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12/30/19

Comments on the proposed tariff increases and the list of products to be affected can be filed with USTR until Jan. 13. ... "It's an existential threat to the broader U.S. wine industry - the thousands of people who import, distribute and sell these wines, as well as the thousands more who do logistical work: shipping, warehousing, etc. The proposal would have devastating impacts to professionals in every state"

12/30/19

Proposed tariffs from the United States Trade Representative are threatening these jobs and a thriving part of the U.S. economy. These tariffs of up to 100% on all European Union wines are a response to "Large Civil Aircraft" and "Digital Service Tax" disputes and have nothing to do with the wine or hospitality industry

12/30/19

GRAPEX, OPEN ET Projects Seek to Develop Irrigation Scheduling Tools - The National Grape Research Alliance and U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service held a workshop presenting current sensor knowledge and applications ...

12/30/19

Australian-based Accolade Wines is seeking a buyer for its California brands as well as a firm to import its foreign brands. The Carlyle Group, a global private-equity investor group based in Washington, D.C., bought Accolade Wines last year for $770 million and has been making changes

12/30/19

About 30,000 tourists as well as 45,000 locals were told to leave on Sunday in what would be one of the biggest mass evacuations in Australia's history. Emergencies chief Andrew Crisp told both residents and tens of thousands of holidaymakers in the East Gippsland that it was now too dangerous for people to leave.

12/30/19

As much as a third of region's vineyard production may have been wiped out by fires in South Australia

12/30/19

Barristers Block, Henschke, Petaluma, Anderson Hill, Simon Tolley Wines, Tomich Wines, Golding Wines, Vinteloper, Nova Vita, Artwine, Bird in Hand and Geoff Weaver have all lost vines in the blaze, which started when a tree fell on power lines.

12/30/19

With up to twenty wineries affected by the devastating bushfires which ravaged the Adelaide Hills on Friday December 20, the businesses and families impacted need our support more than ever. Countless growers were also hit by the fires, and efforts by the Adelaide Hills Wine Region are underway to fundraise for them

12/30/19

Published in the May 2012 issue of the Grapegrower & Winemaker and written by John Whiting, from Victoria's Department of Primary Industries, the following article offers advice on managing vines after fire damage. It draws on a pilot study conducted in a vineyard Redesdale, near Heathcote in Victoria, after it sustained damage in February 2009

12/30/19

senior vice president of merchandising Josiah Knutsen has been named the company's president and CEO

12/30/19

The winery will offer three different wines: a $30 red blend, a $30 cabernet sauvignon and $27 rosé with grapes sourced from the Central and North Coasts. Constellation Brands Inc. bought Prisoner Wine from Huneeus Vintners three years ago for $285 million and has increased production in the premium market.

12/30/19

The World Bulk Wine Exhibition in Amsterdam was a busy affair, though mainly with enquiries as to bulk wine availability and prices in the Northern Hemisphere markets after their respective harvests, and questions about 2020 grape and bulk wine prices in the Southern Hemisphere ...

12/30/19

J Lohr is a world recognized brand for their high quality California wines. Proprietor Jerry Lohr says most of the quality wine is made in the vineyard. He recently caught up with California Ag Today's Patrick Cavanaugh to share how they continue to push the boundaries in their viticulture practices to produce award winning wine.

12/30/19

"The Allied Winery Risk program was designed specifically for select wineries and custom crush facilities in California, Oregon, and Washington. Coverages are tailored to the industry and include property, stock, crime, business liability, business auto, and excess liability. Policies are underwritten by an AM Best Rated AXV admitted carrier that is well ensconced and committed to the winery industry"

12/30/19

Save the Family Farms, says the county's tasting-room laws make it impossible for their small wineries to compete

12/30/19

AB InBev already has a portfolio of spiked seltzer brands, including its premium brand, Bon & Viv, and the lower-cost Natty Light Seltzer. As mentioned in its Q3 earnings report, both were "among the top 15 share gainers of innovations in the malt beverage category in 2019, according to IRI." AB InBev also announced the upcoming launch of Bud Light Seltzer to continue its efforts to carve out market share from its spiked seltzer competitors. In addition, AB InBev continues to launch non-alcoholic beers such as Budweiser Prohibition in international markets, signaling a shift away from its traditional beer brand and more toward being a beverage conglomerate. With the large investments that Molson Coors and AB InBev are putting into the flavored malt beverages (FMB) market, it remains to be seen how effective their new product lines will be

12/30/19

Dry January is a trend in which people stop drinking alcohol for the month after an indulgent holiday season and Heineken wants to help make Dry January a little easier by selling 31-packs of their non-alcoholic beer

12/30/19

Speculation surged after a video posted to YouTube -- since deleted -- by a user with the screen name "Gabor the Blind Guy" showed a Coca-Cola can with a childproof lid. The man in the video says that his father is a head engineer for a company that "produces bottling and capping machines for many major pharmaceutical and food companies."

12/30/19

Tens of thousands of residents and holidaymakers in the Australian state of Victoria have been told to evacuate amid worsening bushfire conditions.

12/30/19

He staggered a little, not from drinking, but from the thought of picking the right wine from the overwhelming number of choices.

12/30/19

While globally recognized brands like LVMH's Dom Perignon and Pernod Ricard SA's Perrier-Jouet have ridden a wave of export demand over the past decade, domestic drinkers remain key to the industry. About 147 million Champagne bottles were shipped in France last year, roughly three times as many as the combined total of the U.K. and the U.S., the top two export markets

12/30/19

It's different to Champagne, but US sparkling has charms of its own, W. Blake Gray discovers.

12/30/19

Get over your snobbery and embrace this buoyant beauty of a beverage

12/30/19

Kweichow Moutai, one of the country's most valuable listed companies, will transfer a stake to a company controlled by its regional government

12/30/19

During the last decade, chef Bruce Hill has divided his time running the kitchens inside his San Francisco restaurants Bix and Zero Zero. A career that spans 35 years has allowed Hill to work within some of the top restaurants in the city, but now he's unsure if he wants to continue operating in S.F.

12/30/19

Small isn't necessarily always better when it comes to winemaking, especially in the hallowed vineyards of Burgundy.

12/30/19

"Our actions in France and abroad are aimed at constantly increasing the reputation and image of our appellations across the globe. A levy increase is never taken lightly. This bold decision is a sign that producer companies are aware of the challenges to be met and the collective resources that need to be deployed", claimed Jean-Jacques Bréban, chairman of the Provence wine council.

12/30/19

"Before we take our first steps into the new decade, Wine Spectator's editors would like to take a few moments to remember those from the wine industry that passed this year-pioneers, standard-bearers and loved ones, all"