment or livestock, reorganization of a farming operation or the refinance of certain debts.

09/27/19

The 2019 grape harvest in Sicily is down by as much as 30% on average when measured against typical recent volumes, according to the initial report from the Consortium for the Protection of Sicilia DOC Wines.

09/27/19

President Donald Trump has announced the "first stage of a phenomenal new trade agreement" with Japan. It's not immediately clear from Trump's comments on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly what that "first stage" includes.

09/27/19

Rutherford's Sequoia Grove Winery has been voted Best Unique Tasting Experience as part of CellarPass's 2019 Destination Awards.

09/27/19

California is fighting a plan by President Donald Trump's administration to push more water through the Delta - a move state officials say would harm endangered fish species and deprive millions of Southern Californians of water

09/27/19

The Trump administration notified California officials on Thursday that it is "failing" to meet federal water-quality standards, attributing this in part to homelessness

09/27/19

One of the oldest photography and animation studios in the US has launched BottlePictures.com which provides vintners with high-quality images of their wine bottles without the winery having to send bottles to a photographer.

09/27/19

Five seasonal workers joined the year-round crew of 20 that works in the vineyards and winery of the Hyde family. The vineyard foreman, Jose Padilla, has been with Hyde since 1979 when he helped Larry Hyde planted the first few acres of Wente-clone Chardonnay in what has since grown to be almost 200 acres of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and other varieties in Carneros.

09/27/19

CEO João Roquette, who has expanded to both the Douro and Minho now, believes Vinho Verde wines have great potential

09/27/19

Six Best of Class, 14 Double Golds, 15 Golds and 39 Silvers, all won at the Michigan Wine Competition over the course of the last three years: the medals keep rolling in for wines that have been guided from ground to glass by Harbor Hill, the premier Custom Crush operation in the Midwest.

09/27/19

Breakthru will now represent the full portfolio including Line 39, Intercept, Robert Hall, Day Owl, Harken and Exitus in Delaware, Maryland and Washington DC effective October 1, 2019.

09/27/19

Fortis CEO John Wynne believes the expansion is perfectly aligned with the company's mission to drive dramatic growth through customer-focused values.

09/27/19

Indulge in a wine tasting experience reminiscent of Southern California's nostalgic past during the De Portola Wine Trail Harvest Fest, Sunday, November 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

09/27/19

Peachtree Packaging wins awards from the AICC 2019 Independent Packaging Design Competition for an innovative coffin-shaped point-of-purchase (POP) wine display.

09/27/19

Guarachi Wine Partners' tenshen brand is celebrating its fifth anniversary by announcing the launch of its first single varietal wine: tenshen cabernet sauvignon.

09/27/19

Yatir, one of Israel's most highly-acclaimed wineries, introduces its celebrated Yatir Creek 2016 and Yatir Mount Amasa White 2017 to the U.S. market.

09/27/19

Following a five year battle in the Supreme Court of Victoria between Barokes' minority shareholders (the pioneers of wine in can globally) and its Japanese shareholder Daiwa Can Company, the Barokes business and assets are now back in the hands of the Australian inventors.

09/27/19

Viessmann offers complete system solutions for the economical supply of steam and heat with an output of 0.2 t/h to 120 t/h.

09/27/19

Seasonal Cocktails Inspired by Iconic Hollywood Films and Television Shows are Created by Lead Mixologist Robert Carder and the Talented Bar Toscana Team

09/27/19

The world's favorite Italian liqueur, Disaronno is proud to introduce a new Limited Edition bottle, glamorously wrapped in a denim camouflage pattern.

09/27/19

Landry's hospitality group announced Sept. 25 that it has acquired Del Frisco's Grille and Double Eagle Steakhouse, the two flagship brands of Del Frisco's Restaurant Group (DFRG). The restaurant chains join an already stacked roster at Landry's that includes famed steak houses Morton's and Mastro's, among many others. The sale price was not disclosed.

09/27/19

There is an enormous amount of high quality information about battling climate change locked up in the wine industry, says Robert Joseph. It's time to start exchanging that knowledge.

09/27/19

Each month, I select a particular wine and suggest three good examples for you to drink and think about. For the last few weeks we have been focusing on cinsaults from the Itata Valley region of Chile. Here are the three wines I recommended:

09/27/19

"The state is drowning in wine. For wineries that pride themselves on small production and selling only by allocation, it's a little embarrassing to find their warehouses bulging with thousands of gallons of wine. Still, they don't want to see their wines selling in Costco because of the perception of lower quality."

09/27/19

CEO João Roquette, who has expanded to both the Douro and Minho now, believes Vinho Verde wines have great potential

09/27/19

A snapshot taken for our Moët Index this month reveals the cheapest - and the most expensive - states to grab a bottle of our representative wine. ... essentially it's a yardstick to compare wine prices in various locations. Worldwide, there hasn't really been much movement in price since we launched the index in May

09/27/19

What separates red wine from most other alcoholic beverages is the presence of resveratrol, a compound lurking within grape skins which is supposed to have antioxidant properties. Is this true? If so, is drinking red wine to reap the alleged benefits of its resveratrol content worth the very real risks posed by its alcohol content?

09/27/19

These red, white, and sweet wines represent some of the best the region has to offer for under $100.

09/27/19

The white-wine emoji could open a can of (pink, brown, and gray) worms?