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12/06/19

After producing wines on Treasure Island in San Francisco since 2014, Baker Family Wines has opened a new urban winery and tasting room in West Sacramento to more efficiently manage wine production and to focus on direct sales. Baker Family Wines (BFW) are produced under a partnership formed in 2013 as B & B Wine Company between former Major League Baseball (MLB) player and manager Dusty Baker, and winemaker Charles "Chik" Brenneman

12/06/19

B. Wise Vineyards of Sonoma Valley has acquired Amapola Creek Vineyards and Winery from legendary vintner Richard Arrowood who will retire from the local wine sector after 54 years of work. The deal, which will close on Jan. 10, includes 20 acres of certified organic vineyards, a winery permitted to produce up to 5,000 wine cases annually and inventory. The sale price was not disclosed. The 73-year-old Arrowood said he and his wife, Alis, will relocate in 2020 to Idaho and spend more time with family and friends.

12/06/19

California state regulators on Thursday banned insurance companies from dropping customers who live in fire-prone areas, a move aimed at helping some 800,000 people across the state.

12/06/19

The "semi-good" news was that the 2019 crop was average. Growers harvested about 4.1 million tons of wine grapes statewide and about 520,000 tons in the North Coast., according to preliminary figures. The growers harvested 4.5 million tons in 2018 - or 6.2 percent than in 2017, according to the California Department of Food and Agriculture

12/06/19

Total Wine & More is looking to take its battle against Connecticut's minimum pricing rules to the U.S. Supreme Court. In an appeal filed December 3, Total presses its case that Connecticut's minimum pricing system violates federal anti-trust laws aimed at promoting competition.

12/06/19

Hunter joined the Pahlmeyer family in 2014 as the company's Western Division Sales Manager US and Canada for Pahlmeyer, Jayson by Pahlmeyer and Wayfarer, after 24 years in wholesale distribution with Admiralty Beverage and Young's Columbia Distributing in Oregon.

12/06/19

The Future 50 is a new initiative created by WSET and IWSC in celebration of their joint 50th birthdays to select 50 under 40 future influencers of the global drinks industry.

12/06/19

The 25th IPACK-IMA to be held in the Fiera Milano exhibition centre from 4 to 7 May 2021, further expanding the show's scope and contents.

12/06/19

"A lot of the winemakers in the U.S. are going to take advantage of that and say, 'Hey you don't need French wine to have something good.'"

12/06/19

Personal circumstance rather than our age is a more revealing way to determine what sort of consumer we might be

12/06/19

The majority of drinkers in the US prefer the taste of canned rosé wines to those sold in a bottle, according to a recent study, but producers should proceed with caution if they want to cash in on the latest wine trend.

12/06/19

Above All, Enjoy It. And Maybe Learning Something Too.

12/06/19

Bending Branch and Tallent Vineyards share the award given by Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo and Botanical Research Institute of Texas

12/06/19

Led by brands White Claw and Truly, the category is already larger by volume than the leading spirits category in the US - vodka.

12/06/19

The best bottles don't necessarily meet some objective standard. Instead, they are the ones that you can't forget, that have meaning and tell stories.