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01/21/20

On January 13th, IWSR issued a press release that pronounced "Wine Consumption in the U.S. Declines for First Time in 25 Years". Past statements from IWSR suggest that the U.S. wine market was about 360 million 9L cases in 2019. However, based on available tax collection data, bw166 projects that the U.S. wine market in 2019 was 409 million 9L cases*, an increase of +1.1%. This discrepancy of 49 million cases is the equivalent of 588 million bottles

01/21/20

As part of the seventh annual Wine Packaging Conference -- a conference dedicated to wine label and brand design and development -- Wine Business Monthly is sponsoring a competition to choose the most outstanding wine packages on the market. This is your chance to show off your brand's creativity ...

01/21/20

No matter where you live, if you grow grapes or make wine, there will be a conference not too far from home where you can learn more about growing grapes in a particular climate or making wine, even in challenging seasons ...

01/21/20

According to the Los Angeles Business Times, the price cut is permanent. Matt Sloan, vice president of marketing and product at Trader Joe's, said the grocery chain had been collaborating with Charles Shaw to "make some improvements packaging-wise," using less glass and cork

01/21/20

The winery slated to be built on a 48-acre property off Ponti Road south of St. Helena can welcome up to 4,900 visitors a year, including up to 15 visitors a day as wells as marketing events

01/21/20

In Case You Missed it: "Great discussion with @realDonaldTrump on digital tax," French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday in a tweet. "We will work together on a good agreement to avoid tariff escalation" ... As previously reported, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, are meeting Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland ...

01/21/20

The White House said Monday that Trump spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron and "agreed it is important to complete successful negotiations on the digital services tax," though did not confirm his decision to hold off on tariffs for now

01/21/20

"An unnamed French "diplomatic source" said to have told Reuters France and the US agreed to hold off on a tariff war until at least the end of 2020"

01/21/20

Lewis comes to the position with extensive logistics, supply chain, e-commerce and operations management experience, including roles at Amazon and Google Express

01/21/20

Pet Matt Landrusco 2019, a sparkling wine made in the pétillant naturel style from 100% Touriga Nacional, was harvested on September 12, 2019, fermented in concrete tanks, bottled on September 24 for final fermentation, and disgorged on December 18 with no dosage added.

01/21/20

Pet Matt Landrusco 2019, a sparkling wine made in the pétillant naturel style from 100% Touriga Nacional, was harvested on September 12, 2019, fermented in concrete tanks, bottled on September 24 for final fermentation, and disgorged on December 18 with no dosage added.

01/21/20

The volume of U.S. wine purchases slipped 0.9% in 2019, according to alcohol industry tracker IWSR - the first drop since 1994. While Americans have been drinking less alcohol overall, the report largely pins the blame on millennials for killing wine's buzz.

01/21/20

Founded in 2014 Pen & Tell Us, a full-service marketing agency, today announces the business' rebrand as Big Thirst Marketing. The comprehensive rebrand further sharpens the agency's focus on providing strategic marketing services to help clients in the beverage industry grow to the next level.

01/21/20

The financing for the second phase of construction at Wing & Barrel Ranch includes a $13.6 million bank loan and $12.8 million private placement, according to the announcement Wednesday by club co-founder Darius Anderson, CEO of Kenwood Investments LLC. He's also managing member of Sonoma Media Investments, whose holdings include the Business Journal and The Press Democrat.

01/21/20

Balzer's California Classification of 1948: In California's Best Wines, American wine icon, Robert Lawrence Balzer (1912-2011), offers an intimate guide to discovering the best of the State's 400+ wineries in 1948. This was a landmark achievement and the first in-depth review of the California wine industry after the repeal of Prohibition (1933). It is based on the pilgrimages, beginning with the 1937 Harvest, that Balzer and his wife, Emily, made together. Focusing on thirteen wineries producing the finest wines, it constitutes the first modern classification of California's greatest wines. Balzer weaves California wine history with backgrounds of the vintners and vineyards, as well as recommendations for tasting wines and recipes for wine pairing.

01/21/20

Changes in state laws could usher in even more confusion for law enforcement and escalate the pressure on Congress to act.

01/21/20

Why does 5Forests' Polly Hammond believe we should all listen to what millennials are saying, follow what they are doing and ensure our marketing and brand strategies are aligned to their needs?

01/21/20

A wine estate in southern France is crowdfunding for a project that will use wine tourism to fund research into biodiversity. Biodiversity, which concerns the number of different kinds of of ...

01/21/20

French energy workers protesting against President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform cut power on Tuesday to the world's largest wholesale fresh food market, Rungis near Paris, the hardleft CGT union's energy branch said.

01/21/20

A total of four plaintiffs claimed exposure to the company's "Roundup" which is the trade name for glyphosate-based herbicides, caused them each to develop types of cancer.

01/21/20

By 2030, nearly all of the world's luxury markets will look completely different because of massive disruption, and, in many cases, those drastic changes will come at the hands of technology.

01/21/20

Wagner's tenure in the Napa Valley wine industry spans decades and many career paths; he's taught a wine marketing class at Napa Valley College for the better part of the last three decades, and founded Balzac Communications, one of the valley's premier beverage marketing firms, almost 30 years ago. He began at the ground level, working in sales positions in different wineries in the county

01/21/20

With bushfire smoke regularly choking Canberra, there are concerns the flow-on could affect this year's wine harvest from vineyards in the capital region

01/21/20

The following three short video talks found on the Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) website are intriguing, and not necessarily only because they relate to wine.

01/21/20

The project began with a conversation between Aurelio Montes Senior and the climatologist Professor Fernando Santibáñez of the Universidad de Chile ...

01/21/20

The Patagonia gambit is on a whole different scale. ... The audacity of the initiative underscores just how high the stakes are for the industry and how resigned some are to the inexorable climb in global temperatures. "As Mr. Miguel Torres himself says, this is an experiment, a very long-term project"