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Tuesday, October 22nd

10/04/19

Wine has an apathy problem in restaurants. Only 31 percent of diners order wine first when they sit down for a meal, while the rest choose beer or spirits to get things rolling. This preference is even more pronounced in the mere 17 percent dollar share of market that wine commands in off-premise accounts nationwide, according to Nielsen. A major California winery dug up several reasons for this apathy and some potential solutions through its own data gathering.

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Also exempt: wines shipped in bulk to be bottled in the US. This makes sense, because most of those wines are bottled by US wine companies for consumers who may not even notice the small "Product of France" notice. One odd beneficiary of the way this tariff is written is people who like big-format bottles. Anything over two liters is exempt, meaning double magnums of Bordeaux might seem like a relative bargain.

10/04/19

Rombauer Vineyards easily won the greenlight this week from the Napa County Planning Commission to boost production at its south Napa County facility by more than 36 percent, earning praise from commissioners for its water-saving measures implemented at the plant.

10/04/19

A proposal to build a 30,000-gallon winery on the Napa Valley floor has whipped up a storm of protests from nearby residents who said the proposed Scarlett Winery would change their rural neighborhood for ever. The Napa County Planning Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to postpone a vote on a proposal to build Scarlett Winery on land off Ponti Road east of Rutherford, urging the neighbors and the applicant to meet to discuss the application.

10/04/19

Born at Château Haut-Brion, Delmas spent 42 years improving quality at the first-growth, and made outstanding wine at La Mission Haut-Brion and Montrose

10/04/19

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.

10/04/19

Oak Ridge Winery today announced Michael Onslager as the company's new Vice President of National Sales and a promotion of Noel Basso to Director of Winemaking as the winery positions itself for future expansion and growth.

10/04/19

"This is the first time I've been happy to see the rain fall at this time of the year. The grapes are ripe and rich, and the showers have come late enough not to spoil the momentum of the vintage. This is a very comfortable scenario", said David Pernet, co-founder of the laboratory Sovivins.

10/04/19

IWSR interviews OIV's current director general, Pau Roca, to get his insights into the current challenges facing the wine industry

10/04/19

New Vision Statement Guides the Winery Team and invites the World In

10/04/19

A conference call to discuss the financial results and outlook will be hosted by President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Newlands.

10/04/19

Wine Institute issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Trade Representative's announcement.

10/04/19

The third edition of Vinexpo Explorer, which took place in Beaujolais (France) from September 30th to October 1st has raised enthusiasm among all the participants.

10/04/19

Just in time for Halloween, the Riboli Family of San Antonio Winery dresses up its award-winning semi-sweet, semi-sparkling Italian wines for the holiday.

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Designed for wine industry professionals and aficionados

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The conference features more than 40 sessions with leading figures in the wine world, wine-paired meals, walk-around tastings and certification programs.

10/04/19

Every case of Moobuzz wine sold means one pound of turkey donated to local food banks across the country feeding those in need this Thanksgiving.

10/04/19

Erich is a biodynamic cannabis farmer, a salmon supporter and his water practices in Sonoma Valley are acknowledged as helping to keep the local watershed sustainable and clean.

10/04/19

Ficklin Vineyards, America's oldest Port winery established in 1946, recently received a request from the US Embassy in London for their award-winning Port to serve at upcoming Embassy dinners.

10/04/19

But access to the 30,000-gallon-a-year winery east of Rutherford would be from one-lane, 15-foot-wide, walnut tree-lined Ponti Road. Other residents said the road isn't suitable to serve a winery with up to 4,900 visitors annually.

10/04/19

"As a totally unrelated sector, it is unacceptable for the spirits producers having to pay the price for a dispute that is essentially about civil aircraft subsidies ... It is particularly irritating to see that unrelated sectors like ours will be hit by an extra 25 percent tariffs when the sector at stake will only be imposed a 10 percent rate!"

10/04/19

Constellation Brands has added extra responsibilities to the chief growth officer role, with incumbent Mallika Monteiro promoted to chief growth & strategy officer.

10/04/19

Constellation Brands posted a quarterly loss following its investment last year in Canadian marijuana grower Canopy Growth

10/04/19

Diageo's chairman, Javier Ferrán, has given the world's biggest premium drinks company a vote of confidence by continuing to buy its shares, adding a further £1 million worth in the last year. But why has he done so?

10/04/19

"It takes a village to raise a child. This is my village and I am the kid," declared Jason Lett as he welcomed a group of wine writers to the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Jason's father, David Lett, first saw the potential of Pinot Noir in Oregon.

10/04/19

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary Scott Hutchins announced that the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has invested $11 million in research that will support specialty crop farmers.

10/04/19

Riesling, the grape most associated with Alsace and Germany, has found a home in Bordeaux. Sophie Kevany reports.

10/04/19

It's interesting to ponder that question while considering the case of Priorat, a wine that rose to wild acclaim toward the end of the 20th century from a dormant, little-known region of Catalonia in northeastern Spain.

10/04/19

It's a variety most Europeans know about because it's Austria's signature white grape. One in every three vines grown in that country is grüner. The name of the grape means "green grape from the village of Veltlin in the Tirol."