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02/04/20

Who has been brave enough to pave a new path, inspire future generations, pioneer new methods, products or technologies, or has rallied behind causes they believe in? From up-and-comers to lifelong veterans, we're looking for those that have made advancements within any sector of the wine business. Submissions accepted through March 15, 2020.

02/04/20

a required first step to give the Board authority to fund and engage in outreach and education activities to be proactive to prevent this pest from becoming a problem in California

02/04/20

As of December 2019, 149 wineries producing more than 85% of California's total wine production (255 million cases) and 2,097 vineyards farming 29% of statewide wine acreage (184,818 acres) are Certified Sustainable. Another 15% of California vineyard acreage is certified to other state sustainability programs ...

02/04/20

Fortis Solutions Group has opened a division in south Napa County. The company had an open house on Thursday to celebrate its opening. Fortis Solutions Group operates plants in 13 locations that produce wine labels, flexible packaging, shrink sleeves labels and other products.

02/04/20

Berry, who most recently served as chief operations officer and senior vice president of strategy at Optimas OE Solutions, brings to this role more than two decades of experience leading distribution businesses across multiple industries. Guy Marsala, who as CEO successfully led Saxco through its transition under Atlas Holdings ownership, will continue his service to the company as chairman of the Board of Directors.

02/04/20

Napa Valley-based Wineshipping, LLC and Kennewick, WA-based Vintners Logistics LLC have announced a joint venture to be known as Vintners Direct. Based out of Vintners Logistics' warehouse in Kennewick, in the heart of Washington wine country, Vintners Direct will provide Washington wineries greater access to national and local direct to consumer (DTC) fulfillment services. Vintners Direct will begin taking customer DTC fulfillment orders April 1, 2020.

02/04/20

Amorim Cork announced in mid-2019 an agreement with Czech Republic-based Preciosa Group for the acquisition of a 50 percent stake in Vinolok, the manufacturer of technical glass and crystal stoppers for premium wine, spirits and mineral water.

02/04/20

This rare and limited batch of 250 barrels of 225 liters was designed in honor of Paul Vicard, grandfather of Jean-Charles Vicard and founder of the cooperage in 1925. Specializing in the creation of homogeneous and reproducible products, Vicard thus created "the exception that proves the rule" by launching this 100% Prestigious Forest limited series.

02/04/20

With the addition of California, Winebow now distributes Paul Hobbs Wines in 11 markets

02/04/20

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") released a new Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 today. The new Form can be downloaded here and bears the edition date "(Rev. 10/21/2019)" in the lower left corner.

02/04/20

Wine is first and foremost an agricultural product. The grapes used to make it are grown and harvested with intent to be fermented. This means that wine production is vulnerable to the effects of climate change from the tangible health of vines to the taste and quality of the finished bottling they create.

02/04/20

Blue Grouse Estate Winery has been named (for the second year in a row) as the Best Island Winery by readers of Times-Colonist, Vancouver Island's main newspaper.

02/04/20

Pet Matt Landrusco 2019, a sparkling wine made in the peĀ“tillant 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.

02/04/20

Austin, Texas-based Serendipity Wines expanded its customer service presence into the California wholesale market through its partnership with Maritime Wines California in 2019. Operating now as Serendipity Wines.

02/04/20

The Board of Directors of the National Association of Wine Retailers (NAWR) has elected David Parker, owner and CEO of Benchmark Wine Group, as its president for the two-year term beginning January 2020.

02/04/20

Syntegon Technology, a globally leading supplier of processing and packaging technology, appoints Dr Michael Grosse as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Most recently, Michael Grosse was a member of the Management Board of Tetra Pak.

02/04/20

Lost Poet, a poetic wine inspired by the processes of writing and winemaking and made in collaboration with NYT Best-Seller, Atticus. This plus and succulent sipper, which carries notes of earth, nutmeg, red cherry, violet are sure to quench any red wine drinkers thirst for something new.

02/04/20

The World of Pinot Noir (WOPN) is proud to announce all tickets for the world's largest celebration of Pinot Noir are officially on sale for the weekend-long event taking place March 5-7 at the seaside Ritz-Carlton Bacara in sunny Santa Barbara.

02/04/20

On April 4, 2020 the Willamette Valley Wineries Association will host the nation's top wine trade and media for the Fifth Annual Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction at The Allison Inn in Newberg, Ore. The trade-only Auction will present 87 lots of 2018 Pinot noir, a vintage already being heralded as a modern classic.

02/04/20

For its first edition, VINEXPO PARIS is held together with WINE PARIS from 10 to 12 February to allow buyers to optimise their business potential and to discover a broad offer representing French and international terroirs.

02/04/20

The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) trade association has announced $1.8 million in grant funding for active aging and compassionate elder care in Napa County. The funds are made possible by proceeds from the NVV's annual community fundraiser, Auction Napa Valley. To date, the NVV has invested more than $195 million in community health and children's education in Napa County.

02/04/20

With vineyard elevations from 1,200 to more than 3,000 feet, subtle diurnal swings, and a longer ripening window, El Dorado AVA's vintners are usually the last to report on their harvest. With extreme geology, some 70 varietals, and this year's power shutoffs added to the mix, viticulture and winemaking was vexing - but that's how this hearty band of vintners likes it.

02/04/20

He is scheduled to be in court for a preliminary hearing Feb. 27, when a Superior Court judge will hear testimony and determine whether probable cause exists to proceed the case toward trial.

02/04/20

"In partnership with the Komarna wineries, we wanted to create a label specific for the American palate and the American market," said Win Burke, CPWI's co-founder and CEO. "This effort resulted in a very drinkable Plavac Mali ...

02/04/20

According to the study's conclusions, the wines that have the highest concentration of aromatic compounds were aged with oak staves, contributing to a higher concentration, a longer aging duration and higher degree of wood toasting.

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02/04/20

We speak to some of Pomerol's top producers to take the temperature of this beloved corner of Bordeaux.

02/04/20

Johnnie Walker Black Label, Red Label and Chivas 12 Year Old sit in fifth, seventh and 10th places respectively, while there are eight whiskeys in the top 25.

02/04/20

More than a year after the scandal that rocked the wine world in 2018, candidates and Master Sommeliers are still fighting for change

02/04/20

The media group has acquired 100% of the share capital of the platform. Groupe Figaro publishes one of France's main daily newspapers, Le Figaro, and its dedicated wine website, Figaro Vin, is one of the leading such sites in France and Wine Lister's content will be put to use "providing a richer and more comprehensive offering" to its readership a release stated

02/04/20

Lebanon's new generation of winemakers is cultivating an emphatic sense of place

02/04/20

Growing up in Mahlabathini, a semirural town in KwaZulu-Natal on South Africa's Eastern Cape, wine was not a part of Biyela's life. But that didn't stop her from applying for, and ultimately accepting, a scholarship to learn about the stuff.

02/04/20

Rob McMillan, EVP and Founder of Silicon Valley Bank's Premium Wine Division, and a panel of experts, continue the conversation from Part I and answer questions received from the audience