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02/05/20

While the wine industry faces headwinds that include an oversupply and shrinking consumer base, O'Neill Vintners and Distillers CEO Jeff O'Neill remains positive about the industry's future ...

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The estate is run by CEO Cristina Mariani-May, who splits her time between Italy and the US. The company had a turnover of €68 million in 2018, and a net profit of €2.2m. Celebrated as the "builders of Brunello", the Mariani family has expanded beyond Montalcino - its portfolio takes in wines from the Maremma, Bolgheri, Chianti, Chianti Classico and Piedmont, which are exported to 85 countries.

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The acquired company brings with it more than 100 clients, including alcohol wholesalers, independent producers, retailers, and importers. These clients will continue to be serviced by the Convoy Beverage Alliance, which will move forward as a DBA and independent division of Epic Wines & Spirits. The deal also includes 45 delivery trucks, allowing Epic Wines & Spirits to expand the transportation processes of their existing statewide distribution services.

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The California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) has found the company in violation of 68 counts of tied-house laws, rules intended to protect small craft brewers from monopolistic behavior from far-larger counterparts.

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The framework announced Tuesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom is a unique approach to managing the state's scarce water resources. Historically, California has governed water usage by issuing rules - rules that are often challenged in court by farmers or environmental groups .Instead of issuing new rules, for the past year the Newsom administration has been negotiating with water agencies to come up with "voluntary agreements" between the two sides with "partnership and oversight from environmental groups."

02/05/20

The proposal follows the bankruptcy filing last year by Pacific Gas & Electric after sections of its sprawling network of power lines were knocked down in windstorms and started wildfires that killed dozens of people and caused billions of dollars in damage.

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Rhode Island wine enthusiasts are challenging the constitutionality of state laws barring out-of-state wine sellers from delivering straight to their doors.

02/05/20

The National Association of Wine Retailers (NAWR), along with wine and free trade-loving Rhode Islanders, applaud the introduction of Senate Bill 2097, which proposes to legalize wine shipments to Rhode Islanders from out-of-state wine stores and wine clubs.

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02/05/20

As part of the third iteration of Back to the Bar, the largest privately-held spirits company sheds light on what's creating excitement for bartenders with the release of the Bacardi 2020 Cocktail Trends Report. The report highlights trends based on insights captured from a survey Bacardi ran with bartenders and bar ambassadors in 2019, as well as third-party research from the world's leading consumer insights firms.

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Apothic, the wine brand known for defying convention with its daring blends, is making its first foray into varietal wines with a new 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon at $10.99 SRP

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"It gives me enormous pleasure to recognize Almaviva 2017 with our highest honor. Over the last ten years, we tasted more than 100,000 wines and this wine distinguished itself with fantastic aging potential as well as its iconic position for Chilean wines. It's the second 'perfect', 100-point wine from this excellent winery after the great 2015 Almaviva."

02/05/20

Quinta De La Rosa now offers the full 'Quinta Experience" with dining and breathtaking views of the Douro River at winery's restaurant, Cozinha da Clara, followed by a rejuvenating night's stay perched high above the Douro and under the star-studded Portuguese sky.

02/05/20

The Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) and the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation will host the 19th Annual Napa County Pruning Contest on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Beringer Vineyard's Gamble Ranch.

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"Southern Glazer's has been a significant partner in the growth of our business for 33 years," commented Greg Hughes, President - North America at Beam Suntory. "Our move to consolidate our business with Southern Glazer's is part of a larger strategic imperative to simplify our routes to market, get closer to customers and consumers, and accelerate the premiumization of our portfolio."

02/05/20

Amcor introduces a proprietary system for developing bespoke, dimensional and recyclable closures that demand attention and elevate the world's most exclusive wine and spirits brands.

02/05/20

The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association (SCMWA) announces upcoming Spring events.

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The bill cleans up some regulatory language in a similar bill that was signed into law in September 2016

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"Looking ahead into 2020, we anticipate that coronavirus will have an impact on sales, particularly to China, but at this stage it is difficult to predict the degree of that impact," said industry body Wine Australia in its 2019 export report

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When Matt Dees, winemaker at The Hilt, arrived in Santa Barbara, California in 2004, he estimates that chardonnay was ninety-fifth or ninety-sixth on his list of one hundred favorite grapes

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2017 yielded yet another exceptional harvest for Paso Robles. It's the latest in a stretch of outstanding vintages that extends, unbroken, back to 2011, which was by no means a truly bad year. The best wines deftly combine richness and energy, with a balance of fruit and structure that is compelling

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