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01/06/20

a temperature difference of as little as four degrees, from 2ºC to 6ºC, is enough to have a detectably larger negative impact on wine by making volatile phenols, especially the ethyl phenols produced by Brett, appear earlier and faster, regardless of the wine or the yeast strain present ...

01/06/20

Twelve wineries are invited to bring two wines of their choice, a red and a white (or a rosé or sparkling wine), they consider to be their best wines. After everyone at the summit tastes a wine, the winemaker describes how the grapes were grown, what winemaking techniques were used, and the challenges he or she had faced in producing the finished wine ...

01/06/20

Michael Wolf, owner of Michael Wolf Vineyard Services, works with wine grape growers and wineries in Napa Valley. ... Kathy Mahoney in Carneros began employing H-2A workers in 2002

01/06/20

The Adverse Effect Wage Rate is the required wage rate for farmers who use the H-2A program and the Department of Labor mandated an increase that will average 6% across the nation

01/06/20

Georges Duboeuf was to Beaujolais what Robert Mondavi was to Napa Valley…

01/06/20

It is very sad news when such a dear person and friend passes on…

01/06/20

11:00 am-12:00 pm, St. Helena United Methodist Church ... gathering and reception to accommodate larger group at Chateau St. Jean winery.

01/06/20

"R&R Teamwork's Rosamund Barton paid this tribute to Hazel Murphy a couple of years ago when she was asked to name the best wine PR campaign she has seen in the trade. We are pleased to be able to re-publish it in memory of Hazel"

01/06/20

Last month it was announced that the US government may increase its tariffs on European wine and Scotch as part of an ongoing dispute over subsidies given to aviation company Airbus.

01/06/20

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has announced the appointment of Peter Click as Vice President of International Sales. Click replaces longtime Ste. Michelle international sales chief Al Portney who recently retired after 25 years with the Washington-based winery. Click earned international recognition as Founder and CEO of Click Wine Group, a Seattle-based wine import company that developed innovative partnerships with producers from Argentina, Chile, France, Germany and Washington State. He sold the business to Winebow in 2008 ...

01/06/20

Though consumer knowledge and category understanding of non-alcoholic spirits is still in its early stages, Ritual says its concept of direct substitution will facilitate growth

01/06/20

"Wine Country suddenly found itself a flashpoint among politicos. But, as with all lampoons, there's much more than meets the eye. The truth is Wine Country is rustic chic - part BMW, part Chevy pickup. It's a quirky crossroads of the entrepreneur and the farmer"

01/06/20

By Jenny Lefcourt, president and co-founder of Jenny & Francois Selections, a natural wine importer.

01/06/20

news of the tariff isn't drawing any cheers from domestic grape growers ... The Wine Institute, a Sacramento-based, 1,000-member California wine industry association, has spoken out against the tariffs, arguing that the EU could just as easily turn around and target US wines in a tit-for-tat trade war. As much as California vintners want to serve up their wine for the domestic consumers, Europe is still their most important export market, bringing in some $469 million in 2018

01/06/20

For wine sellers, importers and sommeliers, the holiday season is traditionally the busiest time - but this year, it came with a shot of uncertainty and existential dread.

01/06/20

The top winemaking consultants fulfill typical contracts for dozens upon dozens of winery clients: Stop by for tasting sessions, and weigh in on blending decisions. With hundreds of wines on each consultant's roster, selecting a few to try isn't always easy. Here, some of wine connoisseur Sara L. Schneider's favorites.

01/06/20

The most CES thing ever, but in a good way

01/06/20

LVMH and Gucci should "continue to do very, very well," said Brown. "But we have an awful lot of brands out there that just shouldn't be."

01/06/20

Talking to winemakers with different approaches to sustainability is like talking to two parents engaged in a vicious divorce. Those who employ glyphosate in their vineyards as an important tool and those who view at as poison are equally confident that the facts are on their side, and view the members of the other camp with beady-eyed suspicion.

01/06/20

January is also the month for replenishing your wine stash

01/06/20

GlobalG.A.P. is an internationally recognized food safety program designed to support and promote better agricultural practices benchmarked to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Additionally, Scheid Family Wines' 11 estate vineyards, which span approximately 4,000 acres, have been certified by the California Sustainable Wine Growing Alliance since 2014 and many of their vineyard sites are SIP Certified as well

01/06/20

CyT's Native Forest Conservation Program aims to "preserve, protect and maintain these forest areas together with their flora and fauna", according to the group. It was initiated in 2011 through the registration with Chile's National Forest Corporation (CONAF) of a total of 3,272 hectares of native sclerophyll forest across nine vineyards.

01/06/20

Bullion neared $1,600 an ounce after Tehran said it would no longer abide by any limits on its enrichment of uranium following the killing of General Qassem Soleimani. President Donald Trump said he's prepared to strike Iran "in a disproportionate manner" if it retaliates against any U.S. target

01/06/20

Senior analyst Alexander Perjessy said that repercussions would be felt throughout economies, as ongoing tensions would impact areas outside of energy and banks, such as tourism.

01/06/20

More than 6million hectares of bushland has already burnt, threatening homes and lives and putting residents on edge, particularly in New South Wales and Victoria. Before the infernos intensified retail sales were already struggling with cash register activity during the past financial year posting the weakest annual growth since the 1991 recession.

01/06/20

"As a climate scientist I am wondering if the Earth system has now breached a tipping point"

01/06/20

Facing competition from the likes of ProWein, Vinexpo has to battle to keep its premium position in the world of wine fairs. But new CEO Rodolphe Lameyse is relishing the challenge of revamping the brand, he tells Patrick Schmitt MW.

01/06/20

Head of the Comité de Promotion des Vins de Sancerre since 2017, Bourgeois-Jaarsma takes over at the head of the BIVC from Benoît Roumet who headed the organisation since its founding in 1994 but who left in September last year.

01/06/20

Yet another article tells us the jury is still out ...

01/06/20

"There's a saturated market, and luxury chardonnay and pinot noir have hit a plateau"

01/06/20

What a decade this has been for wine-both good and bad.

01/06/20

From the Summer of Winecrime to the Royal Wedding(s), the 2010s were a wild ride for wine in pop culture