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01/14/20

The Zero Pesticide Residue label was created in 2018 by the Nouveaux Champs association. In 2019 it opened its doors to processed food and beverage operators, including three cooperative wine companies. At present, 46 of the association's 62 members have launched products with the label, representing a total of 150 references. Les Vignerons de Tutiac, a major cooperative entity in Gironde, is about to roll out three wines - a red and a white Bordeaux and a red Blaye Cotes-de-Bordeaux

01/14/20

The Vineyard House in 2019 sued Constellation in part to have the right to use "To Kalon" on its wine label and to prevent Constellation from using its "To Kalon" marks, saying "To Kalon" is a geographical location in the Napa Valley, and that those owning land that was part of the original estate should be all allowed to use that name. ... Constellation says it owns the exclusive right to use the To Kalon mark to sell wines sold under the Robert Mondavi Winery brand

01/14/20

Some in the state Legislature want to overhaul the Bottle Bill. On Wednesday, a state Senate committee is slated to hold hearings on a bill that could make beverage manufacturers more responsible for helping consumers recycle, and also extend the Bottle Bill provisions to wine and liquor makers ...

01/14/20

The SVB report forecasts sales growth this year for the premium wine segment (over $9-$10 a bottle) will be 3% to 7% by value, down from 4% to 8% predicted for 2019. Actual performance averaged 5.3% in 2018 and 7.2% through September of last year, according to the bank's analysis of financial statements ... A look under the hood at family wineries' fiscal engines shows three-quarters had a good year, with average sales growth by quartile of 3.6%, 11.3% and 22.3%. Yet the lowest-performing quartile of vintners had negative sales growth of 7.8%"

01/14/20

An IPO would help private-equity investor Cerberus Capital Management LP exit its 15-year-long investment in Albertsons. The firm is rethinking an IPO given the grocery chain's improved performance as well as a strong market and positive economic indicators

01/14/20

2019 growth was strongest in three segments: membership, mobile and millennials

01/14/20

LibDib today announced that the company is now a licensed wholesale alcohol distributor in the state of Florida. LibDib has opened the market to any and all wine and spirits producers looking for distribution in the state. In addition, Florida restaurants, bars and retailers now have access to new and emerging brands via LibDib's online platform.

01/14/20

Bouchard Cooperages, which recently celebrated 40 years serving the wine industry, is pleased to announce that Tonnellerie Billon from Beaune, Tonnellerie DAMY from Meursault and Tonnellerie Maury from Bordeaux will expand their 2020 offerings for the North America market with new coopering processes and toasts this year.

01/14/20

Demptos Cooperage is a proud sponsor providing barrels for Winerie Parisienne, who installed a functioning winery at the Eiffel Tower in October 2019. Their Cuvée Spéciale will be matured in Demptos Paradox and Essencia barrels, each one given a medium-long toast.

01/14/20

There were over sixty-five judges, representing various North American wine regions, evaluating nearly 6,700 wines from over 1,000 wineries for the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

01/14/20

Changes are afoot in Bourgogne, with a new geographical denomination added to the AOC Bourgogne: Bourgogne Côte d'Or. We examine what this move means for producers and consumers alike

01/14/20

Call on Governments to Support "Zero for Zero" for Wine

01/14/20

"A continuation of tariffs on EU beverage alcohol products will escalate the dispute with the EU further, result in more retaliatory tariffs on additional U.S. beverage alcohol products and further reduce U.S. wine and spirits exports to the EU, the United States' most important export market ... "

01/14/20

Targeting wine tariffs at a specific target might be more effective than a blanket blockade, according to one importer.

01/14/20

"While we are a significant market for the Europeans, we're not as big a deal as we think we are"

01/14/20

So what happened last week when the American wine trade met US government officials to argue against a 100% tariff on imports from Europe?

01/14/20

Job losses and higher prices for Champagne and other top European wines in the US would be inevitable under 100% import tariffs, US industry leaders have warned as the Trump administration deliberates on its next move.

01/14/20

Disaronno International is delighted to announce the addition of Florio Marsala from Sicily to its portfolio of wines & spirits. The NJ-based importer will assume sales and marketing for Florio effective February 1st, taking over from previous importer, Banfi Vintners.

01/14/20

The new relationship with Spec's enables fast-growing Drizly, which more than doubled the number of stores on its marketplace in 2019, to offer over 7,000 of their products to Drizly customers and bring online ordering and delivery of beer, wine and liquor in under 60 minutes to El Paso and Corpus Christi for the first time, and to expand delivery and product selection throughout Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio.

01/14/20

To nominate someone for this award, please submit a letter of recommendation by January 31 to dacota@twgga.org detailing the nominees involvement in and passion for the Texas wine and grape industry.

01/14/20

The research is intended to improve the membrane technology for new applications within the food and beverage, life sciences, water purification and gas generation industries.

01/14/20

Francis Ford Coppola Winery, the award-winning Northern California destination, premieres two limited edition wines to be served at the 92nd Oscars® and Governors Ball on Sunday, February 9.

01/14/20

With the same USDA Organic certification as its bottled counterparts, the new airtight box technology allows the wine to stay fresh for up to four weeks once opened. Its lighter packaging design also means a smaller carbon footprint, and the eco-friendly cardboard box is recyclable. A convenient handle incorporated into the box design allows for easy portability for indoor and outdoor occasions.

01/14/20

The elegant off-white label wraps ¾ of the way around the bottle and integrates distinctive design elements such as the Sumner Stone logo chiseled over part of a large yet subtle blind deboss of the Trefethen flower. Underneath, the unique right-alignment of vintage, varietal, and appellation characteristic of Trefethen labels fills in the space created by the curvature of the flower

01/14/20

Visit Napa Valley's official Napa Valley Welcome Center will open in First Street Napa in the Fall of 2020. Buildout is underway on the new 2,550 square-foot visitor center that will be located adjacent to Makers Market and across from the Mayacamas Downtown tasting room.

01/14/20

Round Pond Estate owners Miles MacDonnell and Ryan MacDonnell Bracher announce that Diane Cline has handed over the reigns as Director of National & International Sales for Round Pond Estate to Scott Reed as of January 1, 2020.

01/14/20

Proprietor Michael Muscardini has been a maverick winemaker in Sonoma Valley for 15 years. He is proud to share this day with you and would be honored for you to join him in celebrating 15 wonderful years in Sonoma Valley at our 15th Anniversary Party.

01/14/20

The increased demand for flavored waters has given rise to some pretty wacky flavors and even boozy hard seltzers. Now, a classic candy wants in on the fizzy fun, so the Jelly Belly Sparkling Water line is now a thing that really exists.

01/14/20

"We're very aware that all of us are living in an increasingly digital world."

01/14/20

With Tannat and Albariño as lead stars, the country is making some of the most distinctive wines in South America

01/14/20

Grapes more susceptible to smoke taint closer when close to being harvested

01/14/20

In light of the on-going wildfires in Australia, which have so far burnt an area larger than Portugal, we've rounded up some of the ways that you can support the wine industry and affected areas