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Tuesday, February 18th

01/23/20

DTC wine sales totaled $3.2 Billion - or 7.4 percent more than in 2018. DtC wine sales grew by 4.7 percent in volume, according to the analysis of 20 million DtC shipments from US wineries in 2019. Overall, the data indicates US wineries sold less wine directly to consumers in 2019. DtC shipments had averaged 14 percent growth in value over the past 5 years as states such as Pennsylvania and Massachusetts opened their borders to DtC wine shipping ...

01/23/20

... more info re Flora Springs - The third generation is taking over the winery and brand! ...

01/23/20

Wine Business Monthly invites you to WiVi Central Coast-the largest gathering of wine industry professionals from California's Central Coast-held March 25, 2020 at the Paso Robles Events Center. Early bird tickets are now available ...

01/23/20

The law, sought by small alcohol wholesalers that did not merge with larger out-of-state distributors, requires the top brands of wine and spirits to be sold to all Oklahoma alcohol wholesalers. The law altered a constitutional amendment approved by voters in 2016 allowing manufacturers to choose a single wholesaler, while also allowing the sale of wine and strong beer in grocery and convenience stores and the sale of cold, strong beer in liquor stores

01/23/20

"This is a natural extension of that is for the purpose of bringing people into wine through occasions and flavor profiles that they're looking for."

01/23/20

Hitting shelves nationwide beginning this April, Riunite Canned Sangria will be sold in 4-pack cases of 250ml cans at a suggested retail price of $9.99

01/23/20

A new Harvard study found that people who exercised regularly, ate a healthy diet and drank in moderation lived longer

01/23/20

The New York City chain - known for its wide selection of cheeses and cheap produce - is planning to file for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which means the grocery chain does not currently have a plan to continue to exist - unlike when it filed what's known as a Chapter 11 reorganization plan in 2016, sources told The Post.

01/23/20

The 25% tariffs on some European wines, imposed in October 2019, have hurt the wine trade on both sides of the Atlantic. Jeff Siegel hears about it from people on the front lines in the US.

01/23/20

Brent Crozier was dismissed from his role at the Okanagan Valley winery in December 2018 after allegedly accidentally leaving a tank valve open, leading to the loss of 5,680 litres of Mission Hill Estate Sauvignon Blanc

01/23/20

"At the request of industry, we went out and took 240 survey samples from other winegrowing regions in the state and we have found phylloxera in some of those samples," Washington State Department of Agriculture plant services program manager Cindy Cooper said. "We don't yet have a clear picture of how widespread the infestation is"

01/23/20

Prior to Eden Rift, she held successful stints at distributors Skurnik Wines and Chambers & Chambers, all the while managing her own wine brand, Vitis Jenifera

01/23/20

Cummings is the Director of Human Resources for Cakebread Cellars

01/23/20

Tim Banks as the new Sales & Marketing Director, alongside Axel Heinz, who continues his commitment as Estate Director

01/23/20

"We have not been directly impacted by fire damage, however the continued presence of smoke in the Hunter Valley since late October 2019 means that many of our vineyards have been affected by smoke taint," Bruce Tyrrell said.

01/23/20

Tyrrell's has been working closely with the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI), and Dr Ian Porter of La Trobe University, testing the vineyards' grapes across the region for smoke taint.

01/23/20

Yellow Tail wine and Rachael Ray came together this week to announce $2 million in donations to Australian bushfire relief. Peter Deutsch, CEO of Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, the US importer of Yellow Tail wines, revealed the donations during an appearance on Ms. Ray's show.

01/23/20

"From April 2020, consumers with the Winerytale app will be able to scan the label of almost any Australian wine label to see the story of the wine and the winery come to life with stunning augmented reality"

01/23/20

ProWein São Paulo will take place at the Transamerica Expo Center in São Paulo from the 20-22 October 2020. "Brazil is an important and growing wine market with a lot of potential, but at the same time it can be very difficult to do business there.

01/23/20

Backed by the Chinese government, WBWE Asia places a strong emphasis on opening up the global market for Chinese wineries, as well as providing a platform for industry professionals around the world to meet and mingle.

01/23/20

The Calistoga Wine Growers will bring the "Top of Napa Valley" to San Francisco for the third annual Calistoga Wine Experience event on Saturday, February 22 from 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio

01/23/20

You might think that the reality of climate change wouldn't be news for the global wine industry, but in many countries around Planet Wine the last years saw extreme weather events that brought a new sense of urgency to winemakers' struggle with the effects of warming climates. When 45.9°C was recorded in Gallangues-le-Montueux in the South of France on the 28th June 2019 and 42.6°C was recorded in Lingen/Germany on the 25th July 2019 these were major shocks. They broke the record set in France back in 2003 by 1.8°C and that in Germany from 2015 by fully 2.3°C.

01/23/20

The 2020 festival lineup is a foodie's wish list and includes Ad Hoc, Black Piglet| Zazu Kitchen + Farm, Boon Fly Café, Bouchon Bakery, Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin' BBQ, Brix Restaurant & Gardens, Bui Bistro, Celadon, Cole's Chop House, FARM, Filippi's Pizza Grotto, Fumé Bistro and Bar, Gerard's Paella, Goose & Gander, Il Posto Trattoria, Jax White Mule Diner, Kara's Cupcakes, La Calenda, Mariposa Ice Creamery, Morimoto Napa, Mustards Grill, Napkins Bar + Grill, Nick's Cove Restaurant and Oyster Bar, Protéa, Ristorante Allegria, Southside, Sweetie Pies, Taqueria Rosita, Tarla Mediterranean Bar + Grill, The Farmer's Wife and Vintage Sweet Shoppe

01/23/20

More than 600 global wine and spirits professionals and industry influencers gathered at the City of London's historic Guildhall to celebrate the annual Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Awards & Graduation Ceremony. Hosted by WSET Honorary President Steven Spurrier alongside Chief Executive Ian Harris, the occasion saw The Wine Show presenter and WSET Alumnus Joe Fattorini open the ceremony with a keynote speech to the largest ever graduating class of Level 4 Diploma students. This year 665 new WSET Diploma graduates were honoured, representing a 25% increase on the previous year. Graduates came from 30 different course providers across 18 countries worldwide.

01/23/20

The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition completed on January 10th and several Madera Wine Trail wineries received awards.

01/23/20

" Spain's new leftist coalition government has declared a climate emergency and says it will send ambitious climate legislation to the parliament within 100 days. The legislation, aimed at avoiding the most catastrophic impacts of climate change, will include achieving zero carbon emissions in Spain by 2050.

01/23/20

The Sovos ShipCompliant's 2020 Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Report finds signs of weakness in Napa County, which is by far the most important driver of direct sales. For the fourth year in a row, Napa direct sales growth (2.8 percent by volume, 3.4 percent by value) was lower than overall direct shipping growth. The report posits that the average Napa bottle price of $69.39 - up 19 percent since 2014 - is the reason

01/23/20

The findings by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) show the group's previous estimate in 2018, based on unpublished U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data, that 110 million Americans may be contaminated with PFAS, could be far too low.

01/23/20

New wine, beer, and spirit products using buzzwords like paleo, keto, and natural reflect an increase in wellness-minded consumers

01/23/20

The QB-vintner of Doubleback is marching downfield with a new state-of-the-art winery, new vineyards, and a new label for Oregon Pinot and single-vineyard Syrah

01/23/20

Resolution #1: Taste more broadly ...