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Tuesday, September 29th

01/15/20

The cluster based in American Canyon includes Valentin Thièrion, the Champagne-based sparkling wine equipment company; Mecamarc, a company based in Champagne producing labeling machines; Amos, which sells winemaking and viticulture equipment; Coup'Eco Viti, a manufacturer near Cognac making pre-pruners, trimmers, shredders and other machines; Sufilog, a company based near Tours selling stillage ages and containers; and XT-vision, a business based near Marseilles selling quality- control machines that inspect label positioning, fills and screwcaps

01/15/20

A digital platform called VitiVisor will collect information direct from the vineyard via cameras and sensors and analyse the large amounts of data produced to assess vineyard performance and, for the first time, offer coordinated advice on management practices such as irrigation, pruning, fertiliser, fungicide and pesticide applications. Led by the University of Adelaide, the project is a collaboration between the University, Riverland Wine and Wine Australia, with support from UniSA and Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA)

01/15/20

During WiVi's viticultural session, Recent Research: Assessing Vineyard Threats, Surendra Dara, cooperative extension advisor-entomology and biologicals for the UC Cooperative Extension, will discuss common concerns, like Vine Mealybug and Leafroll, as well as emerging threats, such as the Spotted Lanternfly. He'll offer up practical solutions for elimination and prevention of these pests and viruses-including a new model for Integrated Pest Management.

01/15/20

The year started off with a bang on January 9th with the 8th Circuit affirming the District Court's Opinion in the Missouri Broadcasters case. The decision (against the strong protest of WSWA and Southern Glazers, who all weighed in on behalf of the state and the regulations) invalidated most Missouri retail advertising bans on First Amendment grounds ...

01/15/20

"I think last year['s report] was worse, but the industry didn't believe the research ... The industry is getting the message now."

01/15/20

Rob McMillan, EVP and founder of Silicon Valley Bank's Wine Division, writes one of the wine industry's most authoritative annual reports that assesses current conditions with street-level intelligence and provides a unique forecast based on micro- and macroeconomic and behavioral trends.

01/15/20

The trade show at the 2020 Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium will feature an array of new products and services designed to help wineries succeed in the DTC marketplace. These will be revealed at the 13th annual summit, January 22-23, 2020, at the Hilton Concord Hotel in Concord, California. Below is a preview of what several sponsors plan to promote at the show.

01/15/20

With the trade battle between the United States and the European Union ongoing-and the U.S. currently considering extending tariffs to all E.U. wines and key spirits categories like whiskies and Cognac-drinks industry organizations say that the negative effects are already being felt across the business and are urging that the two sides ratchet down trade tensions

01/15/20

"The statement calls on the governments of the EU and US to preserve and strengthen the EU-US wine partnership through the complete elimination of tariffs, a concept known as "zero for zero," and refraining from targeting wine in unrelated trade disputes, or "wine for wine." The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) embraced "zero for zero" for certain products more than 20 years ago, leading to increased trade for those products that benefited from a zero tariff"

01/15/20

Wine Institute has launched a new website at wineinstitute.org to highlight its public policy work at the state, federal and international levels and share extensive wine industry information and resources with winery members, media, trade and policymakers.

01/15/20

Feinstein has promised to push the Farm Workforce Modernization Act forward

01/15/20

Moore is based in Florida and will oversee Fess Parker Winery's distributor and retail account relationships across the Southeastern United States.

01/15/20

"Case goods revenues for the nine months ended November 30, 2019 were up 16% over the same period last fiscal year. Demand for wine grapes and bulk wine continues to be weak, and as a result, grape sales decreased by 58% and bulk wine sales decreased by 30% from the same period last year"

01/15/20

In a category that has been experiencing explosive growth and highly publicized shortages, Tenjaku Japanese Whisky announces its entry into the U.S. market. The 80 proof/40% ABV whisky carries an MSRP of $39.99.

01/15/20

The Provence pink powerhouse is teaming with one of the top grower Champagne producers. Plus, behind the scenes of the new Piper-Heidsieck Prohibition-themed Oscars bottle

01/15/20

To celebrate the "Big Game" in Miami this year as well as the NFL's 100th anniversary, Charles Woodson will be serving up his new wines from his 'Charles Woodson's Intercept' collection at two marquee NFL Player events during the big game weekend.

01/15/20

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 - Curate & Co. releases a "Which Grape Varietal Are You?" Instagram filter available to all Instagram users. This new Instagram filter matches users with grape varietals and is a fun interactive opportunity to learn about classic tasting notes.

01/15/20

The Golden State Salmon Association's annual fundraising dinner will honor biodynamic cannabis farmer Erich Pearson, operator of Sparc Farm at Gordenker Ranch in Glen Ellen. The event will take place 5 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 1 at Viansa Sonoma, 25200 Arnold Drive.

01/15/20

Farm Credit joins in saluting Rominger Brothers Farms, the winner of this year's California Leopold Conservation Award. Farm Credit is a long-standing sponsor of the annual award, presented to landowners who ethically manage the natural resources in their care.

01/15/20

The Centre Vinicole-Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte (CV-CNF) has been named "Wine Growers' Group of the Year" by experts from La Revue du Vin de France (RVF), a leading wine magazine in France. Christophe Juarez, Managing Director of the CV-CNF, accepted the prestigious award at a ceremony in Paris on Jan. 7.

01/15/20

One of the more poignant statistics in his report is the increase in "pessimistic" outlook for the industry. Forty-nine percent of respondents said they felt pessimistic about the year ahead, up from just 1 percent the year before.

01/15/20

On February 8 and 9, the Madera Wine Trail will host its 18th annual Wine & Chocolate Weekend. Visitors can travel to participating wineries and enjoy a premium wine tasting experience using a keepsake passport wine glass, sample local and handmade chocolates, enjoy live music concerts and specialty gift shopping.

01/15/20

Mezcal De Amor S.A.P.I. De C.V. (owners of Mezcal Amores in Mexico, known in the United States as Mezcal Amaras) announced the appointment of Shelley Turner as Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations, further expanding its sales and marketing efforts in the United States.

01/15/20

Our wines won 4 medals in the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle competition, continuing a winning streak over 5 years. Of particular note is our Petite Syrah 2016, which won a bronze in 2018.

01/15/20

'With so many lodging choices, wine programs offer companies another way to stand out.'

01/15/20

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.

01/15/20

Fine Italian wine importer, Empson USA has announced its annual "Barolo Brunello Barbaresco Tour," which will take place January 23 - January 30. Highlighting the great reds of Northern Italy, Empson USA will celebrate its renowned Barolo, Brunello and Barbaresco producers during a multi-city celebration of events and tastings around the United States.

01/15/20

In a one-block radius - Gilman Street to the north, Camelia Street to the south, Fourth Street to the east, Fifth Street to the west - there are now six wineries, all with open tasting rooms, all making wine at the natural, or at least natural-ish, end of the spectrum.

01/15/20

The first two weeks of 2020 have been a pendulum swing between fighting and fleeing from smoke, and a near-perfect likeness of the idyllic life we had before fire season. With the sadness, there is also relief on the good days and hope that the worst is over. And then the city is blanketed in smoke again.

01/15/20

The purchase takes the Randall Wine Group's holdings to more than 3300ha in South Australia, which it says makes it "the largest private, luxury vineyard holder" in Australia's leading wine state

01/15/20

A fire cloud, known as a pyrocumulonimbus cloud, or pyroCb, can generate thunder, lightning and tornado-force winds, as well as belch out burning embers - all of which can help spread already fast-moving fires.